Riverdale Location: Updated Filming Locations up to Season 3

Where was Riverdale Filmed
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Welcome to a town where everything looks perfect, but nothing is as it seems - Riverdale is based on a darker, updated version of the old American comic book, sharing universe with the new Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Archie and his gang are back for Season 3 with new adventures, and also new filming locations.

The CW Network TV series revolves around the stories of romance, sex, school and mysteries of a town at an unspecified location where Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and friends live. The cast is led by the quartet of young actors K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes and Cole Sprouse.

The real location of the fictional medium-sized town of Riverdale is intentionally ambiguous; It could be anywhere in the American Midwest, or along the Eastern Seaboard, or even a place in Canada, or a suburb in New York. According to Wikipedia, in one issue of the Jughead's Double Digest magazine, an editor commented that 'Riverdale is more of a state of mind than an actual physical location'.

Riverdale was filmed in Vancouver and British Columbia. As usual, we are updating every week this report with new info and details about the shooting locations of this intriguing show, set to be visually stunning. Also after three seasons we've tried to keep spoilers at bay, and I think we've done a pretty good job:

Pops Diner Riverdale
The restaurant Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe was built in a set located in the parking lot of the studio in Langley. You can go there and see it from the street! However, the pilot was filmed in Rocko’s Family Diner. This is the real inspiration of the popular hang out, that you can also visit in Mission, BC.
(You can open all the locations on a Map clicking on the link below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of The CW and Google Maps

Riverdale High School
Exteriors for Riverdale High School were shot at Lord Byng Secondary 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 and Arnold C - Map

Riverdale set
The gymnasium where the Vixens train is at John Oliver Secondary School in Vancouver, home of the Jokers. Some football games and other outdoor scenes took place in the field near this School in Kerrisdale Park at Bear Creek Park in Surrey. Image courtesy of CW and John Oliver Secondary School

Riverdale Vancouver
The hall from Point Grey Secondary School in Kerrisdale was the venue for several performances. Here was filmed the ball from the first episodes, a Josie and the Pussycats gig and Carrie: The Musical (S02E18).
Image courtesy of CW - Map 1 - Map 2

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 in downtown Vancouver is the set for The Pembrooke, the luxurious apartment of Veronica's family. This elegant 1906 heritage edifice used to be a bank, and it has been preserved and restored to serve as venue for weddings and special events. Image by courtesy of CW and Google Maps

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

Blossom House Riverdale
Thornhill, the first Blossom Mansion, was filmed in two different properties. The main one is Copper Stone Mansion in South Langley (upper picture), which served as the family residence until the end of season 1. The other one is the Cecil Green Park House at the University of British Columbia, used only for the pilot (below). Some interiors of the house party scenes and out by the pool were filmed at the Minnekhada Lodge in Coquitlam. Image by BC Locations and Wyn Lok - Map 1 - Map 2 - Map 3

Riverdale Cheryl Blossom house
The new Blossom Manor in season 2, called Thistle House, is also located at the outskirts of Langley. This is the same location used for the Salvatore Boarding House in The Vampire Diaries pilot episode.
Image courtesy of CW - Map

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). This is also the same farm where Archie and Jughead arrive near a town called Athens in the 3rd season episode titled 'The Man in Black' (S03E07). Image courtesy of CW - Map

Riverdale Filming Locations
Andrew's construction office is located near the Lighthouse Cafe in Mission. You can still see some of the elements used in the set in Google Maps (picture below). Image courtesy of CW and Google Maps

Where is Riverdale set
The historic Fort Langley Community Hall is doubling as Riverdale Town Hall, and has been used in several episodes of the series. Image by Google Maps

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

Riverdale filming season 2
Gabby's Country Cabaret in Langley was turned into the Whyte Wyrm, the local hangout of the Southside Serpents or the Ghoulies gangs. Image by Google Maps

