Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 information

Halifax , Canada
Address
Street 1055 Marginal Rd
Telephone
+1 902 425 7770
More information
www.pier21.ca
Prices
adult/child $8.60/5
Opening hours
9:30am-5:30pm
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Lonely Planet review

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.