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Talks: Saanich Remembers

Saanich Remembers WWI Project

The Friends of BC Archives hosted us on January 15th as we presented the powerful story of the 1917 Saanich Honour Roll. We detailed how Saanich Archives created one of the most comprehensive First World War commemorative projects in British Columbia and how the rediscovery of a forgotten artifact led to new historical findings, collections, and important community connections. Missed it? A second talk will be held in Council Chambers on January 25th at 2pm as part of Saanich Celebrates Canada 150 "From Farming to Future" 2017 events. Everyone welcome! Get event info

Saanich Celebrates BC Heritage Week

Aqua Vitae: A History of the Saloons and Hotel Bars of VictoriaAqua Vitae: A History of the Saloons and Hotel Bars of Victoria

Wednesday February 15th at 1pm, Saanich Centennial Library. Join Glen Mofford for an afternoon of stories about the saloons and bars of the early days of Victoria and Saanich. Presented in partnership with Greater Victoria Public Library. Register at or call 250-940-GVPL (4875). For more information, contact Saanich Archives.

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Exhibit: Saanich WWI Honour Roll

Current issue: What's Happening at Saanich Archives (January 13, 2017)

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Saanich Remembers World War One

We want your help to complete Saanich’s World War One Honour Roll and add to our records for 1914 – 1918. If you have documents, photographs, letters or diaries of Saanich residents who served in the First World War, please email us at or call 250-475-1775 ext. 3478.

Saanich Remembers WWI

Visit the Saanich Remembers World War One webpage

Recent Acquisitions

We collect and preserve Saanich’s corporate records. We also accept donations of

  • Photographs.
  • Drawings.
  • Maps.
  • Plans.
  • Letters.
  • Diaries.
  • Other material that document our municipality’s history.

View a list of recent acquisitions [PDF - 1.6 MB]


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Saanich Archives on HistoryPin

Saanich Archives now has a Saanich Remembers World War One photograph collection on our HistoryPin page. View images of local soldiers, and fade in and out on this Street View overlay.

Saanich Remembers WWI on HistoryPin

Cordova Bay Association Newsletters Online

The Cordova Bay Association has digitized its newsletters, The Cordovan and Spindrift, and posted them online. Saanich Archives also has hard copies. You can search PDFs on the Cordova Bay Association's website. 

New to Archives?

Drop in for a tour of Saanich Archives any Wednesday at 10 a.m. Tours take about 30 minutes and give an overview of our reference material and archival collections. No need to register.

Call us at 250-475-1775 ext. 3477 for details.

Test your research skills and learn about Saanich Archives resources [PDF - 132 KB]