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Abbotsford

The City of Abbotsford boasts numerous advantages for creative industries. Strategically located only 45 minutes from Vancouver, Abbotsford is home to a host of unique locations, has access to talented labor, and is both affordable and accessible to the industry. Abbotsford is film-friendly and features a variety of desirable locations such as a historic town centre, trendy downtown, university campus, strong and vibrant agriculture communities, historic villages, wineries, an international airport and both rural and urban cores. The City of Abbotsford website provides an excellent GIS resource tool showcasing film locations in the community.

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Sonia Sidhu, Interim Film & Special Event Manager
32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 1W7
Tel: 604 557 1473 | Fax: 604 853 1934
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Anmore

This residential community overlooks the magnificent North Shore mountains and the picturesque waters of Indian Arm. Belcarra enjoys a superb natural setting providing residents and visitors alike with ample opportunity to enjoy a wide range of land and water-based recreational activities.

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Karen Elrick, Manager of Corporate Services
2697 Sunnyside Road, Anmore, BC, V3H 5G9
Tel: 604 469 9877 | Fax: 604 469 0537
 

Belcarra

Belcarra is a well wooded residential community overlooking the magnificent North Shore mountains and the picturesque waters of Indian Arm (which includes Bedwell Bay, Belcarra Bay, Cosy Cove, Whiskey Cove, Farrer Cove & Twin Islands). Belcarra is located 28 kilometers (18 miles) from downtown Vancouver, with a travel time by car of 45 minutes. Vancouver International Airport is within 35 kilometers (22 miles), with a travel time under 60 minutes. The Belcarra website is a good resource for filming in that community.

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Lorna Dysart, Chief Administrative Officer
4084 Bedwell Bay Road, Belcarra, BC, V3H 4P8
Tel: 604 937 4100 or 604 937 4101 | Fax: 604 939 5034

Bowen Island

Bowen Island is a forested island retreat that is located about 1 hour from Vancouver via a 40 minute drive and a 20 minute ferry ride. Bowen Island offers many lakes, beaches and unspoiled crown forest land along with charming village centres. Over 3,700 full time residents call Bowen home plus another 1,500 who summer on the island. Bowen’s full amenities include restaurants, farms, schools, groceries, gift and art stores, gas station, book store, library, marinas, hairdresser, health and wellness, building centre, pubs and garden centre.

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Doug Woods, Bylaw Services Officer
981 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, BC, V0N 1G0
Tel: 604 947 4255 ext. 225 | Fax: 604 947 0193
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Kyle Pendleton, Bylaw Services Officer
981 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, BC, V0N 1G0
Tel: 604 947 4255 ext. 255 | Fax: 604 947 0193
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Burnaby

Located in the heart of the Greater Vancouver area, Burnaby is a leading destination for film production in North America. Today, we’re home to more than 60% of the studio spaces across the Lower Mainland, including an upcoming state-of-the-art 300,000-square-foot film studio. Our award-winning, film-friendly city is surrounded by breathtaking natural, historical and urban backdrops and has been the setting for countless popular films, television shows, commercials, independent productions and student films worldwide. Choose between lush green spaces, stunning mountains, brilliant waterfront views, modern bustling cityscapes, or old-world backdrops. Our Film Office supports international and local productions and works closely with filmmakers and crews to provide fast, transparent and personalized services. You can find all filming-related information on our website, including permits, locations, fees and more.

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T.C. Brotherston, Film Coordinator
Shadbolt Centre, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2J3
Tel: 604 294 7314 | Mobile: 604 205 3049 | Fax: 604 205 3001

Chilliwack

The Chilliwack Creative Commission, a committee of the Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation (CEPCO), is a one-stop resource for film, interactive, and digital media in Chilliwack.  The Chilliwack Creative Commission promotes filming in Chilliwack by working with producers and location managers and providing options for diverse, standout locations in Chilliwack.  The Commission also works directly with the City of Chilliwack in facilitating filming on City streets and properties. Chilliwack is a popular location for feature films, movies of the week, TV series, documentaries, and commercials.

