Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Hours Of Operation

9:30am–5pm daily May–Nov; call for O/S hours.


1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, Halifax Metro


T: 902-425-7770

T: 855-526-4721




Countless journeys. One Canada. The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 shares the ongoing story of immigration to Canada from coast to coast to coast, past and present. For some of us, our ancestors paved the way. For others, a more recent voyage brought us here. 

At the Museum, you will experience the moving journeys that many families took to start a new life in Canada. Step into the past and experience what it was like for nearly one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971 in the Pier 21 Story exhibition. Explore 400 years of immigration history and newcomer’s contributions and impressions in the Canadian Immigration Hall. Discover the family history of one in five Canadians, perhaps even yours, at Canada’s last standing ocean immigration terminal.

EXPLORE FIRST-PERSON STORIES from newcomers and the people who welcomed them, archival photos and artifacts such as trunks, luggage and personal treasures.

IMAGINE YOURSELF tossing at sea in the tight quarters of a replica ship’s cabin and dining room or travelling across Canada aboard a colonist railcar.

LISTEN, SEE, SMELL AND TOUCH to experience how different waves of immigration have influenced everything around us from our global palate to our favourite pastimes.

DIGITALLY BROWSE a compelling collection of authentic immigration oral histories.

DISCOVER your family history by searching pre-1935 immigration records from all ports of entry in North America.

TRAVEL across Canada by viewing In Canada, an original film depicting stories of Canada’s cultural mosaic.

SHOP for uniquely Canadian treasures at our one-of-a-kind Museum Gift Shop.

Facilities / Services:
  • Guided visits
  • Multiple exhibitions
  • Bus tours
  • Gift shop
  • Parking
  • Cafe
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bilingual staff available
  • Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit, cash, Wechat pay, Alipay accepted

More Details

Facilities / Services

Bus tours
Gift shop
Wheelchair accessible
Bilingual/Multilingual staff available

Detailed Information

This property accepts American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Debit card.
Admission: Admission charged; free access to gift shop and research centre.