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Events and Activities

Find out about City of Edmonton Archives' current events and activities throughout the year.


Tours - Historic Festival and Doors Open Edmonton

Join us for a Behind the Scenes tour of the City of Edmonton Archives!

Tuesday July 51:00pm to 2:30pm

Thursday July 710:30am to 12:00pm

Saturday July 91:00pm to 2:30pm

Note: preregistration is required. Please contact us at 780-496-8711 or at cms.archives@edmonton.ca 


Visit our exhibits at the Prince of Wales Armouries!

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!

Edmonton Valley Zoo
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 a significant collection of images 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.

Social Media

We contribute to the City’s social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook and we also write blogs for Transforming Edmonton.

Our most popular blog highlights Woodward's impact on Edmonton and sports fans will love our blog on Edmonton Eskimo Scrapbooks.

Virtual Exhibits

We launched our first virtual exhibit in 2012. Our award winning exhibits tell stories about Edmonton and Edmontonians using the records at the City of Edmonton Archives.

For More Information

City of Edmonton Archives

10440 108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5H 3Z9



Email cms.archives@edmonton.ca
Website (http://archivesphotos.edmonton.ca)