Links to Online Sources for Further Research

We are an excellent source of information, but it's a big world out there and these sites might help you further in your explorations. 


The MemoryBC portal provides a searchable database of the materials available at nearly 200 archival repositories in British Columbia.

Click here to view the descriptions we have on MemoryBC.

Newspapers Online

The Province {1894-2010), The Vancouver Sun (1912-2010 and the Victoria Times Colonist (1884-2010) are available to view online. Access is free and no account is required.

Click here to search newspapers.

Heritage Buildings & Sites

The City of Nanaimo, in partnership with the Nanaimo Community Archives, has contributed over 150 Statements of Significance to the federal Historic Places website.  These statements detail the aesthetic, community and environmental values of local buildings and sites, including cemeteries.

To view the Statements, click here.

Minister Of Mines Annual Reports

BC Minister of Mines Annual Reports include detailed coal mine reports and are an invaluable source of information about Nanaimo area mines.

To view the reports, click here.