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BC Archaeological Site Data Request Form

This information is collected by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Developmentā€™s Archaeology Branch under section 26 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The personal information collected by the Archaeology Branch will be used to process information requests from citizens of British Columbia. In addition, personal information may be used by the Archaeology Branch for survey purposes.

Should you have any questions about the collection of this personal information, please contact the Archaeology Branch by phone at 250-953-3334 or by mail at:

Archaeological Site Inventory Section
Archaeology Branch
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
PO Box 9816, Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9W3

Note: • Required Fields are prefixed with a red asterisk (*).
• Please read the Data Access Policy to clarify the type of data you will receive.  
• Most data requests are completed within one week; however, turnaround time can sometimes exceed three weeks depending on demand. There is no fee for this government service. An alternative is to contact a professional consulting archaeologist for information and advice. Archaeologists can be contacted through the BC Association of Professional Archaeologists ( or through business directories.
* I have read and accept the data request Terms and Conditions

* Name
* Email Address
* I am a:
* My Affiliation
    If you are affiliated with or acting on behalf of a company, university, or other organization, enter its name here. If you are a private property owner inquiring about an archaeological site on your property, enter private property owner.
* Address
* Province
*Postal Code
* Phone Number (###-###-####)
*1. What information are you requesting? (select and complete one):

(Civic address and PID are required; provide legal description if available; attach map below if available)
*2. Why do you require this site information? (select and complete one)

  I require the information because:
*3. Who will have access to this information, including third party access? (select one)

4. If you have requested archaeological site data, what format do you require? (Select all that apply)

5. Which organization, service, or information source prompted you to contact the Archaeology Branch with a data request?

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