The Canadian Museum of Immigration

Canada's Version of Ellis Island

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The Canadian Museum of Immigration, located in historic Pier 21 on the Halifax waterfront, is Canada’s version of Ellis Island. It was the entry point to Canada for hundreds of thousands of immigrants to Canada from 1928 to 1971.

The museum documents not only the history of those immigrants, but all newcomers to Canada, no matter where they arrived, in a number of exhibits. The Scotiabank Family History Centre helps Canadians trace their roots by examining archives that date back hundreds of years. Conveniently located right next to the cruise ship terminal it is a must see stop on the Halifax Waterfront.

At A Glance

1055 Marginal Road
Halifax Nova Scotia B3H 4P7
902 425-7770


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