Filming in White Rock

INFORMATION FOR FILM PRODUCTION COMPANIES

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. To discuss your next project, location services and to sign up for our exclusive industry e-newsletter contact: Film Coordinator 604.542.7580 or Email 

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FILM PERMIT APPLICATION PROCESS

1. Call the Film Office 604.542.7580 or Email 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!

2022 Filming Fees

Filming Permit Application Fee (includes inspection)$350 - Fee includes one day of filming
Filming Fees - Additional Days (includes inspection)$110 per day
Film Office Administration Fee15% of fees
Damage Deposit
Minimum $5,000
Business License (one year)
$150
Set Supervision (if required)
Cost Recovery
Operations Site Supervisor, RCMP or Fire Personnel
Cost Recovery
RCMP Administration Fee
10% on RCMP Final Costs
Fire Rescue Services DepositCost Recovery
Pay Parking Stalls (streets, lots)
Current Rates
Centennial Arena Parking for Circus$2.25 per stall, per day
Street Use (work truck parking - no signage provided)$60 per 30 meters
Location on Pier per day (minimum + cost recovery if costs exceed minimum)
$1190
Location on Promenade per day (minimum + cost recovery if costs exceed minimum)
$860
Street Use on Location Filming per block, per lane$100
Other City Park or Land Site$594 per day
City Building Site per day unless hourly rate applies$462

Note: Prices are plus GST. GST #106930662 RT. 


INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES

The City of White Rock is a strong supporter of the film industry and encourages sustainable production. The City of White Rock Film Office is the first point of contact for productions looking to film here. To contact our Film Office, please call 604.542.7580 or Email 

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

To register your property or business as a filming location or to find out more about the process, please go to Creative BC's website.  

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