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As seen on television and films – Vancouver Edition

It’s no secret Vancouver, BC is a popular filming location. With it’s beautiful landscape and diverse range of restaurants and shops it’s no wonder why it’s been coined “Hollywood North.” Many popular television shows and films have featured Vancouver spots, and this list is just a sample of what you may have encountered while munching on some popcorn.

Without further ado, check out the list below for some highlights of places in Vancouver you might have seen on the big screen or little screen.

New Town Bakery
Photo of New Town Bakery by Noel B. on Yelp

In the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown, New Town Bakery has played roles in multiple notable films and shows including the site of “Best Town Dim Sum” in Always Be My Maybe (2019). You may also have seen it in the television series, Alcatraz.

Photo of Vancouver Art Gallery by Carolyn L. on Yelp

Making a list of productions not filmed at Vancouver Art Gallery is probably easier than listing all of the shows and films that used the site. Amongst the many are Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Arrow, and Fringe to name a few.

Photo of Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel by Sheila G. on Yelp

The carousel at Burnaby Village Museum has found its way into a number of productions including Huckleberry Finn and His Friends, as well as Supernatural. In the television show, Lucifer, it doubles as the famous Santa Monica Pier Carousel.

Pier 7 Restaurant + Bar
Photo of Pier 7 Restaurant + Bar by Gayan P. on Yelp

iZombie fans might have noticed the use of Pier 7 Restaurant + Bar in North Vancouver. With it’s scenic views, it’s no wonder the location team for the production found it to be the perfect backdrop.

Vancouver Public Library
Photo of Vancouver Public Library by D W. on Yelp

Another hot spot for films who want to utilize it’s creative design and layout is the Vancouver Public Library which has hosted the filming of The Interview (2014) and This Means War (2012), as well as a number of television series including Psych and Supergirl.

Vancouver Aquarium
Photo by Vancouver Aquarium on Yelp

A lot has happened in the cinematic universe at Vancouver Aquarium including Lara Jean and Peter dealing with their breakup in To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020). In the series, The Flash, it’s used as both an A.R.G.U.S. facility and the Nautilus Laboratories.

Bowen Island Lodge
Photo by Bowen Island Lodge on Yelp

Who knew such beauty was just a short ferry ride away? Season two of The Exorcist utilized the docks at Bowen Island Lodge which made for a picturesque filming location.

Did we miss your favourite filming location in the Vancouver area? Let us know so that we can be sure to include them in a future edition!