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Hotspots or sensitive spots

Some locations are extremely popular choices for filming. In an attempt to minimize the disruption to residents and business,  these locations have restrictions on how frequently filming is allowed.

Hot locations

Hot locations have reached the limit of filming permits that will be issued for a while. No new permits will be issued at or around these locations until Film Office staff decide otherwise.

Sensitive locations

Sensitive locations are nearing the limit of filming permits that will be issued for that area.

Check with the Film Office when scouting locations, as the locations that are "hot" or "sensitive" can change on very short notice.

Ready to apply for your filming permit?

If you are ready to apply for your filming permit now, click the link below to go directly to the online application.

Apply to film

NOTE: If you are filming in a park, you will also need to fill out the Park Board's filming application.

Apply to film in parks

Contact the Film and Special Events Office

Film & Special Events Office
126 Keefer St
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4

Phone: 604-257-8840

Fax: 604-257-8859


Contact the Park Board Special Events Office

Special Events &
Filming Office
2099 Beach Ave
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

Phone: 604-257-8516 

Fax: 604-257-8501