Explore TNRD

Digital Photo Library

The Thompson-Nicola Film Commission has launched its Explore TNRD digital photo library consisting of more than 10,000 print quality images of the Thompson-Nicola region.

All images may be used free of charge for non-commercial use by TNRD-based non-profit organizations, tourism, economic development and government agencies, and Indigenous organizations.

Explore TNRD Digital Photo Library in ResourceSpace LINK

Contact us at tnfc@tnrd.ca to acquire permissions to peruse and/or download images from the library.


“This project has a double significance because it supports our regional agencies as they struggle to promote our region through this challenging period of time, and it reminds us that we’re very fortunate to live in a vibrant and beautiful region,” said TNRD Chair Ken Gillis.

Regional professional photographers were hired to photograph the region from economic development, tourism, and social perspectives, and covered We included photos of our construction, industry, health, education, transportation and creative industry sectors.

Subjects include events, activities, places, people, animals plus the many services of the Regional District provides, all throughout the seasons. We're particularly proud of our libraries and bookmobile, and the joy they bring to our patrons.

There are iconic photos of the COVID-19 pandemic, pictures of the impacts of clmate change on our landscapes and infrastructure, and the positive works our ministries, municipalities and citizens have done to mitigate and overcome adversity.

We covered our holidays and annual events, as well as people of all ages enjyoing working and living in the Thompson-Nicola region "the Region of BC's Best".

“The project ends March 2021 and we expect to add more than 8,000 new images by then” reports Victoria Weller, Film Commission.

The Explore TNRD digital library initiative was primarily funded by the BC Rural Dividend Fund, as well as the Southern Interior Development Trust Initiative and film commission.

If you'd like to purchase photos, contact the photographers directly. They are identified when an image is selected.