Filming in West Vancouver
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.
Please familiarize yourself with the West Vancouver Filming Policy before applying for a film permit.
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:
In addition to the required film application fee, business license and electrical permits fee, additional fees will apply depending on your project and location.
|Application for filming||$500|
|Business license||$145 (mid-year fee, Aug. 1–Dec. 31, is $72.50)|
1–5 consecutive days | $450
|Parking signs and installation||Full cost recovery|
Municipal park fees
|Commercial media (still photography, corporate)||$410|
|Prep and wrap||to be determined by Parks Department|
District owned properties
|Community Centre and Civic Site||To be determined by Parks and Community Services|
|Aquatic Centre - one area||$510/hour | $1,530 per day|
|Aquatic Centre – more than one area||$920/hour | $2,550 per day|
|Ice Arena - dry floor||$510/hour | $1,530 per day|
|Ice Arena - ice in||$920/hour | $2,550 per day|
On-street parking fees
|Parking (per day) municipal lot||$300|
|Street occupancy||$100 + $2 per square metre per week|
Police Department fees
|Per Police Officer||$105/hour|
Fire Department fees
|Fire Officer||$118/hour (minimum four hours)|
|Firefighter||$96/hour (minimum four hours)|
|Municipal Enforcement Officer||$90/hour (minimum three hours)|
|Fire hydrant use||Access and fees to be determined|
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.
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:
Register your home or business as a film location
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 visit:
Ever wonder what movies, tv shows and commercials were filmed in West Vancouver? You may recognize some of the productions filmed here!
We Are Besties
Steve Nash Fitness
The Wu Project
The Arrangement (Pilot)
Looking Glass (Pilot)
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Filmed here in 2016
And commercials for a variety of brands including M&M, Volvo and BMW.