Since 1993 the Friends have worked to promote and improve public awareness of the Vancouver City Archives, its services and projects. We promote the use of the resources and services of the Archives by the general public and professionals, and support the development of archival services and facilities of the City of Vancouver.

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We encourage the  appreciation of the history of this amazing city and help individuals, businesses, clubs, and other groups to value their important documents and photographic images, including their donation and preservation by the City of Vancouver Archives. From family photo albums to corporate records, these resources become important to future generations of researchers, writers, genealogists and news reporters.


Member’s Only Event: Book Launch
Chinatown Through a Wide Lens: the Hidden Photographs of Yucho Chow

On February 20, 2020, the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Classical Garden hosted members of the Friends of the Archives, the Garden and the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC to an exclusive book launch of Chinatown Through a Wide Lens: the Hidden Photographs of Yucho Chow written by Catherine Clement based on the 2019 exhibit at the Chinese Cultural Centre in Vancouver curated by Catherine.

It was a great event and raised funds for the Friends.