Pier 21 - Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 44° 38.302 W 063° 33.923
20T E 455159 N 4942934
Quick Description: Approximately one million immigrants arrived in Canada through the Port of Halifax and the Pier 21 reception centre between 1928 and 1971.
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Posted: 5/17/2020 12:28:00 PM
Waymark Code: WM12FQ0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member coisos
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Long Description:
Inscription on the plaque:

This site witnessed the arrival of approximately one million immigrants, who have enriched the cultural mosaic of Canada. Opened in 1928, Pier 21 served as one of Canada's principal reception centres for immigrants until it closed in 1971. It typifies the large, self-contained immigration facilities that the Canadian government had begun to establish at major ports near the turn of the 20th century. The staff at Pier 21 handled large volumes of immigrants rapidly, checking their citizenship and medical condition, and providing quarantine, detention, customs, and social services.
Who placed it?: The Canadian Government

When was it placed?: September 22, 1997

Who is honored?: The over one million immigrants who were welcomed in Canada between 1921 and 1971.

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