February 22 to May 5, 2024
Guest curator Milovan Mracevich explores the lives of Yugoslav citizens who came to Canada in the 1920s. Some stayed, while many returned. Hands-on presentation of archival photographs and documents show the hopes, dramas and determination of people navigating immigration in challenging times.
December 2023 to December 2025
Métis artist Tracey-Mae Chambers has installed an intervention in red wool, silk and cotton yarn in the Canadian Immigration Story exhibition. “Since July 2021, I have created over 100 installations at residential school historical sites, museums, art galleries and other public spaces. Many of these spaces present a colonial viewpoint and primarily speak about the settlers who arrived and lived here, but not the Indigenous people that were displaced.”
January 10 to March 24, 2024
Photographers Darren Ell and Roger LeMoyne weave together images of recent migrations on three continents with portraits of refugees now in Canada. Their personal stories offer a counterpoint to the documentation of the dramatic events driving global migration.
Step into the past and experience what it was like to immigrate to Canada through Pier 21. From the ship you sailed on, to customs and immigration in Halifax, to the train you took to your final destination, discover the past housed in the walls of our National Historic Site.