New Westminster Archives

The New Westminster Archives is home to a documentary heritage that tells the story of New Westminster’s evolution from British Columbia’s first fledgling capital to a bustling 21st century city. Preserved for present and future generations are over 150 years of archival records that document local organizations, businesses, government, families, and individuals. Here you’ll find photographs, maps, plans, diaries, letters, city records, and oral histories. In the reading room there are reference files on people, properties, and subjects all related to the City of New Westminster.

If you have questions about your family’s history, the age of your house, the development of your neighbourhood, the history of a New Westminster business, or about the administration of local government, the New Westminster Museum and Archives is the place to discover your heritage.

Enquiries to the collections

Click here to search over 18,000 Archival records using easy keyword searches. Email links, post images to your social media site or comment on records to our Archivist.

Archives staff will also research a request for up to one hour in duration at no cost. Beyond one-hour, requestors are encouraged to conduct their own onsite access to archival records, with the assistance and supervision of archival staff. If self-research is not an option, you can contract archival research services at $60/hour.

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Reproductions

Photo Reproduction Request & Conditions

Method of reproduction

PRICE
(tax extra)

Scanned image emailed

$12.81 

Scanned image on supplied disc

$14.78 

Photocopy (per page)

 $0.36 

Mailing in Canada

$5.00

Archive Research Fee

$60.00

 

All orders require advanced payment by cash, debit, VISA or MasterCard.

Archives Hours

Monday to Sunday: 10am – 5pm (Reading Room library open)

Monday to Sunday: 12-5pm (Reference Services)