Contact us

During the COVID-19 event, the Archives has modified its service and encourages all researchers to contact Archives staff to fulfill research requests by phone and internet. During this time, NVMA Archival staff will endeavour to fulfill research requests by phone and email, or by appointment on a limited basis (see booking calendar below). Please contact Archivist Jessica Bushey for details on services available.

The Archives database is available online here:

For more information about how the NVMA is responding to the situation, please review this document. NVMA COVID-19 Response



Researching Homes Guide

In response to frequent requests at the Archives, we have created a new research guide – Researching Homes. This step-by-step guide will support your discovery of information about property in North Vancouver before you come into the Archives. Many of the steps can be completed online using your own internet-enabled device.

Book Your Research Time

Public Access to the Archives’ Reading Room is now by appointment only.

  • 2-hr appointments Monday, Tuesday & Thursday (1-3pm)
  • 4-hr appointment on Wednesday (11-3pm)

Reference services available in our Reading Room are operating at a modified capacity and under different protocols for accessing records from our holdings.

To maximize your appointment time, please follow instructions below:

Step One: Be specific and start your search with the online archives database.

Step Two: Include the Inventory # and Title of the resource you wish to consult during your appointment in the form below. These materials will be ready for you at the time of your visit.

Step Three: If you do not know which resources you would like to consult, please contact the Archives team / 604-990-3700-8012 to discuss your research question prior to booking an appointment.

Currently, archival materials require 3 days quarantine after use. Therefore, the materials you are requesting may not be available until a later date.

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How to find us

Plan your journey. Our building in Lynn Valley is accessible via public transit, car or bicycle.

There is limited visitor car parking in front of the building, including a dedicated parking space for disabled visitors. A secure bike rack is provided, although bicycles are left at your own risk.

The Archives is located on the second floor and is accessible by both elevator and stairs.


3203 Institute Road
North Vancouver, BC  V7K 3E5


Tel: 604-990-3700

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