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Census reels
Censuses online
Where to find census information in Canada

Census Reels

1881 to 1901

PlaceDistrict / CountyYearMicrofilm
Albert Canyon DistrictSee Kootenay West, Revelstoke Riding1901---
AshcroftYale1891T6292
Ashcroft (Town)See Yale West1901---
Cache CreekYale1881C13285
Cache CreekYale1891T6292
ChaseVancouver1891T6292
Douglas LakeYale1891T6292
GoldenSee Kootenay East, North Riding1901---
InstitutionsYale1891T6427
KamloopsYale1881C13285
KamloopsYale1891T6292
Kamloops(City)See Yale North1901---
Kootenay East, North RidingYale and Cariboo1901T6430; T6436
Kootenay West, Revelstoke RidingYale and Cariboo1901T6430; T6436
LyttonYale1881C13285
LyttonYale1891T6292
LyttonSee Spences Bridge------
LyttonSee Yale West1901---
MaraSee Yale East19011901
MerrittYale1891T6292
NicolaYale1881C13285
NicolaYale1891T6292
NicolaSee Okanagan------
North BendSee Yale West1901---
OkanaganYale1881C13285
Revelstoke (City)See Kootenay West, Revelstoke Riding1901---
SavonaSee Yale West1901---
Spences BridgeYale1881C13285
Spences BridgeYale1891T6292
Spences BridgeSee Lytton------
Spences BridgeSee Yale West1901---
Yale---1881C13285
Yale---1891T6292;T6427
Yale and Cariboo---1901T6430; T6431; T6436; T6437; T6554
Yale EastYale and Cariboo1901>T6431; T6437
Yale WestYale and Cariboo1901T6431; T6437

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Censuses online

1877 - 1891 Censuses

You can check out the Living Landscapes' census data for several censuses posted by Living Landscapes.
This is an online query page.

1881 Census

You can search the complete 1881 Canadian census online. Or you can purchase it on CD from the Mormons for a nominal amount.

1901 census

The 1901 census has been put into a prototype online database. One can view the pages of the census but cannot search by family. This is not a transcribed database. More details about the 1901 census are given in the Introduction.

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Where to find census records in Canada

Microfilmed census returns are held at the National Archives of Canada on Wellington Street in Ottawa. You can borrow these census reels from the National Archives through their inter-institutional loan service.

You can also find microfilm copies of census returns at the following locations. They might also be found in other locations, such as university libraries or archives and your local Family History Centre. (Please send the name of the organization, the location, and information on what jurisdictions are held to this web site's host.)

Single jurisdiction records held

Institution / OrganizationLocationJurisdiction
British Columbia Archives and Records OfficeVictoriaB.C.
Provincial Archives of ManitobaWinnipegManitoba
Archives of OntarioTorontoOntario
Hamilton Public LibraryHamiltonOntario
St. Catharines Public Library, Special Collections DepartmentSt. Catharines, OntarioOntario
Archives nationales du QuébecMontréalQuebec
Archives nationales du QuébecQuébecQuebec
Provincial Archives of New BrunswickFrederictonN.B.
Saint John Public LibrarySaint JohnN.B.
Public Archives of Nova ScotiaHalifaxN.S.
Public Archives and Records OfficeCharlottetownP.E.I.

Multiple jurisdiction records held

Institution / OrganizationLocationJurisdictions
Surrey Public Library, Cloverdale BranchCloverdale, B.C.all
Greater Victoria Public LibraryVictoria, B.C.most
Calgary Public LibraryCalgaryall
Provincial Archives of AlbertaEdmontonall
Regina Public Library, Prairie History RoomReginaall
Saskatchewan Archives BoardRegina and Saskatoonwestern provinces
Saskatoon Public LibrarySaskatoonmost
Winnipeg Public LibraryWinnipegManitoba and Ontario
London Public LibraryLondon, OntarioOntario and some Maritime
Queen's University Library, Government Documents DepartmentKingston, Ontarioall
Toronto Public Library, North York Central BranchTorontoall
Windsor Public LibraryWindsor, OntarioOntario and Quebec
Montreal Municipal Library, Central Branch, Salle GagnonMontréalall

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