Visit the Archives

Location & Hours

We are inside the Saanich Centennial Library next to Pearkes Recreation Centre at 3100 Tillicum Road. Inside the library, follow signs to the Archives.

Saanich Archives Reference Room

We are wheelchair accessible.

Free parking next to Pearkes Recreation Centre.

Open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Closed statutory holidays.

Driving Directions & Bus Information [PDF - 36 KB]

Reference Room

Browse our reference materials:

  • books on B.C. history
  • pioneer files
  • copies of photos and maps
  • directories
  • oral history interviews
  • changing exhibits

We are here to answer questions and help with your research.

Search finding aids for access to the original archival records, which are stored on-site in a climate controlled vault. Explore our collections and research guides ahead of time to get the most out of your visit.

Please note that we don’t allow food or drink in the Archives.

Researchers are welcome to use cameras (some restrictions apply).

New to Archives?

Drop in for a tour 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 250-475-1775 ext. 3477 for details.

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

Group Visits

We invite community groups to visit us inside the Saanich Centennial Library.

Learn more about group bookings [PDF - 429 KB]