Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia Online Historical Directories

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


Street Names of Vancouver by Elizabeth Walker is a helpful free online guide to track Vancouver street name changes.

Links to directories at Ancestry are to the images themselves, which are browsable. Non-subscribers will not be able to view these. Non-subscribers can, however, use the search engine and see a listing of possible results (but no images or further details).  To search by name, directory, year, or keyword, go to Ancestry's U.S. City Directories search engine.
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Links to directories marked Ancestry* are to those available through Ancestry.ca (available in Canada) or Ancestry.com's World Deluxe Membership only and not through Ancestry.com's U.S. Deluxe Membership or Library Edition. Links to directories at Ancestry are to the images themselves, which are browsable. Use the search engine on the site or database to find a specific surname.

Victoria City and British Columbia Business Directory, Mallandaine, 1868 - $ (Ancestry*)
 - list of businessmen and professionals in British Columbia and Washington Territory begins at image 29

Victoria City and British Columbia Business Directory, Mallandaine, 1869
- $ (Ancestry*)

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

Vancouver City Directory, Williams, 1888
- Free (Internet Archive)

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

Vancouver and Victoria City Directories, Henderson, 1890
- Free (Our Roots)

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

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

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

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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