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Welcome to the City of Edmonton Archives' virtual exhibits site, where we draw upon the records held at the Archives to tell stories about our city and our history.

The records we highlight in the exhibits are drawn from many different fonds and collections1.

If you would like to learn more on a particular record (who created it and what else we have related to it) we have compiled a list of Archival Documents for each exhibit.

Wondering what a fonds is? We've created a glossary too.

City Archives

The photographs and documents used in our exhibits (and thousands more) are available to view and purchase at the City of Edmonton Archives.

We're located in the historic Prince of Wales Armouries. Our reference room is open to the public, there is no admission fee, and parking is free.

If you can't come to the Archives we have an online catalogue of images and finding aids for our records.

If you have any questions, feedback, or suggestions for new exhibits call us at 780-496-8711 or email us at

Rediscovering Edmonton’s Architectural Heritage Through Urban Sketching

Public schools in Edmonton: 1881-1918

Life in the city during the First World War.

Learn the story of our city’s shortest railway!

Come explore photography in the archives through the Chris Bruun collection.
Parties, costumes, tricks and treats. You won’t be disappointed!
Learn about the largest flood in Edmonton’s recorded history.
The Humberstone Mine: a Beverly institution from 1900 until 1934.
Explore the life and times of Ella May Walker - artist, author, and pioneering force in Edmonton’s heritage.
Examine Edmonton's hidden communities. Tent cities and squatters camps from the early 1900s to the 1980s.

1. Every effort has been made to respect copyright for images used in the City of Edmonton Archives virtual exhibits. For more information please contact us at or at 780-496-8711.

For More Information

City of Edmonton Archives

Prince of Wales Armouries, 2nd floor
10440 108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta


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