Ready for a patriotic movie night? From coast to coast, Canada’s the ultimate playground when it comes to filming backdrops. There are a ton of Netflix shows and movies filmed in Canada that showcase the beauty of the Great White North.

From Alberta’s rocky mountains to Toronto’s bustling streets, Canada's got it all. Some cities are often disguised as other parts of the world too, like Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. The film takes place in Oregon, but was filmed entirely in Vancouver!

The same goes for a lot of other movies and shows on this list. With so many options being added to the platform every day it might be difficult to decide what to watch. Why not take a virtual tour of your country?

An added bonus is that so many of these productions feature an A-list cast. Maybe you’ll spot Leonardo Dicaprio or Jason Momoa on-screen in your hometown. 

These 39 choices will let you appreciate Canada and the beauty that spans all the provinces. They certainly get an "eh-plus" from us!

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Audience Rating: 86% on Rotten Tomatoes

When teen Lara Jean discovers that the love letters she wrote in middle school are sent to their recipients, she's roped into a fake dating deal with her former crush. 

Trailer Park Boys

Audience Rating: 89% on Rotten Tomatoes

Filmed in Nova Scotia, the Trailer Park Boys movie follows fan favourite criminals Julian and Ricky recuperating back into society after being sent to jail for 18 months. They also happen to be planning their biggest crime yet. 

Inception

 

Audience Rating: 91% on Rotten Tomatoes

According to IMDb Leo spent some time in Calgary while filming this movie!

When thief Dom Cobb is recruited by corporate espionage for his ability to enter people's dreams, he's faced with the impossible task of planting an idea in another's mind.

Kim's Convenience

Audience Rating: 91% on Rotten Tomatoes

This series is filmed and centred on life in Toronto. Kim's Convenience follows the Kim family's everyday life as they run their convenient store in the city.

21 Jump Street

Audience Rating: 82% on Rotten Tomatoes

You might notice some Vancouver hotspots in this film. In a last attempt to prove themselves as police officers, Schmidt and Jenko are sent undercover to a high school. They're forced to blend in with the teens while attempting to uncover a mass drug ring. 

Anne with an E

Audience Rating: 89% on Rotten Tomatoes

Prince Edward Island got its chance to shine in this series. Anne with an E is a retelling of the classic Anne of Green Gable's tale. Anne struggles with adolescence while also fighting for acceptance in a society that views her as an outsider. 

Good Will Hunting

Audience Rating: 94% on Rotten Tomatoes

Although this film is meant to take place in Boston, Toronto was used as its primary place of production

Will Hunting is offered guidance from an MIT professor after he solves an advanced math problem on campus while working as a janitor. However, his troubled past isn't easily swayed by the offer of an education. 

Alias Grace

Audience Rating: 94% on Google

Alias Grace used Ontario as their home base while filming the series. 

Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood, Grace and James are convicted of two murders in 1843. While James his hanged, Grace is instead sent to the Kingston Penitentiary. 

The Decline

Audience Rating: 74% on Rotten Tomatoes

The Decline is the first movie to come out of Quebec as part of Netflix's creative deal with Canada. 

A group of survivalists willingly take on a dangerous climate in the snowy mountains. After a tragic accident occurs on their journey, they're sent into a panic that leads to chilling events. 

Frontier

Audience Rating: 82% on Rotten Tomatoes

IMDb has this Jason Momoa movie listed as filming all across the country! It showcases Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Ontario.

In a retelling of the historic North American fur trade, a part-Irish, part-Cree named Declan fights against the Hudson's Bay Company and their take over of the fur trade. 

Twilight

Audience Rating: 73% on Rotten Tomatoes

Believe it or not, this blockbuster hit called Canada home while filming as well!

Twilight follows Bella Swan, a teen who moves to Seattle to move in with her father. She becomes enamoured by a group of mysterious siblings at her school and is soon introduced to a world of supernatural hidden from everyone else. 

Spinning Out

Audience Rating: 91% on Rotten Tomatoes

Spinning Out spent a lot of time in Toronto and in the suburbs for its production. 

The series follows a professional ice skater who struggles with family and romance issues while trying to make it to the top and attend the Olympic games. 

Virgin River

Audience Rating: 80% on Rotten Tomatoes

This recent Netflix original used the west coast as their playground for a few months. 

A nurse practitioner moves to a California town with a tragic secret. However, her new job and inadequate living conditions are more than she bargained for.  

V Wars

Audience Rating: 96% on Rotten Tomatoes

Ian Somerhalder took on Ontario for his reprise as a vampire.

A scientist and his partner decide to investigate the deadly pandemic that is sweeping the country. However, it has the potential to cause a war between humans and vampires.

The Umbrella Academy

Audience Rating: 86% on Rotten Tomatoes

Toronto's downtown core is a prominent backdrop in this superhero series. 

The Hargreeve siblings have always been exceptional, but they were torn apart at a young age when their differences got in the way. Now, they're forced to reunite after the mysterious death of their father. 

The Order

Audience Rating: 71% on Rotten Tomatoes

Another Netflix original from the west coast of Canada

Jack Morton heightens his college experience by joining a secret society. However, as he gets sucked in further he uncovers magical yet dark secrets about his family. 

