Frequently Asked Questions


- Can I buy air photos and topo maps from DNR?

The Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources Library holds an extensive collection of aerial photography of Nova Scotia. We have aerial photographs for most areas of the Province from the 1930s and 1940s, mid 1950s, and then each decade from the 1960s to the present day. Photos are available for consultation during our regular business hours.

These photographs are not for sale. To purchase aerial photos taken prior to 1960, please see the National Air Photo Library at http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geomatics/satellite-imagery-air-photos/9265.

To purchase aerial photos of Nova Scotia from the 1960s to the present, please contact Service Nova Scotia https://geonova.novascotia.ca/map-store.

The Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources Library includes both Federal and Provincial Topographic maps as part of its collection. Like aerial photos, these maps are available for consultation, but are not for sale. Please contact Service Nova Scotia to purchase topographic maps of Nova Scotia. https://geonova.novascotia.ca/map-store