Movies filmed in Vancouver, BC

Vancouver is the Hollywood of Canada. Many sci-fi films and television shows film here. Vancouver's nondescript skyline makes the perfect backdrop for a generic modern city.

Movies filmed in Vancouver, BC

Psych

Psych follows the story of Shawn Spencer who uses his cunning perception to solve crimes, under the guise of a psychic. Although set in Santa Barbara, Psych was primarily filmed in Vancouver, Canada. Lots of locations found thanks to this forum post.

Arrow

Billionaire Oliver Queen returns after being missing for five years to become the Green Arrow and save his city. See also: The Flash & Legends of Tomorrow.

The Flash

A CSI receives super-speed after being hit by lighting at the same time as a science disaster and he turns himself into a superhero. See also: Arrow & Legends of Tomorrow.

Smallville

Smallville tells the tale of Clark Kent's youth. All within a short distance from Vancouver, the show is able to take us from the rural town of Smallville to the glimmering glass of Metropolis.

The L Word

Vancouver is cleverly disguised as West Hollywood in this show about a group of lesbian women.

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Ethan Hunt heads out for another mission when IMF is shut down and he and his team are forced to go rogue. This installment of the Mission: Impossible series was filmed around the world: Vancouver stood in for Seattle, India, and some UAE scenes, while Prague was disguised as Russia. It was also shot on location at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai as seen in this video. The car park in the finale was built on a sound stage and designed after the Autostadt.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Rip Hunter, a Time Master from the year 2166, recruits an unlikely band of heroes to help him stop the immortal warlord Vandal Savage from taking over the world. See also: Arrow & The Flash.

The Seventh Son

The film adaptation of the Orson Scott Card novel starring Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, and Jeff Bridges.

Fringe

Follows the story of the FBI's Fringe Division out of Boston, MA. Pilot episode shot in Toronto, first season shot in New York, second season onward shot in Vancouver, BC.

TRON: Legacy

A followup to the 1982 classic, TRON: Legacy follows Kevin Flynn's son Sam's journey into the TRON computer. Unlike the original, Legacy was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Killing

This show about Rosie Larsen's murder takes place in Seattle but is filmed in Vancouver

Pretty Little Liars

Set in the fictional town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania.

Stargate SG-1

A secret USAF team explores planets around the galaxy using the ancient Stargate network. Originally based on the film Stargate.

Eureka

Named after the fictional town of Eureka, Oregon in which it takes place, Eureka is the story of a small town filled geniuses who create inventions for Global Dynamics.

The Revenant

After being left for dead and having his son murdered, Hugh Glass must trek across the remote wilderness to seek his revenge on the man responsible.

This Means War

Lauren (Reese Witherspoon) moves out to Los Angeles (Vancouver, BC) following her boyfriend. After her relationship ends she finds herself being pursued by two CIA operatives.

21 Jump Street

The original TV series staring Johnny Depp. Check out filming locations from the 2012 film version.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Unlike the first Twilight that was filmed around Oregon, this and Eclipse used British Columbia to stand in for Forks and the Washington area

50/50

Set in Seattle, the story of how Adam's (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) life changes upon discovering he has a rare form of cancer.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

The fourth installment of the Twilight Saga was filmed in British Columbia and Brazil.

Battlestar Galactica (2004)

Battlestar Galactica follows the last remnants of humanity on a search for Earth after a devastating attack by the Cylons. Battlestar was primarily filmed in and around Vancouver, BC. Lots of these locations were found by the folks over at battlestarlocations.com.

Stargate Atlantis

An international team of scientists and military personnel travel to an ancient alien city in the Pegasus Galaxy and explore a new stargate network. A spinoff of the series Stargate SG-1.

Caprica

This prequel to Battlestar Galactica takes place 60 years earlier and follows the store of the Graystones and Adamas. The website Visit Caprica has lots of detailed locations and photos from the show.

Antitrust

Software company NURV is facing antitrust investigations by the Department of Justice during the run up to their big Synapse software launch. CEO Gary Winston needs help finishing the software in time and recruits hacker Milo Hoffman to his dream job… or is it? Although it is set in Portland, two Vancouver campuses sub in for the NURV corporate campus.

