Where is Riverdale Filmed?

Welcome to a town where everything looks perfect, but nothing is as it seems - nope, we are not yet returning to Twin Peaks. We are talking about Riverdale, the new adventures of Archie and his gang based on a darker version of the old American comic book.

The CW Network series develop the story of a murder mystery that Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and friends will try to sort out. The cast is led by young actors K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes and Cole Sprouse.

Riverdale was filmed in Vancouver and British Columbia. These are the updated filming locations for season 1 and 2 of this intriguing show, set to be visually stunning. Contains no spoilers!

Where was Riverdale Filmed
The restaurant Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe was built in a set located in the parking lot of the studio in Langley.
Image courtesy of CW


Pops Diner Riverdale
However, the pilot was filmed in Rocko’s Family Diner that you can visit in Mission, BC.
(Tip: you can open all the locations on a Map clicking on the link below in the captions =>) Image courtesy of CW and Google Maps




Where is Riverdale set
Exteriors for Riverdale High School were shot at Lord Byng Secondary School.
Image courtesy of CW and Arnold C - Map


Riverdale High School
Our favourite High School is actually an amalgam of several locations. Depending on the scene, the crew filmed at Burnaby Mountain Secondary School or at John Oliver Secondary School in Vancouver. Image courtesy of CW


Riverdale set
The gymnasium where the Vixens train is from John Oliver Secondary School in Vancouver, home of the Jokers.
Image courtesy of CW and John Oliver Secondary School


Riverdale Vancouver
Also the interiors for the hall where the ball takes place and Josie and the Pussycats make a performance, are from Point Grey Secondary School in Kerrisdale. Image courtesy of CW - Map


Riverdale Locations
The football games are taking place at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Some filming also took place in the field near Point Grey Secondary School in Kerrisdale Park. Image courtesy of CW - Map


Archie House Location
The house of Archie and his father is located at 2037 East 3rd Avenue (Vancouver).
Image by courtesy of CW and Google Maps




Where does Riverdale take place
The Permanent building, also in Vancouver, served as the set for the apartment of Veronica and her mother.
Image by Google Maps


Riverdale filming Vancouver
The house of Betty Cooper is at 111 Queens Ave in New Westminster.
Image by courtesy of CW - Map


Where is Riverdale
The Blossom Mansion was filmed in two different properties; One of them is the Copper Stone Mansion in South Langley.
Image by BC Locations - Map


Riverdale House
The other one is the Cecil Green Park House at the University of British Columbia, used in the first episode.
Image by Wyn Lok - Map


Riverdale Filming Locations
Outdoors for Sweetwater river were shot around Alouette Lake, in Golden Ears Provincial Park and Alice Lake Provincial Park in Squamish. Image courtesy of CW - Map


Riverdale shooting locations
The sheriff's office exterior was shot in a post office at 33191 1st Ave in Mission. The aerial images from the intro in every episode are from Harbor Springs in Michigan, in the United States. Image courtesy of CW and Google Maps




Where is Riverdale at
Some scenes were filmed in the historic Fort Langley Community Hall, double as Riverdale Town Hall.
Image by Google Maps


Riverdale Bar
Gabby's Country Cabaret in Langley was turned into the Whyte Wyrm.
Image by Google Maps


Riverdale Town Location
The secondary school with bad reputation Southside High was filmed at James Kennedy Elementary in Langley.
Image courtesy of CW - Map


Riverdale
Rebel Without a Cause is the last movie projected in the Twilight Drive-in of Aldergrove.
Image courtesy of CW - Map


Where was Riverdale shot
In episode 6, Betty and Jughead are visiting the abandoned Riverview Mental Hospital in Coquitlam.
Image by courtesy of CW and Google Maps


Riverdale Drehort
Blossom Maple Farms may look familiar as the location is the same as the Kent farm from Smallville (890 248 St in Aldergrove near Langley). Image courtesy of CW - Map


Riverdale setting
Riverdale's hospital is the Wayward Pines Academy recycled. It is located at Kerrina Dr in Coquitlam.
Image courtesy of CW - Map

Can you help to find the missing filming locations of Riverdale?
Have you recognized other locations watching the series? To complete this report, any feedback, suggestions or images that you may have are more than welcome, thank you!

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For further information, it is already available The Complete First Season in DVD and the official graphic novel Road to Riverdale, including the stories that inspired these new CW TV series. Riverdale#0 is a new special issue also focused on the show.
Besides we recommend you the new comic books, rebooting the Archie series for modern audiences, that fans of the classic books will also enjoy.

If you liked the series well-selected soundtrack, you can find here the songs from the series season 1. Finally, here is a link to watch all the episodes of Riverdale online, as they are released in Amazon:

    


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28 comments:

  1. Betty Coopers house is 111 Queens Avenue in New Westminster, BC

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  2. Cheryl's house is the Cecil Green Park House at UBC.

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  3. The Sherriff's department exterior is a building on main Street in Mission BC, I believe it used to be an old Post office.

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    1. It still is the Post Office.
      Source: I live in Mission, BC.

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  4. pretty sure the football field in episode 2 is ubc!

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  5. The lunch scenes at the picnic tables in episode 1 are also at Point Grey Secondary

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  6. In the episode "Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness," Archie visits a songwriting teacher named Oscar. The exterior establishing shot for Oscar's location was shot at University of Southern California, specifically the PE Building there.

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  7. The train station at the beginning of the pilot is in Fort Langley.

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  8. I believe that they are walking along the Coquitlam river in Port Coquitlam while they are out looking for Betty's sister 'Polly"

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  9. I believe the Riverdale sign is on a bridge on Chilliwack Lake road and the lake and part of the river is Chilliwack Lake and Chilliwack River

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    1. I second that opinion. I also thought Chilliwack river immediately

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  10. Episode 9 when Archie is talking to Val is outside Fort Langley Cemetery

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  11. Wheres the trailer park Jughead dad lives in?

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  12. There's constant filming being done at a house on 208th St and approx 100th ave in Langley, is this Riverdale too?

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  13. south side high is James Kennedy Elementary in langley

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  14. Pretty sure They were filming on 208 st near 98th Ave in langley on aug17-18.

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  15. I know where the Blossom's real house is and where the trailer is but I'm not telling! :) This isn't totally accurate.

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    1. Is someone knows where will be next filming

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  16. the bus station jughead goes to at the end of season one is the port moody museum in port moody

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  17. The blossom manor interiors/house party scenes and out by the pool were filmed at the minnekhada lodge in coquitlam

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  18. Where are the studios in Vancouver located? Thank you :)

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    1. The studios are located at 20146 100A Avenue in Langley

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  19. Riveredale Hospital/Wayward pines academy is on the Riverview Mental Hospital site.
    https://www.google.ca/maps/@49.247345,-122.8076877,3a,75y,293.82h,88.61t,359.97r/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0VFlC4nCn1GvrlDto71R6Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

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