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COVID-19 update

As part of Stage 2 of Alberta’s Open For Summer Plan, the Provincial Archives of Alberta is opening on June 10 at reduced visitor capacity. Please read our guidelines before your visit.

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The Provincial Archives stages two to four exhibits per year. Some exhibits are curated by members of the PAA staff and others by individuals and organizations passionate about Alberta's history and heritage.

Current Exhibit:

Prairie Royalty


Ad for Prairie Royalty exhibit at the Provincial Archives of Alberta - image of a beauty queen with a crown holding flowers

The Provincial Archives of Alberta is proud to present its newest gallery exhibit, Prairie Royalty. Dairy Princesses, Stampede Queens, and Queens of the Carnival – revisit beauty competitions and pageants of the past. The exhibit, featuring photographs selected from the holdings of the Archives, capture those times when – just for a moment – an everyday Albertan could become Prairie Royalty.
Free exhibit.

Past Exhibits

Visit our Past Exhibits page to see previously curated work at the Provincial Archives.

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

Mon: Closed
Tue: 9am - 4pm (closed 12-1)
Wed: 9am - 4pm (closed 12-1)
Thu: 9am - 4pm (closed 12-1)
Fri: 9am - 4pm (closed 12-1)
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed