The PRHMA’s archives preserve and provide access to the records of the activities of community members in the qathet Regional District from the late 19th century to the present day. It includes a substantial collection of photographs, newspapers, books, papers, maps, and architectural drawings contributed by our community. If planning on coming to the archives in person, making an appointment is strongly recommended. Contact us here.
Archival records related to the qathet Regional District that are available onsite include:
Heritage Service Fees:
Staff conducted reference and research service fees are waived for the first 15 minutes. For research requiring more than 15 minutes, there is an hourly fee of $20.00.
High-Resolution Image - Single Use (digital file TIFF or JPEG) $20.00/image
High-Resolution Image - Commercial Use (digital file TIFF or JPEG) $100.00/image
Photocopies B&W (letter)$0.25/page
Photocopies B&W (legal)$0.35/page
Photocopies Colour (letter) $0.75/page
Photocopies Colour (legal) $1.00/page
Postage & Handling
For information on fees regarding postage and handling please contact staff.
Historical photographs from our collections are used throughout our website and some topics feature more extensive photo galleries. Please keep in mind the following when using our archival photographs:
The digital images are created by the Powell River Historical Museum & Archives (PRHMA) and the PRHMA owns the copyright for these digital images. All images are covered under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 Canada License.
These images can be used for personal or research use without the need for prior permission from the PRHMA. Any other use, including, but not limited to, commercial or scholarly reproductions, redistribution, publication, or transmission whether by electronic means or otherwise without prior written permission from the PRHMA is prohibited. The PRHMA will grant or withhold permission on a case-by-case basis.
Acceptable uses for the images are:
The images must not be altered or manipulated in any way and proper credit must accompany all images.
When you reproduce an image from the PRHMA website, the following information must appear with the image as part of the credit line:
"Images courtesy of the Powell River Historical Museum & Archives"