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Filming in the City of Coquitlam: Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan

Motion picture and television production will begin filming again with the Province of BC’s June 24, 2020, announcement of Phase 3 of BC's Restart Plan. Film production companies are required to have a COVID-19 Safety Plan that meets WorkSafeBC motion picture industry protocols and the Provincial Health Officer orders. The City of Coquitlam requires a COVID-19 WorkSafeBC Safety Plan while filming on civic property. Some locations may require additional signage. Please contact filming@coquitlam.ca for more information.

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.

2017 - 2022 Coquitlam Film Strategy

Coquitlam's 2017 - 2022 Film Strategy 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.

Lights, Camera, Action!  Three easy steps to filming in Coquitlam:

One contact covers all services including coordination, licenses and fees, and assistance provided by related agencies.

  1. Contact the Coquitlam Film Office by phone: 604-927-3548 or email: filming@coquitlam.ca 
  2. Complete an Application to Film and submit to the Coquitlam Film Office. 
  3. Coquitlam's "one-stop" service will take care of the necessary arrangements, including business licences.

Filming Fees

The Filming Fee Schedule outlines our rates for specific items. The fees listed below are required for filming in Coquitlam, including Metro Vancouver, provincial, and private properties:

  • $5,000 deposit  | Not required for Riverview lands or private property
  • Proof of Liability Insurance | Minimum 5 million, naming the City of Coquitlam as the additional insured.
  • Business License | $160 (GST included) | Payment must be processed through the Film Office.
  • Completed Application to Film | $225.00 (+ GST)

Additional Service Applications:

Payment Information

Please remit all payments in person to Revenue Services / Cashier, located on the main floor of City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Student Filming

The City is committed to encouraging and supporting the growth of the BC 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 and complete the Student Application to Film.

Related Links

For more information, please contact:
Coquitlam Film Office
Phone: 604-927-3548
Fax: 604-927-​3405
Email: filming@coquitlam.ca