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What's filming in Burnaby this month?

Burnaby is a film hot spot — what's in production now? 🎬
Alaska Daily Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank stars in Alaska Daily, a new TV show about a reporter beginning a new life in Alaska. The show is filmed in Burnaby, B.C.

Burnaby is a film hot spot, with various production studios and natural landscapes. Burnaby has been the set for well-known films including Juno, She’s the Man, The A-Team and Happy Gilmore. 

Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby Mountain brutalist architecture also makes for the perfect sci-fi set: hosting productions like Battlestar Galactica, Stargate SG-1 and the X-Files.

Many films are produced in local studios — Burnaby has about 60 per cent of the studio spaces around the Lower Mainland, according to the city.

Learn more about filming in Burnaby on the city’s website.

What's filming in town now? Have you seen any of these actors out and about?

Alaska Daily – Season 1

Hilary Swank will star in this ABC Network TV show about a high-profile New York reporter who leaves her job in disgrace for a daily newspaper in Anchorage, Alaska.

Starring: Hilary Swank, Jeff Perry, Matt Malloy, Grace Dove
Location: 200 - 8035 Glenwood Dr.
Wrap date: Jan. 13, 2023

Yellowjackets – Season 2

This horror show is a spine-thrilling mystery: what happens when a high school girl’s soccer team survives a plane crash, and the girls are left to fend for themselves in the Canadian wilderness?

Starring: Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Ella Purnell, Sophie Nélisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Christina Ricci
Location: 2400 Boundary Rd.
Wrap date: Feb. 17, 2023

Mink Golden – Season 1 (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

This Disney+ production, associated with the Percy Jackson books for youth by author Rick Riordan, will reimagine ancient mythology for audiences of all ages.

Starring: Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries, Aryan Simhadri, Megan Mullally, Jason Mantzoukas, Glynn Turman
Location: 2820 Underhill Ave.
Wrap date: Jan. 25, 2023

Family Law – Season 3

In this Canadian TV show on Global, members of a dysfunctional family try to keep it together as they work for their father’s law firm.

Starring: Jewel Staite, Zach Smadu, Victor Garber, Genelle Williams
Location: 6632 Royal Oak, Burnaby
Wrap date: Aug. 31

The Good Doctor – Season 6

Follow along with the adventures of Dr. Shaun Murphy in this medical drama starring Freddie Highmore.

Starring: Freddie Highmore, Hill Harper, Richard Schiff, Christina Chang
Location: 2400 Boundary Rd.
Wrap date: April 17, 2023

Virgin River – Season 5

Virgin River showcases the drama of relationships, love and small-town living, as nurse-practitioner Mel Monroe learns the ins-and-outs of life in a remote town in Northern California.

Starring: Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Tim Matheson
Location: 8820 Northbrook Crt.
Wrap date: Nov. 10

The Watchful Eye – Season 1

Enter the world of Manhattan affluence with Elena Santos, as she begins to work as a live-in nanny. In this thriller, nothing is as it appears though – not even Elena.

Starring: Mariel Molino, Grace Kaufman, Bronwen Smith, Dhirendra, Amy Acker, Kelly Bishop
Location: 200 - 4084 McConnell Crt.
Wrap date: Aug. 22

When Calls the Heart – Season 10

It’s a bit of Western Canadian history: When Calls the Heart takes place in a small coal-mining town (the small-town set location is in Langley). This Hallmark Channel show is filled with romance and adventure.

Starring: Erin Krakow, Martin Cummins, Pascale Hutton, Amanda Wong
Location: 2939 Bainbridge Ave.
Wrap date: Nov. 16

School Spirits – Season 1

A teen is stuck in the afterlife, haunting her high school, and decides to figure out her own disappearance with others in the same state as she is.

Starring: Peyton List
Location: 2939 Bainbridge Ave.
Wrap date: Nov. 3

The Power – Season 1

This drama imagines what would happen if teenage girls suddenly got the power to electrocute people at will, based on the 2016 book by Naomi Alderman.

Starring: Alice Eve, John Leguizamo, Auli’I Cravalho, Rob Delaney
Location: 4210 Phillips Ave.
Wrap date: Sept. 24

Christmas at the Golden Dragon

When a family makes the decision to close up the family restaurant, two daughters set out to prove the shop’s importance to the community.

Starring: Mila Jones, Juliette Hawk
Location: 7434 Fraser Park Dr.
Wrap date: Aug. 22

Buddy Games 2

In this sequel to Buddy Games (a wild romp of friends reuniting to compete in bizarro challenges), the pals are commemorating the death of a friend, but find themselves smack in the middle of spring break shenanigans.

Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Duhamel, James Roday Rodriguez
Location: 8-3888 North Fraser Way
Wrap date: Aug. 5