Aerial photography

An air photo.
An air photo.

Maps and GIS has roughly 100,000 air photos of Greater Victoria, most of Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and the Queen Charlotte Islands. The photos, in colour and black and white, date from 1926 to 2005, and can be found in scales from 1:5,000 to 1:70,000.

With any of the above check UVic Libraries Airphotos database to see if we have the photo(s).

See also Canada federal government air photo index maps of historic air photos for the Victoria area.

With any of the above check UVic Libraries Airphotos database to see if we have the photo(s).

Order federal air photos

UVic Libraries Digital airphoto collection
  • small collection of digital air photos; high-resolution images are available only to UVic staff and students.
Greater Victoria
Satellite, air photo and other remote sensing images and data world

For more information,

Contact at 250-721-7356, or
Maps and GIS librarian at 250-853-3619.