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.

Filming Guidelines

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:

Filming Guidelines (PDF)

Film Permit Application

The following documents are required to apply for a film permit:

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.

Fees and Charges Bylaw

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:

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.

Property owners are responsible for negotiating the terms of use for their home, business or parking directly with the production company. The District remains external to these negotiations.

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 Creative BC

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!