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Saanich Archives

Irvine family, Rosebank Farm, Saanich

Saanich Archives collects and preserves the documentary heritage of The District of Saanich. We welcome inquiries by email, phone, or in person at our public reference room located inside the Saanich Centennial Library. 

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Search Photos

Search more than 6,000 images of Saanich online.

George Edward Andrew in centre, reading Daily Colonist newspaper with two men, 1915 (Saanich Archives 2007-166-059)

News & Events

Find out about upcoming events and recent acquisitions.

Primary school class, 1960 (Saanich Archives 1981-021-061a)

Teacher Resources

Saanich Archives School Lending Kit is available for classrooms & homeschoolers!

Saanich residents George Rosson, Mr Heitz and Mr North, World War I (Saanich Archives 1980-006-006)

Saanich Remembers World War One

Saanich Archives is researching the men and women of Saanich who served in WWI and the impact of the war on the community. Find out how you can help!

Saanich Census Project

Saanich 1921 Census Project

View Saanich data from the 1911 and 1921 national census

Envelope to Saanich Municipality at Royal Oak, 1915


Explore our research guides to get the most out of your visit to the Archives.

Part of Ward Map, 1917 (Saanich Archives 2010-051)


Discover our collections of oral history, family records, maps/plans, and more!.



View recent exhibits and highlights from the collection.

Saanich Archives vault

Plan a Visit

Open Monday to Friday 10am- 2:30pm inside the Saanich Centennial Library (next to Pearkes Rec Centre).


3100 Tillicum Road (next to Pearkes Recreation Centre)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V9A 6T2
Tel: 250-475-1775
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Last modified: June 30, 2014