Live the stories of Canada's immigrant tapestry with a visit to Pier 21. Located in Halifax's Ocean Terminals, this National Museum of Canada tells the rich and varied stories of the many immigrants finding a new home in Canada. Pier 21 concentrates the narrative from 1867, the year of Canadian Confederation, all the way to the present immigrant experience. Over 2,000 stories, 500 oral interviews, 700 donated books, and over 300 films weave the stories in stunning detail. Pier 21 boasts a museum gift shop, cafe and 5,000 square foot gallery of images for visitors to absorb. The Pier's Scotiabank Research Center also allows you gain archival information on any arriving immigrant from 1865 until 1935. Additionally, as the departure point for the 496,000 Canadian Troops in World War II, Pier 21 includes substantial information of the veterans' experience among its many archives and displays.