The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 collects, shares and pays tribute to the Canadian immigration story. Pier 21 is a National Historic Site which was the gateway to Canada for one million immigrants as well as the departure point for 500,000 Canadian military personnel during the Second World War.
Today, Pier 21 hosts Atlantic Canada’s only national museum! 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 in one unique place. Take part in a guided tour of Pier 21’s main exhibition and watch the emotional film Oceans of Hope. Discover and share your family roots in the Scotiabank Family History Centre. Pier 21 offers activities for all ages.
Find treasures from around the world in the Pier 21 Gift Shop. A gallery and café are also located on site. Bus tours and groups are welcome.
Facilities / Services
- Bus tours
- Gift shop
- Wheelchair accessible
- Bilingual/Multilingual staff available
- Internet access
Date details/Hours of operation
9:30am–5pm daily May–Nov; call for O/S hours.
Details: Admission charged; free access to gift shop and research centre.