Air Photo Distribution

Attention air photo clients:

Effective June 1, 2019 the Air Photo Library will be changing its hours for public access.

The new hours are:

Monday to Friday
10:00 am to 2:00 pm or by appointment.

To book an appointment outside of the regular hours please call us at 780-427-3520.

Air Photo Distribution manages and distributes a collection of over 1.5 million aerial photographs taken from 1949 to 2012, for 15,500 different projects. Most of these photographs are black and white; however, some areas have been photographed in colour or false colour.

The projects were flown at different scales and on various dates. To see what is included in the collection, see the section below "Search Online."

Notice to Air Photo Clients

Keep checking back as more view web map services are added to

For all other imagery, post 2012 aerial photographs or digital imagery available to the general public, you may want try these alternatives:

For Aerial Imagery regarding the 2013 and 2014 flood events, the following view only web map services are available on

Visit the Reference Library

Medium and/or small scale black and white and colour photographs are available for viewing in the Air Photo Library. Copies of the photographs can also be purchased either in hard copies or digital formats.

Air Photo Library Location and Hours of Operation

Air Photo Library

Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm or by appointment.
Phone: 780 427-3520

2nd floor East, Muriel Stanley Venne Provincial Centre
12360 142 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta  T5L 2H1

Email Requests

When sending a request via email, leave a detailed message including:

  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number
  • Fax number
  • Email address
  • Air Photo Order form attachment

Search Online

For a list of the air photo projects available for any legal land location, access the online search of the Aerial Photographic Record System (APRS) at:

APRS is available 24/7 but is only supported Monday to Friday from 8:15 am to 4:30 pm.

Also see: