West Vancouver is a popular location with producers, film-makers and photographers because of its unparalleled scenery, parks and beaches, cliffs, coves, modern and unique private residences, historic municipal buildings, and state of the art recreation facilities. Easy access to the Sea to Sky Highway and Vancouver make West Vancouver a great choice for your production.
If you are a student, please visit the Student Film Permit page.
The District of West Vancouver will issue your Film Permit as efficiently as possible and will provide local guidance and support.
Please review our filming guidelines which outline the application process and requirements:
Film Permit Application
The following documents are required to apply for a film permit:
- Film Permit Application (PDF)
- West Vancouver Business Licence
- Certificate of Insurance (name the District of West Vancouver as an additional insured for $5 million liability)
- Electrical Permit for Filming/Special Events (PDF) (if applicable)
- Electrical Declaration Form (PDF)
- Special Effects Permit Application (PDF)(if applicable)
- Transport Canada required documents for flying drones (if applicable)
Fees for Filming
In addition to the required film application fee, business licence, and electrical permits fee, additional fees will apply depending on your project and location.
British Columbia welcomes film to our province and provides financial incentives and development programs. To learn about Financial Incentives and apply for a British Columbia Motion Picture Tax Credit visit Creative BC.
Popular Film Locations
West Vancouver boasts a variety of locations that are spectacular for filming. Many independent and blockbuster movies have been filmed in West Vancouver at our many parks, facilities and residences. Find out more about some of our most popular film locations:
- Community Centre & Other Venues
- Cultural Facilities
- Parks & Trails
- Public Art
- Residences, Businesses & More
Register Your Property for Filming
Home and business owners can generate revenue by filming in our community. Owners are able to form agreements with the production company to ensure their requirements are met.
The terms of the Location Agreement are to be clearly identified and agreed upon by both parties.
To register your property as a filming location and find our more information:
Filmed in West Van
Ever wonder what movies, TV shows and commercials were filmed in West Vancouver? You may recognize some of the productions filmed here!