Saanich Archives reopens to the public

October 29, 2020

News release

For immediate release

Saanich Archives reopens to the public

Saanich, BC – Saanich Archives has reopened by appointment only following a 14-month closure. Appointments are available between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday to Friday.

“We are thrilled to welcome the public back to the Archives,” said Archives Supervisor Evelyn Wolfe. “We’re in the process of contacting people on our list who have been patiently waiting for months to visit us.”

For the health and safety of visitors and staff, appointments will be limited to one visitor at a time. Visitors are asked to:

  • complete a self-assessment for COVID-19 symptoms before they arrive;
  • reschedule their appointment if they are feeling unwell;
  • maintain physical distancing of two metres at all times while visiting; and
  • identify their topic of interest so Archives staff can have research materials ready for them when they arrive.

Saanich Archives closed to the public in late August 2019 following a flood in the facility. The Archives remained closed due to flood restoration work and to minimize the risk related to the COVID-19. Throughout the closure, the Archives continued to share information through virtual exhibits, newsletters and online reference materials.

Make an appointment

To make an appointment, contact the Archives at 250-475-5494 ext. 3478 or


The Archives gratefully accepts donations relating to the history of the District of Saanich. If you’re interested in donating, please contact the Archives in advance to discuss your donation and how it might fit within the collection. Appointments are required to drop off donation items.

Learn more

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Media contact:
Evelyn Wolfe
Archives Supervisor
250-475-5494 ext. 3477