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25 celebrities you can spot in Vancouver this August

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Alison Pudsey Aug 01, 2018 9:53 am 4,117

Is there anything better than a celebrity spotting?

Few things are cooler than realizing your favourite show or movie is filmed right here in Vancouver. It seems like there’s always a chance that your favourite celebrity is right around the corner, waiting to be spotted grabbing an early morning coffee or maybe a few late night drinks.

But don’t leave it up to chance, especially when we can tell you exactly who to keep your eyes peeled for around town. Here are 25 celebrities to try and spot in Vancouver this August!

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Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey attends the photo-call of the movie 'Jim & Andy' during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2017 in Venice, Italy.

Jim Carrey attends the photo-call of the movie ‘Jim & Andy’ during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2017, in Venice, Italy (Andrea Raffin/Shutterstock)

OK – get ready to be on the lookout because the hilarious Jim Carrey will be in the Vancouver area this August. Carrey is expected to be in town through to September for his role in Sonic The Hedgehog. Carrey is widely known for his roles like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, Dumb and Dumber among many, many others.

 James Marsden

: James Marsden at the Los Angeles premiere of the new HBO drama series “Westworld” at the TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood (Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock)

Joining Carrey on the set of Sonic The Hedgehog is James Marsden. Marsden has guest starred in shows like Saved by the Bell, Touched by an Angel, and Party of Five. Or maybe you remember him as the leading man from 27 Dresses and The Best of Me, and most recently as Teddy from the hit show Westworld. 

Seth Rogen

October 3, 2015: Actor Seth Rodan attends the Steve Jobs Premiere during the 53rd Annual New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall

October 3, 2015: Actor Seth Rogen attends the Steve Jobs Premiere during the 53rd Annual New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall (lev radin/Shutterstock)

Vancouver native Seth Rogen will be in the city this August for his role as a producer in the comedy Good Boys. Rogen is known for his comedic roles in movies like Pineapple Express, Knocked Up, Superbad, and Funny People among many others.

Freddie Highmore

Freddie Highmore arrives to the Comic Con 2016 – “Bates Motel” PhotoCall on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, CA (DFree/Shutterstock)

Best known for his creepy portrayal of Norman Bates in the TV series Bates Motel, Freddie Highmore will be in Vancouver filming for the second season of The Good Doctor. Highmore has been acting since he was a child and has starred in films like Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryFinding Neverland, and The Spiderwick Chronicles.

KJ Apa

KJ Apa at the "Riverdale" Screening and Conversation at the Paley Center for Media on April 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, CA

KJ Apa at the “Riverdale” Screening and Conversation at the Paley Center for Media on April 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Oh Archie *sigh* who can resist this red headed cutie?!

KJ Apa will be in Vancouver this summer filming the third season of Riverdale. Apa is an up and coming actor from New Zealand who snagged the lead role of Archie in Riverdale and has also starred in the feature film A Dog’s Purpose.

Lili Reinhart

Lili Reinhart attends Riverdale press room at Wondercon in Anaheim Convention Center on March 31 2017

Lili Reinhart attends Riverdale press room at WonderCon in Anaheim Convention Center on March 31 2017 (Eugene Powers/Shutterstock)

Lili Reinhart will also join Apa on location in Vancouver for Riverdale. Reinhart has the lead role of Betty in the series, and has also made appearances in Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit, along with The Good NeighborMiss Stevens, and Forever’s End. Most recently she was cast in the upcoming film Galveston.

Camila Mendes

Camila Mendes attends Riverdale press room at Wondercon in Anaheim Convention Center on March 31 2017.

Camila Mendes attends Riverdale press room at WonderCon in Anaheim Convention Center on March 31 2017 (Eugene Powers/Shutterstock)

Of course, there would be no Betty without Veronica!

Camila Mendes will also be in Vancouver filming for the third season of Riverdale. Rumour has it that Mendes had her first acting job on an IKEA commercial before going on to star in Riverdale as main character Veronica.

