Requesting Archaeological Site Records
Archaeological site records in the British Columbia Archaeological Site Inventory are available on a need to know basis. Information is released following the
Provincial Archaeological Information Policy. Groups that often require archaeological site information include:
- First Nations
- Property owners (private or corporate)
- Government land use planning agencies (all levels)
- Academic researchers
- Environmental consultants
- Private industry
To get access to archaeological information, you may submit an online
Archaeological Site Data Request Form or complete a data request form in person at the Archaeology Branch office, located at #3, 1250 Quadra Street, Victoria, British Columbia. Prior to gaining access to archaeological site inventory data, you must agree to established terms and conditions governing data sharing and access. A link to terms and conditions is found on the data request form.
The branch will complete your data request within 15 working days.
We are experiencing a high volume of data requests
resulting in delayed responses. For faster service, a professional consulting
archaeologist can provide the information you require. Archaeologists can
be contacted through the BC Association of Professional Archaeologists (www.bcapa.ca)
or through local directories.