We are dedicated to preserving Nanaimo's archival heritage.
We acquire, preserve and provide public access to the historical records of the Nanaimo region. Our holdings include thousands of one-of-a-kind maps, architectural drawings and photographs. We also have a small selection of published works that includes books and reference files. The NCA is the official repository of the archival records of the City of Nanaimo, the Nanaimo Museum and the Nanaimo Historical Society. Our holdings also include service club, community organization, fraternal club, family and a wide range of other community records.
These records document ordinary and extraordinary people and events that allow us to establish a sense of community, of family, and of particular times and places. They are, in essence, the actual evidence of how we have lived.