Filming Locations Guide: Where was Virgin River filmed?

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

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. We have already updated this spoiler-free report with all the new second season filming locations:

Welcome to Virgin River, California

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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Doctor Mullins manor Virgin River drehort
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. 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.
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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 & Putt Public golf course. It was built in 1950 and often appears in movies and TV shows (The Flash, The Magicians, Once Upon a Time, Siren...).
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


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


Welcome sign and town street
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.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Spectacular Waterfall Squamish
The images of the waterfall were 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 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.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


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. The restaurant, Arthur’s, 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.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


New Season 2 Locations

Season 2 Location
In the first episode of the second season, Mel is running across the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in North Vancouver. 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.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Suspension Bridge / Park


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. Also in the first episode, Mel and Doc have coffee in the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre lodge in North Vancouver.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Bank / Coffee shop


Connies general store
The Connies General Store is the Cypress Park Market located at 4360 Marine Dr in West Vancouver. The restaurant from episode 7 is the Eagle Harbour Yacht Club, also in West Vancouver.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Connies / Restaurant


Virgin River map
BookBub published this cool map of Virgin River from Robyn Carr's books.


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40 comments
  1. Jack's bar exterior looks a lot like a pub in squamish near the eagle viewing area

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  2. 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 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!

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    1. I think it's great but how do they ever think it passed as northern California!

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    2. 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.

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  3. Just started watching the show and I love it ... remainds me of BC so much... too bad its a fictional location.

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  4. We have been enjoying this series. The scenery matches Dunsmuir/Mt Shasta somewhat, so its a good fake of NorCalifornia.

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    1. i was thinking the same thing. i live in cali and swore I recognized fort bragg too, guess i was wrong.

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    2. I agree. I'm familiar with that area. My brother lives near Eureka ca.

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  5. 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?

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    1. First episode - looks like the Squamish river (near where the Watershed Grill which fronts as Jacks Bar is). The waterfall featured in a couple scenes is nearby Shannon Falls in Squamish.

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  6. It's funny Doc's clinic (in last picture) is across the street from the bar :)

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  7. There is a shot of the town with the town sign in front and that is taken in Agassiz, BC

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  8. Where was the harbour in Eureka located?

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  9. The house where Hope falls ill is a heritage house on Deer Lake in Burnaby.

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  10. 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

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    1. It also mentions Fortuna. I lived there for 14 years.

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    2. This 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/Arcate 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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  11. Fitches Bed and Breakfast = Klahanie Campground across from Shannon Falls.

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  12. 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 for a picnic are on the Pitt River in Coquitlam near Minekhada Park. Loved watching this series and identifying so many beautiful scenes near where I live.

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  13. I felt at ease, with a warm comfort watching season 1. The sceneary 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.

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  14. why is there 48 star American flag in Jack's Bar?

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  15. Me encantó la serie, el paisaje maravilloso!!! Espero que llegue pronto la número 3 !!! Desde el sur de Argentina.

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  16. In Season 2, Episode 1 I believe the area that Mel and Doc have coffee is at the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre.

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  17. 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!

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  18. Connie's store is at 4368 Marine Drive in West Vancouver. It is an old gas station and convenience store

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  19. ...And I think the restaurant from episode 7 is the West Vancouver Yacht Club Clubhouse.

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  20. Is the lake where Jack where Jack was fishing and his marine buddies camping called Saasamat Lake, White Pine Beach?

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  21. Are there any pictures of the layout inside Mel's cabin?

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  22. 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.)

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  23. What lake was Mel and her husband sailing on in Season 6

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  24. I'm just wondering if Joey's house is the same house from Girlfriends Guide to Divorce.

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  25. In episode1, season 2 the picnic area is the Cleveland Dam in NV

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