British Columbia Online Historical Directories - arranged by regional district

Expand your research by checking out the British Columbia Online Historical Newspapers here.


Unsure of which regional district your your city, town or village is a part? Check out the Atlas of Canada here.

 Aberni - Clayoquot Bulkley - Nechako
Capital
(Victoria)
Cariboo
Central Coast
Central Kootenay
Central Okanagan
Columbia - Shuswap
Comox Valley
Cowichan Valley
East Kootenay
Fraser Valley
 Fraser - Fort George Greater Vancouver
Kitimat - Stikine
Kootenay Boundary
Mount Waddington
Nanaimo
 North Okanagan Northern Rockies
Okanagan - Similkameen
Peace River
Powell River
Skeena - Queen
Squamish - Lillooet
Stikine Region*
Strathcona
Sunshine Coast
Thompson-Nicola
 

* The Stikine Region is not officially classified as a regional district, and is administered directly by the provincial government.

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Victoria City and British Columbia Provincial Directories and Guides, Howard & Barnett, 1863 - Free (Vancouver Public Library)

Pacific Coast Business Directory, Langley, 1867 - Free (Vancouver Public Library)
 - Part I, Part II, Part III

Victoria City and British Columbia Colony Directories, Mallandaine, 1868 - $ (Ancestry*)
 - list of businessmen and professionals in British Columbia begins at image 29

Victoria City and British Columbia Colony Directories, Mallandaine, 1868
- Free (Vancouver Public Library)

Victoria City and British Columbia Colony Directories, Mallandaine, 1869
- $ (Ancestry*)

Victoria City and British Columbia Colony Directories, Mallandaine, 1869
- $ (Vancouver Public Library)

Victoria City and British Columbia Provincial Directories, Mallandaine, 1871 - Free (Vancouver Public Library)

Pacific Coast Directory, Mckenny, 1883-4
- Free (Our Roots)

Vancouver and New Westminster City Directories, Draper, 1890 - Free (Our Roots)

Victoria and Nanaimo City Directories, Williams, 1890 - Free (Our Roots)

British Columbia Provincial Directory, Williams, 1892 - Free (Our Roots)

Rossland Business Directory, Kootenay Publishing Company, 1896-7
- Free (Our Roots)

Vancouver City Directory, Hodgson, 1896 - Free (Our Roots)
 - includes Burnaby City Directory and British Columbia Provincial Business Directory

Alaska-Yukon Territory City Directory, Ferguson, Barnes & Baber, 1901 - Free (Family Chronicle)
 - transcribed
 - includes Atlin, Discovery City,

Manitoba Provincial and Northwest Territorial Directories, Henderson, 1905 - Free (Peel's Prairie Provinces)
 - includes Eastern British Columbia

Vancouver Island and Adjacent Islands Directory, Provincial Publishing Company, 1909
- Free (Don's List)

Alaska-Yukon Business Directory, Polk, 1915-16 - Free (USGenWeb)
- includes businesses and workers from Atlin and Discover
- Abstracters - Fish Canners & Packers
- Fish Canners & Packers to Machinery Repairs
- Machinery Sawmill - Restaurants
- Restaurants - Zinc Etchings

British Columbia and Yukon Directory, unknown, 1935 - Free (Yukon Genealogy)
 - part of a searchable Yukon Residents database (transcribed)

British Columbia and Yukon directory, unknown, 1947 - Free (Yukon Genealogy)
 - part of a searchable Yukon Residents database (transcribed)




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