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COVID-19 update

The Provincial Archives of Alberta is closed, effective March 17, 2020.

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COVID-19 Information

The Provincial Archives of Alberta is closed, effective March 17, 2020.

Effective March 17, Albertans are prohibited from attending public recreational facilities and private entertainment facilities, including museums, art galleries, community centres and libraries.

This closure includes any programming or rentals.

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.

The safety and protection of our patrons and staff are of primary importance to us. Please watch our website for future updates regarding our facility.

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.