Exhibitions at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Woman looking at portrait of Bhangra dancers
Past temporary exhibition Shaping Canada: Exploring Our Cultural Landscapes

Discover the Museum’s main exhibition dedicated to the years when Pier 21 was open as an immigration shed. Learn about the one million immigrants, refugees, war brides, evacuee children and displaced persons who came through this gateway between 1928 and 1971. You’ll also learn about Canada’s participation during the desperate days of the Second World War when 500,000 military personnel departed from Pier 21. Hear the personal stories of diverse immigrants from all over the world in our 20 minute contemporary bilingual film in Canada (shown at regular times throughout the day).