Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 information
Named by CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company) as one of the Seven Wonders of Canada, Pier 21 was to Canada what Ellis Island was to the USA. Between 1928 and 1971 over a million immigrants entered Canada through Pier 21. Their stories and the historical context that led them to abandon their homelands are presented in this museum.
Researchers fanned out across Canada to get firsthand testimonials from immigrants who passed through Pier 21. These moving videos are shown in screening rooms off a railcar – bring your hankie. The museum became a national museum in 2012 and, with the new funding that brings, expansion and upgrades are expected.