Residential Schools: Photographic Collections

Library and Archives Canada presents photographs from its collection on Residential Schools, taken between 1885 and 1996. This single portal allows easy access to photos from the province or region of your choice. A thumbnail selection will appear, which can be enlarged for better viewing. If you would like to make a copy of a particular photo, simply press print or save.

If you have information about a photograph, please let us know. This information will be added to the record in the database. You will need to include an image reference number, for example: PA-102543, e011080332 or e011080332_s3.

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia (coming in 2014)
  • Manitoba (coming in 2014)
  • Northern Territories (coming in 2014)
  • Quebec and Nova Scotia coming in 2014)
  • Saskatchewan (coming in 2014)
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