Few things are cooler than realizing your favourite show or movie is filmed right in your hometown. It seems like there’s always a chance that your favourite celebrity is around the corner, waiting to be spotted grabbing an early morning coffee or late night drinks.
But why leave it up to chance, when we can tell you exactly who will be in town? Knowing is half the battle, and you’ll be well-equipped to start your summer with a celebrity encounter.
Here are 15 TV shows and movies filming in Vancouver this June.
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Starring Amanda Seyfried, Milo Ventimiglia, and Martin Donovan, The Art of Racing in the Rain will be filming in Vancouver through to July. Based on the 2008 novel by Garth Stein, the movie tells the story of race car driver Danny Swift and his dog Enzo.
Love & Oatmeal
Starring Tony Award winning actor Ben Platt, Love & Oatmeal will start filming in town this June. The story line follows an aspiring writer whose father dies, leaving him forced to temporarily take care of his mentally ill sister.
Here’s the sitch: Disney’s beloved animated show is getting a serious live-action reboot. Starring Alyson Hannigan, Sadie Stanley, and Sean Giambrone, Kim Possible will be filming in Vancouver through to July. Now try to get that theme song out of your head.
Always Be My Maybe
Netflix’s newest romcom, Always Be My Maybe, is filming in Vancouver this June through to July. Starring Ali Wong, Keanu Reeves, and Randall Park, the movie is about two high school sweethearts who end up reconnecting after not speaking for 15 years.
While the plot of this mystery thriller is being kept under wraps, Bermuda Triangle may be filming in Vancouver into the summer months, along with some filming taking place in Hawaii. The director for the feature film will be Sam Raimi, best known for directing the original Spider-Man trilogy and Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful.
Starring Sarah Wayne Callies, Michael Shanks, Shawn Doyle, and Camille Sullivan, this TV miniseries will be filming in town until the end of June. Unspeakable is an eight-part series that focuses on the emergence of HIV and Hepatitis C in Canada.
The Good Doctor – Season 2
The Good Doctor will return to Vancouver this June for another season of the hit show. Starring Freddie Highmore as main character Shaun Murphy, the show revolves around an autistic surgeon who thinks outside the box and is recruited to work at a prestigious hospital.
The Magicians – Season 4
The Magicians will start filming its fourth season in Vancouver this June through to November. Based upon the novel by Lev Grossman, the show revolves around Quentin Coldwater who enrolls at Brakebills University to study as a magician.
The Order – Season 1
Netflix’s The Order will be filming its first season in Vancouver through to July. The new show is said to be a ten episode horror series that revolves around a college freshman who enters into a secret society, and stars Jake Manly, Sarah Grey, and Matt Frewer.
Travelers – Season 3
Another Netflix show filming in town this June is Travelers. Previously the series aired on Showcase, but now Netflix has picked up the show to renew for a third season, and stars Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, and Nesta Cooper.
Chesapeake Shores – Season 3
Chesapeake Shores returns to Vancouver to film its third season until mid-July. The series focuses on single mother Abby O’Brien, played by BC native Meghan Ory, who returns to her hometown from New York City.
Salvation – Season 2
Salvation is filming its second season in Vancouver this June through to August. Starring Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, and Ian Anthony Dale, this suspense-thriller series is set to air this summer.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Season 1
Sabrina the Teenage Witch is getting a revamp, and it’s decidedly not kid-friendly. An adaptation of the comic book series, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is filming in Vancouver this month and is expected to be in town all the way until December. The Netflix series stars Kiernan Shipka as main character Sabrina Spellman, along with costars Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Michelle Gomez, Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, and Richard Coyle.
Take Two – Season 1
Starring The OC’s Rachel Bilson alongside Eddie Cibrian, Take Two is a new ABC series that will be filming in town through to July. The series will center around Bilson, who plays the former star of a hit police TV series who, after a stint in rehab, teams up with a private investigator to solve crimes.
Van Helsing – Season 3
Van Helsing will wrap up production of season three at the end of June. Starring Kelly Overton, the series follows Vanessa Helsing, who is the daughter of vampire slayer Abraham Van Helsing.