Watchmen

Adaptation of the popular comic book series Watchmen. Thanks to WatchmenComicMovie.com for several of the locations.

The NeverEnding Story

A young introverted boy finds an ancient tome that shows him the magical world of Fantasia and adventures therein.

Stargate Universe

A group of scientists, soldiers, and civilians from Earth are stranded on an ancient alien spaceship far away from home struggling for their survival. A spinoff of the series Stargate SG-1.

Alcatraz

In 1963 hundreds of prisoners disappeared from Alcatraz, now they are coming back and it is up to a small team to find and stop these criminals from striking again. Parts of the pilot were filmed in San Francisco, everything else was shot in Vancouver, BC.

Primeval: New World

Canadian spinoff of the U.K. television series Primeval in which a bunch of people hunt creatures coming through doors through time.

Battle In Seattle

Set in Seattle, WA and partially filmed there, but most of the movie was filmed in Vancouver, BC

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan

A second Battlestar movie that tells the story of two Cavils, one on Caprica and one on Galactica, through the events of the first two seasons. Thanks to battlestarlocations.com for these locations.

Battlestar Galactica: Razor

A two-hour Battlestar Galactica special that tells the story of the Battlestar Pegasus several months prior to it finding the Galactica. Thanks to battlestarlocations.com for these locations.

While I Breathe

While I Breathe is the intimate story of two people affected by human trafficking, and how one chance hour together changes their respective lives forever.

A Dog's Breakfast

Patrick is incompetent in everything he attempts, but when his sister comes to visit and brings her new fiancée he will resort to any measure, including murder, split them up.

The Anachronism

On a sun dappled summer day a science expedition propels two children toward an enigmatic encounter at the edge of their known world. A Steampunk short film made in Vancouver, BC.

Ellipse

Elle is an eleven-year-old girl who's dying from cancer. Confined to a hospice in the prairies, her dying wish is to see the ocean before it's too late.

Oh Hey It's a Ghost

Gary is about to ask his crush out on a date, when he gets hit by a car. Now he's back as a ghost, but can he get up the nerve to tell her how he feels?

Popular film locations in Vancouver, BC

2756 O'Hara Lane

Private Residence

John H. McDonald House

A Heritage home in New Westminster built in 1936 in the Colonial Revival style. More information on the New Westminster Heritage website.

Templeton Secondary School

Dating back to 1927, this public school in Vancouver has been used in countless productions over the years.

Marine Building

An Art Deco skyscraper built in 1930 which was the tallest building in the British Empire when it opened. A Vancouver heritage building.

Riverview Hospital

This mental hospital appears in many TV shows and movies and is a registered historic place. More productions can be found on the pages for the West Lawn Building, East Lawn Building, North Lawn Building, and Crease Clinic of Psychological Medicine.

Crease Clinic (Riverview Hospital)

This building opened in 1934 as a veterans treatment center for veterans of the First World War. This included the main building as well as the separate Veterans Dining Block. The main building was expanded in 1945 and reopened in 1949 as the Crease Clinic of Psychological Medicine, a short-term psychological treatment center. Now used almost exclusively for film production.

CBC Vancouver

Home of CBC Radio Vancouver and various other production facilities.

Terminal City Iron Works

This former manufacturing plant was used for many years as a popular filming location because of its gritty appearance. Demolished for new development in the summer of 2015.

It's Posh!

Formerly the Riverside Gallery.

254 W 14th Ave

address estimation

Former Vancouver Zoo

Closed down zoo in Stanley Park.

East Lawn Building (Riverview Hospital)

The East Lawn Building opened in 1930 and housed the Chronic Female Unit. Closed down in 2005 and has been used by film productions since then.

St. George's School

Began its life in 1912 as the Convent of the Sacred Heart all-girls Catholic high school. Bought by St. George's School in 1979 and converted into a non-denominational all-boys school. This Gothic Revival structure is a Vancouver heritage building.

Canadian Motion Picture Park Backlot

Backlot constructed for Watchmen used by many productions in Vancouver.

