Pier 21

Pier 21 (HM1GZF)

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia 76933 Halifax Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 44° 38.686', W 63° 34.084'

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Canada National Immigration Museum

— Mus—e national de l—immigration au Canada —

English

When the Canadian immigration complex known as Pier 21 closed its doors in March of 1971, it marked the end of a more than forty-year saga of human hope, vision, courage and resilience. From its opening on the Halifax waterfront in 1928 to its final months of operation, Pier 21 served as a bridge to new beginnings. More than a million immigrants, refugees, displaced persons and war brides passed through its transit shed on their way to becoming Canadian citizens. During the Second World War, over 494,000 Canadian troops departed from Pier 21 to serve overseas.


In the early 1980, volunteers championed the sentiments that this landmark ought to be preserved as a tribute to the men, women and children who passed through its halls in quest of new lives in a new land. On July 1, 1999 the immigrant shed re-opened its doors as a National Historic Site. Thanks to the generous support of government and the private sector, Pier 212 is now a stunning, 40,000 square feet multi-media interpretation centre.


Today, Pier 21 blends state-of-the-art interactive displays, films and photographs, historic artifacts and commemorative elements. The experience is informative and profoundly moving. Highlights include the Rudolph Peter Bratty Exhibition Hall and its interactive exhibit focusing on the personal journey of those passing through the immigration sheds as well as the Bell Canada Ship Database and the Secunda Marine Wall of Ships. Visitors can chose to honour family or friends at Pier 212 by purchasing a brick on the Sobey Wall of Honour or Wall of Service. Other attractions are the impressive Andrea and Charles Bronfman "In-Transit" Theatre, the versatile Kenneth C. Rowe Heritage Hall and the Chrysler Canada Welcome Pavilion. Pier 21 also houses a resource centre, gift shop and cafe. Pier 21 is located at 1055 Marginal Road at the south end of the Halifax waterfront. For more information, please call 425-7770 or browse the website: www.pier21.ca.


French

La fermeture en mars 1971 du complexe canadien d?immigration du Quai 21 (connu en anglais sous le nom de Pier 21) mit fin ? une saga humaine de plus de quarante ans, synonyme d?espoir, de vision et de d?termination. Depuis son ouverture sur le front de mer de Halifax en 1928 jusqu?aux derniers mois de son exploitation, le Quai 21 a servi de tremplin vers une nouvelle vie. Plus d?un million d?immigrants, de r?fugi, de personnes d?plac?es et d??pouses de guerre sont pass par son hangar de transit avec l?espoir de devenir citoyens canadiens. C?est ?galement du Quai 21 que sont partis 494 000 soldats canadiens pour servir outre-mer au cours de la Seconde Guerre mondiale.


Au d?but de ann?es 1980, de b?n?voles se sont faits les champions de l?id?e que ce haut lieu de l?immigration devait ?tre prerv? en hommage aux hommes, aux femmes et aux enfants qui ont transit? par cet endroit, en qu?te d?une vie nouvelle dans un nouveau pays. C?est ainsi que l?ancien hangar d?immigration rouvrit ses portes le 1er juillet 1999 ? titre de lieu historique national. Gr?ce ? la g?n?reuse contribution du gouvernement et du secteur priv?, le Quai 21 est dormais un magnifique centre d?interpr?tation multim?dias de 40 000 pieds carr.


Le Quai 21 d?aujourd?hui offre au visiteur un heureux m?lange d?expositions interactives, de films, de photographies, d?objet historique et d?elements de comm?moration prent dans un contexte ? la fine pointe de la technologie. L?exp?rience offerte, qui inspire la fiert?, se veut ? la fois ?ducative et ?mouvante. Au nombre des points d?int?r?t, mentionnons la Salle Rudolph Peter Bratty et son exposition interactive qui relate ce qu?ont v?cu personnellement ceux et celles qui son pass par les hangars d?immigration, ainsi que la Base de donn?es sur les navires de Bell Canada et le Mur de navires Secunda Marine. Les visiteurs peuvent rendre hommage ? des membres de leur famille ou ? des amis sur place en achetant une brique du Mur de l?excellence Sobey ou du Mur du service. Les autres attractions du lieu sont l?Amphith??tre ?En transit? Andrea et Charles Bronfman, tr impressionnant, la Salle polyvalente du patrimoine Kenneth C. Rowe et la Pavillon d?accueil Chrysler Canada. Le Quai 21 abrite ?galement un centre de ressources, de boutique de cadeaux et un caf?. Le lieu historique national est situ? sur le front de mer de Halifax, au 1055 Marginal Road. ? l?extr?mit? sud de la ville. Pour le plus amples renseignements, appeler au 425-7770, ou consulter le site Web suivant : www.pier21,ca.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 454951 N 4943646
Decimal Degrees44.64476667, -63.56806667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 38.686', W 63° 34.084'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 38' 41.16" N, 63° 34' 5.04" W
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Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1479 Lower Water St, Halifax Nova Scotia 76933, CA
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