About the Archives

Acquiring, preserving, and making available Vancouver's historical records

The City of Vancouver Archives preserves a variety of municipal government and private sector records that document our city's heritage.

Using the archives

Research online

  • Search our database.
  • View digital records online.

Research in person at the Archives

  • Research in the Reading Room.
  • Access the materials from the stacks.

We're here, on the edge of English Bay

Come visit

1150 Chestnut St
Vancouver, BC
V6J 3J9


Open Monday to Friday
Closed weekends & holidays

Reading Room
9:00am to 5:00pm

Staff assistance
10:00am to 4:45pm

Online search
Available always

Make a lasting contribution to our city's history

Donating records to the Archives

Learn how to donate your historical records, including from your business or organization, to the City Archives for preservation.

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