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City of Vancouver Archives

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

Reading Room hours
Monday to Friday
10am to 5pm

Staff assistance is available until 4:45pm.

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

See what the Archives has in its holdings. Digitized holdings can be displayed immediately.

What's in our holdings

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

Research at the Archives

Our Reading Room at the Archives is open to all for in-house research.

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.

Donating records to the Archives

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

Friends of the Vancouver City Archives Society

The Friends of the Archives promotes and improves awareness of the Archives, our services and projects, and raises funds to enhance ongoing work.

Annual report (8.79 MB)

Read our 2023 annual report.


1150 Chestnut St
Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9
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Contact us

Reading Room hours
Monday to Friday
10am to 5pm

Staff assistance
10am to 4:45pm


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