Provincial Archives of Alberta

The Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) acquires, preserves and publicly makes available records from government, individual people and organizations for researchers of all ages.

Discover a piece of Alberta's past, find a lost relative or donate your own records and leave your mark on Alberta’s history. The doors are open for you to see Alberta in a different way.

Our vaults hold millions of documented historical facts, photos, films and other records about Alberta’s past. Whether you are a seasoned genealogist or a student researching your next project, we have the resources and staff to point you in the right direction.

Contact us today to get started.

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Artist Talk: Illuminating the Diary of Alda Dale Randall

Join artist and former archivist Marlena Wyman as she shares her inspiration and creative process for her current exhibit at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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Marlena Wyman: A Fairy Woods
A Fairy Woods, Marlena Wyman

Creating an Archival Sketching Diary

Fun, beginner-level workshop with artist and former archivist Marlena Wyman

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sketching event with Marlena Wyman