From the Atlantic Ocean, the Pier 21 building stands out from the other buildings along the Halifax seaport.

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About the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is located in the national historic site at the Halifax seaport where nearly one million immigrants landed in Canada from 1928 to 1971. Today, as Canada’s sixth national museum, we share the ongoing story of immigration to Canada—past to present, and coast to coast to coast.

Quick Facts

  • Pier 21 is a national historic site where millions of Canadians can trace their family roots.
  • 2020 saw the publication of Pier 21: A History by Steven Schwinghamer and Jan Raska. The book weaves first-person stories of immigrants, Pier 21 officials and volunteers with rich historical context from the Museum’s archives.
  • In April 2021, the Museum launched a new multimedia experience as part of our permanent collection. Housed in the Canadian Immigration Story exhibition, the multimedia experience highlights the contributions of newcomers to Canada.