Discover British Columbia’s Past with BC History magazine

Humourous, tragic, personal, and engaging stories about the history of British Columbia. Every issue is full of photos, maps, illustrations, book reviews, and insights into local archives.

British Columbia History began in 1923 as the Annual Report and Proceedings of the British Columbia Historical Association (now the British Columbia Historical Federation). From 1937–58 it was published as the British Columbia Historical Quarterly, and then the B.C. Historical News from 1968–2005. British Columbia History tells British Columbia’s story through a unique mix of community chroniclers, museum and archive professionals, and academic historians.


British Columbia History is published four times a year, in Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.

There are three ways to order a print subscription:
1) By phone, please call 604.688.1175.
2) Or you can download the BC History Subscriptions Form (pdf), print and mail to:
British Columbia History, Subscriptions,
℅ Magazine Association of BC,
316-336 East 1st Ave., Vancouver, BC V5T 4R6
3) Online, click on the image below:

Back Issues

Publications of the British Columbia Historical Federation from 1923 – 2007 have been digitized and are available for free through the University of British Columbia Library.

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While copyright in the magazine as a whole is vested in the British Columbia Historical Federation, copyright of the individual articles belongs to their respective authors, and articles may be reproduced for personal use only. Copyright of the images belongs to the image provider as notes. For reproduction for other purposes permission in writing of author, image provider, and publisher is required.

Contact the British Columbia History magazine team

Direct Editorial enquiries to
Andrea Lister, Editor
PO Box 21187, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 1P7
Ph. 604.809.3603

Send books for Review and Book Reviews to Book Reviews, BC History, ℅ K. Jane Watt
Box 1053, Fort Langley BC V1M 2S4

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