Turner Valley Operations

Turner Valley Operations

Turner Valley is considered to be the birthplace of Alberta’s oil and gas industry. Photo number: P1233

Welcome to the
Provincial Archives of Alberta

The Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) preserves the collective memory of Alberta and contributes to the protection of Albertans' rights and sense of identity.

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, the PAA acquires, preserves and makes available for research private and government records of provincial significance. The PAA also serves as the permanent repository of records of enduring value of the Government of Alberta.

The PAA operates in accordance with the Historical Resources Act, which provides for the "operation, maintenance, and development of the Provincial Archives of Alberta", as well as for the "acquisition, preservation, publication and public exhibition of documents, parchments, manuscripts, records, books, maps, plans, photographs, magnetic tapes, or other materials regardless of physical form, the preservation of which is in the public’s interest."


8555 Roper Road
Edmonton, Alberta
T6E 5W1

Hours of Operation

Reading Room Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-4:30pm, 4:30pm – 9:00pm (limited service)
Thursday: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Friday: 9:00am- 4:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Sunday: Closed

*There is no retrieval of archival material from 11:30am - 1pm and from 3:30pm onwards.