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Filming in Vancouver

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

August 6, 2021: Park Board's special event permitting offices are currently accepting applications. Application review times for complex events may be longer than normal as a high number of applications are being received. Review application process and timelines

Review Provincial information on remaining COVID-19 restrictions for events:

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.