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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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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