Nova Scotia Archives

About Us

The Nova Scotia Archives is part of the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.

As the documentary heritage institution for the province, the Nova Scotia Archives:

  • serves as the permanent repository for the archival records of the government of Nova Scotia
  • acquires and preserves provincially-significant archival records from the private sector
  • delivers a range of professional, client-centred reference services
  • develops and maintains two Internet web sites (Nova Scotia Archives and Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics)
  • provides strategic support and financial assistance to strengthen the provincial archival community


For more information about us see:

- Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage

- Board of Trustees, Public Archives of Nova Scotia

- Public Archives Act

- Government Records Act