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One place that should not be missed on any Halifax itinerary is Pier 21, Canada's immigration museum. More than 1 million immigrants came through Pier 21, and almost half a million Canadian soldiers were sent from here to join the war effort during the Second World War. During my visit of Pier 21 I had a chance to meet one of the museum's volunteers: Robert Vandekieft, an 89 year old Canadian immigrant who himself came through the doors of Pier 21 in 1954. He shared his interesting life story with me, a true Canadian success story that illustrates the significance of Pier 21 as Canada's "front door".

My time in Nova Scotia was rapidly list events coming to an end, so in the late afternoon of Day 5 I took the ferry to explore Dartmouth, the "City of Lakes" on the other side of the Halifax Harbour. Today Dartmouth is part of the Halifax Regional Municipality, and an interesting destination in itself. A quiet dinner capped off five intense and action packed days in Nova Scotia.
  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 9:21:39 AM

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