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22 celebrities you can spot in Vancouver in August

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Alison Pudsey Aug 01, 2017 2:38 am 22,017

Temperatures are heating up in the city and the sizzlin’ August heat has hit – but look out Vancouverites, it’s about to get even hotter.

Get ready to swoon – this month’s possible celebrity sightings are worth the hunt around town.

Here are 22 celebrities you can spot in and around Vancouver during August.

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Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp at the U.S. premiere of ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, USA on May 18, 2017. (Tinseltown/Shutterstock)

Johnny Depp will be in Vancouver through August for his latest role in Richard Says Goodbye. The star has already been spotted on location in Vancouver so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!

Steve Carell

Steve Carell attends the premiere of "The Big Short" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on November 23, 2015 in New York City.

Steve Carell attends the premiere of “The Big Short” at the Ziegfeld Theatre on November 23, 2015 in New York City (JStone/Shutterstock)

The hilarious Steve Carell will be in Vancouver for a more serious role in The Women of Marwen. Carell is best known for his quirky character Michael in The Office, and who could forget his role in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. 

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Dwayne Johnson at the "Moana" at TCL Chinese Theater IMAX on November 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA

Dwayne Johnson at the “Moana” at TCL Chinese Theater IMAX on November 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

Dwayne Johnson, best known as The Rock, will be on location in Vancouver this August for his newest movie Skyscraper.

Neve Campbell

 September 18, 2016: Actress Neve Campbell at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live

September 18, 2016: Actress Neve Campbell at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre L.A. Live (Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock)

Joining Johnson on the set of Skyscraper is Canadian actress Neve Campbell. Campbell is best known for her role of Sidney in the horror film series Scream, and has also starred in shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Mad Men and House of Cards.

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds arrives to the Critics' Choice Awards 2016 on December 11, 2016 in Hollywood, CA

Ryan Reynolds arrives to the Critics’ Choice Awards 2016 on December 11, 2016 in Hollywood, CA (DFree/Shutterstock)

Reynolds is in town to film Deadpool 2, known by its working title of ‘Love Machine’. Production began recently and is set to continue into October.

Vince Vaughn

Actor Vince Vaughn attends the 'Tim Ferris and Vince Vaughn: In Conversation" during the 2017 Vulture Festival at Milk Studios on May 20, 2017 in New York City.

Actor Vince Vaughn attends the ‘Tim Ferris and Vince Vaughn: In Conversation” during the 2017 Vulture Festival at Milk Studios on May 20, 2017 in New York City (Debby Wong/Shutterstock)

Vince Vaughn will be in Vancouver this August for his new role in Dragged Across Concrete. Best known for witty one-liners and his unmistakable nattering, Vaughn has appeared in movies such as Old School, Wedding Crashers, The Break-Up and The Internship among many more.

Mel Gibson

MAY 21, 2016: Actor Mel Gibson at the photocall for "Blood Father" at the 69th Festival de Cannes.

MAY 21, 2016: Actor Mel Gibson at the photocall for “Blood Father” at the 69th Festival de Cannes (Featureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock)

Joining Vaughn on the set of Dragged Across Concrete is Mel GibsonGibson has been acting for years, along with producing and directing. He has starred in box office hits like the Mad Max films, Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ, Signs and Hacksaw Ridge to name a few.

Josh Duhamel

Actor Josh Duhamel attends the "Transformers: The Last Knight" premiere at the Civic Opera House on June 20, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois

Actor Josh Duhamel attends the “Transformers: The Last Knight” premiere at the Civic Opera House on June 20, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois (Debby Wong/Shutterstock)

A former model turned actor, Josh Duhamel will be in town filming for his role in The Buddy Games. Duhamel is known for performances in the Transformers films, Safe Haven, Life as We Know It and of course who could forget that he’s married to Fergie!

Lucy Hale

 Lucy Hale at the Disney ABC TV 2016 TCA Party at the The Langham Huntington Hotel on January 9, 2016 in Pasadena, CA

Lucy Hale at the Disney ABC TV 2016 TCA Party at the The Langham Huntington Hotel on January 9, 2016 in Pasadena, CA (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

After recently wrapping up the final season of Pretty Little Liars in June, Lucy Hale will be back filming again for her new role in The CW’s Life Sentence.

Hale has previously made small appearances in shows like Privileged, The O.C. and How I Met Your Mother before snagging her lead role in 2010 as Aria in PLL.

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 second season of Riverdale. Apa is an up and coming actor from New Zealand who snagged the lead role in Riverdale this past year 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 Neighbor, Miss 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 the second 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 of course 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?!

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 this August to film the fourth season of The CW’s iZombie. McIver is a New Zealand 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.

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 fourth season of The Flash, Grant Gustin will be on location in Vancouver through to April 2018. Gustin has also had roles in shows like 90210, Glee along with making appearances in Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and Arrow.

Burkley Duffield

Burkey Duffield is a Canadian actor who is born and raised in Vancouver. He is known for playing Eddie in House of Anubis and is currently plays the lead role of Holden in Beyond, which is filming season two in Vancouver until August.

Jonathan Whitesell

From Vancouver Island, BC Jonathan Whitesell also stars in Beyond alongside Duffield. He is known for his roles in The Hollow and The Unspoken.

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 through to February filming for his role in TV series Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash. You may remember him best as Lincoln Burrows from Prison Break which recently aired its fifth season.

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 13th season, Jared Padalecki will be in Vancouver for his role of Sam in Supernatural. Padalecki has also starred in Gilmore Girls, House 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.

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 Glee, Homeland, The Good Wife and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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 this July to film the sixth 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.


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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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