‌The Red Deer & District Archives section of the City of Red Deer acquires, preserves and makes available to the public both municipal and community records.

The Archives is the official repository of City records of enduring historical value. The Archives also acquires records from numerous clubs, organizations, churches, businesses, individuals and families.

Come down to the Archives to see the new exhibit ~ Voyages & Ventures of the Cottingham Family. The records tell the story of an affluent family who loved to travel and socialize and document the history and sometimes historic figures that they encountered during their lives.

Red Deer Archives, P6301: Anglican Clergy at train station in Red Deer, Alberta, ca. 1920


General Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday  9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Statutory Holidays

Main Contact Information

Reference Phone: 403-309-8403
Fax: 403-340-8728
4525 47A Avenue
Mailing Address

Red Deer Archives, P2751; Red Deer Land Titles Office, prior to 1920.

Search Collections and Holdings

Search over 1,000 linear metres of textual records, 100,000 photographs, 7,000 maps, plans and drawings from 1850 to the present.

City Records Room, 1965

Donate Your Records

We are looking for records that provide insight into the life of an individual, family, or organization, as well as document the memory of the larger community.

Red Deer Archives, P781; Ross Street looking west to the Cenotaph, ca. 1955.

History of Red Deer

Discover your history through exhibits or learn some new facts and trivia about Red Deer.