Archives, Historical Images, Documents

Archival Photos and Darkroom

The Windermere Valley Museum houses an extensive photographic collection that may be of interest to researchers and the general public. We also house a full darkroom and our Photographic Department provides more detail about the services we offer in this two page order form.

Archival Documents, Maps, Fonds

The Archives contain all types of history in the area between Canal Flats and Brisco, BC. Staff will guide you through the sources of information to help further your knowledge for the purpose of genealogy or other historical research.

The archives are housed in a waterproof, fireproof vault and include diaries, letters, business files, minute books and other archival material documenting the history of local first nations and pioneers.
Also in the collection are old maps and surveys of the region.

Archives research and viewing
The museum has very limited staffing so if you wish to visit the archives or research other information in the museum, please call ahead to book an appointment. We are open just one day a week in the winter, Tuesdays, and are very busy with museum visitors and programs in the other seasons. This will allow us to give all the help and guidance you need.
Please call (250) 342-9769 and leave a message or write to [email protected] to set up an appointment for your project.

We are happy to help – please contact us!

Other Stuff…


We produce a quarterly newsletter for museum members.  Past issues are published on the Publications and Newsletters page.

Other Publications

Our volunteers and have produced and scanned a small sample of documents created by us and others – also on the Publications and Newsletters page.