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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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.
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.
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.
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 Factory, Finding Neverland, and The Spiderwick Chronicles.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 Cooper, 50/50, and TV series Cult.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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 90210, Glee along with making appearances in Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, and Arrow.
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 Girls, House of Wax and alongside the Olsen twins in New York Minute.
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 will likely be in Vancouver this August filming for his role in the TV series Legends of Tomorrow. You may remember him best as Lincoln Burrows from Prison Break which recently got renewed for a sixth season.
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 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.
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.