Find out about City of Edmonton Archives' current events and activities throughout the year.
Happy Sesquicentennial! We celebrated with trivia and exhibits, see our Canada 150 at the Archives page for details.
We offer behind the scenes tours of our vaults as part of Doors Open Edmonton in July and Free Admission Day in September.
City of Edmonton Archives tour in 2005.
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 with tours, family activities and door prizes.
We're lucky to have some great organizations sharing the Prince of Wales Armouries with us and they participate in FAD as well.
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.