With its diverse and friendly neighbourhoods, natural splendour and close proximity to downtown Vancouver, Coquitlam is "picture-perfect" for filmmakers. In addition, Coquitlam’s dedicated friendly "one-stop" permitting process provides convenient services to the filming community. For further information on Coquitlam’s Film Sector, review the Film Sector Fact Sheet (PDF).
2017 to 2022 Coquitlam Film Strategy
Coquitlam’s 2017 to 2022 Film Strategy (PDF) provides the guidance needed to effectively manage and build Coquitlam’s Film Program. The Strategy provides the direction needed to enhance the economic impact of Coquitlam’s film sector by developing processes and programs that promote Coquitlam as an attractive destination for film production activities.
Three Easy Steps to Filming in Coquitlam
One contact covers all services including coordination, licenses and fees, and assistance provided by related agencies.
Please remit all payments in person to Revenue Services / Cashier, located on the main floor of City Hall at 3000 Guildford Way, during business hours of Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
The City is committed to encouraging and supporting the growth of the British Columbia and Canadian film industry; therefore, there are no fees involved in the filming process for students. For further information on student filming in Coquitlam, refer to the Student Filming Guidelines (PDF) and complete the Student Application to Film (PDF).
Creative BC – Register your property with Creative BC formerly, BC Film Commission. – You can find Creative BC’s COVID-19 Updates page here, which also looks at containment measures affecting the creative industries. – Creative BC’s Provincial Film Commission’s COVID-19 Restart Tools for a safe return to motion picture production in British Columbia.