Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

1055 Marginal Rd.
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7- Map It
Phone: (902) 425-7770
Save 15% on admission to Pier 21. Also Save 10% at the Gift Shop.
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AAA Editor Notes

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is at 1055 Marginal Rd., just n. of Barrington St. The historic site tells the stories of 1.5 million immigrants, including war brides, displaced people and evacuee children as well as Canadian military service personnel who passed through its doors 1928-71. Canada’s last remaining ocean immigration shed, Pier 21 delivers a dramatic exploration of a critical part of Canada’s heritage through interactive exhibits, multimedia presentations and activities for all ages. A ship exhibit provides information about the different vessels that carried immigrants across the Atlantic, and a train car exhibit has historical data about those who traveled across the country from Vancouver to Halifax. Canadian visitors are encouraged to add their family's immigration story to the museum's collection. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.
$10; $8.35 (ages 60+); $7 (students with ID); $5.75 (ages 6-16); $26 (family, two adults and three children; $3 for each additional child).
AAA Benefit:
Step into the past and experience what it was like to immigrate to Canada through Pier 21. This was the entry point for one in five Canadians between 1928 and 1971. Discover the Museum’s main exhibition dedicated to the years when Pier 21 was open as an immigration shed. Hear the personal stories of diverse immigrants from all over the world in our 20 minute contemporary bilingual film in Canada. Be sure to research your family’s immigration history in the Scotiabank Family History Centre and contribute your immigration story to our growing collection. Or stop by to see our temporary and community partnership exhibitions on display in the Ralph and Rose Chiodo Harbourside Gallery. Also, find unique treasures in our one-of-a-kind Gift Shop and don’t forget to grab a snack at The Gateway Café while you’re here.
Hours: Daily 9:30-5:30, May-Oct.; daily 9:30-5, in Nov.; Tues.-Sat. 10-5, rest of year. Hours may vary during spring break; phone ahead. Closed Jan. 1, Good Friday, Christmas and day after Christmas. Allow 2 hours minimum.