News and Events at the Provincial Archives

Archives Christmas Hours

In addition to our usual closures on Mondays &Tuesdays, the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan will be closed to the public on the following days for the holiday season:

December 27-29, 2017.

Reference services will resume on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.



In celebration of International Digital Preservation Day,  the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan highlights a project it recently undertook to digitize and preserve the proceedings of Saskatchewan’s Legislative Assembly. In partnership with the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan , the Provincial Archives oversaw the digitization of over 5000 audio and visual objects, spanning 12,000 hours of Legislative Assembly proceedings, from 1948 to 2007. The proceedings document the issues, debates and decision-making process of Saskatchewan’s provincial government and the digitization and digital preservation of these records is of vital historical importance.

The original analogue recordings along with the new digital master copies are held by the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan. The Legislative Assembly proceedings can be accessed through the Assembly Service website:


The Provincial Archives invites you to view the trailer for the upcoming release of the final chapter in our First World War video series.

Please visit our YouTube channel at Saskatchewan Archives.

The complete video will premiere in November 2018.


Released on October 23, 2017

The Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce that a portrait from its collection will be part of an exhibition launched at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin this week.

The portrait of Mary Palliser (1834-1879), by Victorian-era Irish watercolour artist and museum director, Sir Frederic William Burton (1816-1900), will be on display at the Beit Wing of the Gallery from October 25, 2017 to January 14, 2018, in the exhibition Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art.  The exhibition showcases more than 70 works by Burton, as well as works by those who influenced his art.

“The Provincial Archives is thrilled to have this portrait travel to Ireland as part of the Burton exhibition,” Provincial Archivist Linda McIntyre said.  “The Irish public will be provided with a unique opportunity to view the painting linked to one of Ireland’s distinguished families.”

The Palliser portrait has not been viewed publicly since it was borrowed from a private collection for a 1900 exhibition of Burton’s works.

”It is an honour to have a painting with a Saskatchewan connection be part of such a prestigious international exhibition,” Minister Responsible for the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan Christine Tell said,  “The Mary Palliser painting is just one of the many pieces of our history under the care of the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan.”

For information on the Burton exhibition read the National Gallery’s press release at

To learn more about the many treasures in the Permanent Collection at the Provincial Archives, visit


For more information, contact:

Linda McIntyre
Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan
Phone: 306-798-4018


Effective October 1, 2017, a new fee schedule was implemented at the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan.

You can view the new fee schedule here .

Provincial Archives Featured on CTV Morning Show


PAS Photo R-B10359 The steel gang laying track near Montmarte (Saskatchewan). 
Several men on Canadian Northern flat cars. October 22, 1907

The Provincial Archives is proud to be part of a new online exhibition in collaboration with national, provincial and territorial archives The Ties That Bind Canada celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation. Read the Press Release.

The Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan

invites you to view the 1917 chapter of our video series,

‘From the Prairies to the Trenches: Saskatchewan and the First World War’

Please visit our YouTube channel, Saskatchewan Archives.


The Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the publication of the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of its magazine, Saskatchewan HistoryThis beautiful full-colour issue is filled with incredible photographs and compelling tales about the Saskatchewan experience.

Articles in this issue explore:

  • Production of “Our Gang” films using local children in Saskatoon and Regina;
  • Letters of a World War Two pilot officer serving in the RAF 242 (Canadian) Squadron;
  • Early settlement in the Theodore area as influenced by investor Richard Seeman;
  • Student perspectives at the University of Saskatchewan about the Great War.

To acquire copies of this issue call 306-933-5832, or enquire at one of the Archives’ offices in Saskatoon or Regina.