Photos capture the prairies all the way back to the 1950s

Were you born or raised on farm? Would you like to find aerial photos of the family farm dating back to the 1950s or newer?

Homestead Aerial is once again touring around the west, setting up at various venues to allow the public a chance to search for memories. They will be in North Battleford at the Discovery Co-op Mall March 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. will feature photos from this area.

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Homestead Aerial of Calgary has the largest archival library covering all prairie provinces dating back to 1953.

With no flight restrictions in the past these aerial images were taken at very low level with amazing detail. You might see Grandpa and Grandma in the garden or your favorite horse and dog.

“All you need is your land location, or just show us on our maps where the farm is located,” says Homestead Aerial.

They also have photos of country churches, schools and businesses that can makes a lifetime keepsake. 

After their visit to North Battleford, they move on to:

March 27-29 - Saskatoon Gardenscape; 

March 31 - Maidstone Senior Drop Inn Centre - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;

April 1 - Lashburn Community Hall - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;

April 2-3  -Lloydminster Mall - mall hours.

Homestead Aerial Photos specializes in aerial photography across the west using an aerial drone allowing for steady, high quality aerial shots of almost any building, personal or commercial events and functions.

Their library (purchased from Superior Air Photo of Kelowna, which had earlier acquired it from Continental Air Photo of Edmonton, now defunct) has more than a million photos of farms, and other sites such as hospitals, churchs, townsites and businesses covering Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island and some areas of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario dating back to 1953.

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