Hours and Location


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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.

Reference Room Hours

Day Hours
Monday–Friday (see exceptions) 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday (see exceptions) 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sundays & Holidays Closed
Staff Assistance: Available Weekdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Online Search Available 24 hours a day

*Note: Researchers must hold a valid pass to visit during evenings or weekends. No new passes can be issued at these times.

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Reference Services

Service 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Weekdays Evenings and Saturdays
Staff assistance (in person) Yes No
Staff assistance (via telephone) Yes No
Registration 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

Days Closed

January 1
February 12, 27 (4:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
March 27 (10:00 am – 12:00 pm), 30, 31
April 2
May 21
July 2
August 6
September 3
October 8
November 12
December 25, 26

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