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

The Archives are not open to the public at this time, but volunteers are working behind closed doors.  Researchers who wish to see our collection can do so by making arrangements in advance. Fridays have been reserved for this purpose. For archives enquiries please call 250-723-2181, local 267 or 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. Enquiries about this extensive collection are welcome, by phone 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. Contact the archives by phone or email if you have something to donate, or if you are not sure if something is suitable. Today’s information is tomorrow’s history.