We spent the day in Halifax, touring the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Citadel Hill National Historic Site and Halifax Harbour. It was a busy day!
I found Pier 21 emotional — it was the gateway into Canada for over a million immigrants from 1928-1971. There are video testamonials from new Canadians, grateful for a new start in a ‘new’ multicultural county.
At the Maritime Museum, we learned about Cunard, the Halifax Explosion and the rescue efforts sent out from Halifax to the Titanic.
Then, up to the Citadel, a fort at the top of Halifax’ central hill. Apparently, this is the 4th fort that has been built. The original was built in 1749.