Photograph Orders

Archival images make interesting, attractive and affordable decorations for your home or office. They're great gifts too! 

Photographs can be purchased as digital files or we can print them for you in several sizes. See our Order Form for more information. 

Holiday Orders

The last day to order photos for Christmas is Friday, December 10, 2021. If you order prints, the last day to pick them up from us is Thursday, December 23, 2021.

Image Watermarks

Many of our images are provided with watermarks. You will notice that we've watermarked images on our database like this:

Purchased images have a small gold watermark like this:

Images provided without a watermark must be credited as described on our Order Form


Photocopying/ Digital Scan (PDF)

Type Sizes Fee
Regular Letter or legal size $0.50/page
Oversize Ledger size $0.60/page
Colour Letter, legal or ledger size $2/page
Microfilm Letter size $0.50/page
PDF Scan Letter, legal or ledger size $0.50/page
Aerial Photos Scan or ledger size laser prints $5/photo


We have a large collection of commercial (and a limited number of residential) blueprints.  

When copies of blueprints are ordered there is a $25 minimum charge. The final cost may be higher depending on the number of pages to copy and the selected format. See the order form for more information or contact us at 780-496-8711 or at


Reproductions of our maps can vary widely in price depending on size and desired format. Please contact the Archives at 780-496-8711 or at if you are interested in purchasing a copy of a map.


Reference Services

E-mail and Phone Service

It’s a good idea to contact the Archives prior to your visit or if you are unable to come into the Archives. We may be able to find answers to simple research questions for you. We’ll also help you determine if we have material of interest to you in our holdings.

If we do have records relating to your interests, we can retrieve some preliminary material and have it on hold for you ready for your visit.

Or, we can refer you somewhere that might have what you’re looking for (the Provincial Archives of Alberta for example).

On-site Service

When you visit the Archives, a reference archivist is available in our reference room to help you. This includes orientating new users to our self-serve material and how to use our finding aids.

Typically, archivists don’t do research for you. Instead, we’re here to point you in the right direction so you can find the answers yourself with the materials provided.

For help with research needs, we recommend contacting the Alberta Genealogical Society or hiring a professional researcher to assist you.