Welcome to the Index of Historical Victoria Newspapers

This web site is a teaching, learning and research tool.

This site gives you access to four indices of approximately forty-five thousand summarized transcripts of articles first appearing in newspapers published on Vancouver Island between 1858 and 1936. By default you will search:

Once you have found one or more articles you are interested in, if they fall in the period 1858 - 1920,  you can go directly to the newspaper which has been digitized for that period.

Please take a moment to find out how this web site works before you begin to search the database.

To learn more about the indices and the people responsible for them, read more about the project.