The mandate of the Chilliwack Creative Commission is to attract and facilitate economic growth in the emerging creative sector, including film, interactive and digital media. We can connect and facilitate the necessary resources for your creative business needs.

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Netty Tam, Film Liaison
46093 Yale Road #201, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 2L8
Tel: 604 702 9503
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Coquitlam

The City of Coquitlam is conveniently situated approximately 30 kilometres from downtown Vancouver and is directly accessible by Highway 1 and rapid transit. Coquitlam’s hub of diverse filming locations has everything you could be looking for and more: Beautiful evergreen forests, pristine rivers, urban streets, rural rock quarries and a vibrant downtown core. In the south of the community, Coquitlam borders the Fraser River with its industrial area, and the nearby Maillardville neighbourhood contains many early 1900’s historical buildings. The city is known for being film-friendly with a one-stop dedicated film office that liaises with internal City departments and also provides contact with businesses and residential associations to create a notable and easy-as-possible experience.

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Amanda Gleave, Film Coordinator
3000 Guilford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2
Tel: 604 927 3548 | Fax: 604 927 6510
 

Delta

Delta offers the best of all worlds: Convenient access to downtown Vancouver while being situated amongst beautiful farmlands and town centres, bordered by the seas. The City of Delta has a “one stop” process for everything filming related. The community offers a diversity of excellent filming locations and backdrops, including beaches and waterfront homes, river docks and jetty for boat launches, farms, business areas from quaint urban settings like downtown Ladner Village to large industrial centres, and beautiful outdoor settings of nearly every description.

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Arvind Sharma Film Liaison (Engineering) and Manraj Bahd Film Liaison Clerk
4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC, V4K 3E2
Tel: 604 946 3260 / 604 946 3260
Please direct inquiries to both Arvind Sharma (604 946 3260) and Manraj Bahd (604 946 3260).

Fraser Valley Regional District

The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) is home to various exceptional filming locations, including waterfalls, mountain resort, caves, historical communities and scenic parks.  We have hosted many productions, from commercials and television series to full-length movies.

The FVRD has eight electoral areas and six member municipalities.  If your shoot location is within an electoral area, which can be determined by referring to the FVRD Web Map, please email the FVRD filming email at filming@fvrd.ca  If your shoot location is in one of our member municipalities listed below, please get in touch with them directly.

Abbotsford
Chilliwack
Harrison Hot Springs
Hope
Kent (Agassiz)
Mission

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Fraser Valley Regional District
Meghan Jackson, Park Technician II
45950 Cheam Avenue, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 1N6
Tel: 604 702 5000 | Toll Free: 1 800 528 0061
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Abbotsford
Sonia Sidhu, Interm Film & Special Event Manager
32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 1W7
Tel: 604 557 1473 | Fax: 604 853 1934
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Chilliwack
Netty Tam, Film Liaison
46093 Yale Road #201, Chilliwack BC, V2P 2L8
Tel: 604 702 9503
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Harrison Hot Springs
Rhonda Schell, Community Services Manager
P.O. Box 160, 495 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Springs, BC, V0M 1K0
Tel: 604 796 2171 | Fax: 604 796 2192
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Hope
Jenette Wallace, Film Coordinator & Clerk III
P.O. Box 609, 325 Wallace Street, Hope, BC, V0X 1L0
Tel: 604 869 5671 | Toll Free: 1 866 226 4673 | Fax: 604 869 2275
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Kent (Agassiz)
Jennifer Thornton, Director of Community Services
P.O. Box 70, 7170 Cheam Avenue, Agassiz, BC, V0M 1A0
Tel: 604 796 2235 ext. 2233 | Fax: 604 796 9854
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Mission
Clare Seeley, Manager of Tourism and Communications
P.O. Box 20, 8645 Stave Lake Street, Mission, BC, V2V 4L9
Tel: 604 820 5375
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Gibsons

Located at the south end of B.C.’s beautiful Sunshine Coast, the seaside Town of Gibsons is a scenic 40-minute ferry ride from West Vancouver. Gibsons has played host to numerous film crews and earned international recognition as the location for the long-running hit TV show “The Beachcombers”. The Town has established Policies and Procedures designed to permit successful filming, with minimal disruption to the community and its laidback lifestyle. Scenic locations include the Gibsons Marina, Gibsons Public Market, numerous local breweries, and quaint shopping area of Gibsons Landing, as well as the forested trails that surround the Town. Please visit the Town’s website for more information.