Caretaker's Cottage

Murdo Park caretaker's cabin.

West Lawn Building (Riverview Hospital)

The West Lawn Building opened in 1913 and housed the Chronic Male Unit. Closed down in 1983, this building has been used sparingly for film work.

Charles Murray Residence

A Queen Anne Revival style mansion constructed in 1890 for Charles Murray, a local designer and artist. A British Columbia historic building since 2000.

Vancouver Art Gallery

The Art Gallery is housed in the former Provincial Courthouse, a Neo-classic building constructed in 1906. This is a Vancouver heritage building.

Bordertown

Bordertown is a thousand acres movie ranch and fake western town constructed for a 1989 TV show also called Bordertown. The ranch consists of a western-themed main street with several buildings including a jail, saloon, general store, and barn.

Haswell Residence

Home built for Eliot Arthur Alexander Haswell, a timber broker, in 1910 in the British Arts and Crafts style. A North Vancouver community heritage building.

Waterfall Building

Building complex frequently used for filming because of its interesting architecture.

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (UBC)

A popular performance arts venue located on UBC campus. The Chan Centre features three venues: the Chan Shun Concert Hall, the Telus Studio Theatre, and the Royal Bank Cinema. More information can be found on their website.

Catalyst Paper Corporation

A shut down paper recycling facility now used exclusively for film shoots.

Gravel Pit near Mid-Valley Viewpoint (LSCR)

Reclaimed gravel pit, now mostly overgrown with new trees.

Beecher Place

Not sure about the name of this location.

6749 Macdonald Street

A 5-bedroom 12,340 square foot mansion that recently sold for $6.6 million.

Cecil Green Park House (UBC)

Home build in 1912 for Edward Davis which is now used for weddings, films, and other events.

1388 The Crescent

Private Residence

Orpheum Theatre Vancouver

Opened as a vaudeville house in 1927 and converted into a movie theatre in the early 1930s. Bought by the City of Vancouver in 1974 and converted into a live performance venue. Became a Vancouver heritage building in 1979.

Rosemary Mansion

A Tudor Revival mansion building for whiskey baron Edward Tulk in 1915. Now a privately owned residence and a Vancouver heritage building.

Buchanan Tower (UBC)

Contains offices for the Faculty of Arts, primarily for the English and Language Studies departments.

Former Richmond Sand Dunes

Formerly a large sand pit, has since been cleared of sand and built over.

Pacific Central Station

A Neoclassical Revival train station opened in 1919 for the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway, it now houses Amtrak's Cascades and Via Rail's Canadian lines. A Vancouver heritage building.

Holly Lodge

Constructed in 1912 by the architecture firm Wright, Rushfoth and Cahill.

St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church

A Gothic Revival style church that opened in 1933, houses the United Church of Canada. A Vancouver heritage building.

118 Stevens Drive

Private Residence

North Lawn Building (Riverview Hospital)

The North Lawn building opened in 1955 to house mental patients with Tuberculosis. It was closed down in 2007 and only recently opened to film productions.

Hotel Vancouver

The third building under the name Hotel Vancouver, it was completed in 1939 (after 11 years of construction) and was built in the Italianate revival style. A Vancouver heritage building now operated by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts.

Chemistry Building, D-Block (UBC)

The main chemistry building at UBC, built in 1923 and renovated in 2008. Houses the Chemistry Department offices and limited lab space.

Fantasy Garden

Former amusement park and botanical garden. Has been demolished to make way for condos.

Vancouver Jericho Beach Hostel

Run by Hostelling International.

WilMar Estate

A mock-Tudor home constructed in 1925 for William Kitchen, a railroad millionaire.

Robson Square

A public plaza in the center of downtown Vancouver connecting the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Provincial Law Courts. Underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in 2009 for the Olympics. Also holds a satellite campus of the University of British Columbia.

Iona Building (UBC)

Home of the Vancouver School of Theology

Shannon Mews

A Beaux Arts style mansion constructed in 1925 for sugar baron B.T. Rogers. A number of apartments were added to the property in 1974. The mansion is a Vancouver historic building.

