September 3, 2018
Labour Day Closure
Please note the Provincial Archives of Alberta will be closed on Monday, September 3rd for the Labour Day holiday.
August 6, 2018
Heritage Day Closure
Please note the Provincial Archives of Alberta will be closed on Monday, August 6th for the Heritage Day holiday.
August 1, 2018
“150 for 150” in support of Edmonton’s Food Bank
“150 for 150” is an initiative to raise 150 lbs of food for the Edmonton Food Bank to celebrate our latest exhibit - 150 Firsts: How Alberta Changed Canada…Forever. The exhibit highlights Canadian firsts that were done by Albertans and includes everything from Calgary being the first Canadian city to host a Winter Olympics (in 1988) to the construction of Canada’s first UFO landing pad in St. Paul (in 1967).
One of the “firsts” profiled in this new exhibit is the Edmonton Gleaners Association, who established the first food bank in Canada in 1981. The organization has evolved into The Edmonton Food Bank, which serves approximately 20,000 people per month and works collaboratively with over 230 organizations. The PAA is honouring this “first” by giving back to the community. The food drive will conclude on August 1, 2018, when the exhibit completes its run at the PAA.
August 1, 2018
150 Firsts: How Alberta Changed Canada…Forever
Albertans have been at the forefront of Canadian innovations in arts and literature, science, environmental protection, politics, inclusion and diversity, as well as sports and leisure. For Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Provincial Archives of Alberta is highlighting 150 Canadian firsts that occurred because Albertans were the first to make them happen. And, for better or worse, these 150 firsts changed Canada…Forever.
July 2, 2018
Canada Day Closure
Please note the Provincial Archives of Alberta will be closed on Monday, July 2nd for the Canada Day holiday.
May 21, 2018
Victoria Day Closure
Please note the Provincial Archives of Alberta will be closed on Monday, May 21st for the Victoria Day holiday.
April 13, 2018
Relics: CanCon Classics from the Provincial Archives of Alberta
Join us for the Provincial Archives of Alberta’s 33rd annual Film Night Relics: CanCon Classics from the Provincial Archives of Alberta on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7pm.
This year we feature classic 1980s CanCon television including episodes of Airwolf, Danger Bay, and of course, The Beachcombers complete with local commercials from the period. Be back in your seat for 9pm to catch the 1984 made for television feature film Airwolf.
Event takes place at Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 St NW, Edmonton).
March 30, 2018 to April 2, 2018
The Provincial Archives of Alberta will be closed on Friday, March 30, 2018 for Good Friday.
The building will also be closed on Monday, April 2, 2018.
March 10, 2018
Rendez-vous de la Francophonie
Venez célébrer les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie aux Archives provinciales de l’Alberta!
Les Archives provinciales de l’Alberta rassemblent, conservent et mettent à la disposition des chercheurs des documents privés et gouvernementaux ayant une importance provinciale. Le fonds documentaire francophone, démarré en 1965 contient des centaines de mètres de documents textuels, des milliers d’images et de nombreux autres types de documents archivistiques qui retracent l’histoire, le développement et la vie des individus, familles, entreprises et associations francophones.
Nous vous invitons à venir aux Archives provinciales de l'Alberta, le 10 mars 2018, de 12h00 à 15h00, et à prendre part à notre visite guidée et une présentation, en français, au sujet de comment mener des recherches et faire un don aux Archives. La présentation aura lieu de 12h00 à 13h00 et la visite guidée aura lieu entre 13h00 à 14h00.
Nous allons vous mener dans nos voûtes avec températures et humidité contrôlées, habituellement fermées au public, et vous faire visiter notre laboratoire de conservation ultra moderne. Vous aurez aussi l'occasion de voir des anciens documents écrits en français.
December 18, 2017 to Monday, January 1, 2018
The Provincial Archives of Alberta’s Sandra Thomson Reading Room will be closed for the holiday season from Monday, December 18, 2017 to Monday, January 1, 2018 inclusive. Please see our Holiday schedule for details.
December 6th, 2017
50th Anniversary Open House
Come by the Provincial Archives of Alberta on December 6 to enjoy the festivities and help us mark this special anniversary event, which will conclude our year-long celebration marking 50 years of being open to the public. This free event will include behind-the-scenes tours, exhibits, information about how to donate your records, tips on how to better care for your historical items, and (of course!) coffee and cake.
November 11th, 2017
Remembrance Day Closure Notice
The Provincial Archives of Alberta Reading Room will be closed on Saturday, November 11, 2017 for Remembrance Day. The PAA will also be closed on Monday, November 13. The Provincial Archives will re-open on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
October 28th, 2017
Home Movie Day
Join us for Home Movie Day October 28th noon to 4pm.
The Provincial Archives of Alberta invites individuals and families to share their own home movies and to see other films in turn.
It's a chance to rediscover your films, learn how to care for them so that they can be enjoyed for years to come, and discuss their place in the archival record.
Meet with conservators and archivists and have your films inspected. Bring your treasured 8mm, Super 8mm, and 16mm formats to share!
July 4th and 5th, 2017, 7:00 pm
The Alaska Highway Road Show
Join us for The Alaska Highway Road Show 7pm July 4th & 5th at 7pm.
The Alaska Highway Road Show, (AHRS) is a touring celebration marking the occasion of the famous route’s 75th anniversary. The show launches in early July, 2017, at the Provincial Archives of Alberta as part of Edmonton’s Historic Festival. It will then head north, visiting 11 other communities and eventually wrap up in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Performances range from large city performance halls to small spaces in villages like Teslin and Lower Post.
The AHRS celebrates the Trail of ’42 with three artists whose families have a long history in the north. Bill Dolan, Allison Tubman and Kathy Jessup weave together research, family stories, music, artifacts and photographs to present an entertaining look back on the route’s remarkable 75-year history. Raised as “highway kids,” they lend an authentic voice to this ninety-minute tribute concert. Audiences will gain an appreciation of why the Alaska Highway deserves to be Canada’s newest National Historic Site and why truckers and all those who’ve called it home over the years proudly share a special bond. The Trail of ’42 is a remarkable story, and as the Highway reaches its 75th birthday, this is the time to tell it!
Free event! Seating is limited. Get your tickets by registering on Eventbrite.
July 1, 2017
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”.