Vancouver ranked one of world’s most popular filming destinations

Jan 4 2019, 8:29 am

Vancouver is widely known around the world as a scenic destination, but now it seems the city has secured serious popularity with film companies around the world as a place to shoot scenes of their own.

Those findings come courtesy of a recent study by insurance company GoCompare, which broke down popular film shoot locations around the world.

The study used data from IMDB to create the list of top cities, countries, and attractions used in cinema today, and Vancouver emerged near the top of the list.

Out of the top 20 cities worldwide, Vancouver found itself in 14th place, just ahead of Toronto. What’s more, the University of British Columbia  also ranked among the most filmed attractions in the city, with 91 productions to date. Movies filmed on and around the campus include:

  • X-Men 2 – 2003
  • The Butterfly Effect – 2004
  • Fantastic Four – 2005
  • She’s the Man – 2006
  • Fifty Shades of Grey – 2015

All in all, it looks like the City of Vancouver comes by its moniker of “Hollywood North” for good reason.

And with 19 movies and TV shows filming in the city this month alone, the chance of spotting your favourite stars on location in our city are pretty high as well.

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