Trail City Archives

Our Location

The Trail City Archives is located on the second floor of Trail City Hall, 1394 Pine Avenue.

The Archives was established in 1978 to collect, preserve and make available to the public the photographic and documentary history of our City. The Archives consists of over 8000 photographic images, over 10M of manuscript material and documents, many maps and plans of early Trail area and heritage buildings, a small historical book library, and a film/video collection.

Hours of Operation

The Archives is open to the public for research and copying services Monday to Thursday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM. Contact the Museum/Archives Director at 250-364-0829 for an appointment. Or, you may email the office at

Fee Schedule

In order to recoup its costs for archival services the following fee schedule is in place:

Fee Schedule
Research: First 30 minutes: $5.00
More than 30 minutes: $10 for each 20 minute period
Applies to in-person visits, mail, e-mail and phone enquiries. We accept Mastercard, Visa, cash, cheque or money order.
Reproduction Services
Photocopies: 25 cents per page ( 8 ½ x 11 or 8 ½ x 14)
50 cents per page for 11 "x 17

For out-of-town orders: Minimum $5 service charge plus postage.
3.6 kg
Photographic reprints - photographic lab quality from scans (dye sub reprints): 5x7 $9.00
8x10 $11.00
5x7 $2.00
8x10 $3.00
Photographic reprints - archival quality from negative (photo lab): 11x14 $50.00
16x20 $60.00
11x14 $5.00
16x20 $8.00
Video production: Actual cost plus research costs when applicable. Film and video reproduction orders are priced upon application.  

Researchers should contact the Museum/Archives Director for information on how photos or film footage may be obtained for publication purposes at You will be required to complete a Permission for Use Application. Please review the Price Listing for associated fees.

Contribute to the Archives

If you have any personal papers, business or club records, photographs or videos that are important to the understanding and appreciation of our City's history, please consider donating the material to the Archives. If you wish to keep the originals we will gladly copy them at our cost. Only with your support can the Archives achieve its mandate.

Call the Museum/Archives Director at 250-364-0829.

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