Finding air photos in the Maps and GIS collection

Maps and GIS has air photos of locations on Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands.

Airphotos can be found by using either:

  • Airphoto index maps
  • OR
  • On-Line tools in the tabs below

Air photos are filed in the cabinets by roll number (flightlines).

Most, but not all, air photos may be borrowed for the same loan period as books. Sign them out and return them to the Main Loan Desk.

BC airphotos from 1963 - onwards Imagery Finder.

Check UVic Libraries' air photo holdings with the airphoto database by roll number and photo number.

With either of the above, use the UVic Libraries airphoto database to see if we have the photo(s).

To find federal air photos of BC, use Natural Resources Canada Earth Observation Data Management System or Canadian air photo index maps (of roll numbers and flightlines).

With the above, use the UVic Libraries airphoto database to see if we have the photo(s).

For more information,

Contact or
Geospatial Librarian at 250-853-3619.