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COVID-19 update

The Provincial Archives of Alberta remains closed for now, but we’re reviewing our operations.

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COVID-19 Information


This closure includes any programming or rentals.

The Alberta government recently announced that museums may reopen as early as May 14, 2020.

We are conducting a thorough review of the Provincial Archives to determine if we are able to reopen in the future in a safe and responsible way, while following all public health guidelines. Please keep an eye on our website for the latest updates regarding reopening.

Though closed to walk-in public access, the Provincial Archives of Alberta will remain open to phone and email inquiries and will make every effort to answer inquiries of an urgent nature. The PAA encourages researchers to access our services from home. Staff are available to answer queries and provide research assistance.

  • General Inquiries: 780-427-1750
  • Sandra Thomson Reading Room: 780-427-1056
  • Email:
  • Toll Free Dialing: First dial 310-0000, then the full ten-digit phone number of the office you wish to reach.

This facility closure includes the “pick up” of Historical Vital Statistics records. If you ordered an Historical Vital Statistic record, this record will now be mailed to you.

We ask that everyone continue to follow for the latest information on this situation.

Please take care,

Staff of the Provincial Archives of Alberta

8555 Roper Road
Edmonton, AB
T6E 5W1
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(780) 427-1750

Mon: Closed
Tue: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Wed: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Thu: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Fri: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Sat: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Sun: Closed

*There is no retrieval of archival material from 11:30am - 1pm and from 3:30pm onwards.