Chilliwack Museum & Archives

Website: www.chilliwackmuseum.ca  Email: info@chilliwackmuseum.ca

Museum
45820 Spadina Avenue,
Chilliwack, BC V2P 1T3
Phone (604) 795-5210
Fax (604) 795-5291

Administrator: Alison Adamson
alison@chilliwackmuseum.ca

Hours: Monday to Friday
9:00 am to 4:30 pm;

Archives
9291 Corbould Street,
Chilliwack, BC V2P 4A6
Phone (604) 795-9255
Fax (604) 795-5291

Contact: Shannon Bettles
shannon@chilliwackmuseum.ca 

Contact: Jane Lemke,
Heritage Collections Manager
jane@chilliwackmuseum.ca

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm


The Chilliwack Museum and Archives, operated by the Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society, have been collecting objects and records related to the history of the Chilliwack area since 1958. Communities represented in the collection include Chilliwack, Sardis, Rosedale, Yarrow, Greendale, Columbia Valley, Chilliwack River Valley, Popkum, Cheam, East Chilliwack, Ryder Lake, Promontory, Cultus Lake, Camp River and Fairfield Island.

Collections

Archival Collections

Archival collections contain photographs and maps, oral histories, genealogical information, and records from individuals, families, clubs, businesses, churches, schools and community organizations. The Archives also holds municipal government records dating from the incorporation of the Township of Chilliwhack in 1873. Newspapers in original and microfilmed copies date from 1891 to the present (The Chilliwack Progress). Archives staff continue to actively acquire records from the community and assist the public with accessing records. View the archival collections online.

      Note - The City of Chilliwack lost the "h" in the spelling when it was incorporated in 1908  

Object Collections

Object collections includes material representing the human and natural history of Chilliwack and area. The Museum and Archives has objects from the Sto:lo and items dating to the late 1860's around the gold rush era and when farms were being established around Fraser River steamboat landings. The Archives continues to collect objects from the community. View the object collections online.

Education and Exhibits

The Museum offers educational programs for schools and groups in the classroom or at the Museum. Special exhibits are showcased in the Museum's bottom floor while art displays take place in the Museum's Chambers Gallery.