Always Be My Maybe

Audience Rating: 81% on Rotten Tomatoes

Through careful scene planning, this filmed transformed Toronto into San Fransisco.

Two childhood sweethearts meet again after fifteen years, however, is their previous spark still there? Can they rekindle the romance they once had despite their different lives? 

Locke & Key

Audience Rating: 70% on Rotten Tomatoes

Toronto and Nova Scotia were featured in this magical show.

The Locke children, along with their mother, move into their father's family mansion after his tragic death. However, they soon discover the old home offers a little more than just a creepy vibe. 

The 100

Audience Rating: 78% on Rotten Tomatoes

The 100 has spent their time filming in Vancouver since 2014.

This post-apocalyptic series follows a group of teenage criminals who are sent down from space in order to test if the world is once again livable. 

Room

Audience Rating: 93% on Rotten Tomatoes

This critically-acclaimed film used Toronto as its setting

Room follows a mother and her young son as they escape an underground prison they were being kept captive in for years. 

Schitt’s Creek

Audience Score: 95% on Rotten Tomatoes

Starring Canadian icons Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy, Schitt's Creek was filmed in the outskirts of Toronto and followed the Rose family.

The once-wealthy family is forced to move to a rundown town, that they purchased for fun, after going bankrupt. 

Once Upon a Time

Audience Score: 78% on Rotten Tomatoes

Once Upon a Time had a solid seven-season run on ABC, and used British Columbia to film for the entire series. 

This show takes everyone's favourite fairy tale characters and reimagines them in the real world. 

Dare Me

Audience Rating: 82% on Rotten Tomatoes

Narcity recently caught up with Dare Me star Alison Thornton on her thoughts about filming in Ontario. 

The teen series follows a cheerleader who spends her senior year seeking revenge on a group of classmates who rejected her. 

Freaks

Audience Rating: 86% on Rotten Tomatoes

British Columbia hosted the filming of this movie back in 2018, according to IMDb

Freaks documents the life of a seven-year-old girl with special abilities who has been hidden from the outside world her entire life. When she escapes, she threatens not only her life but the lives of her family members. 

Supernatural

 

Audience Rating: 86% on Rotten Tomatoes

Supernatural is currently filming its final season in Vancouver after a 15-season run.

The series follows brothers Sam and Dean who were raised fighting demons. They're forced to reconnect after the mysterious disappearance of their father. 

Bad Blood

Audience Rating: 80% on Rotten Tomatoes

Bad Blood was filmed in Montreal and tells the real-life story of organized crime that happens behind its tourist facade. 

Workin’ Moms

Audience Rating: 85% on Rotten Tomatoes

This Toronto comedy is filmed and set in the 6ix. It follows a variety of different mothers dealing with the challenges that come with parenthood. 

The Walk

Audience Rating: 77% on Rotten Tomatoes

Filmed in Montreal, this film tells the tale of a French man who has dreams of crossing the Twin Towers on a tight rope. 

The Shape of Water

Audience Rating: 72% on Rotten Tomatoes

This Oscar Award-winning film was shot in Toronto.

A cleaning lady has her life altered after she discovers a scaled creature in a Baltimore laboratory. 

Suits

Audience Rating: 86% on Rotten Tomatoes

This series was the reason Duchess Meghan Markle spent so many years in Toronto

This series follows the ins and outs of a New York law firm.

iZombie

Audience Rating: 86% on Rotten Tomatoes

iZombie also used the west coast for its mind-bending series.

Liv, a struggling med student, slowly realizes she's become undead. In order to maintain her diet without hurting anyone, she takes a job at the coroner's.  

Timeless

Audience Rating: 87% on Rotten Tomatoes

This time-travelling series worked their magic in Vancouver for two years, according to IMDb. 

A secret time machine is stolen by a criminal who is intent on changing what America has become. A historian, ex-military, and computer whiz must work together to take him down before it's too late.

Braven

Audience Rating: 77% on Rotten Tomatoes

Newfoundland was graced with Jason Momoa's presence for the filming of Aquaman.

Braven follows the owner of a logging company who works to protect his loved ones from drug traffickers.  

Bon Cop Bad Cop

Audience Rating: 82% on Rotten Tomatoes

This series was filmed in Ontario, British Columbia and even Quebec.

Canadian police officers are forced to work together despite their clashing personalities in order to stop a serial killer. 

Wu Assassins

Audience Rating: 82% on Rotten Tomatoes

Wu Assassins began their journey in Vancouver back in 2018

The series follows a chef, Kai Jin, in San Francisco where he accidentally becomes involved with ancient Chinese power known as the "Wu Xing." 

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Audience Rating: 86% on Rotten Tomatoes

Neil Patrick Harris actually relocated his family to Vancouver for a few months while filming this Netflix series. 

After the death of their parents, the Baudelaire siblings are forced to live with relatives they've never met encountering the evil Count Olaf. 

Lost In Space

 

Audience Rating: 70% on Rotten Tomatoes

Recently renewed for a season 3, Lost In Space has its production set up in British Columbia

One family is tasked with saving the Earth from imminent death. They're brought on a journey that includes colonizing a new world but are thrown off the path and become lost in space. 

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