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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Venez célébrer les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie aux Archives provinciales de l'Alberta!

Nous vous invitons à venir aux Archives provinciales de l'Alberta le 16 mars 2019, de 12h00 à 14h00, pour participer à une visite guidée ainsi qu'à une présentation en français. Le sujet sera les Oblats de Marie Immaculée, une nouvelle acquisition qui documente l'histoire de la francophonie albertaine dans l'Ouest. La présentation aura lieu entre 12h00 et 13h00 et la visite guidée entre 13h00 et 14h00.

L'événement est gratuit et des collations et des rafraîchissements seront servis. Venez-vous joindre à nous pour célébrer notre francophonie en vous inscrivant à la présentation et à la visite guidée aux liens fournis.

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Take a Longer Look

See our newest gallery exhibit Take a Longer Look: Panoramic Photographs from the Provincial Archives of Alberta September 15, 2018 to April 20, 2019.

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Unlimited admission and fun!

Buy your Experience Alberta’s History Pass at the PAA (or through the online Archives Store). This easy-to-use pass opens the door to the fascinating world of Alberta's rich history and culture. Experience history all year long with an annual pass. Check out a listing of all heritage facilities operated by the Government of Alberta that you can visit with your annual pass.

Family $120
Adult $50
Senior $40
Youth $30
Under 7 FREE
Prices listed include GST.

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Your Archives, Your Project

Stories about archival records, ministry activities and their relevance to you!

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