Where was The Adam Project filmed? Guide to ALL the Filming Locations

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The Adam Project was entirely filmed in and around Vancouver, the city where Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds was born.

The story is a time travel adventure where Reynolds, playing fighter pilot Adam Reed, teams up with his younger self and his father on a mission to save the future.

The Adam Project Locations

Directed by Shawn Levy, who is known for producing Stranger Things and Free Guy, the movie also stars Mark Ruffalo as Adam's father and Walker Scobell as young Adam.

Here is our (almost) spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations of The Adam Project.

The Adam Project Locations

The Adam Project house
According to Netflix, the exterior of Adam's family house and the tree-lined roads of the scene where the Adams are trying to escape the jet attack was filmed in the Lynn Valley neighborhood of North Vancouver.

The exterior was filmed in a house located at 590 E Kings Road, modified with a bit of CGI.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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The Reed family house
Tudum informed that the house interior and the entire Reed family’s estate, including the garden and the cabin, were a large set constructed on a Vancouver soundstage.

This way, the team was able to film the night scenes during the day.

The rooms, spaces, and furnishings of this mid-century style home are inspired by some houses in England and Australia that production designer, Claude Paré, found browsing online.

Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve
The scenes in the woods with Adam's aircraft were filmed at the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve in North Vancouver.

This spectacular park, boasting 65 kilometers of trails through the rainforest, was one of the top locations featured in the Lost in Space series.
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Rainier Farmacy
The fictional Rainier Farmacy is actually the Shoppers Drug Mart at 2490 Marine Drive in West Vancouver.

The next scene with the bullies was filmed at Dundarave Beach, located just a couple of blocks away from the drugstore.
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Blarney Stone Irish pub
The bar scene where 2050 Adam meets his 2022 mom, Ellie (played by Jennifer Garner), is the Blarney Stone Irish pub at 216 Carrall Street in Vancouver's Gastown.

Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo also co-starred as a couple in the 2004 fantasy romantic comedy 13 Going on 30, which also had a time travel theme.
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The Adam Project Lake
Laura's cabin was a set built at the North Beach area of Alouette Lake at Golden Ears Provincial Park near Maple Ridge.

Located near Metro Vancouver, this gorgeous area has been featured in multiple productions recorded in British Columbia including War for the Planet of the Apes and several Hallmark Channel movies.
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Gold Creek bridge
When Christos finds Laura's hideout his car goes over the Gold Creek bridge, the same scenic bridge near Alouette Lake featured in many establishing shots of the Riverdale series.
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Vancouver Planetarium Star Theater
The university's classroom where physicist Louis Reed is giving a lecture is the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre auditorium.

Opened in 1968, this astronomy museum located at Vanier Park in Vancouver contains a planetarium and an adjacent observatory.
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Franklin Middle School
However, the college's exterior is the Chemistry Building at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Science.

This historical building at UBC's Vancouver Campus also doubled as the fictional Belgrave University in The Order Netflix series.
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The Pine Ridge Motel

Pine Ridge Motel
Hollywood North Buzz revealed that the Pine Ridge Motel with the huge neon-light sign was filmed at the Sundance Pub and Inn, located on the outskirts of Vancouver at 6574 Ladner Trunk Road in Delta.

The motel’s name seems to be a subtle Easter Egg, linking The Adam Project with Back to the Future.

In Zemeckis’ 1985 classic, there is a scene at the Two Pines Mall, which becomes the Lone Pine Mall after Marty, in one of the timelines of the movie, knocks down one of the pine trees that gave the mall its name.
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Sorian Industry
The Sorian Industry headquarters was digitally created, although the exterior is inspired by the West Building of Vancouver Convention Centre.

Opened in 2009, this waterfront event space is a state-of-the-art mix of an urban plaza, park, and shoreline ecosystem.
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Sorian Technologies
The scene at the Sorian Technologies square was actually filmed at the Jack Poole Plaza, located on the Vancouver Convention Centre West complex.

The interior hall was also filmed inside the building, a futuristic filming location also featured in the Altered Carbon series.
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The Adam Project city
Hold on! Did you notice Seattle's Space Needle observation tower added in the background of this scene?

Therefore, we can assume that even though it is not mentioned during the movie, The Adam Project is set in Seattle.
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The Adam Project drehorte
The final scene where Adam and Laura (played by Zoe SaldaƱa) meet at their university's classroom was filmed at the Planetarium Star Theater, also located at the H. R. MacMillan Space Centre in Vancouver.
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1- OlyWoman - Mar 13, 2022, 12:01 PM
Hopefully, with Washington state's 2022 budget, including money for our film industry, some of these great scenic movies, like The Adam Project, will be made here again!

   2- Kerryomusic - Mar 21, 2022, 3:07 AM
   Not if Ryan Reynolds is involved, ha! He's a proud Vancouverite. I just wish we could actually SET movies in Vancouver instead of pretending it's Seattle. The only movie I can think of where Vancouver actually plays itself is "50/50", which was produced and starred another Vancouver boy, Seth Rogen.

3- Anonymous - Feb 19, 2024, 8:47 PM
Hello. The site where young Adam is bullied while older Adam is in the pharmacy is actually John Lawson Park, in the Ambleside neighbourhood of West Vancouver, about a five-minute drive east of Dundarave.

I grew up in West Van, so I spent lots of time in both locations (although Dundarave looked VERY different when I was 12! ;)


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