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With spectacular water and mountain views, city skylines and industrial landscapes, the City of North Vancouver offers an unparalleled beauty and diversity of filming locations. The combination of new urban buildings, heritage homes, and turn-of-the-century commercial spaces bring together the past, present and future in a single landscape. Many well-kept residential areas, parks and greenways create additional possibilities. Located a short 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver, the City offers state-of-the-art filming studios and facilities for your production.

The City's pier facility includes the 40-foot-wide, 700-foot-long Burrard Dry Dock Pier and public promenade, the 85-foot floating St. Roch Dock and The Shipyards. Both large and small vessel moorage spaces are available, and all provide un-obscured panoramic views of industrial, natural and urban landscapes.

The Shipyards first opened as Wallace Shipyards in 1906 and grew into one of the most impressive industrial operations in western Canada before closing its doors as the Versatile Pacific Shipyards in 1992. As part of Phase II of the Pier Development by Pinnacle International, the City has negotiated restoration of two original shipyard buildings for use as retail and commercial space, Shipbuilders' Square, interpretive signage, site artefacts and waterfront walkways.

The newly renovated North Vancouver City Hall features innovative architectural design with a naturally illuminated hallway running the length of the building. Sharp angles, beautiful art and an open concept create opportunities to film in many genres. See Filming in City Hall

The North Vancouver Cemetery is a park-like space containing both deciduous and coniferous trees on well-maintained grounds. The old section of the cemetery is available for filming and features erect, stone tombstones dating back to the early 1900s. See Cemetery Filming.

The North Vancouver City Library encompasses 36,000 square feet of public space on three levels. The Library, with its many open spaces inside and access to the Civic Plaza outside, offers a very versatile filming location (after hours or holiday filming is preferred).

The City boasts a range of residential styles to suit a number of film production needs, from heritage-style brick work and turn of the century wooden homes to classic wartime housing to modern condos. Contact Creative BC for details.

Grand Boulevard stretches for 12 blocks from East 19th Street south to East Keith Road. A multi-purpose trail weaves through the open space and beautiful heritage-style homes and residences line both sides of the street. The City's many parks and trails that offer baseball diamonds, all weather fields, children's play areas just to name a few.

Located on the corner of the Trans Canada Highway and Lonsdale Avenue, this state-of-the-art, 16,000-square foot facility resembles an urban plaza, complete with curbs, walls and ramps. This facility is considered a "pure street park" and draws enthusiasts from across the Lower Mainland.

Presentation House was built in 1902 and was a school before it became North Vancouver's City Hall for 62 years. In 1976, the building was renovated into an art centre, with an art gallery, theatre space and a museum. The building offers opportunities to film historical, theatre, museum or art gallery scenes, all from one location.

This linear park travels the length of Mosquito Creek, from Marine Drive in the south to the City/District boundary in the north. Trails line both sides of the creek and range from a wide gravel path to smaller bark mulch trails.




Contact Info

Clare Husk
Film & Shipyards Liaison
Tel: 604-982-3910
Cell: 604-679-2525
Email: filming@cnv.org

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