Erie Harbor, Washington: Where was Home Before Dark filmed? Filming Locations Guide

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The new Apple TV+ family series is inspired by the real-life reporting of a nine-year-old journalist who in 2016 exposed a local murder story in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. Home Before Dark revolves around the new findings that a detective little girl makes on a cold case after moving with her family from New York to Erie Harbor, a tiny fictional town in Washington state.

Brooklynn Prince is starring the show as Hilde Lisko, the junior reporter of the Magic Hour Chronicle. This young American actress' face may be familiar to you - she played one of the creepy children in the The Turning film, released earlier this year, and she also featured in the acclaimed 2017 film The Florida Project. Jim Sturgess plays his father Matthew (21, The Way Back).

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Home Before Dark was primary filmed in British Columbia. The Erie Harbor town in Holmes County is an amalgam of locations situated in and around the city of Vancouver. Here are the most relevant filming locations of the series. Contains no spoilers!

Erie Harbor sign
Shooting got underway in November 2018 with the heritage buildings of historic Fort Langley village providing the backdrop for many exteriors. The Welcome to Erie Harbor sign was filmed in the bridge over the Fraser River on Glover Rd. The red tower is the location of the Fort Pub & Grill and the Rail and River Bistro Restaurant. You can actually see the Canadian flag on the top of it.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Apple TV+ and Google Maps

Town scenery
The scenes in the harbor were filmed in the postcard lakeside town of Steveston Village in Richmond. This is a very popular filming location, easy to recognize if you've been binge-watching lately. The beautiful fishing town has been featured in multiple productions shot in Vancouver area including Once Upon a Time, Siren, The Crossing, Nancy Drew or Virgin River, just to name a few. Constructed in 1894, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site (pictured below), and the Fisherman's Wharf pier always fit well when the shoot requires filming scenes set in a seaport. According to a film notice shared on Facebook, scenes for the third episode were also recorded in the Steveston Cafe & Hotel. The real Erie Harbor is a promenade in the city of Rochester, NY. Image courtesy of Apple TV+ / Town Location

Home Before Dark house
The Lisko family lives in a very special home. The Home Before Dark house is the London Heritage Farm, a 1880s historical site with a small a park overlooking the south arm of the Fraser River.
Image courtesy of Apple TV+ / Google Maps

Academy scene
We reconized immediately the Erie Harbor School: It's the Lord Byng Secondary School, the same exteriors used to shot the Riverdale High School. Image courtesy of Apple TV+ and Google Maps

Police station
The Holmes County Sheriff Department building are the offices of the Steveston Harbour Authority.
Image courtesy of Apple TV+ - Google Maps

Fun fair and oceanside park
The Happyland amusement park from episode 4 featuring the Crazy Beach Party rollercoaster, the Glass House and the Haunted Mansion was shot in Playland, located at the Pacific National Exhibition in Hastings Park (Vancouver). The Karate Kid scene pictured below was shot at Garry Point Viewpoint in Richmond.
Image courtesy of Apple TV+ / Playland Map / Garry Point Viewpoint

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