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Welcome to the Archives

The Chilliwack Archives are located in Evergreen Hall, downtown Chilliwack. In 2011, the Archives expanded to include 4,000 more square feet of storage and research space.

Researchers will be much more comfortable in our research room. We can now accommodate more than researchers, school classes and group visits.

The archives has a microfilm reader and printer, free wifi, large work tables, computer and small non-lending library available for use by researchers. An archivist is on hand to assist with access to archival documents, photograph and maps. You must make an appointment with the Curator to access items from our artifact collection. No appointment is necessary to access the archives, although you might want to contact the Archivist if you are coming from a distance as microfilm reader and accommodation in the archives is based on a first come, first serve basis.

Getting Here:

From Vancouver, take Hwy 1 eastbound until the Yale/ Vedder Road Overpass. Turn north onto Yale Road and carry on until you come to Spadina. Turn left on Spadina until you come to Corbould Street. The Archives are located in Evergreen Hall on the corner of Spadina and Corbould, right next door to the new Chilliwack Cultural Centre, and in the same block as the Prospera Centre, Curling Rink and Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre.

Parking:

Free parking available at Evergreen Hall and the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.

Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Address:

9291 Corbould Street, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 4A6

Phone:

604-795-9255

Fax:

604-795-5291

Admission & Fees:

  • Admission is by donation.
  • Research fees: $40/hr and subject to staff availability and research depth.
  • Photocopying fees: 25 cents per page; 50 cents per microfische print
  • Scanning fees: $15/ item
  • Commercial use fees: $15/item

Resources:

  • Microfilm reader/printer
  • Community directories
  • Subject and biography clipping files
  • Finding aids and indexes to collections and fonds
  • Local history books
  • Chilliwack Progress newspapers (1891 - 2007 on microfilm, 1891 - 1983 electronic files, 1982 - current hard copies)
  • Chilliwack Times newspapers (hard copy only)
  • Chilliwack Municipal Government records
  • Tax and property information
  • Photographs
  • Personal papers
  • Manuscripts, theses and essays
  • Maps
  • Oral histories

Rules:

  • Microfilm reader/printer access is based on first come, first serve basis.
  • No food or drink is permitted
  • Materials must not be removed from the Archives
  • Photography is permitted only with approval
  • Photocopying and photo reproductions available for the applicable fees
  • Staff are available to assist with most research questions
  • Staff will not perform the actual research for visitors, and will facilitate access to holdings
  • Pencil use only
  • Please check wet bags and clothes at front desk
  • Visitors from out of town may submit a written request for simple research services. Each request may be subject to a fee and availability of staff and volunteers.