Research at the Archives

Archivists and reference staff are available in the Reading Room to:

  • Discuss projects and strategies
  • Point out possible archival sources
  • Show you how to use the finding aids

The Archives is unable to provide in-house research services. Depending on the scope of your research and the amount of materials you wish to access, research may take you thirty minutes, several hours, days, or even weeks.

Tips for researching

Registering as a researcher

At the Archives, we're in the business of preserving records and making them accessible now and for future generations.

Discover your home's history

The Archives has a variety of records and other materials that document the history of the homes in Vancouver.


Find information about the members of your family tree that lived in Vancouver through resources at the Archives.

Other online archival resources

View a list of online archival resources for archivists, historians, genealogists, and those who are interested in discovering our past.

The Archives

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

Contact us

Reading Room hours
Monday to Friday
10am to 5pm

Staff assistance
10am to 4:45pm

1150 Chestnut St
Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9


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