If you love holiday movies, then you’ll love being on BC Route 7 this holiday season. Our communities have played the backdrop of lots of films and TV shows, many of which are holiday themed. Keep reading for some info that movie lovers won’t want to miss out on!
sumiqwuelu / Riverview Lands
2601 Lougheed Highway
sumiqwuelu/Riverview is located within the ancestral and core territory of Kwikwetlem First Nation. This 244-acre site is the hub of the top film locations in North America. Did you know that səmiq̓ʷəʔelə was transformed into NYCs Central Park for the classic holiday comedy, Elf (2003). Known as the sequel to the classic, A Christmas Story 2 (2012) was also filmed on the iconic lands – You’ll shoot your eye out!!
Hallmark movies Galore!
Maple Ridge has been the set of many iconic, blockbuster movies such as movies from the Twilight series and Rambo: First Blood (1982). Many winter holiday Hallmark movies have also been filmed here such as Christmas Joy (2018), Road to Christmas (2018), The Christmas Promise (2021), and more! If you’re a fan of Hallmark’s, you’ll probably recognize some of the backdrops when you visit Maple Ridge.
Mission movie moments – December 7th
34033 Lougheed Highway
Note: This popular event is now SOLD OUT but check online here in case tickets become available due to ticket holders cancelling.
Let Tourism Mission take you through the tender-hearted side of things with a free screening of Cross Country Christmas, a Hallmark Channel original movie set right in the heart of beautiful Mission! Learn more here.
Many hallmark films, such as Time for Them to Come Home For Christmas (2021), have been made right in Downtown Mission, a truly picturesque and cozy place to visit during the winter holidays.
Harrison Hot Springs
The backdrop of Long Lost Christmas (2022)
If you’ve seen the Hallmark movie Long Lost Christmas (2022), you might have spotted a bit of Harrison Hot Springs in the background. Having had a leading role in the film, Benjamin Ayers said that the area has been “one of [his] favourite places to film… the backdrop is magnificent”.
Photo credit: Zain Kruyer
Agassiz & Kent
14282 Morris Valley Road
The romantic atmosphere, elegant decor, and luxury cabins make Rowena’s Inn feel like you can create your own Hallmark moment. Many Hallmark films have actually been filmed at Rowena’s Inn.
Sasquatch Mountain Resort
20955 Hemlock Valley Road
If you’re looking for a winter wonderland full of snow, head up to Sasquatch Mountain Resort, which was the where One Winter Wedding (2021) was shot.
A Christmas Tree Grows in Colorado (2020)
This Hallmark movie was filmed throughout Hope and includes very recognizable backdrops from the Hope Fire Department and Hope’s Downtown area!
The Grinch Chainsaw Carving
Did you know that Hope is the chainsaw carving capital of Canada? You’ll know why when you visit and see its collection of over 80 carvings all around town. And the best of the season is the Grinch that’s got the best spot on Wallace Street, right next to Memorial Park.
Now you’re ready to go on a holiday road trip, Hollywood North style! And in case you want to explore even more of our fascinating Hollywood North spots, check out our full itinerary here!
And for more holiday experiences on BC Route 7, click here!