Where is Altered Carbon filmed?

Altered Carbon where filmed
The Netflix 10-episode cyber-punk science fiction series is an adaption of Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 book of the same name. Altered Carbon is the first part of the Takeshi Kovacs Trilogy, set in the 25th century in Bay City (formerly San Francisco). It takes place in a dystopian world resembling a mix of Blade Runner and Black Mirror.

The story revolves around a technology that allows people to extend life indefinitely. Consciousness can be downloaded into a chip with your memo and personality called stack, that can be plugged into a new body. Specially trained soldier Takeshi Kovacs (played by The Killing actor Joel Kinnaman), will be challenged to solve the murder mystery one of the world's most powerful men, Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy).

Altered Carbon was filmed in Vancouver and British Columbia in Canada. As usual, we will be updating this report with new information about the filming locations where this ambitious project is set. Also we try to keep spoilers to a minimum:

The Raven Hotel Altered Carbon
This big-budget Netflix series was headquartered at the newly opened Skydance Studios facility in Surrey. The Raven Hotel, Kovac’s apartment, Bancroft’s tower, Vernon Elliott's house, Psychasec clones vault and a massive City Bay street set were all built at Skydance Studios, as Dread Central reports.
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Altered Carbon Filming Locations
Laurens Bancroft’s place is inspired by the Art Deco Marine Building (at Burrard and West Hastings Streets). Altered Carbon was filming interiors of the hall on location. Image courtesy of Netflix and Sandra Cohen-Rose - Map


Altered Carbon Locations
The production was filming exteriors at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Rose Garden and the Chan Center.
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Where does Altered Carbon take place
The Alcatraz Prison where Kovacs is resleeved in the first episode was filmed at the Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam.
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Where does Altered Carbon take place
Tak and Kristin Ortega go for a drink to a real strip club, No 5 Orange at 205 Main St.
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Altered Carbon Psychasec
Exteriors for the Psychasec vault were shot at the hanging Qube building (pictured). The interior hall is the edifice of the Aerospace Technology Campus, located near the airport of Vancouver. Image courtesy of Netflix and Abirkill - Map


Altered Carbon Location
The exhibition about the extermination of the Envoys (second episode) was shot in the rooms of the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. Image courtesy of Netflix and Colin Knowles - Map


Where was Altered Carbon filmed
The combat to sleeve death arena (third episode) takes place in the Telus Studio Theatre, also located at Chan Centre of the UBC. Image courtesy of Netflix and Jeff Hitchcock - Map


Where is Altered Carbon set
Isaac's house from episode 5 was filmed at the The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitors Center.
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Altered Carbon city
The Waterfall Building (at 1540 West 2nd Avenue), was used to film a beautiful scene from episode 6 outside the hospital.
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Altered Carbon shooting location
The house of Sergei Brevlov (episode 6) is a room inside the West Building of Vancouver Convention Centre. Also the docking bay of the satellite Head in the Clouds was filmed here. Image by Too Tall Paul - Map


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Hemingway meets Dimi and the Ghost Walker at the lobby of the TELUS Garden Office Tower (episode 6).
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Altered Carbon filmed
Many interiors were also filmed in Vancouver’s former Canada Post Building at 349 West Georgia Street. The facilities of this center served as the Wei Clinic (pictured), the hospital lobby, Kristin Ortega's Home, the police station, the A.I. card game meetings and the Fight Drome. Image courtesy of Netflix and Jeff Hitchcock - Map


Altered Carbon Vancouver
BC Place Stadium not only served as a model for the Head in the Clouds satellite of sin. Also a scene from episode 9 was filmed in the spikes of the roof. Image courtesy of Netflix and Ryan Adams - Map


Altered Carbon set location
Outside of metro Vancouver, the series was filmed on location at the Britannia Mine Museum in Britannia Beach.
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Harlan's World Altered Carbon
External shots for Harlan's World were filmed at the spectacular Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish.
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Altered Carbon Film location
The lake where Takeshi and Reileen play as kids and later on Tak has a break with Quell is Minaty Bay. Also according to Moviemaps, the Widgeon Slough North Dock was used on episode 7. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


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If you enjoyed the series, do not miss the original novels by Richard K. Morgan Altered Carbon, Broken Angels and Woken Furies:

  

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6 comments

  1. Hi. In the second episode, he is in a building with totem poles. This is located at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. It is called the Museum of Anthropology.
    http://moa.ubc.ca

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  2. The external for the place where the clones are made and kept (forgot the episode)
    Is The Qube
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Qube_(Vancouver)

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  3. The inside of Issac's house (Ep 6) is The West building of the Vancouver Convention Centre
    https://www.vancouverconventioncentre.com/
    http://www.aiatopten.org/sites/default/files/styles/popup/public/COTE-7.jpg?itok=nktENpIM

    The location of the meeting place with the Meth is the lobby of the Telus Garden Office Tower (ep 6)
    https://www.cagbc.org/images/resources/casestudies/TELUS_Main_Image_722x300.jpg

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    1. Thanks for your help finding these ones!

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