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.
Holiday closure schedule
The Sandra Thomson Reading Room will be closed from Monday, December 17, 2018 to Tuesday, January 1, 2019 inclusive. The Provincial Archives will be closed from Saturday, December 22, 2018 to Tuesday, January 1, 2019. The Provincial Archives and the Sandra Thomson Reading Room will re-open on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Please see our Holiday schedule for details.
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.
Under 7 FREE
Prices listed include GST.