Hours and Location
We have made the decision to close the BC Archives Reference Room until 2021. During this time, we are reviewing and modifying our processes to ensure the health and well-being of all who work in and rely upon the archives.
Although the Reference Room is closed, many of our services are still available online.
For more information, please see Plan Your Visit
You can find information on our collection databases here: https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/bc-archives/search-our-collections
BC Archives Hours
|Service||10:00 am – 4:00 pm Weekdays||Evenings and Saturdays|
|Staff assistance (in person)||Yes||No|
|Staff assistance (via telephone)||Yes||No|
|Retrieval of original records and publications*||Yes||No|
|Camera use (photographic copying)||Yes||Yes|
|Printing from self-serve microfilm||Yes||No|
|Scanning from self-serve scanners (with purchase of USB stick**)||Yes||Yes|
|Printing from computer kiosks||Yes||No|
|Access to Microfilm Room||Yes||Yes|
*Retrievals of original records must be placed by 3:30 pm
**You can purchase a USB stick during staff hours or you can bring your own USB. We cannot guarantee that external USB sticks will work on our machines.
The BC Archives is located in downtown Victoria, at 655 Belleville Street, at the corner of Belleville and Government Streets, next to the Royal BC Museum and close to the Legislative Buildings and the Empress Hotel.