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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

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1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7, Canada
902-425-7770
https://pier21.ca/visit/
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Live the stories of Canada's immigrant tapestry with a visit to Pier 21. Located in Halifax's Ocean Terminals, this National Museum of Canada tells the rich and varied stories of the many immigrants ... Read more
finding a new home in Canada. Pier 21 concentrates the narrative from 1867, the year of Canadian Confederation, all the way to the present immigrant experience. Over 2,000 stories, 500 oral interviews, 700 donated books, and over 300 films weave the stories in stunning detail. Pier 21 boasts a museum gift shop, cafe and 5,000 square foot gallery of images for visitors to absorb. The Pier's Scotiabank Research Center also allows you gain archival information on any arriving immigrant from 1865 until 1935. Additionally, as the departure point for the 496,000 Canadian Troops in World War II, Pier 21 includes substantial information of the veterans' experience among its many archives and displays.

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Rochester, Minnesota, USA

We didn't actually go into the Immigration Museum that most people likely think of when they think of Pier 21 as we were running short on time. Nevertheless, Pier 21 itself is in a fairly nondescript building close to the port. Out front, there are markers in the cement for the provinces and territories of Canada.

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Calgary, Canada

This is the location where many immigrants landed ashore in Canada--the equivalent of Ellis Island in the USA. The building is now a museum about immigration to Canada and is interesting even if your ancestors did not land here.

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Local from Halifax, Nova Scotia

Beautiful and moving museum documenting the experiences of new immigrants to Canada.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Canada's immigration museum. I visited in 1999, and according to wikipedia that was the year the museum opened. Two years earlier I had been to Ellis Island, and there are similarities but Pier 21 is still worth the visit.

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