Exploring Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Pier 21: Exploring Canada’s Historic Immigration Gateway

It’s one of Canada’s most historic sites, hallowed ground for every one in five Canadians who trace their roots back to Pier 21, a landmark now home to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Billed as the only national museum in Atlantic Canada, museum Chief Executive Officer Marie Chapman shares her knowledge and enthusiasm for this very special place on The Balancing Act. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the museum-Pier 21 National Historic site is viewed as a popular education-vacation destination, in this bustling and beautiful seaport city.


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The History Next Door

Our neighbors to the North and the U.S. have this in common.

Ah Canada, our neighbors to the North, eh? There are many similarities between our two countries, as well as incredible differences, but one thing both countries share has to do with our respective histories. We are talking about Immigration.

Unless you can trace your history back to the early settlement days of the United States (or even further to the first inhabitants) there is a strong chance someone in your family tree emigrated here from another country. Well guess what? The same goes for Canada.

New York City in the United States has Ellis Island, the place where so many immigrants first stepped on U.S. soil and Canada has their own historical entry point. Pier 21 located in Halifax, Nova Scotia was the gateway for one million immigrants arriving in Canada between 1928 and 1971.

Today one in five Canadians can trace their roots back to Pier 21 and thanks to The Canadian Museum of Immigration, learning more about the rich history of this country is available for everyone to experience.
The Canadian Museum of Immigration is located at the historic site of Pier 21, overlooking one of the largest natural harbors in the world. This harbor is where the ships brought thousands of people looking to start a new life on Canadian soil and the museum offers its visitors a chance to walk in their footsteps and follow the path they took.

Knowledgeable guides share the rich history and bring it to life by sharing the real life stories either from their own families, or some of the many people who have contributed stories and information from their own family trees. Speaking of family trees, visitors can explore their own roots in the museums family history center.

As each generation passes, it is easy to move farther and farther away from the past, or to understand what life was like for these newcomers who left everything behind for a chance at a life in a new and foreign country. The Canadian Museum of Immigration offers families the chance to re-connect and discover their roots, allowing for a deeper connection to where they come from and where they are going.

Nova Scotia is a beautiful place to visit for a vacation, and the museum is situated in the heart of the Seaport of Halifax, a flagship cruise destination, making it an easy place to visit and learn about history. Visit http://www.pier21.ca to learn more about the museum, upcoming events and exhibits.

Make sure to tune in to The Balancing Act on Friday, June 13, and June 20th 2014 at 7:00 am (ET/PT) on the Lifetime Channel as museum Chief Executive Officer Marie Chapman shares her knowledge and enthusiasm for this very special place in Canada.

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(POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – PR.Com – June 10, 2014) Award-winning morning show The Balancing Act® airing on the Lifetime® Channel welcomes one of the hottest products in contact lens care and an historic immigration gateway to the show. Make sure to tune in on Friday, June 13th at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT) as The Balancing Act hosts help jump start the day with animated conversations and trusted information to empower a woman’s life.

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o Exploring Canada’s Historic Immigration Gateway – with Canadian Museum of Immigration
It’s one of Canada’s most historic sites, hallowed ground for every one in five Canadians who trace their roots back to Pier 21, a landmark now home to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Billed as the only national museum in Atlantic Canada, museum Chief Executive Officer Marie Chapman shares her knowledge and enthusiasm for this special place on The Balancing Act. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the museum-Pier 21 National Historic site is viewed as a popular education-vacation destination, in this bustling and beautiful seaport city.

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