The KMA’s archives preserves and provides access to the records of the activities of Kamloopsians from 1863 to the recent past. It includes a substantial collection of photographs, books, papers, maps and architectural drawings contributed by our community.

Archive Hours

Tuesday to Friday, from 1:15 pm-4:00 pm or by appointment.
The archives reading room is on the 2nd floor of the KMA.

Archival Collections

Archival records related to Kamloops and area:

  • People
  • Businesses
  • City of Kamloops records
  • Rare books collection
  • Maps and architectural drawings collection

Descriptions of some of the archival collections at the KMA are available in the KMA's Finding Aids and on MemoryBC, the British Columbia Archival Information Network

Newspaper Collection

  • Microfilmed newspapers
  • Newspaper special collection

Access to digital copies of some of our microfilmed newspaper collection can be found on NewsHound.

Reference Library

  • Historical Articles Index
  • Reference books
  • Subject files
  • Biographical files

Genealogy Resources


Photocopies (up to legal size)$0.25/page, $0.10/page for students
Photocopies (ledger size)$0.50/page, $0.25/page for students
Microfilm Copies$0.25/page, $0.10/page for students
Hi-Res Scanned Image (digital file)$15.00/image 
Extra usage fee - commercial publication$30.00/image
Postage & Handling fee (in Canada)$5.00
Postage & Handling fee (outside Canada)see archives staff
RESEARCH SERVICES (conducted by archives staff) 
Long distance research (1 hour min, 3 hour max)$40.00/hour (postage & photocopying fees extra)