Shangri-La Hotel

A 62 floor skyscraper containing a hotel on the first 15 floors and high-end condominiums on the remaining floors. Completed in 2008, it currently stands as the tallest building in British Columbia.

Stanley Park Manor

Apartment Building

Rainier Provisions

A restaurant and coffee shop that closed down in 2015. The location is now only available for private events (or filming).

Kensington Place

A Vancouver heritage apartment building constructed in 1912.

4743 Belmont Avenue

Private Residence

18746 28 Avenue

fake, has already been torn down, but luckily caught on google streetview first

12499 23a Avenue

Private Residence

Plaza of Nations

Formerly a convention center type place, now part of the Edgewater Casino.

Leon and Thea Koerner University Centre (UBC)

The Koerner University Centre opened in 1959 as UBC’s new Faculty Club and was designed by Fred Lasserre, a architecture professor. The building underwent several expansions over the years and the upper level now houses the Sage Bistro, a high-end restaurant, and the lower level, after some renovations in 2008, now houses classrooms and a small cafe.

McMath Secondary

Bilingual school of 1200 students which opened in 1998.

Parmiter Residence

The Parmiter Residence is a historic craftsman style farmhouse constructed in 1919.

Vancouver Block

A Vancouver heritage building constructed in 1912 for wealthy landowner Dominic Burns. Features a penthouse just below the illuminated clock tower on top.

University Hill Secondary School

Formerly a NRC Research Facility. Has been extensively remodeled since many of these shows filmed here.

Overlynn Mansion

Constructed in 1907 by architect Samuel Maclure, this Arts & Crafts style home was constructed for Charles J. Peter, manager of the company that lead the development on this area of Burnaby. In 1927 the home was turned into the Seton Academy, a girls school run by the Sisters of Charity of Halifax. The mansion was converted again in 1970 to a seniors residence.

657 37th Avenue West

Former RCMP E Division Headquarters.

Burnaby Art Gallery

Also known as Ceperley Mansion or Fairacres Mansion, more information can be found on Historic Places.

Ceili's Irish Pub & Restaurant

Has closed, current store is unknown.

Pieces

Home decor shop in Steveston.

404 Ingleton Avenue N

Private Residence

Hycroft Mansion

Built for General Alexander Duncan McRae in 1909, the mansion currently is home to the University Women's Club of Vancouver. A Vancouver heritage building.

Frederic Wood Theatre (UBC)

A 400 seat 1960s era theatre that houses Theatre at UBC. The building also features Theatre Department offices, classrooms, and variety of workshops.

5255 Heather Street

Part of the former RCMP E Division Headquarters.

Gilleys Trail

Private Residence

North Shore Studios

Formerly known as Lionsgate Studios, North Shore Studios contains 8 stages, a small street set, a large outdoor blue screen wall, and over 100,000 square feet of office space for productions. The studio opened in 1989 with the original TV version of 21 Jump Street.

Bambudda Gastown

Formerly the Canvas Lounge.

Former Lynnwood Pub

Demolished in around 2014 and replaced with offices.

Music Building (UBC)

Home of the University of British Columbia's music department.

5376 Angus Drive

Private Residence

12467 22nd Avenue

Private Residence

Artisans' Galleria

Not known if the is still the same business.

2646 Yukon Street

Not entirely sure this is the correct address.

Organic Connections Café

Formally called SideShows West Coast Grill.

Burrard Dry Dock Pier

Part of the Wallace Shipyards.

Accurate Iron Works

Random building beside the road in North Vancouver.

9100 Glenlyon Parkway

Formerly a Nokia research office.

Vancouver Wharves' Potash Silo

Large cylinder on the grounds of Vancouver Wharves.

Langley Secondary School

Public high school in Langley, BC.

Former Graham House

A house building in 1963 by prominent Vancouver architect Arthur Erickson. The building was demolished in 2007 despite protest.

12440 23a Avenue

Private Residence

Serenity Lifestyle Boutique

A home decor store focusing on simple, contemporary designs. More information on their website.

White Rock Parking Lot

Near the White Rock pier.

Apartment at 5th & Trafalgar

Exact address unknown.