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Rebecca Anderson, Director of Corporate Services
P.O. Box 340, 474 South Fletcher Road, Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V0
Tel: 604 886 2274
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Harrison Hot Springs

Harrison Hot Springs is a small resort community located on the south shore of Harrison Lake, approximately 130 kilometers (80 miles) east of Vancouver in the Fraser Valley. The Village is known for its healing hot springs, lush forested hiking trails, sandy beaches, heritage sites, mountain views and of course, the Sasquatch. Harrison provides a gorgeous natural setting with many amenities such as restaurants, convenience stores, a gas station, watercraft rentals, public boat launch, hotels and other accommodations. The Village of Harrison Hot Springs welcomes and encourages filming activity.

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Rhonda Schell, Community Services Manager
P.O. Box 160, 495 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Springs, BC, V0M 1K0
Tel: 604 796 2171 | Fax: 604 796 2102
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Hope

Between the Coast Mountain Range and the Cascade Mountain Range, this hub of southern BC highways makes Hope a readily accessible destination from which to explore some of the most beautiful and dramatic B.C. wilderness. Within a half hour drive, there are awe-inspiring desert canyons, vast stands of coastal rainforest, rugged snow capped mountains, expansive alpine meadows and fast-flowing rivers.

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Jenette Wallace, Film Coordinator & Clerk III
P.O. Box 609, 325 Wallace Street, Hope, BC, V0X 1L0
Tel: 604 869 5671 | Toll Free: 1 866 226 4673 | Fax: 604 869 2275
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Kent (Agassiz)

The District of Kent (Agassiz) is nestled in the Eastern Fraser Valley, between the City of Chilliwack and the District of Hope, approximately 140 kilometres east of Vancouver.  Our agricultural community is a landscape of untouched nature, displaying panoramic views of Mt. Cheam, the Fraser River and Harrison Lake. Our small, friendly community is known for its country living and endless outdoor activity and offers a quaint, heritage style downtown business community that is becoming popular amongst the B.C. filming industry. The District can provide ample parking to accommodate large film crews, trucks and trailers, conveniently located within the centre of our townsite. Please visit the District’s website for further information on our filming policies and contact information.

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Jennifer Thornton, Director of Community Services
P.O. Box 70, 7170 Cheam Avenue, Agassiz, BC, V0M 1A0
Tel: 604 796 2235 ext. 2233 | Fax: 604 796 9854
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Langley City

Langley City includes both dynamic urban communities and quiet suburban neighbourhoods, a large natural wetland along its Nicomekl River featuring parks and recreation trails, over 300 acres of parkland, a vibrant walkable downtown, a regional shopping centre, and one of the most active industrial and service commercial land bases in the Lower Mainland.

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Janine Clough, Engineering Services & Filming Clerk
20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley, BC, V3A 4B3
Tel: 604 514 2997 | Fax: 604 514 2322
 

Langley Township

The Township of Langley is easily accessible from all parts of the Metro Vancouver. Their streetscapes, buildings, and green space have been featured in many US and Canadian feature films, made for TV movies, commercials, and TV series. With a 24-hour border crossing nearby, access from Langley to the U.S. is excellent – a two hour drive to Seattle or a two hour flight to San Francisco or Los Angeles. Downtown Vancouver and the Vancouver International Airport are less than a one-hour drive away. Please visit their website for more information.

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Isabel Picotte, Film Coordinator
20338 65th Avenue, Langley, BC, V2Y 3J1
Tel: 604 533 6151 | Fax: 604 533 6098
 

Lil’wat Nation

Lil’wat Nation is a stunning and dramatic landscape with a rich biodiversity — a mysterious place of towering mountains, ice fields, alpine meadows, white-water rivers, and braided river valleys that run to a milky colour due to the silt and clay deposited by glacial melt. Líl?wat is a separate and distinct nation with cultural and kinship ties to the St?át?y?emc.

