Largest BC aerial photo collection now housed at GIC!

Since the 1930s, the Provincial Air Photo Warehouse have housed approximately 2.3 million aerial photographs, recording BC’s geographic history for many decades.  In April 2010, the Provincial Air Photo Warehouse closed down its warehouse access.

To allow for continued public use, the Geographic Information Centre at UBC Vancouver has undergone major renovations for the past two years to accommodate these valuable resources.  The Geographic Information Centre currently house the largest hard copy collection in British Columbia.  We welcome the university community and the general public to use the collection for general interest or research purposes.  Individuals representing a commercial interest wanting to use the historical air photo collection as a commercial reference source should visit this link:


Aerial photo compact storage