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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Due to planned maintenance, the PAA’s website and some search applications may experience short, periodic outages and/or slow response times between 10 p.m. on November 9th and 5 p.m. on November 11th. Maintenance activities are timed to minimize impacts to Albertans. We thank you for your patience.

Remembrance Day Closure

Please note the Provincial Archives of Alberta will be closed on Monday, November 12th for the Remembrance Day holiday.

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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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