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City of Vancouver Archives

Acquiring, preserving, and making available records that tell our story

Hours

Monday to Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm

Staff assistance
10:00am to 4:45pm

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Available always

The City of Vancouver Archives acquires a variety of records that document the city's history.

Our archivists ensure that these records are preserved so that future researchers, historians, and anyone interested in the story of Vancouver and its citizens can access these valuable primary and secondary sources.

Search the Archives holdings

Search the Archives holdings

Research our holdings online. See digital holdings not under third-party copyright immediately. Visit us for non-digital materials.

What's in our holdings

Read about the types of records the Archives has that depict the everyday life of Vancouver and its citizens.

Get a copy of an archival document

Download online digital resources for free. Buy a high-quality digital document, or buy a copy of a non-digital resource.

Contact the Archives

Address
1150 Chestnut St
Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9

Phone: 604-736-8561

archives@vancouver.ca

Discover your home's history

Ever wondered when your home was built or who lived there before you?

Follow the Archives

Visit the City of Vancouver Archives Facebook page  Follow the Archives Twitter stream  Go to the Archives YouTube channel  Go to the Archives photostream on Flickr  Visit the Archives on the Internet Archives site  See the Archives on History Pin  Go to the AuthentiCity blog

Archives Partner

Vancouver Bookbinding Company (1891) Detail from AM54-S4-: Misc P12

Friends of the Vancouver
City Archives Society

  • Promoting and improving public awareness of the Archives, its services, and projects.
  • Raising funds to enhance the ongoing work of the Archives.

Annual report

Archives annual report

Read our 2015 annual report PDF file (2.4 MB)

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