Hours and Location

Beginning July 30 the BC Archives reference room will be open by-appointment to researchers with demonstrable urgent deadlines, and expanded to all researchers on September 14.

For more information, please see Reference Room Reopening.

You can find information on our collection databases here: https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/bc-archives/search-our-collections

BC Archives Hours

Reopening July 30 by appointment
Monday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

* Beginning September 19

Please note that the reference room will be closed every day between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm for additional cleaning.

Reference Services

There will be no onsite retrievals of records during your appointment, including microfilm, during this time. All records requests must be submitted one week prior to your scheduled appointment. Consult an archivist prior to booking an appointment if you require assistance locating records.


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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.

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