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Carrie Lester, Referral Manager, Land and Resources Department
P.O. Box 602, 82 IR No. 10 Road, Mount Currie, BC, V0N 2K0
Tel: 604 894 6115 ext. 2462
 

Lillooet

Known for its hot, dry summers and mild autumn weather, Lillooet is situated at an intersection of deep gorges in the lee of the Coast Mountains on the Fraser River. There is an abundance of sunshine in the semi-desert climate laid between rugged mountain landscapes towering above, inspiring awe from both valley bottom and mountain top.

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Kevin Taylor, Director of Corporate & Development Services
P.O. Box 610, 615 Main Street , Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0
Tel: 250 256 4289 | Fax 250 256 4288
 

Lions Bay

Lions Bay is located in the northwest corner of the Greater Vancouver Regional District, bordering on beautiful Howe Sound, about 11 kilometers north of Horseshoe Bay with the Sea to Sky Highway running through the Village, and about a one hour drive from downtown Vancouver. The Lions Bay municipality does have a filming policy and application forms available on their website.

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Hayley Cook, Accounting Clerk
P.O. Box 141, 400 Centre Road, Lions Bay, BC, V0N 2E0
Tel: 604 921 9333 ext 104 | Fax: 604 921 6643

Maple Ridge

Surrounded by natural beauty, blessed with abundant clean air and water, Maple Ridge is a community proud of its heritage and optimistic about its future. Close to Vancouver and Seattle, two of the world’s most exciting and cosmopolitan cities, Maple Ridge retains the character and living advantages of a smaller, more neighbourly, country town. There’s easy access to almost every imaginable indoor and outdoor recreation – most are right near home, here in Maple Ridge. Maple Ridge is located an hour’s drive east of Vancouver and welcomes filming activity. Their website provides filming information and application forms required for filming within the District of Maple Ridge.

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Draeven McGowan, Film Production Liaison
11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge , BC, V2X 6A9
Tel: 604 340 5197 | Fax: 604 467 7329

Mission

Mission is nestled on a hillside in the heart of the Fraser Valley, with an array of scenic backdrops and a quaint downtown offering a wide variety of locations, including a municipal forest, lakes, parks, river frontage, hydro dams, unique businesses such as a 1950’s diner, and both heritage and modern residential areas.  With a film-friendly community and a team ready to help, check out the website for all of the latest information.

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Clare Seeley, Manager of Tourism and Communications
P.O. Box 20, 8645 Stave Lake Street, Mission, BC, V2V 4L9
Tel: 604 820 5375
 

Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver is home to the City of Vancouver, 20 other municipalities including the City of Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, White Rock and other exceptional places to both live and visit.

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Angusfilm Production Services, Filming enquires for all Metro Vancouver locations
4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC, V5H 4G8
Tel: 778 552 8885 or 778 998 4354
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New Westminster

The City of New Westminster is situated in the center of the Lower Mainland. The City, is attractively located on a hillside overlooking the Fraser River, 20 km east of Vancouver. The Downtown section of New Westminster with its sloping streets, waterfront views and heritage buildings reminds one of San Francisco. New Westminster is a film-friendly city with unique locations including heritage buildings, gritty street scenes and riverfront locations within a 10 block radius. New Westminster provides personalized location and permit/license assistance for all areas in the City. Filming inquiries are directed to and processed by the Filming Coordinator who liaises with other City departments and provides contact with business and residential associations to make your experience of filming in New Westminster a smooth and enjoyable one. The New Westminster web site provides good filming resources and information.

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Trevor Cave, Filming Coordinator
600 Eighth Street, New Westminster, BC, V3M 3S2
Tel: 604 527 4613 | Fax: 604 526 6358

North Vancouver City

From The Shipyards, with its 700ft pier and gorgeous plazas, to the heritage section of the Cemetery, as well as the attractive residential areas, 100 year old cafes/retail area, plus groomed parks, the City encourages and supports the film industry.  We recognize its appeal and economic benefit to the local community with many residents working in the film industry and benefitting from the employment that filming provides.   The City website is an excellent resource for filming information, and the Film Coordinator is always happy to discuss your filming requirements.