2832 McBride Avenue

Private Residence

Kwomais Point Park

Name unknown.

15047 Marine Drive

Office Building

Green College (UBC)

A graduate residential college at UBC housing graduate & postdoctoral scholars. Centers around the Graham House, built in 1915, and the Coach House, built around the same time. Additional residential structures were constructed in 1992. More information at the Green College website.

Costco Parking Garage

Entrance to the Costco underground parking garage.

Former Pacific Vocational Institute

A former educational facility to teach young criminal offenders a trade. Demolished in 2005 to make way for a new subdivision.

Bauhaus

Formerly The Meatmarket Restaurant.

Burrard Bridge

An Art Deco style, five-lane bridge completed in 1932 to cross False Creek and connect downtown to Kitsilano.

Sylvia Hotel

Originally an apartment building built in 1912, converted into a hotel for merchant marine crews during the Second World War. A Vancouver heritage building since 1975.

Wallace Shipyards

Historic Vancouver shipyards, has been mostly torn down.

550 Beatty Street

Apartment Building

Norma Rose Point School

Formerly University Hill Secondary School. Has been extensively remodeled.

Tuck Shop (Riverview Hospital)

Small store on the Riverview campus that opened in 1955.

Elements Casino

Formerly known as the Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino.

2688 McBride Avenue

Private Residence

Holy Rosary Cathedral

A Roman Catholic cathedral opened in 1900 designed in the French Gothic style. It is a City of Vancouver Heritage Building.

Langley Arts Council

Formerly Coast Capital Savings.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

http://www.iwlfilm.com/content/ritchie-bros

Vancouver Sun & Province Printing Facility

Former 200,000 square foot newspaper plant built in 1997 for the Vancouver Sun & Province. Shut down in early 2015 when the paper's printing moved to other facilities.

65 North Bend Street

Former Sony of Canada warehouse.

531 Carrall Street

Apartment Building

Hanger

Formerly part of the BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus.

Buntzen Powerhouse #2

Power generating station built in 1912 by BC Electric, now operated in a limited fashion by BC Hydro.

Alley (south of Powell, west of Dunlevy)

Alley between Powell, Cordova, Gore, and Dunlevy. Supposedly the most filmed alleyway in Vancouver.

Kirkland's Metal Shop

Appears to no longer be in business.

6742 224 Street

Private Residence

House

Address/name unknown. Possibly part of Willowbay Farms.

15875 Marine Drive

Apartment Building

2522 Maple Street

Private Residence

The Electra Building

Built in 1957 as the head office for BC Hydro, converted into apartments in 1995. A Vancouver heritage building.

Former Airport Road & 80th Street

Before 80th Street was elevated there was an intersection here.

Sheraton Wall Centre

A 48 floor skyscraper completed in 2001 and designed by the firm Perkins+Will. The first 27 floors contain the Sheraton Hotel, and the top floors contain high-end condominiums.

4590 Earles Street

Apartment Building

Victoria Terrace

Apartment Building

V Class BC Ferry

Queen of Vancouver, Queen of Esquimalt, or Queen of Saanich

777 Dunsmuir Street

Office Building

5724 176th Street

Formerly the New Cloverdale Chinese Restaurant.

13088 Marine Drive

Private Residence

Buchan Hotel

A budget hotel in the West End built as apartments in 1926 and named after novelist and politician Governor General John Buchan.

Vancouver Rowing Club

The clubhouse for the Vancouver Rowing Club, it was originally built in a mock Tudor style in 1911 on the far side of Coal Harbour by the Vancouver Club. The clubhouse was later floated across the harbor to its current position and rebuilt on stationary pilings. A Vancouver heritage building.

122 1st Street

Private Residence

2878 O'Hara Lane

Private Residence

2430 125 Street

Private Residence

Jug Island

Small island on the Indian Arm that is part of Belcarra Regional Park.

Queens Cold Beer Liquor & Wine Store

Extensively renovated in 2014.

Roedde House Museum

A Victorian era house build in 1893 in the Queen Anne style for the cities first bookbinder. It is now a museum owned by the City of Vancouver and an official heritage building.

