Filming in Vancouver: Anna Kendrick, You Me Her, and an official Dwayne Johnson Day?

Believe it or not but Skyscraper star Dwayne Johnson rocked Vancouver enough to get his own day proclaimed in the city.

Well after last week’s hustle and bustle of film and TV productions coming and going, this week’s roundup is a bit calmer. But no less intriguing.

After all, there’s a female Santa Claus feature film starting up just as a polyamorous romcom is calling it a wrap—plus Vancouver declared a special day in honour of a…Hollywood celebrity?

Yes, it’s all true. Read on, true believers and skeptics alike.

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Filming in Vancouver: Anna Kendrick, You Me Her, and an official Dwayne Johnson Day?

Filming in Vancouver: Deadpool 2 wraps, Steve Carrell, Parker Posey, and more

OMG, Vancouver! Deadpool is leaving town!

Vancouver has had quite the year with major stars like Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, Kate Winslet, Idris Elba, and Johnny Depp coming in and out of the city. Numerous productions, particularly TV series, are still midway through their production schedules, but a handful of the biggest film productions are in the process of leaving town.

But fear not, true believers, for there are plenty more on the way to keep things busy.

Here’s a rundown of what’s shooting here—and all the hustle-bustle explains why this city has garnered the moniker Hollywood North.

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Filming in Vancouver: Deadpool 2 wraps, Steve Carrell, Parker Posey, and more

Filming in Vancouver: Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Deadly Class, Handmaid’s Tale, and more

Chris Hemsworth will be bringing his thunder from Down Under to Vancouver.

In this week’s roundup of what’s going on in Vancouver’s screen scene, we’ve learned that the God of Thunder and the man who freed Tron are teaming up in a new movie—so to speak.

Elsewhere in the city, a deadly graphic novel will get a home-screen adaptation and several filmmakers will be making appearances at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

With time ticking away, let’s get to it, shall we?

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Filming in Vancouver: Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Deadly Class, Handmaid’s Tale, and more

Filming in Vancouver: Christmas TV movies abound, Idris Elba and Kate Winslet praise Vancouver

Idris Elba hit the Toronto International Film Festival’s red carpets with his new girlfriend from Vancouver, Sabrina Dhowre.

While, inexplicably, egg nog has already hit Vancouver store shelves prior to Halloween, if you happen to see elaborate Christmas decorations around town, they may not necessarily be companies trying to push the Noel season upon us prematurely.

What you might be witnessing are the numerous Christmas TV movies being shot around town.

In fact, there are so many seasonal TV specials being shot here, Vancouver might as well be renamed Hollywood North Pole.

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Filming in Vancouver: Christmas TV movies abound, Idris Elba and Kate Winslet praise Vancouver

Kate Gives Vancouver a Shout Out From the Red Carpet

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Kate Winslet walked the red carpet at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF),  and gushed about how much she loved filming The Mountain Between Us in Vancouver. Check it out!

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Kate Gives Vancouver a Shout Out From the Red Carpet

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Has Landed in Vancouver

Yesterday evening, The Rock showed off the Vancouver views while he shared some inspirational words about how failure got him where he is today.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Has Landed in Vancouver

Geek Show Infographic: Popular Filming Locations in Vancouver

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Sci-Fi gurus unite!

Click on the infographic to check out all of the popular filming locations in and around Vancouver over the past ten years. From The X-Files to Smallville to Fringe, Vancouver and its surrounding areas have provided the perfect backdrop for these t.v. favourites.