Purchasing Aerial Photography

The clients who require air photo search services, a search fee will be introduced.

  • For simple air photo searches, the search fee is $20.00
  • For complex air photo searches, the fee is $50.00/hour
Contact Prints Price
Post 1940 Monochrome Contact Print $14.99
Pre 1940 Monochrome Contact Print $37.50
Monochrome Laser copy $11.25*
Colour Laser copy $18.00*

* For walk-in clients only

Digital Imagery Price
Photos scanned from contact print
Images per Order
8 bit Monochrome, 300dpi $24.99
8 bit Monochrome, 600dpi - 1200dpi $32.49
24 bit Colour, 600dpi - 1200dpi $37.49
Photos scanned from original negative
Images per Order
8 bit monochrome and 24-bit colour
Enlargements Price
Dimensions Monochrome
25cm x 25cm (10" x 10") $39.00
38cm x 38cm (15" x 15") $49.00
50cm x 50cm (20" x 20") $59.00
76cm x 76cm (30" x 30") $79.00
101cm x 101cm (40" x 40") $110.00
101cm x 152cm (40" x 60") $149.00
Monochrome Laser copy enlargement
(11" x 17")
Colour Laser copy enlargement
(11" x 17")


  • On-line search tool:

 To locate air photos on our web application, see General Online Search Instructions and National Earth Observation Data Framework (NEODF) Catalogue.

  • Phone, mail or fax a description of the area of interest using one or more of the following references:
    • a photocopy of a topographic map with the area of interest outlined
    • latitude and longitude co-ordinates in decimal degrees, or degrees minutes seconds
    • a place name for a lake, river, town, village or street
    • any provincial, municipal, city or road map showing the area

Send your request to the National Air Photo Library in Ottawa. If you are in the Ottawa area, you are welcome to visit the Library and complete your search personally during hours noted below or as previously approved prior to visit.

National Air Photo Library
Natural Resources Canada
615 Booth Street, Room 180
Ottawa Ontario Canada
K1A 0E9

Telephone: 613-995-4560 or 1-800-230-6275
Fax: 613-995-4568 or 1-800-661-6277
E-Mail: NRCan.napl-pna.RNCan@canada.ca
Monday to Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Eastern time)

Please note:

  • Where applicable, Provincial Sales Tax (PST) must also be added.
  • Orders must be prepaid in Canadian funds, except where prior arrangements for credit have been made.
  • Methods of payment include:
    • cash
    • debit
    • VISA, MasterCard or American Express
    • Wire Transfer, contact us for details
  • The following orders are subject to handling charges of $4.95:
    • contact prints
    • enlargements
    • diapositives
    • 2032 dpi scans from original negative
    • media charge (CD-ROM/DVD per disk) $7.00
    • priority Service is available at an additional surcharge of 50% of the list price