Events and Activities
Find out about City of Edmonton Archives' current events and activities throughout the year.
Tours - Historic Festival and Doors Open Edmonton
1:00pm to 2:30pm
10:30am to 12:00pm
1:00pm to 2:30pm
The Edmonton Incline Railway
Learn the story of our city's shortest railway! Operating between Ross Flats and downtown, the 230 foot long Edmonton Incline Railway was only in business from 1908 to 1911.
The Edmonton Valley Zoo
Since it opened in 1959 the Edmonton Valley Zoo has been a landmark in our city. The Valley Zoo's administrative records have recently been processed and are now available to researchers at the City of Edmonton Archives. Come and see a small glimpse of the records that are now available!
EA-20-6584 Laurier Park 1969
The Photographer's Eye
Featuring the work of photographer Chris Bruun.
EA-784-13 Edmonton Skyline Through Muttart Conservatory Pyramids ca. 1990
The Photographer's Eye is an exuberant look at Edmonton through the camera lens of this unpretentious professional photographer.
Chris Bruun has spent a lifetime learning and honing his craft. He has created and contributed documenting life within the city. His images represent a diverse and occasionally surprising perspective.
Throughout the year, archivists at the City of Edmonton Archives offer courses on topics ranging from how to use the Archives for specific projects (like researching your house) to how to preserve your personal records. We do this to share our knowledge and raise awareness of the Archives at the same time.
Free Admission Day (FAD)
FAD is held on the last Sunday in September. It's a city-wide event with free entry and special events at many of Edmonton's recreation facilities and attractions, including leisure centres, the Edmonton Valley Zoo, and us.
Because we're always open to the public without charge, we celebrate the day by letting people go into areas that are normally restricted - we give behind the scene tours of our vaults!
We're lucky to have some great organizations sharing the Prince of Wales Armouries with us and they participate in FAD as well. In the past, the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum and the South Alberta Light Horse Regiment Foundation have even brought military vehicles and mobile training facilities into our parking lot.
We launched our first virtual exhibit in 2012. Our exhibits tell stories about Edmonton and Edmontonians using the records at the City of Edmonton Archives.
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City of Edmonton Archives10440 108 Avenue