Preparing for Your Visit to the Archives

Planning your visit will help to ensure that you get the most out of your time at the Provincial Archives. It is helpful to prepare for your visit by reading any published sources available on your research topic before approaching the original primary sources at the Provincial Archives.

You may also want to consult Threshold, which contains descriptions of a large portion of our Collection, to see if we have any materials that would be relevant to your topic in advance of your visit.

Patrons interested in researching family history should consult the family history research section of this website before making your visit to the Archives.

Although you are not required to make an appointment, it is often wise to contact the Archives before your visit, to determine which sources may be available for your topic, their extent, and their accessibility.

We also strongly suggest that you familiarize yourself with our reading room services and procedures so that you know what to expect when you visit our offices.

There is no charge to visit our reading rooms and view our materials in person.  Reproductions may be made of most archival material in our Collection.  Our current fee schedule describes all available reproduction and special services, and states the associated fees.