Between 1928 and 1971 more than one million immigrants arrived in Canada at Pier 21, Canada's version of America's Ellis Island. In 1999, the pier was restored and reopened, filled with engaging interpretive exhibits that vividly evoke the confusion and anxiety of the immigration experience. The pier is divided roughly into three sections: the boarding of the ship amid the cacophony of many languages, the crossing of the Atlantic (a half-hour multimedia show recaptures the voyage in a shiplike theater), and the dispersal of recent arrivals throughout Canada via passenger train. For those seeking more in-depth information (they say one in five Canadians today can trace a link back to Pier 21), there's also a reference library and computer resources. Plan to spend an hour here, but only if you're into immigration history.