Welcome to Virgin River, California: Guide to ALL the Locations - The House & the Bar

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Virgin River was filmed in and around Vancouver in British Columbia. The story follows nurse practitioner Melinda Munroe who decides to make a fresh start after becoming a widow.

Melinda moves to the remote (and fictional) Californian town of Virgin River, located in the redwood forests of Humboldt County, where the series is set. Melinda meets an intriguing man, Jack Sheridan, who is a former Marine, and owner of Jack’s Bar.

Actors Martin Henderson and Alexandra Breckenridge

The show stars Alexandra Breckenridge (This Is Us, American Horror Story) as Melinda, while Martin Henderson (Grey’s Anatomy) plays Jack. Tim Matheson (Hart of Dixie) and Annette O'Toole (Smallville) complete the main cast of this small-town drama, created by Sue Tenney (Cedar Cove, Good Witch).

Netflix's Virgin River is an adaptation based on Robyn Carr's bestselling 20-book series of the same name.

Welcome to the best and most complete guide to the filming locations of the show that you can find. We have already updated this spoiler-free report with all the new third season locations.

Where is Virgin River filmed?

Virgin River California town
Some exteriors of the fictional village were recorded in Bowen Island. The film crew took footage of the streets and buildings in the charming harbor town of Snug Cove, as reported by the local news source Bowen Island Undercurrent.

Note the American flag waving in front of the Canadian town public library. The neighborhood around Artisan Lane is full of cute and colorful houses.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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The Virgin River House

Doctor Mullins manor Virgin River
Our sleuthing revealed that the magnificent Vernon Mullins' Family Practice Clinic house is located at 122 First Street in New Westminster.

This Victorian home, built in 1889, is situated in the historic Queen’s Park neighborhood. According to this property's listing service, the house is nicknamed Breezehurst.
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Virgin River house
The mansion is a spectacular Queen Anne-style home featuring more than 6,000 square feet of living space over four floors, a lovely wrap-around veranda, mature gardens, and the beautiful stained glass windows that we can appreciate in the series.

However, Doc's house interiors are a set built at the studios.


Melinda House in the forest
Mel's cabin is the caretaker’s house in Murdo Frazer Park on Vancouver's North Shore, near the Pitch and Putt Public golf course.

Since it was built in 1950, the cabin has often appeared in movies and TV shows including The Flash, The Magicians, Once Upon a Time, or Siren.
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New Mel's cabin
After fixing it, the log cabin looks this good. The area where the house is located in North Vancouver is fairly dense residential, with lots of developments around.

However, it seems rural because the house is on a park with five acres of land with wooded trails and a small pond.


Jack's bar location
The exteriors of Jack's bar were filmed at The Watershed Grill near the Eagle Run Viewing Shelter in Brackendale (Squamish).

This is a fantastic place with awesome views over the Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park and its surrounding mountains. Several scenes with Mel and Jack were also filmed here at the Squamish River.

However, the interior of the bar was recorded at the studios in Vancouver.
Image courtesy of Netflix and The Watershed Grill - Map


Where is Virgin River filmed
The 'Welcome to Virgin River' sign from the first episode was filmed on Pioneer Avenue in Agassiz. This is a small town in British Columbia, about 60 miles east of Vancouver.
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Hope and Doc house set
Hope McCrea's house (the mayor of Virgin River) is the Edgar Residence at 6450 Deer Lake Drive in Burnaby.

This beautiful wood-frame bungalow, built in 1912, is registered as a historic heritage building.
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Spectacular Waterfall Squamish
The footage of the waterfall was taken at Shannon Falls Provincial Park. It is located very close to Squamish along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway.
Image courtesy of Brook Peterson - Map


Fitches Bed and Breakfast
The Fitches Bed and Breakfast is the Klahanie Campground situated across from Shannon Falls. Notice the small tower added digitally on the top of the house.
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Season one real place van in the lake
Filming also took place in the Deer Lake Park and Foreshore Park in Burnaby, where the scenes featuring Paige’s Bakeaway food truck were set.

