Message from the Provincial Archivist

Message from the Provincial Archivist

The Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan welcomes you!  Discover the scope of our services, explore our online resources, visit our reading room, or contact us as you determine new avenues for historical, government, family and personal research through our Permanent Collection.

As custodian of the documentary heritage of Saskatchewan, the Provincial Archives preserves and facilitates access to both public and private records in our Collection. Our many research tools and archival descriptive database will guide you to the thousands of historical images, textual pages, audio recordings, films, maps and architectural drawings and documentary art that comprise the Collection in our care.

The digitization of our analogue material is a continuous and labour-intensive activity; visit us often to see what is new to the site.  Examine our themed exhibits, find out about donating your records and try out the educational toolkits prepared for students and teachers studying Saskatchewan’s past. Our diverse and extensive resources help tell the story of Saskatchewan’s provincial and local government, First Nations and Métis, immigrant groups, landscapes, businesses, organizations, art, culture and history.  We invite you to discover records that answer your questions, add new details to your family’s history and lead you in exciting directions for your research. 

Linda McIntyre, Provincial Archivist

Special Note:

In November 2018, the Archives announced the consolidation of its facilities into a single location. Our new location at 2440 Broad Street in Regina will have improved security and environmental controls for the Permanent Collection, increased storage capacity and new public spaces to deliver services. We expect to move archival records and offices from our existing facilities into the new location, by phases, in 2020.  Please visit the News and Events page for updates on the project and timelines for record transfers from existing sites.

In the meantime, we continue our commitment to serve the public and research community province-wide.  Our public reference service hours continue Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at our 3303 Hillsdale Street reading room. Researchers are also encouraged to make distance requests through the website or by phone.  By distance or locally, we are proud to share with you the many treasures of our Collection.