Pier 21 was to Canada what Ellis Island was to the USA. Between 1928 and 1971 over a million immigrants entered Canada here. Their stories and the historical context that led them to abandon their homelands form the basis of this brilliant museum, the compelling permanent exhibits of which include the recently renovated 'Pier 21 Story' and the new 'Canadian Immigration Story.' The collection, featuring firsthand testimonies and artifacts, is complemented by visiting exhibitions along related themes.