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Archive Centres with French-Canadian Collections (National Institute)

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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course Research: French Canadian Ancestors  by Louise St Denis. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).

Archive CentresEdit

Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N3
Telephone: 613-996-5115
Toll-free: 1-866-578-7777 in Canada and the U.S.

Archives Nationales du Québec/National Archive Centres in Québec

Grande Bibliothèque
475, boulevard De Maisonneuve Est
Montréal, Québec H2L 5C4
Telephone: 514-873-1100

BAnQ Vieux-Montréal (formerly Centre d’archives de Montréal)
535, avenue Viger est
Montréal, Québec H2L 2P3
Telephone: 514-873-1100, option 4

BAnQ Rimouski (formerly Centre d’archives du Bas Saint-Laurent et de la Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine)
337, rue Moreault
Rimouski, Québec G5L 1P4
Telephone: 418-727-3500

BAnQ Saguenay (formerly Centre d’archives du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean)
930 rue Jacques-Cartier est, bureau C-103
Saguenay, Québec G7H 7K9
Telephone: 418-698-3516

BAnQ Québec (formerly Centre d’archives de Québec) Pavillon Louis-Jacques-Casault, Campus de l’Université Laval
1055, avenue du Séminaire, Case postale 10450 succursale Sainte-Foy
Québec, Québec G1V 4N1
Telephone: 418-643-8904

BAnQ Trois-Rivières (formerly Centre d’archives de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec)
225, rue des Forges, bureau 208
Trois-Rivières, Québec G9A 2G7
Telephone: 819-371-6015

BAnQ Sherbrooke (formerly Centre d’archives de l’Estrie)
225, rue Frontenac, bureau 401
Sherbrooke, Québec J1H 1K1
Telephone: 819-820-3010

BAnQ Gatineau (formerly Centre d’archives de l’Outaouais)
855, boulevard de la Gappe
Gatineau, Québec J8T 8H9
Telephone: 819-568-8798

BAnQ Rouyn-Noranda (formerly Centre d’archives de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue et du Nord du Québec)
27, rue du Terminus ouest
Rouyn-Noranda, Québec J9X 2P3
Telephone: 819-763-3484

BAnQ Sept-Îles (formerly Centre d’archives de la Côte-Nord)
700, boulevard Laure, Bureau 190
Sept-Îles, Québec G4R 1Y1
Telephone: 418-964-8434

BAnQ Gaspé (formerly Centre d’archives de Gaspé)
80, boulevard de Gaspé
Gaspé, Québec G4X 1A9
Telephone: 418-727-3500, ext. 6573

Provincial ArchivesEdit

Provincial Archives of Alberta
8555 Roper Road
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5W1
Telephone: 780-427- 1750

British Columbia Archives
Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9W2
Telephone: 250-387-1952

Archives of Manitoba
130 - 200 Vaughan Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1T5
Telephone: 204-945-3971

Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
Richard Bennett Hatfield Archives Complex
Bonar Law - Bennett Building
23 Dineen Drive, UNB Campus
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5H1
Telephone: 506-453-2122

Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador
The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue, P.O. Box 1800, Station C
St. John’s, Newfoundland A1C 5P9
Telephone: 709-757-8000

Nova Scotia Archives
6016 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1W4
Telephone: 902-424-6060

Nunavut Archives
Department of Culture and Heritage
Box 1000, Stn, 800
Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Telephone: 867-975-5500

Archives of Ontario
134 Ian Macdonald Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario M7A 2C5
Telephone: 416-327-1999

Prince Edward Island Public Archives and Records Office
Hon. George Coles Building, 4th floor
175 Richmond Street
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1000
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 7M4 Telephone: 902-368-4290

Saskatchewan Archives
Saskatchewan Archives Board
Location: 3303 Hillsdale Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1665
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3C6
Telephone: 306-787-4068

Saskatchewan Archives Board
Room 91, Murray Building
3 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A4
Telephone: 306-933-5832

Yukon Archives
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Telephone: 867-667-5321


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