Welcome to the Maritime Museum of BC Archives Database!

Our archives hold a wide variety of historical documents including naval records dating back to the late 1700s; business records from local companies including, but not limited to, Yarrows Shipbuilders Ltd., Island Tug and Barge, and BC Ferries; records from sealing and whaling vessels; lighthouse logs; Coast Guard records; records for our fleet; personal diaries and letters; maps and charts; ships’ plans; photo albums; scrapbooks; and newspapers.

Please note that the majority of our archives are not yet listed here. We are in the process of a major cataloguing project of this part of the collection, with an end goal of making more of the catalogue available online to increase accessibility to this unique and exciting collection.