British Columbia Directories
British Columbia, Canada directories from 1860 to 1955 are available free online at the Vancouver Public Library's British Columbia City Directories website.
- Dave Obee's Guide to Directories, with direct links to online directories by year and place for British Columbia.
- Search Directory listings for the cities of Nanaimo and Victoria for 1882, 1892 and 1902 on viHistory:Directory
Additional online directories for British Columbia will be found at these websites:
Online Historical Directories, Canada. Miriam Robbins
Don's List, Canada, Don Krieger.
Early Canadiana Online, Canadiana.org
Peel's Prairie Provinces (aka Peel's Bibliography), University of Alberta.
Western Canadian Directories on microfiche and microfilm, compiled by Dave Obee, (Second Edition, Victoria, BC, 2001).
British Columbia 1871: A list of residents based on the work of Edward Mallandaine by Dave Obee (From Mallandaine's 1871 directory. (Dave Obee, 2005).
The Peel Collection, including some directories, based on A Bibliography of the Prairie Provinces to 1953 by Bruce Braden Peel, is available at some libraries on microfiche.
The University of British Columbia has microfilmed many British Columbia directories. These films are available at some libraries.
Many British Columbia directories up to and including 1900 are available on the following microfiche set:
- Pre-1900 Canadian Directories.( Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions, 1988). The Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions is now Canadiana.org. (On 4219 Family History Library fiche beginning with fiche 6360453. These fiche do not circulate to Family History Centers.)
- See also Canada Directories.