Canada is a melting pot of nations. From 1815 through 1850, the Great Migration of Canada saw an influx of over 800,000 people chiefly from the British Isles. More Europeans followed during the late 19th and 20th centuries. In recent decades, citizens from Asia, the Middle East and the United States have entered the country. From 1928 until 1971, over one million immigrants arrived at Pier 21 in Halifax. What better location to build the Canadian Museum of Immigration? The exhibits tell the stories of traveling to Canada by ship, arriving in a foreign land and the contributions immigrants have made to the country. There are plenty of interactive displays to delight children. There is also plenty of information to educate their parents.