Filming in Victoria

The City of Victoria offers a wealth of locations in a setting of unparalleled beauty and variety.

Historic downtown streets, stunning ocean vistas - whatever your script calls for Victoria has a world of location opportunities to choose from.

The information on this page applies to sites within the City of Victoria only. Assistance for prospective filming in other local jurisdictions is available from the Vancouver Island South Film & Media Commission


NOTE: You need to apply at least two weeks (10 working days) before you intend to start filming. 

Film Permit Application Location Sheet [PDF - 77 KB] 
Film Production Guidelines [PDF - 17 KB] 
Street Use Request  [PDF - 34 KB]

COVID-19 Film Permits

Updated June 2020

WorkSafe BC has approved film production to resume, and the City of Victoria is now accepting film permit applications. WorkSafe BC requires film productions to develop a COVID-19 safety plan that outlines the policies, guidelines, and procedures that they have put in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. WorkSafe BC’s Guidelines for returning to safe operation should be used to develop the safety plan. The COVID-19 safety plan must be posted at the work site. 

For more information please call our Special Events Office at 250.361.0580 or email