Regions of BC

Creative BC and the eight Regional Film Commissions collaborate to deliver seamless services and support to the motion picture across British Columbia.
  • 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.

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Rich in heritage and featuring a strong western ranching flavour, the Cariboo-Chilcotin-Coast boasts varied terrain, historical sights, aboriginal communities, unique land formations, frontier heritage locations, and regional and rural airports.

Wells

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Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism
Geoff Moore
204 - 350 Barnard St, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 4T9
Tel: 250 392 2226 | Toll Free: 1 800 663 5885 | Fax: 250 392 2838

Columbia Shuswap

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.


Golden - Mountain Lake

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Columbia Shuswap Film Commission
David Barritt, Film Commissioner
555 Harbour Dr NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P1 ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: SECONDARY CONTACT: Robyn Cyr, Cell: 250 517 7412, Email: rcyr@csrd.bc.ca ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
Tel: 250 833 5928 | Mobile: 604 329 6700 | Toll Free: 1 888 248 2773

Fraser Valley

The Fraser Valley region is an awe-inspiring area just east of Vancouver carved by a mighty river on its way to the sea – the Fraser River cuts through the Coast Mountains and the fertile Fraser Valley it created. There are 9 cities/districts, a great variety of economic activity, many attractions, a mix of native and newly arrived cultures, a lively history, as well as a diverse geography.

Chilliwack Corn Fields

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Abbotsford
Barb Roberts, Film Liaison, Community and Special Events Permit Coordinator
32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 1W7
Tel: 604-557-1473 | Fax: 604-853-1934
Agassiz/Kent District
Jennifer Thornton, Director of Community Sevices
Box 70, 7170 Cheam Avenue, Agassiz, BC, V0M 1A0
Tel: 604 796 2235 ext. 2233 | Fax: 604 796 9854
Harrison Hot Springs, Village of
Chelsea Woolhouse, Community Services Manager
495 Hot Springs Road, P.O. Box 160 Harrison Hot Springs, BC V0M 1K0
Tel: 604 796 2171 | Fax: 604 796 2192
Hope
Jas Gill
919 Water Avenue Hope, BC V0X 1L0 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 370 Hope, BC V0X 1L0
Tel: 604 869 2021 | Toll Free: 1 866 226 4673 | Fax: 604 869 2275
Mission District
Clare Seeley , District of Mission Economic Development Office
8645 Stave Lake Street, Box 20, Mission, BC V2V 4L9
Tel: 604-820-5375

Kootenay Columbia

Welcome to the Kootenay Columbia Region, British Columbia’s unique mountainous region is situated in the southeastern corner of the province.  Five spectacular mountain ranges, including the Canadian Rockies create breathtaking mountain and river valleys, each with its own unique character.

Fort Steele

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Kootenay Columbia Film
Joanna Maratta
Tel: 250 505 4263

Northern British Columbia

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.


Hudson Bay Mountain

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Northern BC Tourism
Clint Fraser, Tourism/Film
1274 5th Ave, Prince George, BC, V2L 3L2
Tel: 250 561 0432 ext 2 | Fax: 250 561 0450

Okanagan

Deserts and lush orchards, arid foothills and sprawling vineyards, state-of-the art resorts and quiet communities - this region is full of contradictions and contrasts.

Big White

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Okanagan Film Commission
Jon Summerland, Film Commissioner
1450 K. L. O. Road, Kelowna, BC, V1W 3Z4
Tel: 250 717 0087 | Fax: 250 868 0512

Sea to Sky

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.


Sea to Sky Highway

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Lillooet District
Michael Roy
615 Main Street, PO Box 610, Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0
Tel: 250 256 4289 | Fax: 250 256 4288
Pemberton Village
Sheena Fraser, Corporate Officer
Box 100, Pemberton, BC V0N 2L0
Tel: (604) 894-6135 ext. 228 | Fax: 604 894 6136
Squamish District
Devon Guest, Film and Events Manager
37955 2nd Avenue P.O. Box 310 Squamish, BC, V8B 0A3
Tel: 604 815 5043 | Fax: 604 892 1083
Whistler Resort Municipality
Christa Vandeberg
4325 Blackcomb Way, Whistler BC V0N 1B4
Tel: 604 935 8417 | Toll Free: 1 866 932 5535 | Fax: 604 935 8188

Sunshine Coast

The 150-kilometer long Sunshine Coast lies along the northeast shore of the Strait of Georgia between Howe Sound in the south and Desolation Sound in the north. Lively small towns and quaint fishing villages punctuate the landscape. Accessed by ferry, it is a uniquely situated piece of sun-drenched Canadian coastline bordered by countless bays and inlets, broad sandy beaches, quiet lagoons, rugged headlands, provincial parks, and lush fir forests backed by the snowcapped Coast Mountains.

Roberts Creek

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Sunshine Coast
Wendy Gilbertson, Director of Parks + Cultural Services
Tel: 604 886 8587 | Fax: 604 886 9735

Thompson Nicola

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.


Cache Creek

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Thompson-Nicola Film Commission
Victoria Weller, Film Commissioner
300 - 465 Victoria Street Kamloops BC V2C 2A9
Tel: 250 377 7058 | Toll Free: 1 877 377 8673 | Fax: 250 372 5048

Vancouver Island

Turn-of-the century architecture and post-modern office buildings. Sprawling communities and forgotten fishing towns. Old growth forests with bit of Olde England thrown into the mix - Vancouver Island has it all.

Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria

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Cowichan Region Film Services
Laura Leppard , Film Coordinator
135 Third Street Duncan BC V9L 1R9
Tel: 250.732.1419
Vancouver Island North Film Commission
Joan Miller, Film Commissioner
#401 11th Avenue, Campbell River, BC V9W 4G2
Tel: 250 287 2772 | Mobile: 250 287 6948 | Fax: 250 287 2772
Vancouver Island South Film & Media Commission
Kathleen Gilbert
2nd floor - 514 Government Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 2L7 -- Mailing address: P.O. Box 38034, Fort Street Victoria, BC, V8W 3N2
Tel: 250 386 3976 | Toll Free: 1 844 816 3456 | Fax: 250 386 3967