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Film Location: Gibsons, British Columbia

Written on August 30, 2017

Film in Gibsons

Perched on a hillside, Gibsons in British Columbia overlooks the Salish Sea and nearby islands in Howe Sound.

Gibsons film locations of note include the wharf, yacht marina, main street stores, rocky beaches, Pacific Northwest rainforest, Molly’s Reach Restaurant, Smitty’s Oyster House, Persephone Brewing Company, and BC Ferries Langdale Terminal.

Most crew and equipment need to be brought in from Vancouver. Gibsons is located a 40-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, in West Vancouver, followed by a 5km (3mi) drive from the Langdale ferry terminal.

Gibsons has hosted many film projects including the CBC Television series The Beachcombers (which ran from 1972 until 1990), as well as the films Needful Things, and Charlie St. Cloud.

In 2005, Gibsons earned international recognition by winning the “Best in the World Municipal Water” award.

When To Shoot?

Spring (April to May) brings flowers in full bloom. Summers (June to September) are warm with long sunny shoot days. Forests remain evergreen during the fall months (October to November). Winters (December to March) are very wet and rainy with few daylight hours for filming. Although the mountains in the distant are snowcapped, Gibsons itself gets very little snowfall that sticks, so it’s accessible all year round.

Film Crew & Production Support

If you are looking to film in Gibsons and require local or Vancouver based film and photography crew, please contact us for referrals. We are able to put together a team including the roles of service producer, fixer, director, DoP, photographer, videographer, and sound operator. Vancouver has a great depth of world-renowned, experienced creative and technical crews that specialize in servicing a broad spectrum of productions.