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 and friends may try to sort out. The cast is led by young actors K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes.

Riverdale was filmed in Vancouver and British Columbia. Already before the premiere, members of the crew were warning us that the show is 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.
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Rocko’s 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 links below in the captions here =>) Image courtesy of CW and Google Maps




Riverdale Filming Locations
Outdoors for Sweetwater river were shot around Alouette Lake, in Golden Ears Provincial Park.
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Riverdale High School
Riverdale High School is based in John Oliver Secondary School in Vancouver.
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Where is Riverdale set
However, exteriors for the building were shot at Lord Byng Secondary School.
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Riverdale Vancouver
The interiors for the hall where the ball takes place and Josie and the Pussycats make a performance, are from Point Grey Secondary School. Image courtesy of CW - Map


Archie House Location
The house of Archie and his father is located at 2037 East 3rd Avenue (Vancouver).
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Where does Riverdale take place
The Permanent building, also in Vancouver, served as the set for the apartment of Veronica and her mother.
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Riverdale filming Vancouver
The house of Betty Cooper is at 111 Queens Ave in New Westminster.
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Where is Riverdale
The Blossom Mansion was filmed in two different properties; One of them is the Copper Stone Mansion in South Langley.
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Riverdale House
The other one is the Cecil Green Park House at the University of British Columbia, used in the first episode.
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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


Riverdale Bar
Gabby's Country Cabaret in Langley will be turned into the Whyte Wyrm.
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Riverdale
Rebel Without a Cause is the last movie projected in the Twilight Drive-in of Aldergrove.
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Where is Riverdale at
Some scenes were filmed in the historic Fort Langley Community Hall.
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Riverdale Town Location
In Fort Langley it was also used the St. Andrew's United Church.
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Where was Riverdale shot
In episode 6, Betty and Jughead are visiting the abandoned Riverview Mental Hospital in Coquitlam.
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Riverdale shooting location
The sheriff's office exterior was shot in a post office at 33191 1st Ave in Mission.
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Riverdale Drehorten
Some more scenes were shot on location in the Rose Garden of Queen's Park and around this area in New Westminster.
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Can you help 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!


For further information, it is already available 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.

I've you enjoyed the soundtrack, you can find here some of the original songs from the series. Finally, here is a link to watch all the episodes of Riverdale online, as they are released in Amazon.

   


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11 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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  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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