Air Photos

Air Photo Distribution

Attention Air Photo Clients:

The Alberta Air Photo Distribution office located in the Forestry Building (9920 – 108 street, Edmonton, AB) is closed because of a fire. The air photo collection was not directly affected, however air photo staff do not have access to the air photo collection.

Impact on Air Photo requests:

  • Photo requests that can be completed using existing scanned images on file will be processed as usual.
  • Orders that include requests for photos that have not been scanned, will be processed but the order will be incomplete. The missing photos will need to be re-ordered once operations return to normal.

Service may be affected until November 18, 2018. We will update clients with additional information as it becomes available. In the meantime, Air Photo staff will work diligently to process your photo orders as quickly as possible.

Thank You

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 & white and colour photographs are available for viewing in the Air Photo Distribution reference library. Copies of the photographs can also be purchased either in hard copies or digital formats.

Reference Library Location and Hours of Operation


Air Photo Distribution
Main Floor, 9920 - 108 Street
Edmonton AB Canada T5K 2M4
Tel: (780) 427-3520
Fax: (780) 422-9683
Email: Email:

Public hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Also see:


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Updated: Aug 20, 2018