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Media Release
December 11, 2020
Halifax, NS

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 to Close Temporarily for Renovations

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Road, will be closing temporarily for renovations beginning on December 14, 2020. The planned closure will allow for renovations to one of our permanent exhibitions – the Canadian Immigration Story.

In April 2021, the Museum plans to re-open with its reimagined final section of the Canadian Immigration Hall, dedicated to showcasing contributions of immigrants to Canada’s culture, economy and way of life.

The refreshed exhibitions will feature an immersive multimedia experience highlighting both historic and contemporary immigrants and their contributions to Canada. Other improvements that will also take place during the closure include upgrades to provide a more accessible experience for our visitors.

During this closure period, administrative offices at 1099 Marginal Road will remain open. The Scotiabank Family History Centre will continue to offer services online.

The public is encouraged to visit and follow the Museum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Quick Facts:

Countless Journeys. One Canada.
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. Our exhibits immerse visitors in the immigration experience and allow for a deeper understanding of how newcomers shape our country. Our staff and collections provide opportunities for visitors to discover the countless journeys to Canada and find their own family’s connection to the story.


Media Contact

Shawna Hachey
Social Media and Communications Specialist
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Telephone: (902) 425-7770 ext. 264