Cole Sprouse

Cole Sprouse at the "Riverdale" Screening and Conversation at the Paley Center for Media on April 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, CA

Cole Sprouse at the “Riverdale” Screening and Conversation at the Paley Center for Media on April 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Rounding out this foursome is Cole Sprouse, known as character Jughead Jones and narrator of the Riverdale series.

Sprouse rose to fame at an early age starring alongside his twin brother in Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. He also starred in Big Daddy and even a few Friends episodes – remember Ross’s adorable son?!

Eliza Taylor

Eliza Taylor at Comic-Con Friday 2017 at the Comic-Con International Convention on July 21, 2017 in San Diego, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Eliza Taylor will be in town until the end of January for her role in The 100, which is currently filming its sixth season. Taylor is best known for playing Janae in Australian soap opera Neighbours, before going on to land the lead role of Clarke in The 100.

Marie Avgeropoulos

Actress Marie Avgeropoulos attends the 2015 CW Network Upfront Presentation at the London Hotel on May 14, 2015 in New York City (Debby Wong/Shutterstock)

Joining Taylor on the set of The 100 is Marie Avgeropoulos, who plays the main character of Octavia. Avgeropoulos has starred in movies like I Love You, Beth Cooper50/50, and TV series Cult.

Ron Livingston

Ron Livingston arrives for the “Game Night” Los Angeles Premiere on February 21, 2018, in Hollywood, CA (Dfree/Shutterstock)

Ron Livingston will be in Vancouver this August for his latest role in season one of A Million Little Things. Livingston has starred in TV series like Boardwalk Empire, Band of Brothers, and Standoff, or maybe you remember him back in the day as Jack Berger from Sex and the City.

Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly at the World premiere of ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’ held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, USA on February 2, 2009 (tinseltown/Shutterstock)

Jennifer Connelly will likely be in Vancouver this August through to December for her latest role in the new TV series Snowpiercer. Connelly has had a variety of roles in movies like A Beautiful Mind, Hulk, Dark Water, and rom-com He’s Just Not That Into You among many others.

Rose McIver

Actress Rose McIver attends the 2015 CW Network Upfront Presentation at the London Hotel on May 14, 2015 in New York City.

Actress Rose McIver attends the 2015 CW Network Upfront Presentation at the London Hotel on May 14, 2015 in New York City (Debby Wong/Shutterstock)

Rose McIver will be in Vancouver through January to film for the fifth season of The CW’s iZombie. McIver is a New Zealand-born actress who made her big screen debut in the movie The Lovely Bones, and has held the lead role of Liv Moore in iZombie since 2015.

Stephen Amell

Stephen Amell at the 34th Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles - The CW at Dolby Theater on March 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA

Stephen Amell at the 34th Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles – The CW at Dolby Theater on March 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA (Joe Seer/Shutterstock)

Stephen Amell will be back in town to film the seventh season of Arrow. Born in Toronto, the Canadian actor has also made appearances in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash, along with Queer as Folk and New Girl to name a few.

Melissa Benoist

Actress Melissa Benoist at the LA Film Festival opening night world premiere of Lowriders at the Cinerama Dome, Hollywood. (Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock)

Actress Melissa Benoist at the LA Film Festival opening night world premiere of Lowriders at the Cinerama Dome, Hollywood. (Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock)

Step aside Superman, Supergirl is back to save the day.

Melissa Benoist will be in Vancouver to film season 3 of the hit show Supergirl. Benoist has made appearances in GleeHomelandThe Good Wife and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Melonie Diaz

Melonie Diaz attends CW "Charmed" press room at Comic Con 2018, San Diego, California on July 19, 2018

Melonie Diaz attends CW “Charmed” press room at Comic Con 2018, San Diego, California on July 19, 2018 (Eugene Powers/Shutterstock)

Melonie Diaz will be in Vancouver this August for her role in season one of The CW’s Charmed. Diaz has starred in movies like Lords of Dogtown, Be Kind Rewind, X/Y and The Cobbler alongside Adam Sandler.

