A National Historic Site, Halifax's Pier 21 has served as a gateway to Canada for 1 million immigrants. It was also the departure point for over 500,000 Canadian soldiers during World War II. Canada wouldn’t be what it is today without the immigrants who made it all happen, and the Canadian Museum of Immigration collects, share, and pays tribute to these people.
Walk through the museum and learn about the experiences of immigrants as they arrived for the first time in Canada. You’ll discover their vital role in the making of the country, and how their contributions have made Canada one of the friendliest places in the world to live. At the Scotiabank Research Centre, you can even research and share your family roots.
Also on site is the Pier 21 Gift Shop. History buffs will love browsing through the book collection, and other souvenirs are available for those who want to take away a little piece of Halifax. You can even stop for coffee at the café.
While there are several permanent exhibits, various traveling exhibits are also featured. Opening hours vary by season.