Archives

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.
Red Deer Archives, K34: Map of Red Deer, Alberta, 1890

The Red Deer & District Archives and the City of Red Deer Records & Information Management will be moving to a new (to us) facility this fall, 4725 49 Street, Red Deer. The building was previously known as the Only Women’s Fitness facility and is being renovated to accommodate records and archives storage and our combined space needs. These renovations are in full swing and should be complete sometime in early October. The Records & Information Management and Archives Departments will move from our current facilities and be in our new facility, The City of Red Deer Archives & Records Centre, sometime between October 19 and November 5 (dates are subject to change).

Because we are moving our shelves, all physical archival material will be unavailable for reference requests until we complete our move and reopen, and we will also be unable to take any records donations at this time.

We hope you will be able to meet your needs online at http://reddeer.access.preservica.com in the meantime. Thank you for your patience during this time, and we look forward to serving our community in the new Archives & Records Centre soon.

 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 featured exhibit, conduct research, or deposit your historic records.

View our featured COVID-19 collection and learn how you can donate your related records to the Archives.

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
Email: archives@reddeer.ca
4525 47A Avenue
Mailing Address

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.

Snowman in a field

COVID-19 Collection

Share your individual stories and creative works inspired by this moment in history, as we navigate the daily challenges of COVID-19.