8 Centennial Square
City of Victoria Archives
The City of Victoria Archives is the official repository for all civic records of permanent value to the City of Victoria. Community records (also called "private" or "non-governmental" records) that document the history and development of Victoria are also acquired by the Archives through donation. Some of the larger bodies of records (or "fonds") include the Victoria Commonwealth Games Society archives, the business records of W & J Wilson Clothiers, and the photographs of Harry Upperton Knight. The Archives also has an extensive photograph and map collection, a large set of city directories, and a reference library. The Archives also administers the Records Management program of the City of Victoria.
Total Volume: 1 km of textual material, 350,000 photographs, and 8,000 maps and plans.
Inclusive Dates: ca. 1815 to present.
Predominant Dates: 1862 to present.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday to Thursday
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Fridays
No appointment necessary. Closed all statutory holidays
Revised October 2009.
Revised by BCANS Coordinator, Nov 28, 2010; May 27, 2012; Mar 23, 2013; Feb 19, 2016.