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Archives centres are open by appointment

BAnQ’s archives centres are open to users, but only by appointment.

However, staff will continue to process requests by email, phone and by online appointment.

For more information, go to our FAQ page.


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Pistard vous permet de consulter les fonds et les collections d'archives conservés par BAnQ ou l'un de ses partenaires.

Inscrivez un mot ou une expression à rechercher (par exemple : un sujet, un lieu, un événement, un nom de personne ou d'organisme, etc.).

Si vous souhaitez entrer plus d'un mot ou d'une expression ou si vous souhaitez chercher parmi les archives d’un centre en particulier, optez pour la recherche avancée.



Cherchez simultanément dans les 17 bases de données publiques de BAnQ en généalogie.

Vous pouvez restreindre les résultats de la recherche en cochant seulement les bases de données qui vous intéressent à l’aide de l’option « Limiter la recherche ».

La recherche se fait à partir du nom de famille (au moins 3 lettres) et du prénom (optionnel).

The Québec National Archives in Saguenay

Location: Saguenay
Year of inauguration: 1978

The history of the region in images and words

Arrival of the steamboat Canada at the port of Chicoutimi

Arrival of the steamboat Canada at the port
of Chicoutimi [ca. 1896]
BAnQ Saguenay, Fonds Vincent Dubuc.
(P60,S1,D1,P003), unknown photographer.

Located in the Saguenay, BAnQ Saguenay covers a territory with an area of 104,000 square kilometres. It is 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 region's public and private archives, it offers researchers and the public consultation rooms and efficient personnel to guide them in the use of the wide range of materials the centre holds.

It houses two consultation rooms. The reference room is a pleasant work area that houses a vast collection of works. In the microfilm room, visitors can use a half dozen microfilm readers/copiers, microfilm readers and two microfilm readers/digitizers.

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

BAnQ Saguenay houses archives that can be used to trace the history of the region since the beginning of the 19th century, including:

  • 3009 linear metres of text documents;
  • 655,277 photographs;
  • 27,337 aerial photographs;
  • 39,567 maps and plans;
  • 28,157 architectural drawings.

The public archives held by BAnQ Saguenay document the activities of the government departments responsible for applying government policies in the region. Certain collections provide evidence of the commitments made by individuals or organizations (notaries' archives) or of the disputes that set them against one another (court archives).


Child with blueberries

Child with blueberries
BAnQ Saguenay, Fonds Marc Ellefsen
(P246,S1,D40,PNAE1.28), photographer : Marc Ellefsen

The private archives available to the public include the:

  • J.-É.-A. Dubuc, Vincent Dubuc and the Dubuc family fonds;
  • Consolidated Bathurst (Port- Alfred mill) fonds;
  • Price fonds;
  • Société historique du Saguenay fonds, including a vast collection of photographs (Joseph-Eudore Lemay fonds).

These archives also include the Ellefsen, Bonneau, Krieber and Lalime photographic collections, as well as very substantial architectural archives covering almost all of the 20th century, such as the Lamontagne and Gravel, Desgagné and Laberge, Coutu and Bergeron fonds as well as those of Les Architectes associés.


Certified private archives services


Contact information

Pulp company of Chicoutimi

Pulp company of Chicoutimi, [ca. 1900]
BAnq Saguenay, Fonds Famille Dubuc.
(P1,S6,SS5,D295,P1.57), unknown photographer

BAnQ Saguenay
930, rue Jacques-Cartier Est, bureau C-103
Saguenay (Québec)  G7H 7K9

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

Telephone: 418 698-3516 or 1 800 363-9028, option 4 then option 4
Fax: 418 698-3758
E-mail: archives.saguenay@banq.qc.ca