This area of the site includes different types of search options to help you locate records at the Archives.
- Photo Search, Map Search, and All Records Search connect you with our database.
- Photo Search links to all our scanned photos - with images appearing on-screen.
- Map Search links to maps and plans - with images appearing on-screen.
- All Records Search accesses the full database (including photos and maps) but does not show images of textual records.
- City of Richmond Archives Channel on History Pin provides access to historical photographs pinned on a map of Richmond and includes a variety of "tours" and "collections" created to provide thematic perspectives on the past. Many images are layered over contemporary google street views to identify the present-day location of historical buildings, places and events. An instructional sheet is available in pdf format.
- BC Packers Insurance Photographs and Maps Database provides access to historical fire insurance maps and photographs of properties formerly owned by BC Packers Limited.
- Reference Files and Biography Files pages are listings of subject files. Please note that online access to the actual contents of these files is not available.
- Oral Histories Search provides listings by subject and name of oral history tapes in the Archives holdings. A number of full transcripts are available online.
- Thematic Guides provides links to online versions of several guides to records in the Archives' holdings based on subject or theme.
Did You Know?
You can order copies of any of our photographs. For details on sizes and prices see publications and sales.