Information About the Cowichan Valley Archives

The Archives are located on the 3rd floor of Duncan City Hall, 200 Craig Street, Duncan.
Visits to the Archives are by appointment only.
The Cowichan Historical Society (which owns and operates the Cowichan Valley Museum & Archives) is a full institutional member of the Archives Association of British Columbia. Our Archives is a repository for records of archival and/or informational value that are relevant to the history of the following geographic area of the Cowichan Valley: northern boundary of Goldstream Provincial Park to Westholme in the north, and Maple Bay in the east to Paldi in the west.

A description of some of the fonds collections held by the Cowichan Valley Museum Archives can be found at MemoryBC – see

A communicable diseases prevention program is in place to comply with the public health orders of British Columbia.

Please note
While you are at the archives we ask that you:

  • do not bring food or drink into the archives
  • use a pencil at all times inside (no ink pens, please)
  • use hand sanitizer provided at the front desk
  • cough or sneeze into your sleeve
  • avoid touching your face
  • use masks (optional)

Research Requests

Volunteer Archivists are available at the Archives for research requests.
Please contact the Archives directly using the form below for information about fees for research, obituaries and image reproduction. The archivists will respond to your email as quickly as they can.
Thank you for your patience and support.

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