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Upcoming Talk: May 16, 2018 - Sold Out!

"First Light: A Brief History of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory".

Join Dr. Lorne Hammond, Curator of History at the Royal BC Museum, for the dramatic story of how 100 years ago the most sophisticated telescope in the history of the world was planned, built, and saw first light on Little Saanich Mountain.

  • Wednesday, May 16 at 1 p.m., Saanich Centennial Library
  • Register for this free talk (Waiting list being taken)
  • Presented in partnership with the Greater Victoria Public Library

Download event poster [PDF - 399 KB]

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Saanich Archives News & Events - April 20, 2018

Current Issue: Saanich Archives News & Events (Apr 20, 2018)

Back issues of our newsletter are now available:

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


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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]