The Alberni Valley Museum boasts a fascinating collection of artefacts, artworks and photographs. The Alberni District Historical Society manages the Community Archives; this collection consists of documents, records, maps, journals, newspapers and much more relating to the history of the Alberni Valley.


Alberni District Historical Society and Community Archives

Located in the Alberni Valley Museum, the Archives are open:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am to 3:00 p.m.
Or by appointment – call 250-720-2181, local 267
E-mail [email protected]

The Alberni District Historical Society manages the Community Archive Collection, which is located in the Alberni Valley Museum building. Dedicated volunteers acquire and preserve the community’s paper treasures, which are then made available to the public. Inquiries about this extensive collection are welcome, by phone, in person, or by e-mail.

The Society encourages the public to add to the collection by bringing in items that tell the story of our community, such as documents, letters, records, Minutes or other memorabilia. If you are not sure if something is suitable, please bring it in. Today’s information is tomorrow’s history.