Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Located at the Halifax Seaport, The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is Canada’s newest National Museum.  We are a Museum of stories relating to the immigration experience with interactive exhibits based on first-hand accounts and oral histories. The Pier 21 Story interprets the period when the building served as a gateway to Canada. From 1928-1971, one million immigrants and refugees arrived here. During the Second World War military personnel departed for service overseas from this building. It is estimated that 1 in 5 Canadians have a connection to Pier 21. The new Canadian Immigration Hall tells the broader story of over 400 years of immigration history from first contact to present day. Exhibits examine the experiences of journey and arrival and the questions of belonging and impact.  See how Canada is shaped by the world.  Visit to learn more.

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