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Welcome to the Archives

The Chilliwack Archives and Research Centre are located in the City of Chilliwack's Evergreen Hall, located on Corbould Street.

The research centre has a microfilm reader and printer, large work tables, a public computer with internet access, and reference library. When you arrive, you will sign in at the front desk and inform staff of your research inquiry.

An Archivist is available to assist you to access to archival documents, photograph and maps. You must make an appointment with the Curator to access items from our artifact collection.

The Archives are available for drop in visitors Monday - Friday, excluding Thursdays where visitors are welcomed by appointment only. Please contact the Archivist at 604-795-9255 if you would like to make an appointment for your research.

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.

Hours:

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

Thursdays - By appointment only (please phone: 604-795-9255)

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 & printing 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 vertical files
  • Finding aids and indexes to collections
  • Local history books
  • Chilliwack Progress newspapers (1891 - 2007 on microfilm, 1891 - 2007 electronic files, 1982 - current hard copies)
  • Chilliwack Times newspapers (hard copy only, 1981-current)
  • Chilliwack Municipal Government records
  • Tax and property information
  • Photographs
  • Personal papers
  • Manuscripts, theses and essays
  • Maps
  • Oral histories

Code of Conduct for Visitors:

  • No food or drink is permitted
  • Materials must not be removed from the Archives
  • Photography is permitted 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.