Filming in White Rock

A beautiful oceanfront setting, Canada's Longest Pier, a historic train station, modern skyscrapers and a mid-century city hall - White Rock has many 'looks' for your next project! 

Less than 45 minutes away from the major film studios and the Vancouver Airport and only 5 minutes away from the Canada/USA Border, White Rock has hosted commercials, TV productions, and movies and invites your production to discover this City by the Sea!

A strong supporter of the film industry with a dedicated film office in Recreation & Cultural Services, White Rock offers a one-stop, film-friendly application process for all of your filming needs. Call Courtney to discuss your next project, location services and to sign up for our exclusive industry e-newsletter. 

Click here to see our popular locations map for suggestions and check back as we add more.

To find out about productions currently shooting in BC, see Creative BC's Film List.

For more information or to register your property or business as a filming location, go to Creative BC's website.  


Easy Application Process - Places/Rolling/Action!

1. Email or call Courtney Westwood, Film Coordinator (604.541.2252) to check on desired location and date availability.

2. Once you choose the White Rock location(s) for your project, complete the Online Application at least 7 business days before your plan to go to camera. 

3. Your application will be reviewed within one business day and a checklist will be sent to ensure your project is a success! Submission of an application does not guarantee the issuance of a permit. We will be asking for a COVID-19 Safety Plan along with the usual production details.

Finally, pay for your permit and enjoy a successful filming experience!

2020 Filming Fees (under review)

ItemFee
Filming Permit Application Fee$312 - Fee includes one day of filming
Filming Fees - Additional Days$104 per day
Business License (one year)$150
Operations Site Supervisor, RCMP or Fire PersonnelCost Recovery
City Building Site$444 unless hourly rate applies
Location on Promenade$826 per day (non-exclusive use)
Pier$1,142 per day (non-exclusive use)
Other City Park or Land Site$571 per day
Sidewalk Site per Location$464 per day
Pay Parking StallsCurrent hourly rate
Street Parking$13 per space per day
Street Use Fees$57 per (30 metres or 100 feet) per day

Note: Prices are plus GST, plus a 15% Film Admin Fee. GST #106930662 RT. On Set Liaison hourly rate as required.