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Clare Husk, Film & Community Events Coordinator
141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1H9
Tel: 604 982 3910 | Fax: 604 985 8439

North Vancouver District

With its unique combination of natural beauty and established infrastructure, the District enjoys a leading role among municipalities in hosting film and television productions. Pristine wilderness parks. Sea to Sky-scaping mountains. Salmon bearing rivers and stunning coastal shorelines. Dramatic city and mountain skylines. Vibrant urban and industrial landscapes. Unique, diverse, distinctive looks – within 15 minutes of downtown Vancouver. The Film Liaison Offices reputation as an accessible and responsive resource is also a key strength; as is the public understanding and support of the industry. The District is known for its film-friendly reputation and the high number of local residents working in the industry. The city website is a good resource for filming information in that community.
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Jennifer Janetka, Film and Events Coordinator
355 West Queens Road, North Vancouver, BC, V7N 4N5
Tel: 604 990 2437 | Fax: 604 987 7185

Pemberton

Home to family farms, outdoor adventures and stunning vistas, the Village of Pemberton is home to over 2500 residents. Situated 25 minutes north of Whistler within the Coastal Mountains, Pemberton’s mild winters, warm summers and authentic adventure culture provide an ideal place to enjoy arts, festivals, history, recreation, dining, shopping and comfortable lodging.

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Sheena Fraser, Corporate Officer
P.O. Box 100, Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0
Tel: 604 894 6135 ext. 288 | Fax: 604 894 6136
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Pitt Meadows

Surrounded by beautiful rivers, lakes and mountains, Pitt Meadows combines small-town community spirit with access to big-city services. Located one hour from downtown Vancouver, Pitt Meadows offers a wide range of filming locations including an airport, train station, and miles of picturesque trail systems.  From the pristine waters of North America’s largest tidal lake to the quaint ‘small-town’ look of Osprey Village, this small yet progressive community boasts an astonishing array of locations.

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Pitt Meadows Film Office
12027 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, BC, V3Y 2B5
Tel: 604 460 6755

Port Coquitlam

Filming locations abound in Port Coquitlam thanks to breathtaking natural vistas complimented by the original City Hall dating back to 1914 and an authentic heritage-themed downtown centre. Over the years, Port Coquitlam has cooperated with numerous film companies to provide the ‘small town’ backdrop for television and motion pictures while only a 25 minute drive from downtown Vancouver. We have successfully coordinated shoots throughout the City including suburban and natural locations.  We work closely with film companies to provide a one-stop service to meet all permitting and permissions requirements while in accordance with established policies and guidelines.

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Davin Gable, Film Coordinator
City Hall Annex (beside City Hall) 200 – 2564 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 3G4
Tel: 604 927 5420

Port of Vancouver

Including more than 1,500 hectares of land and 16,000 hectares of water, stretching from Roberts Bank to Burrard Inlet and up the Fraser River, the Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest port.
 
As part of our role overseeing the shared stewardship of the lands and waters that make up the port, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority works with production companies to permit the use of port lands for filming purposes. To request the use of port lands or waters for filming, a proponent must complete a filming application form. We review every application for any safety and operations concerns, and work to ensure minimal impacts to port operations, such as shipping, navigation, transportation or other port interests. In some cases applications may need to go directly to a specific terminal for approval.
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Real Estate, Real Estate Property Assistant
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3T4
Tel: 604 665 9196 | Fax: 1 866 212 1686

Port Moody

Port Moody City of the Arts! is located at the head of Burrard Inlet just 20 kilometres (30 minutes) from Vancouver and the US border. Port Moody is surrounded by mountains, forest and is steps from seaside parks. It is also located inside the Vancouver Studio Zone. A film-friendly community, the City of Port Moody has an experienced staff that believes in providing economical and easy experiences for filmmakers and crews. Please visit their website for more information.

