There is a reason Vancouver's unofficial name is Hollywood North, and it is not because how superficial we can be. It's cheaper to shoot in Canada, not just in Vancouver, and the Greater Vancouver Area can pass for so many different locations in the United States.

You can pretend you're in SoHo, Manhattan in Gastown and drive for an hour and pretend you are in No-One-Cares, Kansas. Isn't that neat? So our town is frequented by so many movie stars who realize that there is a place in North America where they can take a break from the paparazzi and intense fans. 

Here are some of the celebrities who have graced our 131-year-old city with their presence this summer and took some pretty awesome shots.

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Ryan Reynolds // Hatley Castle, Victoria


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Joel Kinnaman // Downtown Vancouver


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Kristen Connolly // Grouse Mountain


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Andy Bovine and Blake Anderson // White Caps Game at BC Place


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Camilla Mendes, Cole Sprouse and Mark Conseuelos // Coal Harbour


Can u smell what the rock is cooking?

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KJ Apa // Granville St


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James Wolk // Olympic Village


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Anna Faris // Downtown Vancouver


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Stephen Amell // His apartment in Vancouver



Sliding into Canada! See you soon #Vancouver! #TLOS6

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Chris Colfer // Vancouver Skytrain


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Melissa Benoist // Coal Harbour


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Lili Reinhart // Squamish


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Olivia Munn // Gastown

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