Proud traditions and a remarkable history: that is the story of Victoria High School.

Beginning in a log cabin in 1876, it is the oldest high school in western Canada. Dr. Peter Smith’s illustrated history, Come Give a Cheer, published for the school’s 1976 centennial, describes many educators, scholars, writers and athletes who went on to help shape the province.

Today, Vic High has an extensive and active Archives founded by the late Faith Reimer, after whom Room 100 is now named. Its collection gives an amazing view of the history of the school, the city and even the province. It has proved invaluable to many people researching their family’s history and genealogy. It is normally open to the public from 9 am to noon, every Tuesday that school is in session.

PLEASE NOTE that access to the Archives is currently by appointment only – for further info, click on Vic High Archives in the Sub Navigation panel at right. The Archives will re-open at its regular hours when the building’s seismic upgrade is completed and the school resumes operations at its Fernwood and Grant location.

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