Top film locations in British Columbia

Our work has taken us to some amazing film locations all across British Columbia. This inspiring canvas is rooted in our name Noravera meaning “True North.” Learn more about some of our favourite film locations which served as backdrops in past films.

Tofino, BC


Located off the west coast of Vancouver Island at the southern edge of Clayoquot Sound is Tofino- a filmmaker’s paradise. This location has it all from mist rolling off the beach, larger than life wildlife, surf breaks, and trees ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 years of age. Tofino is a year-round destination that can serve a variety of advertisements. We will note that if you’re looking for a lens flare, plan your trip in the summer.


Known as the adventure capital of Canada- Squamish has a lot to offer filmmakers. Recognized internationally as a mecca for windsurfing, rock climbing, hiking and mountain biking. This town is the perfect film location for an outdoor apparel, lifestyle or adventure brand. Squamish is also considered one of the most ‘film-friendly’ municipalities in B.C.

Squamish, BC

Creston Valley

Tucked away between the Purcell and Selkirk mountain ranges, the Creston Valley is a perfect film location for your next winery, agriculture or cultural history video. What really makes this place different is the people that call it home. They are so down to earth, hard working and friendly. One of our favorite locations is in West Creston where the Kootenay River runs. The wetland attracts an unparalleled population of migratory birds.

Creston, BC


Just two hours north of Vancouver by road lies Whistler. This location has built an international name for ski and snowboarding adventure films. Offering a unique mountain lifestyle and a variety of film locations makes this town very versatile. The spring season is truly our favorite time of year as the options multiply with the days getting longer. Whistler also boasts some amazing talent which makes it an excellent choice for sports filmmaking.

Whistler, BC

Haida Gwaii

Formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands- Haida Gwaii is a remote archipelago steeped in culture and history. This remote and magical place features ancient rainforests amidst the giant Sitka Spruce and Red Cedar. Haida Gwaii also offers some amazing sunset and surf break on Masset’s North Beach.

Haida Gwaii, BC

These are just a few amazing film locations that exist in British Columbia. All of which have their own unique look and feel. Get in touch with us about your next film HERE

Written by noravera
February 1, 2017