Where was Jurassic World 3: Dominion filmed? Guide to ALL the Filming Locations

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Dominion is the culmination of the franchise, connecting the cloned dinosaur story that Steven Spielberg started in 1993's Jurassic Park with the latest trilogy.

Four years after the events of Fallen Kingdom, in which the theme park and Isla Nublar were destroyed, the dinos are running rampant throughout the world. Jurassic World: Dominion was primarily filmed in England, Canada, and Malta.

Where was Jurassic World 3 filmed

Along with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, the original trilogy cast Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, and Sam Neill are returning to their roles as Dr. Ian Malcolm, Dr. Ellie Sattler, and Dr. Alan Grant, respectively.

Here is our spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations of Jurassic World: Dominion, in order of appearance.

In addition, following these links you can find our comprehensive reports about where Jurassic World was filmed and all the locations of Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom.


Jurassic World: Dominion Locations

Jurassic World Dominion location
In November 2021, Universal Studios dropped a five-minute teaser released on YouTube and in IMAX theaters titled "The Prologue".

The Skyline drive-in theater of this opening scene was filmed in Hawley Common and Minley Woods in Hampshire, England.

This is the same location where the facade of the Lockwood Manor of Fallen Kingdom, which also appears briefly on the breaking news report on TV, was built.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Socotra Dinosaurs
Most of "The Prologue" scenes, taking place 65 million years before, look like CGI.

However, the trees of unique and strange appearance, pictured, are dragon blood trees, the great native forests of the gorgeous Socotra archipelago, part of Yemen.
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Jurassic World Dominion house
Owen, Claire, and Maisie (played by Isabella Sermon) are living off the grid in a cabin in the woods in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.

This set, including a school bus covered in fake snow, was built at Winterfold Forest in Surrey Hills, located southwest of London. The last scene in the forest was also shot here.

According to one of our readers, the rescue scene at Saw Ridge Cattle Co in Nevada was actually filmed on the grounds of the former Royal Air Force Cheddington station in England.

Image courtesy of Universal Pictures - Maps: Winterfold Forest / RAF Cheddington


Filming Arcadia
Hollywood North Buzz reported that the snowy scenes with Chris Pratt herding dinosaurs were lensed on a ranch country in Merritt, situated within an hour’s drive of Kamloops in British Columbia.

Reel News Hawaii revealed that the production was filmed in a remote area west of Merritt called Little Box Canyon (Spius Creek).
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Jurassic World 3 bridge
Reel News Hawaii also tracked down the location of the bridge at Petit Creek near Merritt, which was heavily damaged by flood waters in November 2021.

You can still see this old railroad bridge on Google Street View from Highway 8.
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Coldwater Hotel Merritt
The scene with the long-necked Apatosaurus was also filmed in Merritt, at a former sawmill site.

Also, a scene was shot at the historic Coldwater Hotel in Downtown Merritt, established in 1908.

All this footage was recorded between February and March of 2020, just before the pandemic shut down the production until the summer of 2020.
Image courtesy of Universal Pictures - Maps: Sawmill / Hotel


Chiswick Park London
Franklin Webb, from the CIA's dinosaur unit, meets Claire and Owen in a spot filmed at Chiswick Business Park in London.
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Biosyn Sanctuary
The U.S Relocation Facility in Pennsylvania and the Biosyn Sanctuary in the Dolomite Mountains were filmed at the Dunsfold Aerodrome in England.
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Biosyn Valley
The Switzerland Unit recorded takes flying over the Alps on a helicopter which served as the mountains surrounding the Biosyn Valley.
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Jurassic World Malta
Due to the pandemic, the producers reduced the cast and crew assigned to the shoot in Malta by half.

None of the main cast actually traveled to the Mediterranean island. All the exterior shots in Malta were filmed by a second unit with stunt actors.

Pictured, Fort St. Angelo in Birgu, Malta.
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Dominion filming in Malta
The dig site in Utah was a set built in Malta outside the capital, at the G─žar Tuta cave in Mellieha.

All the close-up scenes with the main cast were filmed at Pinewood Studios in London.
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Birgu Habour
The establishing shots, with a bit of CGI, are from Birgu's Habour (pictured) and Valletta, but the underground dinosaur market was filmed at the studios.
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Where was Dominion filmed
The scene of the motorbike chase was filmed across the bay, including St. George’s Square (pictured), located in the heart of Valletta.

The narrow and steep streets of this historical city were also featured in the 2016 film Assassin's Creed.
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Jurassic World Dominion drehorte
The shoot also took place in Floriana, the fortified town just outside Valletta, and at the St. Lawrence's Church in Vittoriosa, back to Birgu, on the other side of Malta's Grand Harbour.
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Biosyn Corporation
The studio work and some extra outdoor scenes, including the crashed plane and the Biosyn Corporation headquarters, were filmed at Pinewood Studios and the adjacent Black Park Country Park in Buckinghamshire near London.
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Cathedral Grove Vancouver
A one-day shoot took place at the Cathedral Grove forest in MacMillan Provincial Park, Vancouver Island.

The area hosts a rare remnant of ancient Douglas-fir trees, majestic 250 feet (75 m) survivors of fires and European colonization, some more than 800 years old.
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Biosyn headquarters

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5 comments:

1- Anonymous - Jun 14, 2022, 5:36 PM
The ending scene, where the baby raptor is delivered to Blue, was filmed in the Winterfold Forest, Surrey Hills.

2- Anonymous - Jun 25, 2022, 9:18 AM
The opening scene when the baby dinosaur was rescued from the dinosaur farm and put in a van was filmed at RAF Cheddington UK.

3- Anonymous - Jun 28, 2022, 1:17 AM
Some of the Mountain Scenes as they fly after 39:30 or so, are of Lac des Dix in Valais, Switzerland. There is at least one mountain scene, the very first one, I'm trying to place. Looking for info on it.

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   4- Ra Moon - Jun 28, 2022, 17;23 PM
   Thank you, we'll soon update the article with all this info!

5- Anonymous - Jul 16, 2022, 1:08 PM
The dolomite landing scene shows a 747 with odd engines. This is at Dunsfold Park. The top gear test track. They use this for many films. The 747 was in a bond film.


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