Who were the Loyalists?

Our Ancestors

Archives & Artefacts



Special Events


Branch Archives

Projects & Awards

We Give Back

Leave a Legacy

Site Map

Contact Us



Vancouver Branch members Vancouver Branch members

Vancouver Branch members participate in a variety of meetings and events.
(Click the images to view them in high resolution)

The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada has many branches, and new members are always encouraged to join the group that meets closest to where they live. There are four Pacific Region branches that serve a vast geographical area including the Yukon and some western states in the USA.

Your membership includes:

The UELAC publishes Loyalist Trails, a weekly email newsletter for Members and friends containing a variety of information items from the Branches, the Association, various Committees and others with common interests. Anyone interested in receiving Loyalist Trails can subscribe for free.

Branch Activities

Most of the work in the Vancouver Branch focuses on learning and disseminating information about the Loyalist era of Canadian history. We bring that knowledge to our membership through our meetings; to the public by attending special events; and, to young students.

We also help people who wish to receive a certificate that says they have provided documentation of their lineage to a Loyalist ancestor. This is usually the biggest reason people join a branch and one of the best ways a branch member can make a lasting contribution – by helping to identify all the Loyalists. We encourage everyone to share what they know about our ancestors by contributing to the Loyalist Directory and help populate the Online Loyalist Resources section of the Dominion website so we can properly document and share this part of Canadian history with everyone. It is just another way of giving back to our communities. We also work hard at having fun.

Membership fees

Membership fees are $55 per annum for individuals or $75 per family (amounts in Canadian dollars). Details are below:

Membership Applications

Membership application forms are available in two formats: MS Word and PDF.

Many people choose to join one or more additional branches, in many cases a branch in the geographical area where a Loyalist ancestor settled originally. This membership is called an "Additional Branch Membership" and is normally offered at a reduced rate, as this additional branch does not submit fees to Dominion Office for such members. Such Additional Branch Members would otherwise enjoy the same branch benefits as other members, subject to type of membership as noted above. You need to apply directly to the specific branch you also wish to join for their fee rate.

For further information, please contact us or visit our Dominion website's membership page.

Membership Renewal Form

The membership renewal form is available in two formats: MS Word and PDF.