Film applications are now being accepted. Please allow 5 business days for approval or 10 if you require RCMP onsite or need a pyrotechnic permit as part of your application.
The Natural Place to Film
With its central location, spectacular landscapes, and small town charm, the City of Pitt Meadows offers an appealing filming location.
Only a quick two hour flight from Hollywood, USA, there's a reason why the Greater Vancouver region is the third largest film production area in North America. Located outside Vancouver's "studio zone", production companies that film in Pitt Meadows are eligible for the BC Film Tax Credit.
The City of Pitt Meadows offers a wide range of filming locations. From the pristine waters of North America's largest tidal lake to a fast paced urban centre with a unique heritage area, this small yet progressive community boasts an astonishing array of locations. The growing film industry brings jobs and revenue to the city benefiting our community as a whole. Not to mention the positive impact on local businesses who are serving and meeting the needs of large production companies and film crews. Ever considered having your property in a motion picture? Apply with Creative BC to have your home listed as a possible location.
Filming Policy Review and Bylaw Amendment
On November 23, 2021, following community and stakeholder engagement, Council approved recommendations to update the City of Pitt Meadows Filming Policy (C028) to allow filming to be permitted in the South Bonson and Osprey Village area on a case by case basis with some restrictions in place including parking. Watch the Council meeting here.
In the fall of 2021, the City sought feedback from current Pitt Meadows residents and businesses in these areas on ideas for restrictions and controls that could be put in place to support a positive experience with filming moving forward. The online survey was open September 20 to October 11, 2021 at haveyoursaypittmeadows.ca. 82.4% of respondents were in favour of filming to varying degrees, with only 17.6% opposed to any filming. More details are available in the staff report.
Film crews are a common sight in communities around British Columbia. Creative BC has developed a toolkit for homeowners, tenants, and neighbours to learn more about what to expect when filming occurs in your neighbourhood. Check out Creative BC's 'Resident Toolkit' for more information.
Interested in Applying for a Film Permit?
For questions or inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604.460.6755. The Film office provides personalized location and permit assistance for filming in Pitt Meadows to ensure your filming experience is seamless and enjoyable.
Completed applications with full details must be submitted at least five (5) business days in advance of the proposed filming activity for proper review. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. A deposit is required upon application (to be determined depending on filming activities) and all filming fees will be deducted from deposit.
*All production companies must hold a valid business licence, and film permit when filming in the City of Pitt Meadows.