The Virgin River Community Picnic from the fourth episode of season two was also filmed here, near Deer Lake Avenue.
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Bar in the city and shop scenes
These two minor locations are very close to each other in Port Coquitlam. The bar where Mel and Jack go in episode 7 is Samz Neighbourhood Pub (2342 Elgin Ave).

Charmaine Roberts’ hairdressing saloon is the In a Wink Beautique (2627 Shaughnessy St).
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Pub - Store


Harbor restaurant finale
The Eureka harbor from episode 9 is Steveston Harbor in Richmond. Pictured, a scene with Pajo's Fish and Chips in the background.

Arthur’s restaurant, where Melinda and Jack have a romantic dinner, is located next door, and in real life is known as The Crab King (exteriors only).

The Apple TV+ series Home Before Dark set in Erie Harbor, Washington, was also filmed here.
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New Season 2 Locations

Virgin River drehorte
The picnic area with Page's Bakewaway food truck is the Cleveland Dam at the head of the Capilano River in North Vancouver, with spectacular vistas to the mountains.

Grayson Gurnsey plays Ricky and Canadian actress Sarah Dugdale is Lizzie, Connie's niece from Los Angeles.
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Où est filmé Virgin River
The bank is the Chances Casino in Squamish, located under the cliffs of the spectacular Apron mountain in the Stawamus Chief Provincial Park.
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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Also in the first episode of the second season, "New Beginnings", Mel is running across the spectacular Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver.
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Season 2 Location
In the same episode, Preacher (Colin Lawrence) and Paige (Lexa Doig) have a walk very close from there, in the forested trails and wooden bridges of the Capilano River Regional Park.
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The Lynn Canyon Cafe
Mel and Doc have coffee in The Lynn Canyon Cafe lodge in North Vancouver.
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Connies general store
The Connies General Store that appears for the first time in episode three, "The Morning After", is the Cypress Park Market located at 4360 Marine Drive in West Vancouver.
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Eagle Harbour Yacht Club
The restaurant from episode 7, "Breaking Point", is the Eagle Harbour Yacht Club, also in West Vancouver.
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The New Virgin River Season 3 Filming Locations

Third season location
In the second episode, "Sticky Feet", Mel meets Brie, Jack's sister (played by Zibby Allen) in Marine Drive in Dundarave (West Vancouver).
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Dan Brady bar
The bar where Brie and Dan (played by Benjamin Hollingsworth) hang out is The Red Lion Bar and Grill, a real pub located at 2427 Marine Drive, also in West Vancouver.
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Lumberjack Games
In episode six, "Jack and Jill", the Lumberjack Games take place at the fictional Shelter Mountain Ski Resort.

This episode was recorded on top of Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver. This alpine ski area, situated at about 4,100 feet (1,200 m), overlooks Metro Vancouver.

The Lumberjack Games is an axe-throwing, tree-climbing, and log-rolling show set in two logging camps from the early 1900s that you can visit in summer.
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Virgin River church
The church from episode nine, "The Sun Also Rises", is St. Francis-in-the-Wood, an Anglican temple located in a nice setting near the ocean in Cypress Park (West Vancouver).
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Brandywine Falls
The waterfall that appears in a couple of establishing shots during the third season is the stunning 230-feet (70-meter) Brandywine Falls, located along the famous Sea To Sky Highway between Squamish and Whistler.
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Virgin River map
BookBub published this cool map of Virgin River from Robyn Carr's books.


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48 comments:

1- Melissa Colborne - December 7, 2019 at 5:52 PM
Jack's bar exterior looks a lot like a pub in Squamish near the eagle viewing area.

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      2- Ra Moon - December 7, 2019 at 8:48 PM
      Thank you Melissa, updated!

3- Brenda Drew Designs - December 9, 2019 at 2:49 PM
Great show, writing, directing, and acting! Fabulous beautiful views! Enjoying it so much here in old New England! Wish there really was a place like Jack's though we do have a few similar pubs and some with a pool! Always great eating places to hang out during storms! Thanks for sharing wonderful photos. Glad to hear another season is coming... bring it on!

4- Anonymous - February 8, 2020 at 12:12 PM
I think it's great but how do they ever think it passed as northern California!