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Matt Smith, Production Coordinator Cultural Services
100 Newport Drive, Port Moody, BC, V3H 5C3
Tel: 604 469 4681 | Mobile: 778 242 8847 | Fax: 604 469 4533

Richmond

Ideally situated in the Greater Vancouver Region, Richmond offers unique access by land, air or sea. A two and half hour flight from Los Angeles, puts you inside the City. Located close to the US border and less than 20 minutes away from Vancouver, Richmond is home to the Vancouver International Airport and several world class hotels. Richmond is proud to host a number of exclusive film friendly locations and has recently become a hub for film studio facilities. Richmond welcomes filming activity and provides extensive filming information and resources on their website.

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Samir Modhwadia, Film and Major Events Liaison
6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, V6Y 2C1
Tel: 604 247 4659 | Mobile: 604 247 4607 (direct line) | Fax: 604 276 4132

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.

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Lillooet
Kevin Taylor, Director of Corporate & Development Services
P.O. Box 610, 615 Main Street , Lillooet, BC, V0K 1V0
Tel: 250 256 4289 | Fax 250 256 4288
 
Pemberton
Sheena Fraser, Corporate Officer
P.O. Box 100, Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0
Tel: 604 894 6135 ext. 288 | Fax: 604 894 6136
 
Squamish
Sarah Dicker, Acting Manager of Arts & Culture
P.O. Box 310, 37955 2nd Avenue, Squamish, BC, V8B 0A3
Tel: 604 892 5217 | Mobile: 604 848 4374 | Fax: 604 892 1083
 
Whistler
Christa Vandeberg, Supervisor, Festivals, Events & Animation at Whistler
4325 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
Tel: 604 935 8417 | Toll Free: 1 866 932 5535 | Fax: 604 935 8188

Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is a spectacular 40 minute ferry ride from West Vancouver. Its 180 kilometer coastline hugs the northeast shore of the Salish Sea between Howe Sound in the south and the boating mecca of Desolation Sound in the north. With lively small towns, quaint fishing villages, and many beautiful waterfront homes and boutique resorts, it is a uniquely situated piece of Canadian coastline. The region is bordered by countless bays and inlets, islands, broad sandy beaches, quiet lagoons, rugged headlands, provincial parks, and lush fir forests backed by the snow-capped Coast Mountains.  The Sunshine Coast Tourism website offers stunning photograph, a flavour of each of its unique communities, and much more.

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Sunshine Coast
Andrea Wickham-Foxwell, Communications/Media Relations, Sunshine Coast Tourism
Tel: 604 898 1001 | Mobile: 778 861 7486
 

Surrey

Perfectly situated in Metro Vancouver, the City of Surrey offers stunning scenes, distinct neighbourhoods, state-of-the-art facilities, and over hundreds of vibrant parks & trails. The Surrey Film Office has built a reputation in the film industry as one of the most creative, convenient and film friendly cities to produce motion pictures.  The Film Office provides easy, one-stop service for all city permits and services. An in-house photo file library is available for location scouting and their website is a good resource for filming information in the city.

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James Monk, Filming Manager
13450 104th Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3T 1V8
Tel: 604 598 5759 | Mobile: 778 846 0416 | Fax: 604 591 4821

Squamish

Squamish is a town north of Vancouver, in British Columbia, Canada. It’s at the northern tip of the island-dotted Howe Sound, and surrounded by mountains like the Stawamus Chief, a huge granite monolith. The Sea to Sky Gondola has views of the sound and nearby Shannon Falls, a towering waterfall cascading down a series of cliffs. The Britannia Mine Museum has underground train tours. Bike trails criss-cross the area.

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Sarah Dicker, Acting Manager of Arts & Culture
P.O. Box 310, 37955 2nd Avenue, Squamish, BC, V8B 0A3
Tel: 604 892 5217 | Mobile: 604 848 4374 | Fax: 604 892 1083

Squamish-Lillooet Regional District

The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District is a quasi-municipal administrative area in British Columbia, Canada. It stretches from Britannia Beach in the south to Pavilion in the north. Lillooet, Pemberton, Whistler and Squamish are the four municipalities in the regional district.

