The primary online resource for Directories for Albertan cities and towns is the University of Alberta Libraries' Peel's Prairie Provinces collecitons. Included are also a number of directories for Manitoba and Saskatchewan. For Alberta, coverage includes Edmonton & Strathcona (1908-1953), Calgary (1910-1953), Lethbridge (1914-1953), Medicine Hat and Redcliff (1914-1953), and "Alberta" (1911-1929). For each location several years are missing. The records can be browsed through each year's index.
Directories for Alberta as well as for Saskatchewan from 1881 to 1908 are located at the Provincial Archives. The archives also has a collection of city directories for Edmonton (1908–1980), Calgary (1911–1981), Lethbridge (1911–1980) with gaps, Medicine Hat (1913–1914, 1950–1981), Red Deer (1965–1981), Grande Prairie (1978–1980), and a small selection of telephone and other directories from 1908 to the 1960s.
Many Alberta directories up to and including 1900 are available on microfiche:
- Pre-1900 Canadian Directories.Ottawa, Ont. Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions, 1988. (On 4219 FHL fiche beginning with 6360453. These fiche do not circulate to Family History Centers.)