Not only is Canada's west coast arguably one of the most beautiful parts of our country, but there also happens to be countless shows and movies filming in Vancouver at any given time, making it a prime spot for celebrity spotting.

From the beautiful Pacific Ocean and the lush green forests to the hustle and bustle of the busy city, Vancouver really has so much to offer tourists and film crews alike, which is exactly why so many projects wind up picking the beautiful spot to call their home for a few months while they work their magic.

As we speak, over 20 films and TV shows are being shot in Van City, with everything from classic superhero tales to chilling Netflix original horror series making it on the roster. With so much always on the go, you may have walked right past a film set without even knowing it.

Always remember to keep your eyes peeled during your daily commute. If you get the timing just right, you might see KJ Apa shooting a Riverdale scene with his signature Archie red hair, or Kurt Russell rocking his unforgettable Santa Claus suit on the set of Netflix's The Christmas Chronicles 2.

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist is a show about a girl named Zoey (played by Jane Levy) who develops psychic abilities after laying inside a malfunctioning MRI machine, allowing her to hear the thoughts of those around her in the form of popular songs.

The musical series will be previewing its first episode on January 7, and the show will continue airing on February 16, after filming wraps up next month.

Twilight Zone (Season 2)

You've probably heard of The Twilight Zone before, but did you know that Jordan Peele is putting his own twist on the classic tale with this new anthology series?

The second season of the series began filming in October of 2019 and will wrap up in March of 2020.

The Haunting of Bly Manor

This is one that plenty of Netflix users are looking forward to. The Haunting of Bly Manor is the follow up to the streaming service's 2018 hit, The Haunting of Hill House.

Notable cast members include Victoria Pedretti, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and Rahul Koli. You might be lucky enough to spot them in YVR until late February of next year.

The Good Doctor (Season 3)

If you love Netflix's Atypical, you should definitely check out The Good Doctor. The show is about Shaun Murphy (played by Freddie Highmore), an autistic surgeon who works at one of San Jose's most prestigious hospitals.

The show's third season kicked off back in September, but filming in Vancouver will continue until early March.

The Flash (Season 6)

The Flash is a spinoff of the hit series Arrow, and it premiered back in 2014. Since then, the series has filmed a number of seasons in Vancouver.

Popular celebs in the show's cast include Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, and Jesse L Martin. If you're really lucky, you might run into one of them while they're filming season six, which wraps up next April.

The Christmas Chronicles 2

The Christmas Chronicles was one of Netflix's best original holiday movies last year, so of course, the streaming service had to bring us a sequel.

The movie will wrap up filming in early February, but you'll probably see the celebs around the city before then as Kurt Russell has been known to visit the occasional restaurant during his downtime. 

Supergirl (Season 5)

The fifth season of Supergirl started filming earlier this summer and the first episode premiered in October, but the project won't wrap up until April of 2020.

If you keep your eyes peeled when walking around Vancouver, you might spot stars like Melissa Benoist, Jeremy Jordan, Mehcad Brooks, or Chyler Leigh.

Riverdale (Season 4)

The Riverdale crew has been working hard to bring you season four of the hit show since July, and they'll continue to hang out in the city until April.

The first episode of the latest season premiered on October 9, with new episodes hitting Netflix every Thursday.

Nancy Drew

If you like Riverdale, you'll probably want to hop on the Nancy Drew bandwagon as well. Although the show's first season premiered back in October, you'll still see filming happening until early April.


Like many of the other shows on this list, Batwoman hit the air back in October but continues to film on-site in Vancouver until April.

The show stars actors like Ruby Rose, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, and Camrus Johnson, among others.

Firefly Lane

Firefly Lane is an upcoming Netflix original series based on novels of the same name by Kristin Hannah. The show stars Katherine Heigl, Ben Lawson, and Beau Garrett, and is expected to wrap up production in January.

There are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.


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