The Prince Rupert City & Regional Archives is centrally located on Third Avenue under City Hall. Researchers and visitors can view magnificent photographs and historical documents or listen to oral histories. Researchers can discover information about their ancestors, their home, World War II, or study the subject of their choice.
The mandate of the Archives is to acquire, preserve, and provide access to records of permanent and enduring value related to the history and culture of Prince Rupert and the surrounding region. Organized in 1980, the Archives is a non-profit society dedicated to preserving the North Coast’s heritage for future generations.
The Archives’ holdings include records such as historical photographs and negatives, textual documents such as letters and minutes, newspapers, maps, plans, and sound recordings that document the history of the area. Acquired through donations from individuals, families, companies, clubs and organizations, these records provide evidence and a link to the past.