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Filming Vancouver City Parks: Production Services and Fixers

Written on May 21, 2014

Vancouver City Parks

Hollywood North, Vancouver is one of the world’s best destinations for city parks. The Vancouver The Park Board operates 240 parks so there are plenty of options to choose from.

Stanley Park is perhaps Vancouver’s best known option offering everything from a water views with a modern city skyline, to Beaver Lake, which looks like it could be in the wilds of Alaska. Stanley Park is also famous for its seawall and forest trails.

Parks of note for Vancouver skyline looks include Crab Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, Harbour Green Park, Charleson Park, Vanier Park, Kitsilano Beach Park, Jericho Beach Park, Spanish Banks Beach Park, and Lighthouse Park, to name a few.

Vancouver city parks also offer a range of facilities including swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, beach volleyball, and several purpose-built skateparks parks.

Best Times To Film

Spring sees city gardens in full bloom with a snow-capped mountain backdrop. Summers are warm and sunny, with long daylight hours. The leaves change colour in fall. Winters are evergreen with wet, dark green lawns and little to no snowfall.

Film Permits

Location permits for city parks range from CAD 600 – 1000 per day, plus $60 per hour for the city liaison. Traffic flow can be controlled. Police are required to control roads at $125 per hour for a 3 hour minimum. Allow about 7 – 10 days for processing. For more information see here.

Vancouver Film Crew

Vancouver has a good depth of world renowned, experienced creative and technical crews that specialize in servicing a broad spectrum of productions. A wide variety of standard and specialized equipment is available locally.

Contact us if you are looking for a Vancouver fixer, freelance production manager or production service company to arrange filming in Vancouver city parks. The city has a good pool of locally based shooters including directors, DP’s, videographers and photographers.