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.
Vancouver is cleverly disguised as West Hollywood in this show about a group of lesbian women.
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.
The film adaptation of the Orson Scott Card novel starring Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, and Jeff Bridges.
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.
This show about Rosie Larsen's murder takes place in Seattle but is filmed in Vancouver
Set in the fictional town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
Wade Wilson finds himself near-indestructable but disfigured after some sinister science experiments and devotes himself to hunting down those who did it to him.
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.
The original TV series staring Johnny Depp. Check out filming locations from the 2012 film version.
Unlike the first Twilight that was filmed around Oregon, this and Eclipse used British Columbia to stand in for Forks and the Washington area
Set in Seattle, the story of how Adam's (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) life changes upon discovering he has a rare form of cancer.
The fourth installment of the Twilight Saga was filmed in British Columbia and Brazil.
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.
Adaptation of the popular comic book series Watchmen. Thanks to WatchmenComicMovie.com for several of the locations.
A young introverted boy finds an ancient tome that shows him the magical world of Fantasia and adventures therein.
Canadian spinoff of the U.K. television series Primeval in which a bunch of people hunt creatures coming through doors through time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
A Heritage home in New Westminster built in 1936 in the Colonial Revival style. More information on the New Westminster Heritage website.
Dating back to 1927, this public school in Vancouver has been used in countless productions over the years.
An Art Deco skyscraper built in 1930 which was the tallest building in the British Empire when it opened. A Vancouver heritage building.
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.
Home of CBC Radio Vancouver and various other production facilities.
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.
Formerly the Riverside Gallery.
A photography and event space just east of Gastown in the last remnants of an old ironworks dating back to the 1880s.
Closed down zoo in Stanley Park.
The resort & country club in Pitt Valley features a large 65,000-square-foot clubhouse surrounded two courses designed by legendary golfer Lee Trevino.
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.
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.
Backlot constructed for Watchmen used by many productions in Vancouver.
Murdo Park caretaker's cabin.
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.
Founded in 1968 and named after the prominent Canadian forester H.R. MacMillan, the space centre holds science exhibits, space-themed games, and the Star Theatre planetarium. The building also holds the Vancouver Museum all about the history of the city. Next door is the George MacMillan Southam Observatory.
A Queen Anne Revival style mansion constructed in 1890 for Charles Murray, a local designer and artist. A British Columbia historic building since 2000.
The Art Gallery is housed in the former Provincial Courthouse, a Neo-classic building constructed in 1906. This is a Vancouver heritage building.
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.
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.
Building complex frequently used for filming because of its interesting architecture.
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.
A shut down paper recycling facility now used exclusively for film shoots.
Reclaimed gravel pit, now mostly overgrown with new trees.
Not sure about the name of this location.
A 5-bedroom 12,340 square foot mansion that recently sold for $6.6 million.
Home build in 1912 for Edward Davis which is now used for weddings, films, and other events.
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.
A Tudor Revival mansion building for whiskey baron Edward Tulk in 1915. Now a privately owned residence and a Vancouver heritage building.
Contains offices for the Faculty of Arts, primarily for the English and Language Studies departments.
A traditional diner serving simple food that is popular in productions for its distinct neon front windows.
Formerly a large sand pit, has since been cleared of sand and built over.
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.
Constructed in 1912 by the architecture firm Wright, Rushfoth and Cahill.
A Gothic Revival style church that opened in 1933, houses the United Church of Canada. A Vancouver heritage building.
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.
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.
The main chemistry building at UBC, built in 1923 and renovated in 2008. Houses the Chemistry Department offices and limited lab space.
Former amusement park and botanical garden. Has been demolished to make way for condos.
Run by Hostelling International.
A mock-Tudor home constructed in 1925 for William Kitchen, a railroad millionaire.
Home of the Vancouver School of Theology
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.
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.
A restaurant and coffee shop that closed down in 2015. The location is now only available for private events (or filming).
A Vancouver heritage apartment building constructed in 1912.
A small observatory built in 1978 featuring a ½-metre Cassegrain reflector telescope. Run by the nearby H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.
A 50s-style burger joint in the heart of Vancouver that serves burgers, shakes, and fries using classic recipes.
fake, has already been torn down, but luckily caught on google streetview first
First conceived of for Canada’s centennial celebration, the conservatory was built in 1969 atop a reservoir at Vancouver’s highest point. The triodetic dome is 140 feet in diameter and 70 fee high and contains over 200 bird species and 500 plant species.
Formerly a convention center type place, now part of the Edgewater Casino.
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.
The former turbine hall of a gas power station nestles between the South Fraser Perimeter Road and the Port Mann rail yard.
Bilingual school of 1200 students which opened in 1998.
The Parmiter Residence is a historic craftsman style farmhouse constructed in 1919.
A Vancouver heritage building constructed in 1912 for wealthy landowner Dominic Burns. Features a penthouse just below the illuminated clock tower on top.
