Regions of BC
The Provincial Film Commission at Creative BC provides economic development leadership at the provincial level.
We act as the first point of contact for incoming productions to the province and provide hands-on production support throughout the Mainland/Southwest of British Columbia.
Together with the Municipal Film Offices within this region, our Provincial Film Commission's direct support services to the Mainland/Southwest region include:
- Metro Vancouver
- the Sea to Sky Corridor
- the Fraser Valley and
- the Sunshine Coast
Beyond this area, the eight Regional Film Commissions are organized to provide strategic development, promotional and production services to Vancouver Island, central, northern and the interior of BC. These Regional Film Commissions' jurisdictions are similar (but not identical) to provincially designated boundaries.
View maps of provincial regional boundaries here.
If your script requires "snowy small town North America surrounded by alpine mountains", it’s here. Also known for its huge lakes with miles of shoreline, breathtaking scenery, full services and industry-friendly communities...this area is a filmmaker’s dream.
From glaciers and mountain-fed lakes to farm communities and small industrial towns, BC’s north is the hinterland with a heart. The region represents over 65 percent of BC’s spectacular and varied landscape.
The region is home to four distinct seasons, extensive and diverse forests, rugged mountains, farm land and spectacular coastal fjords.
The Sea-to-Sky Highway serves as the gateway to the Coast Mountains and ranks as one of the world's most scenic drives. Following the spectacular Howe Sound shoreline, sections of the highway between Horseshoe Bay and Squamish are cut out of a cliff.
Continuing north is the glaciated landscape of Garibaldi Provincial Park. Lastly, the crown jewel of the area, the resort town of Whistler, sits in all its glory beneath the twin peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.
The Thompson Nicola Region encompasses over 45,000 square kilometers of breathtaking scenery.
Located in the heart of British Columbia, Thompson Nicola is centered by the City of Kamloops and surrounded by dozens of smaller communities scattered throughout vast regions of desert, prairies, ranchland and snow-capped mountains – each offering their own special character.