Over the years, film and television casts and crews have gotten very good at transporting audiences to totally different worlds far beyond their imagination. You may not even realize it while you're watching them from the comfort of your home, but there's a pretty long list of Netflix originals filmed in Canada.

Toronto and Vancouver are known as hot spots when it comes to movie and TV production here, but as it turns out, Netflix has found ways to turn Alberta into a zombie wasteland without audiences even realizing it, which is pretty cool.

Next time you're treating yourself to a Netflix binge session, look carefully at the sets on screen. Does that old building look familiar? Do you recognize that downtown view? It could very well be that Netflix has been filming in a city near you.

Despite being filmed here, a lot of these shows set the scene as if they take place in the United States. But if you know better, you can proudly tell all your friends while you're watching that all the stars were actually hanging out in B.C., Toronto, Alberta, or any of the wonderful places in between during their time on set.

Virgin River

Rating: 78% on Rotten Tomatoes

Virgin River hit Netflix earlier this December, but fans are already eagerly awaiting season two, which recently wrapped up filming in Vancouver, B.C.

V Wars

Rating: 50% on Rotten Tomatoes

V Wars may look like it takes place in the U.S., but as it turns out, the vampire series was actually filmed in Sudbury, Cambridge, and Toronto from mid to late 2018.

The Knight Before Christmas

Rating: 67% on Rotten Tomatoes

When she was in Ontario for filming, Vanessa Hudgens couldn't stop posting about how much she loves Canada — she even said she'd miss it when filming wrapped on Netflix's holiday film The Knight Before Christmas.

The Umbrella Academy

Rating: 76% on Rotten Tomatoes

The Umbrella Academy came out in February of 2019 and since the first season was so successful, it was renewed for a second that will likely hit Netflix sometime in the new year.

The first season's filming took place in Hamilton and Toronto from January to July of 2018 and filming for season two wrapped in the 6ix on November 23.

Black Summer

Rating: 76% on Rotten Tomatoes

If you're into zombie shows, Black Summer should definitely be on your radar. The series was recently renewed for a second season, which will likely be shot in the Calgary area, just like the first season was.

The Order

Rating: 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

Like so many other shows, filming for Netflix's The Order took place in beautiful Vancouver. The show was renewed for a second season earlier this year, which wrapped up on November 7 in the city.


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