Hours and Location
The Royal BC Museum is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming space for our visitors. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the museum is committed to understanding the facts and ensuring we respond appropriately. We have made the difficult decision to close the Archives Reference Room until further notice in order to comply by social distancing. We will still be providing services through our digital channels including our archives collections search. Please contact email@example.com and we will do our best to assist.
You can find information on our collection databases here: https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/bc-archives/search-our-collections
BC Archives Hours
|December||11*, 25, 26|
* Please note that on December 31 we will have full service until 2:00pm then partial service
|Service||10:00 am – 4:00 pm Weekdays||Evenings and Saturdays|
|Staff assistance (in person)||Yes||No|
|Staff assistance (via telephone)||Yes||No|
|Retrieval of original records and publications*||Yes||No|
|Camera use (photographic copying)||Yes||Yes|
|Printing from self-serve microfilm||Yes||No|
|Scanning from self-serve scanners (with purchase of USB stick**)||Yes||Yes|
|Printing from computer kiosks||Yes||No|
|Access to Microfilm Room||Yes||Yes|
*Retrievals of original records must be placed by 3:30 pm
**You can purchase a USB stick during staff hours or you can bring your own USB. We cannot guarantee that external USB sticks will work on our machines.
The BC Archives is located in downtown Victoria, at 655 Belleville Street, at the corner of Belleville and Government Streets, next to the Royal BC Museum and close to the Legislative Buildings and the Empress Hotel.