5- Fabiola - January 12, 2021 at 7:54 PM
Brenda, Jack's Bar is a real place! The exteriors of Jack's bar were filmed at The Watershed Grill near the Eagle Run Viewing Shelter in Brackendale (Squamish), in British Columbia, Canada.

6- Anonymous - December 9, 2019 at 3:28 PM
Just started watching the show and I love it ... reminds me of BC so much... too bad it's a fictional location.

7- Frank - December 9, 2019 at 8:39 PM
We have been enjoying this series. The scenery matches Dunsmuir/Mt Shasta somewhat, so it's a good fake of North California.

8- Anonymous - January 5, 2020 at 3:33 PM
I was thinking the same thing. I live in Cali and swore I recognized fort Bragg too, guess I was wrong.

9- Anonymous - December 9, 2020 at 5:24 PM
I agree. I'm familiar with that area. My brother lives near Eureka ca.

10- Anonymous - December 9, 2019 at 9:20 PM
AWESOME

11- Anonymous - December 10, 2019 at 1:02 AM
The lakes that Jack and Mel visit - around the 35-minute mark in episode 1 and the 20-minute mark in episode 3 - where are they?

12- John - December 10, 2019 at 11:51 AM
The first episode - looks like the Squamish river (near where the Watershed Grill which fronts Jacks Bar is). The waterfall featured in a couple of scenes is nearby Shannon Falls in Squamish.

13- Cristy's - December 10, 2019 at 4:23 PM
It's funny Doc's clinic (in the last picture) is across the street from the bar :)

14- Capturing You - December 12, 2019 at 7:58 AM
There is a shot of the town with the town sign in front and that is taken in Agassiz, BC.

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      15- Ra Moon - December 12, 2019 at 4:03 PM
      Thanks, updated!

16- Fabiola - January 12, 2021 at 7:55 PM
Where in Agassiz, BC, exactly. Do you have a crossroads?

17- Anonymous - December 14, 2019 at 7:21 PM
Where was the harbor in Eureka located?

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      18- Ra Moon - December 17, 2019 at 1:57 AM
      In Steveston, we just updated the post.

19- Anonymous - December 20, 2019 at 4:48 PM
Eu amo tanto!

20- Anonymous - December 22, 2019 at 7:18 PM
The house where Hope falls ill is a heritage house on Deer Lake in Burnaby.

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      21- Ra Moon - December 23, 2019 at 2:46 AM
      Thanks a lot for the info, I just find it!

22- Anonymous - January 5, 2020 at 1:53 PM
It seems like Virgin River may be loosely based on a small town in Humboldt County, where there are many gorgeous rivers like the Eel. Not only is the story supposed to be set in Northern CA but it also mentions Eureka and Miner’s Flat, perhaps like Myer’s Flat.

23- Nikkis Mom - January 10, 2020 at 12:11 PM
It also mentions Fortuna. I lived there for 14 years.

24- Big Charlie - November 28, 2020 at 10:54 AM
These locales are a joke, this is nothing like the Humboldt I know and to say it's around Eureka/Fortuna is even more of a joke. I live in Seattle and spend a lot of time in Eureka/Arcata where I have another home. The scenery looks just like what it is, BC. So many much real scenery in Humboldt it's a shame they didn't film there. Rea.

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      25- JS - May 4, 2021 at 9:38 PM
      It’s called “suspended disbelief”. Google it.

26- Kim - January 12, 2020 at 12:41 AM
Fitches Bed and Breakfast = Klahanie Campground across from Shannon Falls.

27- Alicia - February 14, 2020 at 2:59 PM
I think the cafe where Mel and Charmaine meet in episode 10 is Lynn Creek Canyon Cafe in North Vancouver. I also think the scenes in Episode 3 where Jack and Mel go with the baby to a picnic area on the Pitt River in Coquitlam near Minekhada Park. Loved watching this series and identifying so many beautiful scenes near where I live.

28- Joanna - November 8, 2020 at 6:57 PM
Loving the series!

29- Anonymous - November 28, 2020 at 8:00 AM
I felt at ease, with a warm comfort watching season 1. The scenery is spectacular. Recently I was delighted to come across a second season. I got curious as to the filming location, it's just so beautiful and comfortable. Lol, I used to live in this area several years ago. I love the scenery shots even more.

