Your visit to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Learn about the experiences of immigrants as they arrived in Canada, the vital role of immigration in the building of Canada and the contributions of immigrants to our country—all at one unique place.
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 WWII when 500,000 military personnel departed from Pier 21. Go on an emotional journey through Pier 21’s historic past when you view the multimedia presentation Oceans of Hope. Be sure to research your family’s immigration history and contribute your immigration story to our growing collection in the Scotiabank Family History Centre. Take in our temporary and community partnership exhibitions in the Ralph and Rose Chiodo Harbourside Gallery. These exhibitions further explore themes of immigration, cultural diversity, cultural heritage and identity. Also, find unique treasures from Canada and around the world in our one-of-a-kind Gift Shop—click here to take a peek at some of our signature product available online! And don’t forget to grab a scrumptious snack at The Gateway Café while you’re here. Your visit to the Halifax Seaport Before or after your visit to the Museum, consider popping by one of these exciting places located nearby.
- Garrison Brewing Co.
- The Java Factory
- Halifax Seaport
- Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market
- Mary E. Black Gallery
- Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design
- Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
- The Westin Nova Scotian
Your visit to Halifax and Nova Scotia For more detailed travel and tourism info on Halifax and Nova Scotia visit the following websites.