Where was Riverdale shot
In S01E06 Betty and Jughead were visiting the Sisters of Quiet Mercy, filmed at the abandoned Riverview Mental Hospital in Coquitlam. It also reappears during Season 3. The location was used in Season 2 as Southside High, during the protests when the school is about to be turned into a prison. Exteriors for Southside High were filmed at James Kennedy Elementary School in Langley. Image by courtesy of CW and Google Maps

Outdoors for Sweetwater river were shot around Alouette Lake, in Golden Ears Provincial Park and Alice Lake in Squamish. Some more secondary locations from Season 1: Rebel Without a Cause is the last movie projected in the Twilight Drive-in of Aldergrove in S01E04. Port Moody Station Museum served as Riverdale bus station. The City Centre Motor Hotel in Vancouver was the Mustang's Motel from episode 8. Image courtesy of CW - Map

Riverdale filming locations from the second season onwards

Riverdale setting
Fort Langley Marina Park was used several times in Season 2. Some other scenes in Fort Langley were filmed in Mavis Ave and Church Street. The exteriors of the Riverdale's hospital in S02E01 is the Wayward Pines Academy recycled. It is located at Kerrina Dr in Coquitlam. Image courtesy of CW - Marina Park Map - Hospital Map

Riverdale season 2 filming locations
The temple used for Veronica's confirmation with the Lodges is the St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Vancouver. At the end of midseason 2 finale there is a key scene filmed at the old Albion Ferry exit in Fort Langley, looking like a bridge. Image courtesy of CW - Church Map - Map

Riverdale lieux du tournage
Cheryl and others go to the movies at The Park Theatre on Cambie Street, also in Vancouver (S02E14). Also we suspect that the cabin in the woods by the lake from S02E14 was filmed in a property in Bowen Island. The funeral from S02E19 was filmed at Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver. Image courtesy of CW and Google Maps

Riverdale Season 3 filming locations

Riverdale Season 3 locations
The prison and the fighting pit in an empty pool were shot in the former site of Burnaby Youth Correction Center (Willingdon at Canada Way). The trial was filmed in one of the buildings of Vancouver Art Gallery, the old Vancouver Law Courts. Image courtesy of CW - Google Maps

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For further information, it is already available the complete first season and the second one in DVD or Blue-ray, and the official graphic novel Road to Riverdale, including the stories that inspired these new CW TV series.

If you liked the series well-selected soundtrack, you can find here the songs from the series season 1 (why not to get the vintage Limited Edition in audio CD?). Finally, here is a link to watch all the episodes of Riverdale online, as they are released in Amazon.


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

    1. Betty’s house looks like the house in Blue Bloods. Is it?

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

  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.

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

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

    1. No it's at Bear Creek Park in Surrey (I think it's Surrey)

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

  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.

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

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

  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

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

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

  11. Wheres the trailer park Jughead dad lives in?

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

  13. south side high is James Kennedy Elementary in langley

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

  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.

    1. Is someone knows where will be next filming

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

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

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

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

    2. Do you know if they allow tours of the studios?

    3. No they do not, it is closed to the public.

    4. Does anyone know if the actors come out for photos and autographs while on breaks from filming at this studio?

    5. I’ve seen them go outside gabby’s For pictures and autographs before

  19. Riveredale Hospital/Wayward pines academy is on the Riverview Mental Hospital site.

  20. It's pretty hard to tell from Google Street View. Kevin Keller's house is located at 8904 Nash St. in Langley.

  21. where i can send the fan post ? exist there any official address

    thanks for answer my question

  22. Where they catch the black hood in season 2 midseason finale is the old ferry exit in fort langley

    -Breanne & Dan

  23. where is lodge lodge

    1. ^^^ I'm interested as to where it is also!!!

  24. Filming in Abbotsford Sept 24/18

  25. They also filmed the musical episode at The Act in Maple Ridge

  26. Where is the filming location of La Bonne Nuit?