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. See our Order Form for more information. 

Changes to Photograph Orders

As of June 1, 2022, we have made the following changes to photo orders:

  • We offer scan reproductions only (no print orders).
  • Scans will be provided as 300dpi JPGs.
  • Scans will be watermarked, unless used in a publication.
  • Scans will be delivered via Google Drive only (no CDs).
  • The price of scans is $25.
  • Requests for scans at any resolution or file type other than 300dpi JPG will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • The commercial use fee no longer applies.

Image Watermarks

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

City Archives sales sample image

Purchased images have a small gold watermark like this:

City Archives sales sample image

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. See the Order Form for more information or contact us at 780-496-8711 or at


Reference Services

E-mail and Phone Service

Please contact the Archives at 780-496-5989 to make an appointment 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.