Archives and Museum

Alberta Archives and Museum

Archives Coordinator: Janet Allcock


The Archivists who maintain the Museum and Archive recognize: 

Alberta Council 
The Guide House Staff
Members, like YOU, who make donations and provide information on artifacts and events
The public who show interest in and support Girl Guides of Canada
Organizations with which we are affiliated, including:

Archives Society of Alberta
Alberta Museums Association
Edmonton and District Historical Society

Remember--the success of any museum and archive depends on the continued support and contributions from its members and other sources. Please consider making a donation of your Guiding papers or artifacts.


The Museum and Archive is located at Guide House in Edmonton

Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada 
11055 - 107 Street NW
Edmonton AB, T5H 2Z6
Telephone:  780-424-5510


The Museum and Archive is open for self-guided tours 
8.30 AM to 4.30 PM on regular business days. 
For unit tours and visits outside these hours, please contact the Archives Coordinator.

The Archivists are present part time, usually Thursdays and Fridays in winter and variable hours in summer. 
Please email for details


Since we run both a Museum and an Archive, we collect a very wide variety of items, from three-dimensional artifacts to documents and historical papers.  The collections include:

Historical uniforms
Crests, badges and pins
Banners, awards and trophies
Photo albums and scrapbooks
Personal and event memorabilia
Audio-visual material
Records from Alberta Girls' Parliament and other Ranger/Senior Branches Events
Canadian Guider from 1933 to date
Alberta Council minutes and reports


The main purpose of the Museum and Archive is to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Guiding in Alberta, Yukon and Northwest Territories.


Guiding began in Alberta in 1913 and Alberta Council was formed in 1929.  Since then, the Council has preserved records and Guiding material. The Museum and Archive was set up formally in 1992 and has been in its current location since 2011.


To preserve from the past
To collect, record, display, store and educate in the present
To anticipate the future
To make the results of our work available to a wide audience within the community

Our prime aim covers Alberta, Yukon and Northwest Territories, but where appropriate, we include Guiding items of wider Canadian and World-wide interest.


Unit tours—including opportunities to try on some of our historical uniforms
Program sessions which help meet some Guiding program elements, particularly Gateway to our Past and Mouse around the House
Mobile displays on Guiding topics for use at conferences and events
Facilities for research using our documents, photographs, resource books and other collections

For information on any of these, please contact Janet Allcock, Archives Coordinator


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