Onsite Services During COVID-19

To ensure your safety and health, as well as that of our staff, most onsite services will be through prearranged appointments which may be arranged using the Appointment Request Email. We will contact you to work out a research strategy, answer your questions, and book a time for your in-person visit if required. Additional research time will be available on a non-appointment basis on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. All onsite services remain subject to COVID-19 protocols.

Nova Scotia Archives

Hours
Open by Appointment
Monday to Friday:
9:00am to 12:00pm
1:00pm to 4:00pm
arrival times are staggered in 10 minute intervals
Additional Hours
Wednesday evening 5:00pm to 9:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm more information.

Those entering building will be required to answer a number of health screening questions. Please do not arrive before your appointment time.

Location

Nova Scotia Archives
6016 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 1W4
(902) 424-6060

archivesnovascotia.ca

6016 University Ave.
Acadians

Acadians

Today's vibrant Acadian communities are descended from Nova Scotia’s first European settlers, as far back as 1632. Nova Scotia Archives holds records of these early settlements and people, the Deportation / Le Grand Dérangement, and present-day communities.

African Nova Scotians

African Nova Scotians

African Nova Scotia history is our shared history. Nova Scotia has been home to people of African descent for over 400 years, centuries that saw struggle, achievement and the formation of communities that thrive to this day.

Gaelic Nova Scotians

Gaelic Nova Scotians

Gaelic language and culture have been an important part of Nova Scotia since the arrival of the ship Hector at Pictou Harbour in 1773. Records of Gaelic communities and culture can be explored through both primary and secondary sources held at Nova Scotia Archives.

Mi'kmaq

Mi'kmaq

The Mi’kmaq are the original inhabitants of Mi'kma'ki (Nova Scotia), with settlements across the province. Nova Scotia Archives holds early records of Mi’kmaq interactions with the British government, including the Peace and Friendship Treaties, as well as some more modern records.

Newspapers

Newspapers

Newspapers serve as a window into the past, making them one of Nova Scotia Archives’ most used resources. Search 20+ digitized papers from across the province, or plan what papers to look at on your next visit.

Virtual Archives

Virtual Archives

Nova Scotia Archives is continually adding to our digital collections, including virtual exhibits, databases, photographs and other resources. 100,000s of images and millions of records are online.

Nova Scotia Archives — https://archives.novascotia.ca/

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