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The entire Nintendo Switch commercial was filmed in Vancouver (VIDEO)

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Kenneth Chan Oct 20, 2016 1:11 pm 16,891

While feature films and television series often take the spotlight when Vancouver’s film industry is discussed, the city is also a major production centre for commercials.

A total of 105 commercials were filmed within the city of Vancouver’s borders alone in 2014, and this increased by about 50% to 158 last year. Many of the larger commercial productions are car commercials for the North American market, such as a 2014 Jeep commercial that transformed the 400 block of Granville Street into a flowing river in winter.

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But a new commercial released today showcasing the new Nintendo Switch console could very well become the most-viewed Vancouver-filmed commercial.

Woven between the gaming scenes, throughout the 3 minute, 36 second video there are a number of recognizable outdoor locations, including the exterior of SkyTrain’s Burrard Station, Stanley Park, the basketball courts under the Cambie Street Bridge, and Pacific Coliseum.

At the time of writing, in less than 24 hours, the video on YouTube has already amassed over 4.8 million views.

3570 Eton Street, Vancouver (near Boundary Road)

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A residence at 3570 Eton Street, Vancouver

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Burrard Station / Art Philips Park

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Image: Nintendo / YouTube screenshot

View of Burrard Station from the intersection of Dunsmuir and Burrard streets

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Image: Google Maps Streetview

Intersection of West Pender Street and Richards Street

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Image: Nintendo / YouTube screenshot

View of MacLeod’s Books from the intersection of West Pender and Richards streets

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Viewing point next to the Stanley Park Teahouse

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Image: Nintendo / YouTube screenshot

Views from the open space next to the Teahouse at Stanley Park

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TBC Indoor Kart Racing in Richmond

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Image: Nintendo / YouTube screenshot

Image: Nintendo / YouTube screenshot

Image: Nintendo / YouTube screenshot

Exterior of TBC Indoor Kart Racing

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Cambie Street Bridge on the downtown Vancouver side

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Image: Nintendo / YouTube screenshot

Under the Cambie Street Bridge on the downtown Vancouver side

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Image: Google Maps Streetview

A rooftop near the intersection of Cambie Street and Smithe Street

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Image: Nintendo / YouTube screenshot

Condo tower across the street in Yaletown

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BCIT Aerospace Campus at Vancouver International Airport

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BCIT Aerospace Campus on the eastern side of Sea Island (Vancouver International Airport)

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Image: BCIT

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Pacific Coliseum

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Image: Nintendo / YouTube screenshot

Pacific Coliseum during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]dailyhive.com

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