COVID-19 Update

The Archives is open by appointment only. Please review our updated gallery guidelines for COVID-19 restrictions and changes.

Gallery Guidelines

COVID-19 Update 03/16/2020

The KMA’s archives preserve and provide 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, 1:15–4:00 pm by appointment only. Please contact the Archivist by email at museum(at)

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 (letter)$0.25/page, $0.10/page for students
Photocopies (legal)$0.50/page, $0.25/page for students
Photocopies (ledger)

$1.00/page, $0.50/page for students

High-Resolution Scanned Image (digital file)$15.00/image 
Extra usage fee - commercial publication$30.00/image
Postage & Handling feeConsult Staff
RESEARCH SERVICES (conducted by archives staff) 
Long distance research (1 hour min, 3 hour max)$40.00/hour (postage & photocopying fees extra)

The KMA gratefully acknowledges financial support from the following organizations: