List of filming locations in the Vancouver area

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Vancouver, British Columbia has a large film and television production industry, which earned it the nickname "Hollywood North." It usually serves as a substitute location for other cities and locales. This is a list, arranged by region, of films and television series shot in the Lower Mainland, including several prominent filming locations in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, plus those in the adjoining Sea-to-Sky Corridor and Sunshine Coast regions.


Village of Anmore

Buntzen Lake

Heritage Woods

Bowen Island Municipality

Britannia Beach

Brunswick Beach

City of Burnaby

The Bridge Studios

See The Bridge Studios article for full listing.[3]

BB Studios (Beresford Street Studios)

7530 Buller Avenue, Burnaby, BC

First Avenue Studio


Burnaby City Hall

Burnaby Hospital

Burnaby Mountain

Burnaby Mountain Secondary School

Burnaby Village Museum

Central Park

Deer Lake Park

Kent Hangar

National Nikkei Heritage Centre

Extras outside the National Nikkei Heritage Centre during a break in filming Psych

Simon Fraser University (SFU)

Lougheed Town Centre


City of Chilliwack and area

City Centre (Downtown)

Cultus Lake

City of Coquitlam

Coquitlam skyline

Chimo Aquatic and Fitness Centre

Centennial Secondary School

Coquitlam City Hall

Coquitlam Centre

Dawes Hill

Mundy Park

Red Robinson Show Theatre

Riverview Hospital


United Boulevard (Fraser Riverbank)

Various Locations

Corporation of Delta

Alaksen National Wildlife Area



Annacis Island

District of Hope

“Stick Up”

Langley City

Township of Langley


Fort Langley

Village of Lions Bay and area

City of Maple Ridge



District of Mission

Stave Falls Dam

Stave Falls Powerhouse (interior)

Ruskin Dam

St. Mary's Indian Residential School

City of New Westminster

Unknown / various

6th Street / Royal City Centre Mall

3rd Street

Front Street / Downtown

Holy Trinity Cathedral

The Metro Hall

  • Supernatural

New Westminster Secondary School

Paramount Theatre

Queen's Park

Old Terminal Pub

Samson V

Westminster Quay


City of North Vancouver

Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver City

Boulevard Park

Lonsdale Quay

North Shore Auto Mall sign

North Shore Park / North Shore Auto Mall

Pier 97

Neptune Terminals

Burrard Dry Dock Pier

District of North Vancouver (North Shore)

Cleveland Dam in North Vancouver District

Back woods The 100 (TV show)

Cleveland Dam

Cates Park

Edgemont Village

Grouse Mountain

Lions Gate Studios

Lynn Canyon Park

Mount Seymour Provincial Park

Mount Seymour

Sutherland Secondary School

Seycove Secondary School

Windsor Secondary School


See Pemberton for details.


  • 2013 - Subaru film shoot[8]
  • 2012 - Procter & Gamble Olympic commercial[8]
  • 2011 - Kia car commercial[8]
  • 2004 - Mountain Dew commercial filmed at Pemberton Airport[8]
  • 2003 - Smart Set Clothing Co. fashion photo shoot at One Mile Lake[8]
  • 2003 - Hyundai car commercial filmed at Pemberton Airport[8]
  • 2002 - Chevy truck commercial filmed at One Mile Lake[8]

City of Pitt Meadows

Swan-e-set Golf Course and Resort:

City of Richmond

Fantasy Gardens

Gateway Theatre

H.J. Cambie Secondary School

McMath Secondary School

Minoru Park

Sand Dunes

Richmond Centre

RCMP Richmond Main Detachment Building



Lansdowne Centre


TV series:

  • Andromeda (2000–2005)
  • Arctic Air (2014)
  • Bates Motel (2015)
  • Blade (2006)
  • Continuum (2012)
  • The Flash (2016)
  • Great Canadian Books (2010)
  • Green Arrow
  • The Guard (2008)
  • The Highlander
  • MacGyver (1985)
  • Men in Trees (2006)
  • Midnight Sun (2014)
  • Motive (2014)
  • Restless Josie (2011)
  • The Returned (2015)
  • Rick Mercer Report
  • Search and Rescue (2008)
  • The Sentinel
  • Supernatural (2016)
  • Timeless (2016)
  • The X-Files (1993)
  • The Good Doctor (2017)


  • Canadian Tire
  • Delta Airlines
  • Ford
  • Kellogg's
  • Land Rover
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Snickers
  • Tim Hortons
  • Scotiabank

Feature films:

  • The 12 Disasters of Christmas (2012 TV movie)
  • 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
  • A Fool and His Honey (2017)
  • Backcountry (2014)
  • Behemoth (2011 TV movie)
  • Best. Trip. Ever. (2010 TV movie)
  • Beyond Gravity (2000)
  • Big Nothing (2006)
  • The Big Year (2011)
  • Bloodsuckers (2005 TV movie)
  • Chaos Theory (2008)
  • Coming Home for Christmas (2013 video)
  • A Dangerous Man (2009 video)
  • Dark Island (2010)
  • Darkly Machiever (1997 short film)
  • Deadly Pursuit (1988)
  • Double Jeopardy (1999)
  • Earth's Final Hours (2011 TV movie)
  • Embrace of the Vampire (2013 video)
  • End of the World (2013 TV movie)
  • Far Cry (2008)
  • Final Ascent (2000 TV movie)
  • Final Destination (2000)
  • Firestorm (1998)
  • The Fourth Kind (2009)
  • Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)
  • Goodbye (2012 short film)
  • Happy Face Killer (2014 TV movie)
  • The Haze (2012 short film)
  • Hike (2010 short film)
  • Horns (2013)
  • Ice Road Terror (2011 TV movie)
  • In the Shadow of the Chief (2003 documentary)
  • Insomnia (2002)
  • The Interview (2015)
  • Into the Forest
  • Kevin of the North (2001)
  • Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep (2006 TV movie)
  • Life Is Calling My Name (2008 documentary)
  • Little Black Caddy (2005 short film)
  • Lone Hero (2002)
  • Lunch with Charles (2001)
  • Marijuana PSA (2015 short film)
  • The Marine 4: Moving Target (2015 video)
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
  • MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000)
  • No Clue (2013)
  • Pathfinder (2007)
  • Peacemakers (1997)
  • The Revenant (2015)
  • Revisiting "Suddenly" (2013 documentary)
  • The Rise of Enduro (2014 documentary)
  • Say It Isn't So (2001)
  • Star Trek Beyond (2015)
  • Suddenly (2013)
  • Thrown (2002 short film)
  • The Tree That Saved Christmas (2014 TV movie)
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)
  • Walking Tall (2004)
  • Way of the Wicked (2014)
  • What It Takes: A Documentary About 4 World Class Triathletes' Quest for Greatness (2006 documentary)
  • White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (1994)
  • Wild Guys (2004)
  • The Woods (2013)
  • Zolar (2004 TV movie)

City of Surrey

Cloverdale's welcome sign: "Home of Smallville!"


Central City Shopping Centre

Guildford Town Centre

Clayton Heights Secondary School

North Surrey Secondary School

SFU Surrey Campus

Softball City

South Surrey

Sullivan Heights Secondary School

City of Vancouver

Unknown / various

2404 Guelph Street

2400 Motel on Kingsway

BC Place Stadium

Burrard Station

Burrard Street Bridge

Canada Post: Downtown office

Chinatown, Vancouver

Georgia Viaduct, Vancouver

David Thompson Secondary School

Eric Hamber Secondary School

Gladstone Secondary School


Government of Canada Building

Granville Island

Henry Hudson Elementary School

John Oliver Secondary



Kitsilano Secondary School:

Lions Gate Bridge

Lord Byng Secondary School

Lord Strathcona Elementary School

Magee Secondary School

Marine Building

The Marine Building, better known as the Daily Planet offices in Smallville

Mountain View Cemetery

Molson Canadian Brewery

Nat Bailey Stadium

Oakridge Centre

One Wall Centre

The Orpheum Theatre

Pacific National Exhibition

Plaza of Nations

Point Grey Secondary School

Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park

Ridge Theatre interior and Ridge Bowling Alley interior (now demolished)

Robson Square

Rogers Arena (formerly General Motors Place)

Royal Bank of Canada Downtown

Shaughnessy Elementary School

St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church

St. George's School

St. Patrick's Regional Secondary School

Simon Fraser University Downtown Campus

Stanley Park

Templeton Secondary School

Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park

Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver College

Vancouver Film Studios

Vancouver Public Library

Vancouver Technical Secondary School

Vancouver Technical Secondary School

Vanier Park

Viking Hall

Waterfront Station

West Point Grey

Windermere Secondary School


University Endowment Lands

University of British Columbia (UBC)

Filming signs for The 4400, near the Rose Garden Parkade at UBC
Wind Chill filming on the UBC campus on Main Mall at Agricultural Road
The Chan Centre at UBC standing in for The 4400 Center, during filming for The 4400

University Hill Secondary School

University Marketplace

Thunderbird Stadium

District of West Vancouver

Park Royal Shopping Centre

Panorama Studios

Park Royal Shopping Centre

Collingwood School


City of White Rock


See also


  • Titles with locations including British Columbia, Canada from The Internet Movie Database
  1. ^ "Lake Placid (1999)". Yahoo Movies.
  2. ^ locations listing
  3. ^ Most Popular Titles With Location Matching "The Bridge Studios, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada"
  4. ^ a b Life Unexpected
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ a b The Killing
  7. ^ "21 Jump Street" (1987)
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-29. Retrieved 2016-01-10.
  9. ^ a b [2]
  10. ^ [3]
  11. ^ [4]
  12. ^ Ski School (1990)
  13. ^ Ski School (1994)

External links

  • British Columbia Film Commission
  • Smallville filming locations
  • Landmarks and locations used during the filming of Stargate SG-1
  • Robert Altman's Vancouver
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