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P.O. Box 219, 1350 Aster Street, Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0
Tel: 604 894 6371
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University Endowment Lands

The University Endowment Lands (UEL) are located on the west side of the City of Vancouver, between Vancouver and the University of British Columbia. The UEL Administration is the agency responsible for administering film requests for the subdivided portion of the UEL. For information, film policy or application forms please visit their website. For information regarding filming within the forested area (Pacific Spirit Regional Park), please contact the Metro Vancouver Regional District about filming in Regional Parks.

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General Enquiries, UEL Administration Office
5495 Chancellor Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1E2
Tel: 604 660 1808 | Fax: 604 660 1874
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Vancouver

Surrounded by spectacular natural beauty, the City of Vancouver is recognized as one of the world’s most livable cities. Renowned for its innovative programs, they lead in the areas of sustainability, accessibility and inclusivity. The City of Vancouver supports filming and recognizes the economic and social benefits realized by the citizens of Vancouver. The Vancouver Film Office is an excellent filming resource that provides extensive locations and permitting information. Their website provides useful information for filming in Vancouver.

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Vancouver Economic Commission
Geoff Teoli, Interim Vancouver Film Commissioner
Suite 1500, 401 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5A1
Tel: 604 632 9668
 
Vancouver Film and Special Events Office
Office Address: 15th floor, 450 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5X 4V2
Tel: 604 873 7000 or 311 (local only)
The Vancouver Film Office is responsible for issuing filming permits within the City of Vancouver. For Inquiries and Complaints, please use website link and scroll to page bottom.
 
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Ian Su, Special Events/Filming Supervisor
2099 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6G 1Z4
Tel: 604 257 8681 | Fax: 604 257 8501

West Vancouver

West Vancouver is located near the northwest corner of the Greater Vancouver Regional District, bordering on beautiful Howe Sound and the mouth of Burrard Inlet. It is only a 10 minute drive over the Lions Gate Bridge to downtown Vancouver. West Vancouver includes many spectacular residences and ocean views. Their city website provides useful information about filming in that community.

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Rachelle McCormack, Cultural Services Supervisor
750 17th Street, West Vancouver, BC, V7V 3T3
Tel: 604 925 7263

Whistler

The Resort Municipality of Whistler is located 125 kilometers north of Vancouver, British Columbia. You will find beautiful mountain vistas, ancient forests, crystal clear lakes and rivers, and fresh, clean air. Much of what makes Whistler such a unique and memorable film destination lies in its awe-inspiring and pristine natural surroundings, quaint Village and diverse mountain homes. The Whistler community cares deeply for the environment and strives to preserve the area’s natural beauty by taking meaningful steps towards the resort’s vision of sustainability.

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Christa Vandeberg, Supervisor, Festivals, Events & Animation at Whistler
4325 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4
Tel: 604 935 8417 | Toll Free: 1 866 932 5535 | Fax: 604 935 8188

White Rock

A beautiful oceanfront setting, Canada’s Longest Pier, a historic train station, modern skyscrapers and a mid-century city hall – White Rock  has many ‘looks’ for your next project! Less than 45 minutes away from the major film studios and the Vancouver Airport and only 5 minutes away from the Canada/USA Border, White Rock has hosted commercials, TV productions, and movies and invites your production to discover this City by the Sea! A strong supporter of the film industry with a dedicated film office in the Recreation and Culture Department, White Rock offers a one-stop, film-friendly application process for all your filming needs. Filming inquiries are directed to and processed by the Especial Events and Filming Coordinator who liaises with other City deparments and provides contact with White Rock RCMP, business associations, BNSF Railway and other agencies as applicable to make your experiences of filming in White Rock a  smooth and enjoyable one. Their website provides useful filming resoure information including and online permit application, virtual 360 degree tours and civic location showcase.

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Courtney Westwood, Special Events Coordinator
14600 North Bluff Road, White Rock, BC, V6B 3C9
Tel: 604 541 2252 | Mobile: 778 549 7864 | Fax: 604 541 2190