Media Releases

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

The Museum 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.

Search for the First Families of Pier 21

Late February, more than 90 years ago the steam ship Nieuw Amsterdam departed from Rotterdam, Netherlands and landed at Pier 21 on March 8 1928. It was the first ship to arrive at the newly opened Pier 21 and an historic moment at what would become the gateway to Canada for nearly one million immigrants over the next 43 years.

Katarina Marinic - 2019 Artist-in-Residence

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is delighted to welcome Katarina Marinic as Artist-in-Residence for 2019. Katarina’s work is inspired by Family Bonds & Belonging, the temporary exhibition on display in the Museum’s Ralph and Rose Chiodo Gallery until November 3, 2019. Family Bonds & Belonging explores and honours the many different ideas of family, those of biology, of choice, of association and of place. The exhibition celebrates Canadian identity by exploring families and family history, linking past to present and province to nation.