Formerly a NRC Research Facility. Has been extensively remodeled since many of these shows filmed here.
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.
Former RCMP E Division Headquarters.
Also known as the Fairacres Mansion, this Arts and Crafts style mansion circa 1911 was designed by architect R.P.S. Twizell for Grace Ceperley and her husband on a former strawberry farm. In 1939 the house was converted into a Benedictine monastery, and in 1967 it became an art gallery. A recognized historic place since 1992.
Has closed, current store is unknown.
Home decor shop in Steveston.
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.
A 400 seat 1960s era theatre that houses Theatre at UBC. The building also features Theatre Department offices, classrooms, and variety of workshops.
Part of the former RCMP E Division Headquarters.
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.
Formerly the Canvas Lounge.
Demolished in around 2014 and replaced with offices.
Home of the University of British Columbia's music department.
Not entirely sure this is the correct address.
Formally called SideShows West Coast Grill.
Part of the Wallace Shipyards.
Random building beside the road in North Vancouver.
Formerly a Nokia research office.
Large cylinder on the grounds of Vancouver Wharves.
Public high school in Langley, BC.
A house building in 1963 by prominent Vancouver architect Arthur Erickson. The building was demolished in 2007 despite protest.
A home decor store focusing on simple, contemporary designs. More information on their website.
Near the White Rock pier.
Exact address unknown.
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.
Entrance to the Costco underground parking garage.
A former educational facility to teach young criminal offenders a trade. Demolished in 2005 to make way for a new subdivision.
Formerly The Meatmarket Restaurant.
An Art Deco style, five-lane bridge completed in 1932 to cross False Creek and connect downtown to Kitsilano.
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.
Historic Vancouver shipyards, has been mostly torn down.
Formerly University Hill Secondary School. Has been extensively remodeled.
Small store on the Riverview campus that opened in 1955.
Formerly known as the Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino.
A Roman Catholic cathedral opened in 1900 designed in the French Gothic style. It is a City of Vancouver Heritage Building.
Formerly Coast Capital Savings.
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.
Former Sony of Canada warehouse.
Formerly part of the BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus.
Power generating station built in 1912 by BC Electric, now operated in a limited fashion by BC Hydro.
Alley between Powell, Cordova, Gore, and Dunlevy. Supposedly the most filmed alleyway in Vancouver.
Appears to no longer be in business.
Address/name unknown. Possibly part of Willowbay Farms.
Built in 1957 as the head office for BC Hydro, converted into apartments in 1995. A Vancouver heritage building.
Before 80th Street was elevated there was an intersection here.
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.
Queen of Vancouver, Queen of Esquimalt, or Queen of Saanich
Formerly the New Cloverdale Chinese Restaurant.
A budget hotel in the West End built as apartments in 1926 and named after novelist and politician Governor General John Buchan.
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.
Extensively renovated in 2014.
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.
Formerly a Cliffhanger climbing gym.
Jewelry store in Metrotown that has been around for 30 years.
A recently renovated School of Music performance venue at the University of British Columbia.
Built in 1916 as a post office in the Beaux Arts style, Heritage Hall is now a community arts venue. A Vancouver heritage building.
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.
Former location of the Buschlen Mowatt Gallery.
House recently replaced.
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.
This business left on April 28th, 2012. Current business is unknown.
A Queen Anne style mansion building in 1901 for the owner of the B.C. Sugar Refining Company. This is a Vancouver heritage building.
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.
Part of Wallace Shipyards complex, has been demolished.
Demolished when the new AMS Student Nest was constructed.
Formerly the Just Friends Cafe.
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.
A small converted studio containing three stages and a small office area.
Formerly Piedmont Hawthorne.
An addition to the main city hall opened in 1969.
A testing laboratory for electrical equipment run by Powertech, a subsidiary of BC Hydro.
Located at the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport.
Location is approximate.
Parking lot, service buildings, & outlook halfway up Cypress Mountain.
Roadside ravine on Cypress Mountain.
One of the Bentall Centre group of office towers that was completed in 1974.
Former location of the Woodwards building.
Various active rock quarries north of Coquitlam.
A former Domtar paper mill now dedicated to film productions.
Seabus maintenance and administration facility.
Appears to have shut down.
Former hotel, has been converted into apartments. Unsure of the current name.
Normally docked at the Plaza of Nations Dock B.
Nightclub built out of an old restaurant in the heart of Vancouver chinatown. More information found on their website.
Formerly the Virgin MegaStore.
A high-rise condominiums finished in 2005. Contains a nine-screen movie theater.
Formerly the Players Chophouse.
Apartment Building (maybe)
Recently torn down.
Home of UBC administration including human resources, information technology, parking services, and staff financial services.
Formerly the Ascot Lounge.
Constructed as retirement home for prominent B.C. resident Colonel Thomas Townley in 1913. The house became a historic place in 1992.
Demolished in 2013.