Archives

Located at 3203 Institute Road, the Archives of North Vancouver is open to all. Explore North Vancouver and its people through archival collections, research and exhibits.

HOURS

Monday: Drop-in hours from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

Tuesday – Friday: By-appointment only from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm (appointments can be made via the booking portal below)

ARCHIVES ONLINE

Can’t wait? Start your research now by visiting the Archives Database. The database provides access to thousands of historical records, including archival photographs, maps and other materials that have been digitized. Learn tips and tricks for searching the database.

DONATIONS

Please note that the MONOVA: Archives is currently not accepting new donations. We are undergoing an internal audit of our records, and are therefore unable to take in additional materials. We expect to re-open donations in Spring 2024.

BOOK YOUR RESEARCH TIME

To maximize your appointment time, please follow the instructions below.

Step One

Be specific and start your search with the online archives database and/or use our research guides for assistance.

Step Two

Include the Inventory # and Title of the resource you wish to consult during your appointment in the form below. These materials will be ready for you at the time of your visit.

Step Three

If you do not know which resources you would like to consult, please contact the Archives team archives@monova.ca / 604-990-3700-8012 to discuss your research question prior to booking an appointment.

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Research Guides

In response to frequent requests, we create Research Guides. These step-by-step guides will support your discovery of information before you visit the Archives of North Vancouver. Many of the steps can be completed online using your own internet-enabled device.

reproduction fees & policy

The Archives of North Vancouver provides photocopies and digital image files, as well as digital copies of our audio and moving images materials.

These services are available for materials not restricted by copyright, privacy, or preservation concerns. Please consult our fee guide for information on pricing.

Major Collections

How to find us

Plan your journey. Our building in Lynn Valley is accessible via public transit, car or bicycle.

There is limited visitor car parking in front of the building, including a dedicated parking space for disabled visitors. A secure bike rack is provided, although bicycles are left at your own risk.

The Archives is located on the second floor and is accessible by both elevator and stairs.

Location

3203 Institute Road
North Vancouver, BC  V7K 3E5

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