Farm

Address/name unknown.

CertiWood Technical Centre

Formerly a Cliffhanger climbing gym.

1408 129a Street

Private Residence

Shamin Jewellers

Jewelry store in Metrotown that has been around for 30 years.

Old Auditorium (UBC)

A recently renovated School of Music performance venue at the University of British Columbia.

Heritage Hall

Built in 1916 as a post office in the Beaux Arts style, Heritage Hall is now a community arts venue. A Vancouver heritage building.

5776 Wiltshire Street

Private Residence

Blenheim Court

An apartment building built in 1910 and originally named the John A. Seabold Apartment Building. Extensively renovated in 2008, it is now known as Blenheim Court.

4479 James Street

Private Residence

5425 Angus Drive

Private Residence

1445 West Georgia Street

Former location of the Buschlen Mowatt Gallery.

4075 Edinburgh Street

House recently replaced.

Seaforth Armoury

A Canadian Forces armory built in 1936 to house The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. Now houses two Cadet units and an official Canadian Forces museum. Became a Vancouver heritage building in 1997.

The Chopping Block Hair Studio

This business left on April 28th, 2012. Current business is unknown.

Gabriola

A Queen Anne style mansion building in 1901 for the owner of the B.C. Sugar Refining Company. This is a Vancouver heritage building.

Old Quarry (LSCR)

Location approximate.

Lord Strathacona Elementary

The oldest remaining school in Vancouver, it consists of four buildings and an adjacent community centre. The first building was constructed in 1921 and is now a Vancouver heritage building.

Burrard Dry Dock

Part of Wallace Shipyards complex, has been demolished.

Sanafir

Business Closed

Former The Pendulum (UBC)

Demolished when the new AMS Student Nest was constructed.

Sushi Black Tuna

Formerly the Just Friends Cafe.

Valleyview Pavilion (Riverview Hospital)

Opened in 1959 as a "Home for the Aged". The building was built with over 300 beds to relieve the overcrowding of two other buildings. The facility remained in operation until the late 2000s and began to be used for filming in 2012.

Cosy Cove

Small cove on the Indian Arm surrounded by Belcarra Regional Park on all sides.

Nor Co Studios

A small converted studio containing three stages and a small office area.

621 W 15th Street

Private Residence.

Landmark Aviation

Formerly Piedmont Hawthorne.

Vancouver City Hall - East Wing

An addition to the main city hall opened in 1969.

Powertech Labs

A testing laboratory for electrical equipment run by Powertech, a subsidiary of BC Hydro.

111 Esplanade West

Private Residence

Cobalt Aviation Hanger

Located at the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport.

Gate 6 Apartment Complex

Location is approximate.

Cypress Mountain Outlook

Parking lot, service buildings, & outlook halfway up Cypress Mountain.

138 Churchill Avenue

Private Residence

Cypress Mountain Ravine

Roadside ravine on Cypress Mountain.

Three Bentall Centre

One of the Bentall Centre group of office towers that was completed in 1974.

163 W Hastings St

Former location of the Woodwards building.

CEWE Quarry

Various active rock quarries north of Coquitlam.

1010 Derwent Way

A former Domtar paper mill now dedicated to film productions.

Keefer Rooms

Private Residence

Seabus Facility

Seabus maintenance and administration facility.

Incendio Pizzeria

Appears to have shut down.

Pacific Palisades Hotel

Former hotel, has been converted into apartments. Unsure of the current name.

Abitibi

Normally docked at the Plaza of Nations Dock B.

Fortune Sound Club

Nightclub built out of an old restaurant in the heart of Vancouver chinatown. More information found on their website.

HMV Megastore

Formerly the Virgin MegaStore.

Paramount Place

A high-rise condominiums finished in 2005. Contains a nine-screen movie theater.

808 Beatty Street

Formerly the Players Chophouse.

Aberdeen Block

Apartment Building (maybe)

EasyPark Lot 34

Recently torn down.

General Services Administration Building (UBC)

Home of UBC administration including human resources, information technology, parking services, and staff financial services.

Former Upstart Crow Books

Demolished in 2013.