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Opening hours for the Fête nationale and Canada Day

Please note that all BAnQ facilities will be closed for the Fête nationale on Friday, June 24, and on Canada Day, Friday, July 1.



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National Archives in Rimouski

Territory covered:  Bas-Saint-Laurent and GaspésieÎles-de-la Madeleine regions
Inaugurated in 1979

All about history, from the beginnings of the seigneurial system to the present

Défilé de voitures dans les rues de Rimouski.

Parade for the road safety campaign organized by
the Chambre de commerce de Rimouski, May 2 1953.
National Archives in Rimouski, J.-Gérard Lacombe fonds (P24, S3, SS7, D157,P1).

Located in Rimouski, the National Archives in Rimouski covers a territory with an area of more than 42,850 square kilometres. The National Archives in Gaspé is located in the same territory. It has preserved the Gaspé peninsula public archives since 2010. These 2 centres are part of the network of 10 Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) archives centres located throughout Québec.

Dedicated to the preservation and development of the Bas-Saint-Laurent region's public and private archives, the National Archives in Rimouski offers researchers and the public a reading room and efficient personnel to guide them in the use of the wide range of materials the centre holds.

Every year, it welcomes hundreds of patrons, essentially from the educational and professional sectors. They use the centre's services for research concerning the history of their families, localities or regions.


Photo d'enfants avec une boite de bleuets.

Diamond wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Adhémar
St-Laurent, of Rimouski-Est, July 20, 1958.
National Archives in Rimouski, J.-Gérard Lacombe fonds (P24, S6, SS2, D44, P1).

The National Archives in Rimouski and Gaspé provide widespread access to a great deal of materials, including:

  • 2 linear kilometres of written materials, of which approximately one-quarter is private in origin and three-quarters are public;
  • almost 150,000 photographic documents;
  • 3,200 cartographic materials;
  • 14,000 architectural, engineering and technical drawings;
  • close to 300 hours of visual and sound recordings.

The private archives preserved there provide eloquent testimony of more than 300 years of history and, in particular, provide ample information about the early days of the seigneurial system in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. They also cover art and culture, provincial and federal politics, education, the cooperative movement, the fishing industry and the Indigenous presence.

For their part, the public archives document State interventions in the fields of regional development, culture, employment, public security and justice, transportation and agriculture.


Certified private archives services

Check the Certified private archives services list (in French only) to find the one in your region.


Contact information

Gabrielle Pellerin.

Gabrielle Pellerin, war godmother, 1917.
National Archives in Rimouski, Gabrielle Pellerin fonds (P29).

National Archives in Rimouski
Édifice Louis-Joseph-Moreault
337, rue Moreault Rimouski (Québec)  G5L 1P4

Opening hours
Monday through Friday: from 8:30 am to 12 noon and from 1 pm to 4:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: closed

Telephone: 418 727-3500 or 1 800 363-9028, option 4 then option 3
Fax: 418 727-3739
E-mail: archives.rimouski@banq.qc.ca