30- Anonymous - November 29, 2020 at 1:45 PM
Why is there a 48-star American flag in Jack's Bar?

31- Lucía, de la Patagonia Argentina - November 30, 2020 at 7:40 AM
Me encantó la serie, el paisaje maravilloso!!! Espero que llegue pronto la número 3!!! Desde el sur de Argentina.

32- Krys - November 30, 2020 at 8:30 PM
In Season 2, Episode 1, I believe the area where Mel and Doc have coffee is at the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre.

33- Anonymous - December 7, 2020 at 5:16 PM
I swear that the restaurant that Doc and Hope go to for their special dinner in S2 E7 is the Schooner Cover Marina and Resort on Vancouver Island- Nanoose Bay. Looks so familiar! It's such a beautiful spot!

34- Janet - December 8, 2020 at 7:16 PM
Connie's store is at 4368 Marine Drive in West Vancouver. It is an old gas station and convenience store... And I think the restaurant from episode 7 is the West Vancouver Yacht Club Clubhouse.

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      35- Ra Moon - December 8, 2020 at 12:24 PM
      Awesome, thanks a lot!

36- Anonymous - December 9, 2020 at 2:10 PM
Is the lake where Jack was fishing and his marine buddies camping called Sasamat Lake, White Pine Beach?

37- Anonymous - December 18, 2020 at 1:42 PM
Are there any pictures of the layout inside Mel's cabin?

38- Anonymous - December 21, 2020 at 11:14 PM
I lived near the log cabin and the man-made lake behind when I was a kid aged 8 to 12 in the 1960s. We played around there a lot as it was/is a beautiful place. The lake was stocked with trout and the caretaker let us throw feed to them. The area has lots of houses around and is very close to fairly dense residential. I guess it is on maybe five acres tho, so seems rural. I am happy to see it in this show as well as the other locations that I know quite well (Squamish area).

39- Anonymous - December 27, 2020 at 8:47 PM
What lake were Mel and her husband sailing on in Season 2?

40- Tom - December 31, 2020 at 5:32 PM
I'm just wondering if Joey's house is the same house from Girlfriends Guide to Divorce.

41- Mary - February 6, 2021 at 9:34 AM
In episode 1, season 2 the picnic area is the Cleveland Dam in NV.

42- Lora - March 17, 2021 at 9:39 AM
I really liked the series although being from Humboldt County, I didn't see the purpose to make the Story somewhere without Showing the Authentic Beauty of Humboldt County. Filmed in British Columbia, it would have been less distracting and more engaging to see it as BC. Especially when all those who know Humboldt are disappointed the area wasn't considered. Fictional towns in BC would suffice. Just sayin' And yes, most don't care, until your town is in a series and it's Not!

43- Roll Cage Mary - June 1, 2021 at 3:19 AM
In episode 1 of season 2, the cathedral-ceiling cafe Mel and Doc have lunch at is the Lynn Canyon Cafe, not the Ecology center, which is a totally different building.

44- Alex - July 11, 2021 at 1:01 AM
Hello, Alex from the Netherlands here. I like this overview of locations. Season 3 was launched last Friday, July 10th. Isn't there someone who can create a Google Maps and share it here, to see where all the locations are? Keep up the good work and keep posting locations.

45- Anonymous - July 14, 2021 at 4:27 PM
In episode 4, where Brie and Brady dance in the bar, the interior is filmed at a bar in North Vancouver called Sailor Hagar's!

46- Joana Lee Ribeiro Mortari - July 14, 2021 at 5:49 PM
Wrong info about the Suspension Bridge. In "New Beginnings" Mel is running across Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver, which is even more spectacular and free to visit. But it's still closed.

47- Anonymous - July 24, 2021 at 7:13 PM
Where is the restaurant Jack and Tony meet in season 3, episode 5?

48- Anonymous - July 25, 2021 at 11:53 AM
Why is this an American production when it's almost completely filmed in Canada and almost all the actors are either Canadian or New Zealand?


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