About Us

Lifeways of Canada Limited is Alberta's first and oldest archaeological and historical resources consulting and contracting firm. Incorporated in 1972, Lifeways provides services to both private industries and government (municipal, provincial, federal, and First Nations) in western Canada and the adjacent United States. Lifeways has conducted more than 1100 Historical Resources projects in Alberta alone, ranging from large, EIA based projects, to small scale oil and gas projects, forestry, wind farms, and Oilsands developments. In addition, Lifeways has extensive First Nations consultation and Traditional Land Use studies experience and has provided expert testimony in hearings. Lifeways employs seven project archaeologists permitted to conduct archaeological fieldwork in Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Montana, and Wyoming. Twelve archaeologists work as excavators, lab technicians, and researchers for the company. We provide expertise in lithic and faunal analysis and GIS applications. Founder of the company, Dr. Brian Reeves, has over 40 years of experience in the archaeological consulting business and is a recognized specialist in the archaeology of Alberta's plains, parklands, boreal forest, and Rocky Mountains. The breadth of Lifeways' four decades of experience and involvement with the historical resources of Alberta and western Canada ensures the most knowledgeable and integrated approach to the provision of historical resources and traditional land use services.

Lifeways' reputation for quality work is built on a corporate culture of knowledge, teamwork, innovation, and a value set that views employee wellness, safety, community, and professional contribution as fundamental measures of success. Lifeways has a professionally qualified staff and maintains a large library of reports, as well as comprehensive electronic and hard copy sets of primary archaeological site inventory data and reports for the areas in which we work.



Did you know that Lifeways...

Staff have worked on 6 of the 7 continents of the world?