Where was The Crossing filmed? Filming Locations of the ABC series

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This 2018 series from ABC Studios, the creators of Lost, proposed a great television mystery that had all the premises to conquer the public all over the world. However, the network canceled the show after just one season.

The Crossing is set in the fictional town of Port Canaan (Oregon) and Seattle. However, the show was entirely filmed in Vancouver and British Columbia.

Where was The Crossing filmed

The enigmatic arrival of a wave of immigrants from the future, seeking asylum from a war-torn country, shakes a sleepy American fishing village to its core.

The war from which they are fleeing has not yet happened. As the government tries to find out the truth about the 47 survivors, a new threat looms over the horizon.
Here is our spoiler-free guide to the filming locations of The Crossing.

The Crossing beach location
The bay where the refugees arrive, Thorn Beach, was filmed somewhere in the Ucluelet area (west coast of Vancouver Island).

Doing some research we concluded that it must be Wya Point beach along the Pacific Ocean.
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Port Canaan Oregon
The low-flying aerial shots of the town of Port Canaan in Oregon were recorded in Tofino, situated on the beautiful west coast of Vancouver Island.
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Where is The Crossing set
The sheriff's office was filmed in the village of Britannia Beach. Further shooting took place in the field south of Main Street and Britannia Creek.
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Restaurant scene
In the first episode, Reece is having a meal at Shady Island Seafood Bar and Grill in Steveston, Richmond.

The car chase scene from episode 2 was also filmed in the town.
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Fisherman warehouse
Also in Steveston, the production was also filming outside the wharf at Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Britannia Shipyards, and the Harbourfest was set at Garry Point Park.

Steveston doubles as the fictional village of Erie Harbor, Washington, in the Home Before Dark AppleTV+ series.
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Park camp
The crew was spotted filming at Cypress Mountain. One of our readers commented that the refugee camp was set in the area of Hollyburn Mountain and the First Lake.

Also, some scenes (the cabin, the outdoor chapel, the lodge) seem to have been filmed in Camp McLean, a Fraser Valley Council Scouts Canada property in South Langley.
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The shoot in Vancouver
Oceanic Plaza in downtown Vancouver was transformed into the Department of Homeland Security in Seattle.

Some more scenes were filmed at Deacon's Corner on Main Street and Vancouver Art Gallery.
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Viaduct sequence
The dark bridge from the first episode was filmed at the old Whistler highway at Nelson Creek.

Also, some The Call of the Wild locations were filmed here in Whistler.
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Ice cream store
Potter's Ice Cream from episode 3 is actually Cremino Gelato in Maple Ridge.
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The Crossing drehort
In New Westminster, exterior shots were filmed at the Columbia Theatre.

The Anvil Centre, also on Columbia Street, was used for the interior.
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Beach scene
Also, according to Whatsfilming.ca, The Crossing filmed scenes at Whytecliff Park and Sunset Marina (West Vancouver), Boundary Bay Airport, Lynn Canyon Park (North Vancouver), and Widgeon Park outside of Coquitlam.

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  1. I was sure it was filmed in Seattle and Washington State

  2. No definitely not a Seattle.

    The picture stated as Cypress Mountain is actually called the Lions, see the 2 ears...which our local Canadian football team, the BC Lions, is named after.

  3. It's not actually filmed on Cypress mountain. It's filmed on Hollyburn mountain at First Lake. Yes, it is the same mountain as Cypress bowl ski resort, but there's no Cypress mountain in the resort. The actual Cypress mountain is farther north. Anyone who wants to go to where they filmed the camp has to go to First Lake (and Hollyburn lodge) on Hollyburn mountain. There are a bunch of hiking trails and plenty of cabins up there, including one my partner's family owns.

  4. The dark bridge scene is the old bridge on the old Whistler highway at Nelson Creek.

    1. Thanks, do you know the exact location on Google Maps?

  5. Not many film companies come to Washington State anymore because of the amount of money they have to pay the state.

  6. Filmed also in Tofino. Or at least the the fly over shot in tonight's episode (same view as the last picture in the above article) is Tofino.

  7. Potter's Ice Cream is actually Cremino Gelato in Maple Ridge.

  8. Are you sure the refugee camp isn't the scouts camp in Surrey?

  9. Part of the camp scenes were filmed at Camp McLean, a Fraser Valley Council Scouts Canada property in South Langley (the cabin, the outdoor chapel, some of the lodge). The aereal shots look like Hollyburn Lodge in Cypress Provincial Park (Cypress Bowl).

    1. Thanks a lot for your help. Have you been in Camp McLean? Are you 100% sure of this?

  10. God the house in the most recent episode where the people from the first migration meet looks super familiar to me but I don’t know why. Anyone know if it’s been used in other shows or what?

  11. Thought part of e04 was Cowichan Delta.

  12. Where were the Oakland scenes filmed? I actually live in Oakland, and I know where 85th and Mac are. Those are not what our buses look like btw, lol!

  13. In episode 3, when walking through a hotel, the hotel is the Pacific Gateway Hotel, Vancouver. I recognised it instantly as was previously a guest there

  14. There’s a scene where Roy finds Hannah’s jacket in his truck and immediately recognized Sulphur Mountain in the background looks like it was filmed in Canmore.


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