23 celebrities you can spot in Vancouver this October

Oct 3 2019, 2:00 pm

Hello October! If you love a celebrity sighting just as much as we do, then get ready to hit the streets this Fall in search of some of your favourites.

In Vancouver, it seems like there’s always a chance that a celebrity is right around the corner just waiting to be spotted in our city. Whether they are out grabbing an early morning coffee or maybe a few late-night drinks with cast members.

But don’t leave it up to chance, especially when we can tell you who to keep your eyes peeled for around town. Here are 23 celebrities to try and spot in Vancouver this October.

Alexandra Breckenridge

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Alexandra Breckenridge may be spotted in the Vancouver area this month through to December filming for the second season of Netflix’s Virgin River. You may remember seeing her in shows like Dirt, The Walking Dead and most recently as Kevin Pearson’s ex-wife in This Is Us.

Martin Henderson

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Joining Alexandra Breckenridge on the set of Virgin River is Martin Henderson. Henderson is usually recognized for his role as  Dr. Nathan Riggs in Grey’s Anatomy, along with starring in the horror film The Ring back in 2002.

Tom Felton

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Tom Felton will be in city this October through to November for his role in A Babysitters Guide to Monster Hunting. Felton is almost always recognized as Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter films. He has also been in movies like Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Against the Sun, along with a reoccurring role in the TV series The Flash.

Katherine Heigl

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Katherine Heigl may be spotted in the city this month for her latest role in the Netflix series Firefly Lane. Heigl is known for starring in Blockbuster films like Knocked Up alongside Seth Rogen, The Ugly Truth, Killers, Life As We Know It, and of course who could forget her run on Grey’s Anatomy.

Sarah Chalke

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Joining Katherine Heigl on the set of Firefly Lane is actress Sarah Chalke. You probably remember her best as Dr. Elliot Reid on the series Scrubs, along with her roles in Roseanne and The Conners.

Kurt Russell

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Be on the lookout for Santa Claus this October! Kurt Russell will be in town to reprise his role as jolly ol’ Saint Nick in Netflix’s Christmas Chronicles 2. Leaving us with one big question, will Mrs. Claus be returning to Vancouver too?! If we’re lucky enough we may see Russell’s long-time wife Goldie Hawn in the area as well after previously making a brief cameo in the first film.

Freddie Highmore

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Best known for his creepy portrayal of Norman Bates in the TV series Bates Motel, Freddie Highmore will be in the Metro Vancouver area filming for the third 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 among others.

Ruby Rose

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Ruby Rose may be spotted in Vancouver this month filming the first season of the series Batwoman. Rose is best known for her role in Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, along with movies like John Wick: Chapter 2, Pitch Perfect 3, and The Meg. 

Hilary Swank

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If you’re lucky enough, you may be able to spot Hilary Swank in Vancouver this October on the set of Netflix’s new series Away. An Academy award-winning actress, Swank has made a name for herself starring in movies like Million Dollar Baby, Boys Don’t Cry, Conviction, P.S. I Love You, and more.

Grant Gustin

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Back in action for the sixth season of The Flash, Grant Gustin will be in Vancouver this October. Gustin has also had roles in shows like 90210Glee along with making appearances in Legends of TomorrowSupergirl, and Arrow.

Eliza Taylor

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Eliza Taylor will be in Vancouver this month for her role in The 100, which is currently filming its seventh 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. Just recently she married her co-star Bob Morley who plays Bellamy in the series.

KJ Apa

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

KJ Apa will be in the Vancouver area filming for the fourth 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

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Lili Reinhart will also join KJ 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. 

Camila Mendes

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Of course, there would be no Betty without Veronica! Camila Mendes will also be in Vancouver filming for the fourth 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

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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 alongside Adam Sandler and even a few Friends episodes – remember Ross’s adorable son?!

Ron Livingston


Ron Livingston may be spotted in Vancouver this month. Livingston is in town for his latest role in season two of A Million Little Things. Livingston has starred in TV series like Boardwalk EmpireBand of Brothers, and Standoff, or maybe you remember him back in the day as Carrie Bradshaw’s beau Jack Berger from HBO’s Sex and the City.

Melissa Benoist

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Melissa Benoist may be spotted in Vancouver this October to film season five of the hit show Supergirl. Benoist has made appearances in GleeHomelandThe Good Wife, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Stephen Amell

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Stephen Amell will be in town this month for the eighth and final 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.

Kiernan Shipka

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This 19-year-old has been acting since she was a child and last year she snagged the lead role in Netflix’s hit show Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Kiernan Shipka is mostly known for her role as Sally Draper in Mad Men, or maybe you remember her voice from the animated series The Legend of Korra.

Jared Padalecki

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Back to film its 15th 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

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Joining Padalecki onset is Jensen Ackles, who plays Dean in Supernatural. Ackles made his big break starring in the soap opera Days of Our Lives, and Smallville.

Dominic Purcell

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

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Dominic Purcell will likely be in Vancouver filming for his role in the TV series Legends of TomorrowYou may remember him best as main character Lincoln Burrows from the hit show Prison Break.

Melonie Diaz

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

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Melonie Diaz will be in Vancouver this month for her role in season two 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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