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Locating Archival Resources in Canada on the First World War

Library and Archives Canada:
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4
Requests for onsite consultation require both a user card and retrieval form. These, as well as an online form for questions, can be found at

The Rooms:
9 Bonaventure Avenue, PO Box 1800, Station C, St. John's, NL, A1C 5P9
Reference email:

Veterans Affairs Canada
Database: Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Library and Archives Canada:
Database: Soldiers of the First World War

Thematic Guides:

Newfoundland and Labrador Archives:
Database: The Newfoundland Regiment and The Great War

Thematic guides to records:
The Canadian Wartime Experience: The Documentary Legacy of Canada at War

Virtual Exhibitions across Canada:
Archives of Manitoba:
Remembering the First World War – Archives Blog

Archives of Ontario:
The Archives of Ontario Remembers our Canadian War Heroes
Canadian Posters from the First World War

Dear Sadie: Love, Lives, and Remembrance from Ontario’s First World War
Preparing for Departure: Panoramic Photographs from the First World War

The Story of an Ontario Veteran – Excerpts from the John Mould Diaries

War Artists from the First World War

CBC Digital Archives
Canvas of War

Canadian War Museum
Canada and the First World War

Canadian Wartime Propaganda

Law society of Upper Canada Archives:
These Laid the World Away: The World War One Memorial at Osgoode Hall

Library and Archives Canada:
Call to Duty: Canada’s Nursing Sisters

Canada and the First World War

Mary Riter Hamilton: Traces of War

Oral Histories of the First World War: Veterans

McMaster University Archives
Peace and War in the 20th Century

Mount Allison University

Courage Remembered: the world wars through Canadian eyes

National Film Board
World War I Armistice

New Brunswick Museum:
Mark Our Place: Images and Memoirs of New Brunswickers in Wartime

Newfoundland and Labrador Archives (The Rooms):
Newfoundland and the Great War

Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management:

An Act of Remembrance: First World War Publicity Posters

Halifax Explosion Remembrance Book

Queen’s University

An Archival Look at World War I

Queen’s University Remembers
Royal Canadian Legion of Newfoundland and Labrador
World War I: Beaumont Hamel France

Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists:

Saskatchewan in Two World Wars

Sault St. Marie Public Library Archives:

Sault Ste. Marie and World War One

Trent University Archives:

Nursing Sister Helen L. Fowlds: A Canadian Nurse in World War I

Trinity Historical Society
The Battle of the Somme

Veterans Affairs Canada
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
First World War Audio Archive

Historical Photo Gallery