The Esquimalt Municipal Archives was established in 1985 and is operated by the Corporation of the Township of Esquimalt. The Archives acquires the records of the municipal government and community records of individuals, families, and corporate bodies in the Esquimalt area.
Records management and collecting policies
Esquimalt Municipal Archives holds government records dating from the creation of the municipality in 1912, land records of the District of Esquimalt from 1892, and community collections documenting families, business and organizations as well as the municipality's unique relationship with the military. Collections include more than 4000 photographs, 450 maps, 55 oral histories, manuscripts, ephemera, and subject files which include a land records research project and photographing of every building in the municipality.
Total Volume: 220 metres
Inclusive Dates: 1870-1998
Predominant Dates: 1900-1975
Finding aids, guides and publications
The website provides an introduction to the mandate, holdings, and services of the archives. Our online collections with over 2000 images can also be accessed through the website.