Filming in White Rock

The City of White Rock has a variety of unique filming locations including our waterfront, Promenade and Pier, our historic train station, Museum, Civic buildings and parks. The City has hosted a variety of productions including movies, commercials and television.

The City of White Rock is a strong supporter of the film industry and endeavors to provide efficient procedures for obtaining the City authorization necessary for filming-on-location in White Rock.

The Recreation and Culture Department is pleased to be able to provide first contact information and coordination such as; filming guidelines, application forms, business license for filming and rental of  locations and services.

Film Permit Guidelines

If you are interested in filming in White Rock, first call or email the filming coordinator to discuss your project. A completed film application should be submitted at least seven business days in advance of your filming date. 

Film Coordinator
Phone: 604.541.2252 or 778.839.1653
Email the Film Coordinator

Submission of an application does not guarantee issuance of a permit. Film applications are reviewed and once approval-in-principle is given, the City will provide the invoice and permit. 

2019 Filming Application Online Form

2019 Filming Fees

City Building Site$425 unless hourly rate applies
Filming Permit Application Fee$300 - Fee includes one day of filming
Filming Fees - Additional Days$100 per day
Business License (one year)$150
Location on Promenade$795 per day (non-exclusive use)
Operations Site Supervisor, RCMP or Fire PersonnelCost Recovery
Other City Park or Land Site$550 per day
Pay Parking StallsCurrent hourly rate
Pier$1,100 per day (non-exclusive use)
Sidewalk Site per Location$445 per day
Street Parking$12.50 per space per day
Street Use Fees$54.50 per (30 metres or 100 feet) per day

Note: Prices are plus GST plus a 15% Film Admin Fee. On Set Liaison hourly rate as required.

Unique Locations & Contacts

Approval from the following jurisdictions may be required in addition to approval from The City of White Rock for filming at various locations :

On the Beach, the Ocean and/or the Foreshore:
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations
Crown Lands Film Contact, 200-10428 153rd Street
Surrey BC, V3R 131 Phone: 604.586-4400

Railway next to the Promenade:
Owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Contact Director of Public Affairs, Gus Melonas, at 206-625-6220 or email Gus Melonas.

Circus Parking Inquires at Semiahmoo Park:
Contact Paul Gadbois, Semiahmoo First Nation at 604-802-6940