Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21, Halifax

  • Address: 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7, Canada
  • Phone: +1-9024257770
  • Tags: Museum, Outdoors, Observatory, Educational Site, Family And Kids
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About Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21, Halifax

Often compared to Ellis Island in the United States, the Canadian Museum of Immigration showcases the important role of immigration to the country in the mid-20th century. The massive collection that tells the tale of over 1.5 million immigrants that passed through its doors includes stories, oral interviews, books, films, images and immigration documents.  There are several permanent and rotating exhibits that expand upon the history of the people who crossed the sea make Canada their home. The collection of stories is an ongoing process and future exhibits are developed based on them. There is also a Cafe and Museum Gift Shop onsite.

* The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is closed between October 25, 2014 to May 2015 for significant renovations and expansion.

Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21 Information

  • All floors of the museum are wheelchair accessible. The elevator floor numbers are shown in Braille.
  • A wheelchair is available upon request, free of charge. It is available on-site on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Diaper-changing facilities are located on the museum level.
  • Guide dogs are welcome.

How To reach Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21 by Public Transport

  • Hollis St After Barrington St Bus No. 35

Restaurants Near Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21

  • Tomavino's Ristorante
  • Elements on Hollis
  • The Java Factory

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Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21, Halifax Reviews

  • This exhibit was emotional and most wonderful. I went by myself and I had a issue when it was time to leave. I didn't want to leave. So I went around one more time. It was touching, incredibly informative...what a great job they've done there,! I spent a good amount of time looking at the faces of those arriving to Canada searching for a better life...their eyes said so must have been so difficult!! Their trunks also said a lot about each of them and their life styles. I am so grateful to have been there ! Visited from Chile!

  • The staff at Pier 21 Museum gave our students a great tour on Friday with amazing simulations to teach them about immigration. It was a worthwhile experience and well worth the trip down from the Valley. Thanks team

  • Spent two hours here but certainly will go back as there is lots of history to take in. We'll done exhibits and history of immigration to Canada. The new look and additions are certainly ly worth an afternoon. Fees are reasonable, for me the seasonal pass is the best deal. Go a few times and you have your mone,s worth. I always find this to be a great way to spend an afternoon. Lots to learn and now they have family entertainment, an added bonus. I like this place Pier 21. CHECK IT OUT.

  • Great exhibit! My grandmother came through here when she immigrated to Canada from Europe in 1950. Very cool to visit her port of arrival. The museum really was incredibly informative and they even had a special library to help visitors find their family. Such a great time. I can't wait to visit again. Really nice to see history preserved. All should visit.

  • Wonderful place to understand what it was like to immigrate to Canada in the past. Beautiful stories and mementoes. Often there are family events and entertainment provided here - something for everyone.

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