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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Friends of the Provincial Archives of Alberta Society 2017 Annual General Meeting

Join us in celebrating the past year of activities in support of the Provincial Archives of Alberta. See the 2017 AGM Notice and the Call for Nominations.

Canada Day at the PAA

Please note that the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reading Room will be closed on Saturday, July 1. The PAA will also be closed on Monday, July 3. The PAA will re-open at 9:00 am on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Join us from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on July 1 for the launch of our new exhibit “150 Firsts: How Alberta Changed Canada…Forever”.

150 Firsts: How Alberta Changed Canada…Forever

From human rights to sports, politics to environmental protection, Albertans did it first. Learn more by experiencing the exhibit from July 1, 2017 – August 1, 2018!

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The Alaska Highway Road Show

Join us for The Alaska Highway Road Show 7pm July 4th & 5th at 7pm.

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Photo by Tracy Rondeau