Ian Anthony Dale

TV shows filming

Ian Anthony Dale at the Dynamic & Diverse: A 66th Emmy Awards Celebration of Diversity Event at Television Academy on August 12, 2014, in North Hollywood (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Ian Anthony Dale will likely be in Vancouver through to mid-August for his role in the second season of Salvation. Dale has made appearances in TV shows like Hawaii Five-O, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and 24.

Kiernan Shipka

TV shows filming

Kiernan Shipka at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards – Arrivals at the Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017, in Los Angeles (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

This 18-year-old has been acting since she was a child and recently snagged the lead role in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Kiernan Shipka is mostly known for her role as Sally Draper in Mad Men, but you might remember her as the voice of Jinora in the animated series The Legend of Korra.

Grant Gustin

Grant Gustin at the PaleyFEST LA 2015 - "Arrow" and "The Flash" at the Dolby Theater on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA

Grant Gustin at the PaleyFEST LA 2015 – “Arrow” and “The Flash” at the Dolby Theater on March 14, 2015, in Los Angeles, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Back in action for the fifth season of The Flash, Grant Gustin will be on location in Vancouver through to April 2019. Gustin has also had roles in shows like 90210Glee along with making appearances in Legends of TomorrowSupergirl, and Arrow.

Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki arrives at the "Supernatural" PaleyFest 2011 at Saban Theatre on March 13, 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA

Jared Padalecki arrives at the “Supernatural” PaleyFest 2011 at Saban Theatre on March 13, 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Back to film its 14th season, Jared Padalecki will be in Vancouver for his role of Sam in Supernatural. Padalecki has also starred in Gilmore GirlsHouse of Wax and alongside the Olsen twins in New York Minute.

Jensen Ackles

Jensen Ackles arrives at the "Supernatural" PaleyFest 2011 at Saban Theatre on March 13, 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA

Jensen Ackles arrives at the “Supernatural” PaleyFest 2011 at Saban Theatre on March 13, 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Joining Padalecki on set is Jensen Ackles, who plays Dean in Supernatural. Ackles made his big break starring in the soap opera Days of Our Lives, along with Smallville and My Bloody Valentine 3D.

Dominic Purcell

Actor Dominic Purcell attends the 2015 CW Network Upfront Presentation at the London Hotel on May 14, 2015 in New York City.

Actor Dominic Purcell attends the 2015 CW Network Upfront Presentation at the London Hotel on May 14, 2015 in New York City (Debby Wong/Shutterstock)

Dominic Purcell will likely be in Vancouver this August filming for his role in the TV series Legends of TomorrowYou may remember him best as Lincoln Burrows from Prison Break which recently got renewed for a sixth season.

Katee Sackoff

Katee Sackoff

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Known for her roles as Lieutenant Kara “Starbuck” Thrace on Battlestar Galactica, and starring in shows like Nip/Tuck, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and 24. Katee Sackoff will be in Vancouver this August for season one of Another Life in which she has the lead role of Niko.

Lori Loughlin

celebrities to spot

Lori Loughlin arrives for the People’s ‘One’s To Watch’ Event on October 4, 2017, in Hollywood, CA (Dfree/Shutterstock)

Lori Loughlin will be in Vancouver for her role in the Hallmark series When the Heart Calls. Loughlin is best known for playing Uncle Jesse’s other half on the hit show Full House, which led to her reoccurring role on Netflix’s Fuller House.

Molly Parker

Molly Parker at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards – Day 1 – Arrivals at the Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2016, in Los Angeles, CA (Helga Esteb/Shutterstock)

Better known as the ruthless Jackie Sharp on House of Cards, Molly Parker will be in Vancouver this August filming for season two of Lost in Space, a remake of the 1960s sci-fi series of the same name.

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Alison Pudsey
Lifestyle contributor for Daily Hive. Lover of dogs, coffee, yoga and all things celebrity gossip. Toronto is home, but Vancity has my heart.

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