The table below provides an overview of the date range and physical extent of the historic land title records of the seven original land title offices.

It does not identify gaps in records holdings, missing volumes, or other anomalies that are explained in the inventory database that will be made available on this website when completed. For the purpose of this overview, partial volumes are treated as whole volumes.

To date, the historic records inventory has focused on land title records in paper format. Consequently, records that exist only in microform or digital format are not included in this overview. Some of the documents coded as "None Found" may in fact exist on microfilm.

"Ongoing" indicates that the record series is still being created in 2008. The plus (+) sign following a quantity of plans indicates that the number is approximate because the series is ongoing.

 

Victoria

New Westminster

Vancouver

Prince
Rupert

Prince
George

Kamloops

Nelson

Inclusive Years

1860 ongoing

1885 ongoing

1891-1990

1909-2002

1966-2002

1893 ongoing

1901-1997

Record Series Title

       

Absolute Fees Parcels Book
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12 volumes,
1861-1907

10 volumes,
1871-1915

8 volumes,
1871-1905

1 volume,
1874-1906

None Found

6 volumes,
1870-1907

5 volumes,
1881-1906

Bylaw Plans

1012 plans,
1919-1980

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

Certificates of Indefeasible Title

5 volumes,
1866-1905

3 volumes,
1884-1954

1 volume,
1905-1913

None Found

None Found

1 tank,
1910-1912

5 dockets,
1914-1923

Charge Parcels Book

8 volumes,
1861-1906

6 volumes,
1870-1905

7 volumes,
1871-1905

1 volume,
1870-1905

None Found

4 volumes,
1870-1906

2 volumes,
1886-1906

Church Property Plans

31 plans,
1924-1951

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

Conveyances
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6 volumes,
1861-1870

3 volumes,
1862-1870

None Found

None Found

None Found

9 volumes,
1862-1870

1 volume,
1867 only

Crown Grant Documents
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4 tanks of documents,
1920-1980

75 tanks of documents,
1892 ongoing

43 tanks and 42 files of documents,
1872-2001

70 tanks of documents,
1895-2000

156 tanks of documents,
1896-2002

171 tanks of documents,
1893 ongoing

120 tanks,
1896-1997

Deeds Deposited

497 tanks of documents;
1860-1979

1 tank;
1880-1919

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

2 tanks,
1892-1918

Documents Deposited

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

Documents Filed

20 tanks of documents,
1862-1971

64 drawers plus 10 records storage boxes of documents,
1920-1959

None Found

2 tanks of documents,
ca. 1900-1971

None Found

None Found

2 tanks of documents, 1921-1966

Documents Filed Plans

970 plans,
1929-1967

49 tanks,
1929-1987

187 tanks,
1887-1991

12 tanks of plans,
1912-1971

None Found

ca. 1080 plans,
1899-1966

11 tanks of plans,
????-1966

General Plan Series
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79430+ plans,
1861 ongoing

170300+ plans,
1878 ongoing

22800 plans,
1882-1991

74000 plans,
1915-1997

ca. 35500 plans, 1909-2002

25 tanks of plans, 39000 plans, also those in a "blended" series, 1914 ongoing

None Found

Highway Plans

Filed in Right-of-Way Plan series

None Found

182 plans, 1953-1978; effective 1979, filed in Explanatory & Reference Plan series

Inventory in Progress

250 plans, plus those in Running Number Series,
1948-1994

954 plans, 1947-1967; plus "H" series plans in "blended" series,
1967-1985

374 plans,
1931-1975

Indian Reserve Plans

79 plans,
1876-1934

None Found

1 plan,
1916

None Found

2 plans,
????-1964

None Found

None Found

Key Plans

1351 plans,
1914-1946

1675 plans,
????-1981

4 map books and 324 plans,
1914-1985

None Found

None Found

1 volume,
????-????

154 plans and 1 volume,
1914-1953

Official Survey Plans

796 plans,
1909-1980

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

Posting Plans

4370 plans,
1965-1980

930 plans, 1991 only; effective 1992, filed in General Plan Series

122 tanks,
1937-1991

None Found

None Found

Part of approx. 2800 plans, 1966-1987, after which filed in General Plan Series

None Found

Railway and Foreshore Plans

None Found

None Found

19954 plans,
1907-1990

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

Railway Plans

None Found

None Found

None Found

ca. 73 plans,
1903-1960

None Found

ca. 300 plans,
1913-1955

None Found

Record of Agreements and Miscellaneous Instruments

3 volumes,
1870-1921

None Found

4 volumes,
1884-1932

None Found

None Found

2 volumes,
1870-1893

1 volume,
1888-1900

Record of Conveyances

2 volumes,
1870-1921

2 volumes,
1870-1920

2 volumes,
1871-1907

None Found

None Found

7 volumes,
1862-1910

2 volumes,
1877-1920

Record of Mortgages

2 volumes,
1870-1919

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

1 volume,
1870-1893

2 volumes,
1867-1899

Reference and Explanatory Plans

None Found

ca. 17460 plans,
1911-1960

ca. 20650 plans,
1911-1991

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

Reference Plans

2089 plans,
1936-1980

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

ca. 1760 plans as part of "blended" series,
1967-1985

None Found

Register of Absolute Fees
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38 volumes,
1861-2003

55 volumes,
1871-2001

32 volumes,
1870-1919

3 volumes,
1874-1990

1 volume,
1894-1950

19 volumes, 1870-1991

19 volumes, 1881-2006

Register of Charges
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34 volumes,
1861-2000

25 volumes,
1870-2004

45 volumes,
1871-1998

3 volumes,
1870-1990

1 volume,
1912 only

11 volumes,
1870-1991

8 volumes,
1886-2006

Register of Indefeasible Fees
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11 volumes,
1905-1914

15 volumes,
1905-1915

19 volumes,
1905-1917

6 volumes,
1905-1915

1 volume,
1906-1913

7 volumes,
1905-1920

3 volumes,
1905-1922

Register of Mortgages

2 volumes,
1861-1870

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

7 volumes,
1861-1920

None Found

Right-of-Way and Easement Plans

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

ca. 600 plans,
1914-1966

part of "blended" series, 1914-1985

None Found

Right-of-Way Plans

3480 plans,
1913-1980

6 plans, dates not yet determined

None Found

None Found

850 plans,
1916-1966

ca. 3260 plans,
1916-1985

642 plans,
1938-1975

Satisfaction Book

7 volumes,
1861-1911

None Found

10 volumes,
1876-1911

None Found

None Found

5 volumes,
1878-1912

5 volumes,
1888-1912

Strata Plans

5846+ plans,
1968 ongoing

10111+ plans,
1968 ongoing

2893 plans,
1968-1991

100+ plans,
1970-2001

356 plans,
1974-2002

318+ plans,
1970 ongoing

231 plans,
1974-1997

Subdivision Plans

None Found

None Found

None Found

3 plans,
1914 only

None Found

ca. 36000 plans,
1893-1985

ca. 20850 plans,
1885-1997

Supplemental Charge Book

1 volume,
1861-1870

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

Supplemental Charges Parcels Book

1 volume,
1861-1870

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found

None Found