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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

Reading Room hours

Monday to Friday
10am to 5pm

Staff assistance
10am to 4:45pm

Online Search
Available always

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

1150 Chestnut St
Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9

Phone: 604-736-8561

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Discover your home's history

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

Archives Partner

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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.

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