Primary contact10440 108 Avenue, NW
The City of Edmonton Archives Committee formed on September 26, 1938 and was renamed the Archives and Landmark Committee in 1947. The committee actively collected records and artifacts. Their outreach activities included running exhibit spaces in the Civic Block and marking buildings and significant locations with plaques and monuments.
In 1966, the Archives and Landmark Committee bylaw was amended and the Edmonton Historical Board (EHB) was formed as part of the Parks and Recreation Branch. The EHB concentrated on commemorating Edmonton's heritage through the annual Plaques and Recognition Awards. Parks and Recreation took over the archives and artifacts, forming the City of Edmonton Archives and the City's Artifacts Centre.
Archival assistance is always available in the reference room and there are many self service options.
There are periods when certain services are unavailable:
- Daily between noon and 1pm retrievals of new research material, photocopying and payments are not available
- There are no retrievals of new research material after 4pm, including Wednesday evenings
If you plan to visit the Archives during the lunch hour or on Wednesday evenings, please arrange with archivists at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 780-496-8711 to have your material retrieved and on hold prior to your visit.
The Prince of Wales Armouries can only be accessed from west of 105 Street along 108 Avenue.
The building has accessible parking, a ramp at the front entrance, power doors, elevators and accessible washrooms in the main area.