Note: This article covers entities within the City of Vancouver's city limits only. It does not cover its surrounding municipalities or the University of British Columbia/University Endowment Lands area.

Vancouver commonly stands in for locations in Washington state like Seattle. However, it can also play role to other locations such as New York City, Wisconsin, Kansas, San Francisco, Portland, and so on.

In films

BC Place Stadium

BC Place is located at Pacific Boulevard at the foot of the Cambie Bridge, in Yaletown. It is home of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League.

  • Butterfly on a Wheel (2007)
  • Smallville (TV series) (2001-)

Burrard Station

Burrard Station an underground Skytrain station between the Waterfront and Granville stations in downtown. It is located approximately at the intersection of Burrard Street and Dunsmuir Street.

  • Paycheck (2003)


Chinatown is located next to the Downtown Eastside.

  • Killer Instinct (TV series) (2005-2005)
  • Smallville (TV series) (2001-)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

General Motors Place

GM Place is located next to BC Place on Expo Boulevard in Yaletown. It is home to the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League.

  • MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000)
  • The X-Files (TV show) (1993-2002)

Government of Canada Building

The Government of Canada Building is located near the intersection of Burrard Street and Pender Street in downtown.

  • Smallville (TV series) (2001-)

Granville Street Bridge

The bridge is located on Granville Street, and crosses False Creek. It connects downtown Vancouver to the South Granville Rise area. Below the bridge is Granville Island.

  • Agent Cody Banks (2003)
  • Killer Instinct (TV series) (2005-2005)

Lord Byng Secondary School

This school is located near the intersection of 16th Avenue and Crown Street.

  • Masters of Horror (TV series) (2005-)

Magee Secondary School

This school is located near the intersection of 49th Avenue and Maple Street.

  • Split Decision (TV series) (2006-)


Marpole is a neighbourhood at the south end of Vancouver, immediately north of the Richmond city limits near Sea Island.

  • Split Decision (TV series) (2006-)

One Wall Centre

The One Wall Centre tower is located at Nelson Street and Hornby Street in downtown.

  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

Vancouver Public Library (downtown branch)

The downtown branch of the Vancouver Public Library is located at the corner of Robson Street and Homer Street in downtown.

  • 88 Minutes (2006)
  • The 6th Day (2000)


Yaletown is located next to False Creek on the downtown peninsula.

  • 88 Minutes (2006)
  • Rumble in the Bronx (Hong faan kui) (1995)

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