Top 5 Filming Locations In Canada

Canada is a hotspot for filmmaking – not only do we churn out some of Hollywood’s biggest actors and filmmakers, but we also have beautiful cities that are ideal playground for filming.

So here are the top 5 filming locations in Canada.


Montreal has always been a fantastic movie filming location because of its unique and historical architecture, as well as it’s emerging technology and movie producing studios and companies. Movies that have been filmed here include The Terminal, The Fountain, Whiteout, and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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A hub for so many things, movie-making is certainly no exception in the TO. A fantastic bustling city reminiscent of American places like Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C, it’s been one of the go-to filming locations in Canada for decades. Movies that have been filmed here include The Incredible Hulk, Max Payne, and Suicide Squad, as well as a number of television series.


With sand and sea, a city metropolis, and mountains at their doorstep, Vancouver has been a pretty sought-after place when it comes to filmmakers. Movies that have been filmed here include Apollo 18, Tomorrowland, I, Robot, and Fantastic Four.


From children’s TV series and mainstream series such as Falcon Beach, to movies like Capote and Shall We Dance, Winnipeg is known for its special effects’ studios that keep movie-makers coming back time and time again.


When the Titanic tragically sank in 1912, Halifax, Nova Scotia was the closest port, and many of the ocean scenes in the 1997 film were shot near this local (not to mention that many victims are buried there). The scenery alone has made it one of the more popular filming locations in Canada for a number of other flicks too.

Photo: Mel’s/Montreal