During these days of virtual sightseeing, how about taking a tour of local film sites – from the comfort of your couch? We’ve compiled a list of movies and TV series that partly used Coquitlam as its backdrop.

So settle in, order some take-out, then kick back and binge. If you’re in the Tri-Cities, don’t miss visitcoquitlam.ca’s list of 150+ restaurants open for takeout and delivery.

Fun fact: Did you know Coquitlam is home to one of Canada’s top film spots? You guessed it: Riverview Lands, home to the famous Riverview Hospital, is an in-demand film locale where countless Hollywood stars have made movie magic.

10 Binge-Worthy Feature Films

  • Deadpool 2

We all know Ryan Reynolds filmed Deadpool 2 in Vancouver, but did you know he also cut some memorable scenes at Coquitlam’s Riverview Lands? The complex’s buildings famously double as hospitals, police stations or other institutional settings.

  • Elf

Once again, Riverview was the site of many scenes for this much-loved Will Ferrell movie, including the toy department.

  • Bad Times at the El Royale

Upper Coquitlam River Park is a popular film locale, offering evergreen forests and open spaces.

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3: Dog Days

Coquitlam’s Eagle Ridge outdoor pool was the site for the fun pool scenes in this hit kids’ movie.

  • Elysium

This dystopian film stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. It was partly filmed on – you guessed it – the Riverview Lands.

  • Godzilla

Godzilla filmed at numerous locations throughout Metro Vancouver, including an industrial area in Coquitlam near United Boulevard.

  • The Mountain Between Us

Kate Winslet was among the stars in this 2017 feature, filmed at Coquitlam’s film studio, SIM North Bend Studios.

  • The Professor / (alternate title: Richard Says Goodbye)

Yes, Johnny Depp was in Coquitlam (Riverview Lands) to film this feature about a college professor who lives life with reckless abandon after being diagnosed with a terminal illness.

  • The Twilight Saga New Moon

Do you remember the excitement surrounding the filming of the Twilight saga within Metro Vancouver? One of the Coquitlam locations was Widgeon Marsh Regional Park.

  • War for the Planet of the Apes

Quarries provide the perfect landscape for extreme movie scenes. You can already picture what might have been filmed at Lafarge Canada Quarry & Crown Land in Coquitlam.

TV Series

And let’s not forget all the addictive TV series partly filmed in Coquitlam.

  • Arrow – United Boulevard Industrial Area
  • The Good Doctor – Coquitlam River Park, Sim North Bend Studios
  • Riverdale – Riverview Lands
  • Legends of Tomorrow – Town Centre Park
  • Van Helsing – Colony Farm & Widgeon Marsh Regional Park
  • Supernatural – Galette Park
  • X-Files – Catalyst Paper Recycling Substation
  • Supergirl – Town Centre Park
  • Batwoman – Riverview Lands
  • Once Upon a Time – Upper Coquitlam River Park
  • Stargate – Lafarge Cement Quarry
  • Wayward Pines – Princeton Park – Burke Mountain
  • The Flash – Municipal Roadways
  • Bates Motel – Quarry Road

Have fun, stay home and we’ll see you out and about in Coquitlam later. For more, go to visitcoquitlam.ca.

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