About Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax
The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is Canada’s sixth national museum. Pier 21 is a National Historic Site that collects, shares and pays tribute to the Canadian immigration story. It was the gateway to Canada for one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971 and the departure point for 500,000 Canadian military personnel during the Second World War. Pier 21 hosts Atlantic Canada’s only national museum and Canada’s last standing ocean immigration terminal.
What to Do at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21?
Things to Do at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21-
Explore the museum and understand what it was to what it was like to immigrate to Canada between 1928 and 1971.
One of the Permanent Exhibitions at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is the ‘The Pier 21 Story’. This highlights what it’s like to immigrate to Canada during the years of 1928 to 1971. Visitors will be able to experience the first people’s stories through archival photos as well as artifacts, like trunks, luggage and personal treasures.
Guests can get into the characters by dressing up in costumes, opening a large wooden crate and witness some of the eccentric items that were brought to Canada in the 1940s and 1950s. Experience packing your own trunk and know which are allowed and which may be confiscated. Make the experience even better for kids as they also get to guess which of the trunks would indicate which group of immigrants actually traveled with their children as well.
One can also research your family history by searching immigration records before 1935.
The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 also offers venues for any private functions.
When to visit Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21?
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Hours
May 1 to October 31 | Sunday – Saturday: 9:30am to 5:30pm
Month of November | Sunday – Saturday: 9:30am to 5:00pm
December 1 to February 29 | Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
March 1 to March 31 | Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm. Open daily for March Break
April 1 to April 30 | Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Closed December 25 & 26 and January 1, Good Friday, Easter Sunday
Time required to visit:
1 – 2 hrs, depending on interest
How much will it cost to visit Pier 21 / Quai 21?
Adult – $11.00
Senior (60 years and over) – $8.35
Youth (6 – 16 years of age) – $7.00
Children (5 and under) – FREE
Family Rate (2 adults/3 children) – $26.00 (Additional Child $3.00)
Student Rate (with valid ID) – $7.00
Group Rate – $8.00
Types of payment accepted – Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Cash, Debit
How to get tickets?
At the Door
How to get to Pier 21 / Quai 21?
1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
Lat: 44.6381848624 Lon: -63.5652011408
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Parking: Paid Parking, Street parking
Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. $2.00 per hour to a maximum of $10.00 per day. Weekends, Evenings (6 p.m. – 8 a.m.) and Holidays complimentary.
Public Transit Accessible
What about amenities and accessibility?
Wheel chair accessible
Service animals allowed
Wash rooms/ family friendly