Filming in White Rock
The City of White Rock has a variety of unique filming locations including our waterfront, Promenade and Pier, our historic train station, Museum, Civic buildings and parks. The City has hosted a variety of productions including movies, commercials and television.
The City of White Rock is a strong supporter of the film industry and endeavors to provide efficient procedures for obtaining the City authorization necessary for filming-on-location in White Rock.
The Recreation and Culture Department is pleased to be able to provide first contact information and coordination such as; filming guidelines, application forms, business license for filming and rental of locations and services.
Film Permit Guidelines
If you are interested in filming in White Rock, first call or email the filming coordinator to discuss your project. A completed film application should be submitted at least seven business days in advance of your filming date.
Phone: 604.541.2252 or 778.839.1653
Email the Film Coordinator
Submission of an application does not guarantee issuance of a permit. Film applications are reviewed and once approval-in-principle is given, the City will provide the invoice and permit.
2019 Filming Fees
|City Building Site||$425 unless hourly rate applies|
|Filming Permit Application Fee||$300 - Fee includes one day of filming|
|Filming Fees - Additional Days||$100 per day|
|Business License (one year)||$150|
|Location on Promenade||$795 per day (non-exclusive use)|
|Operations Site Supervisor, RCMP or Fire Personnel||Cost Recovery|
|Other City Park or Land Site||$550 per day|
|Pay Parking Stalls||Current hourly rate|
|Pier||$1,100 per day (non-exclusive use)|
|Sidewalk Site per Location||$445 per day|
|Street Parking||$12.50 per space per day|
|Street Use Fees||$54.50 per (30 metres or 100 feet) per day|
Note: Prices are plus GST plus a 15% Film Admin Fee. On Set Liaison hourly rate as required.
Unique Locations & Contacts
Approval from the following jurisdictions may be required in addition to approval from The City of White Rock for filming at various locations :
On the Beach, the Ocean and/or the Foreshore:
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations
Crown Lands Film Contact, 200-10428 153rd Street
Surrey BC, V3R 131 Phone: 604.586-4400
Railway next to the Promenade:
Owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Contact Director of Public Affairs, Gus Melonas, at 206-625-6220 or email Gus Melonas.
Circus Parking Inquires at Semiahmoo Park:
Contact Paul Gadbois, Semiahmoo First Nation at 604-802-6940