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 co-ordination such as; filming guidelines, application forms, business license for filming and rental of  locations and services.


Complete a film application and submit it to the City at least two weeks before filming is planned. Film permit applications should be submitted for approval to:

Film Coordinator

c/o Recreation and Culture Department
15154 Russell Avenue
White Rock, BC V4B 0A6
Phone: 604.541.2161 OR 604.541.2199

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 invoice the film production company for any fees according to their request submitted in the permit application and issue the permit. Location site meetings may or may not be required.


Filming Permit Application Fee

$300 – Fee includes one day of filming

Filming Fees – Additional Days


Operations Site Supervisor, RCMP or

Fire Personnel

Cost Recovery

Pay Parking Stalls   

Current hourly rate

Street Parking


Street Use Fees

$54.50/(30m or 100ft.) per day


$1,100 per day (non-exclusive use)

Location on Promenade       

$795 per day (non-exclusive use)

Sidewalk Site  per location

$445 per day

Other City Park or Land Site     

$550 per day

City Building Site

$425 unless hourly rate applies

 *Note: GST will be charged on all filming fees

For additional information contact:

Recreation and Culture Department
15154 Russell Avenue
White Rock, BC V4B 0A6 
Phone: 604.541.2161 OR 604.541.2199

The City of White Rock cannot issue permits for filming at or on any of the following locations:

  1. On the Beach, the Ocean and/or the Foreshore, these Locations are under the jurisdiction of:
    The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations
    Front Counter BC in Surrey
    Crown Lands Film Contact
    200-10428 153rd Street – Surrey BC, V3R 131
    TEL: 604.586-4400
  2. Railway next to the Promenade. This land is owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe: Contact - Director of Public Affairs, Gus Melonas, 206-625-6220
  3. Semiahmoo Park: Paul Gadbois, Semiahmoo First Nation at 604-802-6940

Other Contacts: 

  1. Translink Contact - Bruce Smith or Tony Liew at (778) 593-5525 is for the 24 hour control centre
  2. Ambulance
  3. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources: Crown Lands Film Contact 604-586-4400.