Calgary's Story

The Heritage Triangle

Access the city’s historical and archival material

Making history accessible to all Calgarians.

The Heritage Triangle is the Glenbow Western Research Centre, the Calgary Public Library, and The City of Calgary Archives. These three organizations each specialize in different material and documents, collecting and preserving Calgary’s history and ensuring it is available to you.

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Glenbow Western Research Centre

Glenbow Western Research Centre at the University of Calgary's Taylor Family Digital Library documents the history of Calgary and southern Alberta. Find personal history records, including diaries, letters, and family albums there. The Research Centre has more than 2 million Western Canada photographs from the 1870s – 2000s as well as historical maps and newspapers from Calgary and rural communities.

No appointment is required.

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The City of Calgary Archives

Find civic records, including building history, land use, the XV Olympic Winter Games ’88, elected officials, departmental annual reports and municipal handbooks (since 1913). 

Open from 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. No appointment is required.

The City of Calgary Archives

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Calgary’s Story, presented by Walt & Irene DeBoni, at Central Library

Browse documents, newspapers, images, microfilm, memorabilia, and audiovisual material pertaining to the history and development of Calgary and Alberta, from pre-history to the present.

Calgary's Story is open during regular Central Library hours.