Guided tours of the Preservation Campus are not offered at this time.
The Preservation Centre is Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) flagship building. Together, the Preservation Centre and the Preservation Storage Facility form LAC’s Preservation Campus.
The Preservation Campus in Gatineau offers guided tours of approximately 90 minutes (including registration at the front desk).
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Location and parking
The Preservation Campus is located at 625 du Carrefour Boulevard in Gatineau, Quebec.
You have to get a ticket from the machine by the first row of parking or pay online using the Indigo website.
When you arrive
You will need to leave photo identification (other than a health insurance card) at the security desk by the entrance.
Coats and large bags (including handbags) must be left in the cloakroom. Lockers and locks are available; ask the commissionaire.
During your tour
- Drinks and food are prohibited, as are ballpoint pens, but pencils are permitted.
- Cameras are allowed, but the flash must not be used if documents are being shown.
- The tour involves walking and standing, so wear comfortable shoes!
- You must stay with the group throughout the tour.
Virtual tours (videos)
The Preservation Centre opened its doors in June 1997 in Gatineau, Quebec. It was built to preserve our country’s documentary heritage.
Preservation storage facility
The Preservation Storage Facility was inaugurated in 2022. The building is mainly used to store archival documents. It is also equipped with specialized work and consultation rooms.
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