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Quick Links: British Columbia Archives | City of Victoria Archives | Central Saanich Municipal Hall | Esquimalt Municipal Archives | Oak Bay Archives |Saanich Municipal Archives |



This listing updated 5 July 2023

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BRITISH COLUMBIA ARCHIVES
655 Belleville Street
Reference Room
https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/archives/about-us/about-bc-archives

Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm, Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

Partial Service Hour: 4 pm - 6 pm Monday through Friday, Staff available Monday through Friday, 10 am - 4 pm, Partial Service on Saturdays
Closed on statutory holidays.

No user fees. Charge for reproductions.
USB sticks and digital cameras, no flash, are permitted for copying.

Provides access to documentary heritage of B.C., especially government records. Collection includes maps, manuscripts, audiovisual material, film, photos, sound recordings, extensive library of publications on B.C. history. Search the database at https://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/ 



This listing updated 10 July 2023
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CITY OF VICTORIA ARCHIVES
8 Centennial Square
250-361-0375
http://www.victoria.ca/archives

Reading Room is open by appointment Tuesday - Thursday. See website for information on appointment bookings and researcher registration.

No user fees. Charge for reproductions.

Records of city government, photographs, genealogical resources, maps and other material relating to the history of Victoria.

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This listing updated 17 June 2021
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CENTRAL SAANICH MUNICIPAL HALL
1903 Mt. Newton Cross Road, V8M 2A9
250-544-4209
www.centralsaanich.ca
email: planning@csaanich.ca

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
No user fees. Charge for reproductions.
Information about specific buildings and properties within Central Saanich.
During Covid-19, please call or email for assistance.

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This listing updated 25 June 2021
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ESQUIMALT MUNICIPAL ARCHIVES
1149A Esquimalt Road
250-412-8540
www.esquimalt.ca/culture-heritage/archives.htm
email: archives@esquimalt.ca

Open Tuesday - Thursday: 9 am - 12:00 noon*

*Hours come into effect as of Phase 3 of BC Restart Plan (July 2021). Please contact Archivist directly at 250-414-7177 prior to visiting the Archives. Note that research queries are still answered by phone or email.

No user fees. Charge for commercial reproductions.

Collects, preserves, and makes available municipal records and community material relating to the history of Esquimalt. Collection includes extensive heritage home files and genealogical information on early families.

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This listing updated 7 July 2022
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OAK BAY ARCHIVES
Oak Bay Municipal Hall
2167 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria BC V8R 1G2
email: archives@oakbay.ca
http://www.oakbay.ca/municipal-services/archives
250-598-3290

Reading Room is currently closed to the public (October 2021), but full reference services are available by email and phone.

No user fees. Charge for commercial reproductions.

Documents, photographs, maps and other material relating to the history of Oak Bay, including some historic municipal records. Reference files about historic buildings, properties, events and organizations within Oak Bay. Small reference library and city directories.

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This listing updated 4 July 2023
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SAANICH ARCHIVES
3100 Tillicum Road (in the Saanich Centennial Library)
250-475-5494/ext. 3478
email: archives@saanich.ca
http://www.saanich.ca/archives

Open Monday - Friday: 10 am - 2:30 pm.

Information regarding user fees and charges for reproductions can be found on the website.

Archives collects and preserves records of the Municipality of Saanich. Collects letters, photographs and newspaper clippings relating to early families in Saanich. Has information on many old homes.

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This listing updated 4 July 2023
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SIDNEY MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES
2423 Beacon Avenue, L3
Sidney
250-655-6355
email: archives@sidneymuseum.ca
http://www.sidneymuseum.ca/

Hours: Research by appointment, 10 am to 4 pm daily.

The Sidney Museum Archives is a department of the Sidney Museum and operated by the Sidney Museum and Archives Society. Holding mainly textual documents and photographs, the Archives contain material specifically related to the history of Sidney, North Saanich and the Saanich Peninsula. Significant collections include "The Review," a local newspaper from 1912-1989, photos and records from the Dominion Experimental Farm, and Sidney Municipal records. The Archives also contains a small library of published material, a collection of oral history transcriptions, and information about heritage properties in the area. Online database coming soon!

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