Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Coal Harbour

Coal Harbour is the perfect neighbourhood to explore on two wheels (Tourism Vancouver/Hubert Kang).

Although Coal Harbour is situated in central downtown, the neighbourhood is surprisingly quiet. Starting at Canada Place and stretching towards Stanley Park, Coal Harbour is bordered by Burrard Inlet to the north and West Georgia Street to the south. The district encompasses a fairly even mix of business and residential buildings, and is marked by residents and visitors strolling the seawall, lounging at cozy cafes and restaurants, snapping selfies against a scenic marina backdrop and waving hello to cute-as-buttons harbour seals.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Coal Harbour

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Gastown

Gastown sparkles after dark (Tourism Vancouver/Hubert Kang).

Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood blossomed from a single tavern founded by John “Gassy Jack” Deighton in 1867. Today, the district retains its historic charm with cobblestoned roads, Victorian architecture and vintage lampposts – but don’t let the quaint surroundings fool you. Gastown is also home to a thriving independent fashion scene, impeccably curated décor shops, galleries filled with exquisite First Nations art, and some of the city’s buzziest restaurants and cocktail bars.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Gastown

Filming in Vancouver: Batwoman, Legends of Tomorrow, Coffee and Kareem, and more

Ruby Rose will star in Batwoman.

As the weather heats up, so is Vancouver’s screen scene.

Two productions—including a cop comedy film and a First Nations local food show—may be finishing up but there’s plenty to look forward to.

Not only is there a feature film about monster-hunting babysitters coming (to be directed by a local filmmaker) but there are also two Arrowverse TV series on the radar.

See you after the jump for more on all these tidbits in detail.

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Filming in Vancouver: Batwoman, Legends of Tomorrow, Coffee and Kareem, and more

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Chinatown

Chinatown’s Millennium Gate greets visitors to the neighbourhood.

History and culture saturate bustling Chinatown, which has evolved over the years into one of Vancouver’s hippest ‘hoods. Situated on the eastern side of downtown Vancouver, the colourful district – representing North America’s third largest Chinatown – is packed with apothecary stores, piled-high fresh produce stands and quirky one-off shops.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Chinatown

Filming in Vancouver: Hilary Swank, Camilla Mendes, Chesapeake Shores on Vancouver Island

Hilary Swank

In this week’s roundup of screen productions coming and going from these parts, a horror-thriller feature is calling it a wrap in Vancouver.

Meanwhile over on Vancouver Island, a multi-generational family drama TV series is also finishing up.

However, there’s some exciting news as a two-time Academy Award winner will be coming to town this summer to shoot a new sci-fi series.

So if this interests you, meet us after the jump for what’s happening in Vancouver’s (and B.C.’s) screen scene.

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Filming in Vancouver: Hilary Swank, Camilla Mendes, Chesapeake Shores on Vancouver Island

Filming in Vancouver: BH90210, You Me Her, and TV series returning this summer

North Vancouver’s Jason Priestley will star in BH90210.

This week in what’s filming in Vancouver, two TV series get underway.

One is linked to a hit teen drama from the 1990s—but this version quite a different type of show than the one it’s based upon.

As that one gets going, so does another one featuring a three-way couple who are navigating the uncharted territory otherwise known as suburbia.

Plus, there’s a whole bunch of TV series, ranging from fantasy and comedy to ensemble dramas, coming back to shoot this summer.

So with all that in mind, here’s a quick overview of what’s happening in Vancouver’s screen scene.

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Filming in Vancouver: BH90210, You Me Her, and TV series returning this summer

De-Mystifying Non-Binary with Joshua M. Ferguson: Meet them This Week in Vancouver

By Rachel Rosenberg

Joshua M. Ferguson has the sort of career most of us can only yearn for. They are a filmmaker, author and trans right activist with a brand-new book published earlier this month. Me, Myself, They: Life Beyond The Binary is an inspiring and engaging read; a memoir and a manifesto to the importance of gender fluidity, it aims to demystify and celebrate what being non-binary looks like.

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De-Mystifying Non-Binary with Joshua M. Ferguson: Meet them This Week in Vancouver