City of Vancouver Archives
Acquiring, preserving, and making available records that tell our story
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
See what the Archives has in its holdings. Digital holdings that aren't under third-party copyright can be displayed immediately. For non-digital materials, come visit us. Save time by conducting your research online.
Read about the types of records the Archives has that depict the everyday life of Vancouver and its citizens. City Government records and publications, photos, moving images, maps & more.
You can freely download online digital resources displayed on the Archives website. You can also buy a high-quality digital document, or buy a copy of a non-digital resource.
Ever wondered when your home was built or who lived there before you? Home history research is one of the fastest growing research trends at the City of Vancouver Archives in recent years. Find out more.