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Preparing for a visit to the archives

Gatineau's Section de la gestion des documents et des archives is located in the maison de la culture building at 855 boulevard de la Gappe, Gatineau QC  J8T 8H9.

Historical research

Gatineau's Section de la gestion des documents et des archives (SGDA) strives to respond to requests from its holdings and archival collections within 30 days after they are received. It should be noted that the more accurate the request, the easier it will be for us to respond accordingly. It is important that you identify any events, dates, locations, individuals or institutions connected to your request.

Also, researchers should indicate on their request their name, full address and telephone number (including area code). Requests must be submitted by:

Telephone: 819-243-2329
Fax: 819-243-2341
E-mail to Section de la gestion des documents et des archives

Requests can also be sent by mail to:

Ville de Gatineau
Section de la gestion des documents et des archives
P.O. Box 1970, Station Hull
Gatineau QC  J8X 3Y9

On-site consultation

Anyone may consult the documents in the private or institutional archival holdings stored by Gatineau's Section de la gestion des documents et des archives. However, documents are subject to: the Act Respecting Access to Documents Held by Public Bodies and the Protection of Personal Information, section 19 of the Archives Act and the Copyright Act. It should be noted that gloves must be worn when handling the documents.

Office hours

Mondays to Fridays
8:30 a.m. to noon
1:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Summer hours

From June 1 to the first Monday in September:
8:30 a.m. to noon
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Self-serve documents, such as microfilms and reference documents in the Centre de documentation, may also be consulted in the evening on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.


  • New Year's Day
  • The day after New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • National Patriots Day
  • Fête nationale du Québec
  • Canada Day
  • The first Monday of August
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • The afternoon of Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • The afternoon of New Year's Eve

Research tools

Gatineau's Section de la gestion des documents et des archives has prepared a few publications, including the Guide des archives and numerical indexes.


Users also have access to certain documents on microform. A reader-printer can be used to consult and, if necessary, reproduce these documents.


The SGDA has an iconographic collection of photographs and slides. This collection has not been treated.

Loan of documents

In some cases, subject to a formal agreement, the SGDA may lend out certain documents, for instance for exhibitions.

Reproduction of documents

The SGDA applies municipal by-law 961 on the setting of fees for goods, services and activities offered by Gatineau (Établissant la tarification applicable pour des biens, services ou activités offerts par la Ville de Gatineau). For instance, a fee of $0.25 per page is charged for the reproduction of 8 ½ x 11 or 8 ½ x 14 documents.

Online documents

The SGDA provides certain documents in digital form for the convenience of researchers and the public at large.

About Gatineau

Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 290,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.

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