Membership Options and Costs

The Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History is a non-profit history society dedicated to furthering the documentation and presentation of our region's human and natural history. We are centred in Cranbrook, but work with regional partners to encompass the Columbia Basin region of British Columbia. We take as a first principle that 'all that has gone before has the potential to inform our present actions and shape our future ones'.


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Membership Registration

Whenever possible, the Columbia Basin Institute acts in partnership with other individuals and organizations. There is so much to do in preserving and recovering our past that we know we will never get it done alone. We offer opportunities to share in the development of public regional collections of historical materials, and in the benefits which that work may offer. Members of the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History help preserve the electronic versions of the collections; help with the running and upkeep of the website and a very large database, along with the day-to-day operations of the Institute.

Benefits of an Annual Membership

Annual Prices

Individual -- $25.00


Two year individual memberships can be purchased for $45.00, and three year memberships for $60.00

Family -- $40.00


A Family membership is $40.00/year giving a member family a primary user identification and password plus two secondary user identifications and passwords, so that three family members can legally use the site. Additional family members can be added with their own user identification and password, each for $10.00/year. The Family membership also receives all individual member benefits.

Two year family memberships are available for $75.00 and three year memberships for $110.00 (plus any additional user costs).

Institutional -- $50.00


An Institutional membership is available to registered non-profit organizations and public service groups such as public libraries. The Institutional membership is $50.00/year, giving a primary user identification and password plus three secondary user identifications and passwords. Additional Institutional members can be added with their own user identification and password, each for an additional $10.00/year.

Corporate -- $200.00


Corporate memberships are $200.00/year and are available to all corporate entities such as Cities, companies, commercial libraries and unions to name only a few categories. The corporate membership grants a primary user identification and password plus four secondary user identifications and passwords. Additional users on the Corporate account can be added with their own user identification and password, each for an additional $10.00/year.