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21 celebrities you can spot in Vancouver this February

Alison Pudsey Jan 31, 2019 8:32 am 3,589

With 20 movies and TV shows filming in the city in February, spotting your favourite stars on location in Vancouver are at an all-time high! It seems like there’s always a chance that a 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 20 celebrities to try and spot in Vancouver this February.

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John Cena

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WWE legend John Cena may be spotted in Vancouver this month filming for his latest role in the feature film Playing With Fire. Cena has also starred in movies like The Marine, 12 Rounds, Trainwreck, and most recently Blockers.

Judy Greer


Joining Cena on the set of Playing With Fire is Judy Greer. Greer has had a variety of supporting actress roles in movies like What Women WantThe Wedding Planner13 Going on 30, Elizabethtown, 27 Dresses and Love & Other Drugs among many others.

Keegan-Michael Key

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Also joining Cena and Greer on the set of Playing With Fire is Keegan-Michael Key. Key has starred in the Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele, and has made appearances in several films like Let’s Be Cops, Why Him?, Tomorrowland, and Pitch Perfect 2 among others.

Jordan Peele

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Oscar-winning Get Out director Jordan Peele will be in the Vancouver area this month for his latest role in The Twilight Zone. Peele started out as a cast member on Mad TV for five seasons, and also starred alongside Keegan-Michael Key in the Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele. 

Katie Holmes

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Katie Holmes may be spotted in the Victoria area this month through to March filming for The Boy 2. While most people remember her for being married to Tom Cruise once upon a time, Holmes got her first taste of stardom on the hit show Dawson’s Creek as main character Joey. She went on to star in movies like Batman Begins, Mad Money, Jack and Jill, Woman in Gold, and Logan Lucky among others.

Freddie Highmore


Best known for his creepy portrayal of Norman Bates in the TV series Bates Motel, Freddie Highmore will be in the city 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


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

KJ Apa will be in the Vancouver area filming for 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 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 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.


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


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?

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel


Jessica Biel may be spotted in Vancouver this month filming for her latest role in the series Limetown. Biel got her start as Mary in the popular TV series 7th Heaven, before going on to star in blockbuster movies like Blade: Trinity, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, and The Illusionist among others.

Eliza Taylor


Eliza Taylor will be in town this month 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


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.

Jason Momoa


Jason Moma will be in Vancouver for his latest role in the TV series See. Moma is usually recognized for playing Khal Drogo in the HBO series Game of Thrones, or as Declan Harp from the Netflix series Frontier.

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 will be in town this month 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)


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

Melissa Benoist may be seen in Vancouver this month to film season three 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 will be in Vancouver this February 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.

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


Back in action for the fifth season of The Flash, Grant Gustin will be on location in Vancouver through to April. 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


Back to film its 14th season, Jared Padalecki will be in the city 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


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.

Molly Parker


Best known as the ruthless Jackie Sharp on House of Cards, Molly Parker may be spotted in Vancouver 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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