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Filming in Vancouver

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

February 4, 2021: Special event permitting offices are reviewing applications to ensure compliance with health orders that the Provincial Health Officer has put into place for events and gatherings. Compliance with current orders is a mandatory requirement for a permit to be issued.

This includes indoor and outdoor sporting events, conferences, meetings, concerts, religious gatherings, or other similar events. Guidance is changing often. Please check the Province's website for the latest information. Review the Provincial order on mass gathering events

Hosting special events during COVID-19? Review frequently asked questions  (134 KB)

The City and Park Board film offices help your production company to:

  • Access civic services
  • Get film activity permits and other related permits suited to your production's specific needs
  • Facilitate engagement with residents and businesses and help identify areas of sensitivity or constrained use
  • Coordinate with other street user groups such as street and infrastructure projects, development and construction, and special events

We do not release information about filming locations. Film crews, suppliers, or actors, please contact your production office for film location information.

Film permits

Filming a movie, TV show, and more requires permits.Find out how to get a permit to film on city streets, in parks, and on other public property.

Student filming and photography

Learn how to setup a still photography or student filming shoot on city streets, in parks, and on other public property.

Scout and select film locations

Review the steps to booking a location and learn about areas that have additional requirements or restrictions.

Filming fees

Review filming and commercial photography fees for filming in Vancouver.

Industry resources and contacts

Get film-related industry contacts and resources to help with your project and approvals.

Film complaint form

Make a complaints about filming on a street, sidewalk, or public plaza.