The Esquimalt Municipal Archives provides a safe, permanent, and accessible home for records of historical and legal value for both the municipality and the community.
- The archives are open to the public one day per week—Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- For further information, please contact Jessica Nichol [Archivist/Records Coordinator] at 250-414-7177 or email at [email protected].
- Collects, preserves, and makes available to the public, archival material pertaining to Esquimalt from the earliest times to the present and within the current and historical boundaries of Esquimalt.
- Promotes public awareness and understanding of Esquimalt’s rich heritage
- Records current events and acquires present day information.
The Archives’ permanent collection includes:
- Local government records (i.e. inactive and historically valuable records of the Corporation of the Township of Esquimalt)
- Graphic records (e.g. photographs, slides, drawings, prints, maps, and plans)
- Manuscripts (e.g. letters, diaries, oral histories, business records, and family papers)
- Library collection, including books and journals on topics of local historical interest
- Vertical files (i.e. newspaper clippings, notes, and biographical files)
For information about donating historical materials, please contact the Archives.
Plan a visit
Space is available for on-site research during the Archives' public hours. Materials may not be removed from the archives; however, copies of unrestricted material may be ordered through the archives at a reasonable cost.
Please phone or email the Archives to request records in advance of your visit
Public Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
Email: [email protected]