Who we are

As Canada's public broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has been producing award winning programming since 1952.

The Archives site is your gateway to CBC's extensive collection of Canadian and International footage. Our search engine can provide the professional researcher shot lists detailing our complete English Network holdings, which include Network News & Current Affairs, Entertainment, Nature and Science.

We provide clients video elements of our programming on most commercial formats, high definition, including FTP delivery.

CBC English Network Radio Archives

To licence clips of CBC Radio content, please contact Darren Yearsley darren.yearsley@cbc.ca (416-205-2270).

Radio-Canada Television Archives

North America's largest collection of French language news, current affairs, documentaries, drama and variety shows. Our service is fast, efficient and bilingual. Please contact us in Montreal: at 514.597.6208 or email: stockshot@montreal.radio-canada.ca

Looking for transcripts?

Please contact Cision transcription service at 1.877.269.3367 or visit their website at ca.cision.com

Looking for VHS and DVD?

Contact the CBC Boutique at 1-800-955-7711 or visit their website at www.cbcboutique.ca

Looking for photographs of CBC personalities and productions?

Please contact the CBC Still Photo Collection at stillphoto@cbc.ca (416-205-2513). You may also search our digital catalogue at stillphoto.cbc.ca

What You'll Find


Our archives contain unique video of the Canadian experience, such as Canada¿s Arctic, the conflict in Afghanistan and the Oil Sands. Some material is available in HD.


Speeches that reflect our culture and create our shared Canadian history.

Historic Footage

International and domestic images that defines a place or time.