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'''Vancouver''' is a city in British Columbia, Canada with over 600,000 people, rising to over 2 million when you count the metropolitan area, nicknamed the "Lower Mainland" [[note]]Vancouver is on the lower part of the BC mainland[[/note]], which can reach as far as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbotsford,_British_Columbia Abbotsford]] and the Fraser Valley (around the Fraser River). Very popular among Chinese, Indians and British. It has a fairly extensive elevated train network called the [=SkyTrain=], which moonlights as a subway in the downtown area. Also quite [[http://cldpzza.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/vancouver-is-the-reason-there-are-so-many-draughts-in-the-world/ well known for its rain]], leading to the use of 'Raincouver' by residents as a semi-affectionate nickname.

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'''Vancouver''' is a city in British Columbia, Canada with over 600,000 people, rising to over 2 million when you count the metropolitan area, nicknamed the "Lower Mainland" [[note]]Vancouver is on the lower part of the BC mainland[[/note]], which can reach as far as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbotsford,_British_Columbia Abbotsford]] and the Fraser Valley (around the Fraser River). Very popular among Chinese, Indians and British. It has a fairly extensive elevated train network called the [=SkyTrain=], which moonlights as a subway in the downtown area. The twin peaks north of town called The Lions are a prominent landmark, and also lend their name to the iconic Lions Gate Bridge, built in 1938, which connects downtown to the North Shore (and of course, it's also the namesake of [[Creator/{{Lionsgate}} Lionsgate Films]]). Also quite [[http://cldpzza.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/vancouver-is-the-reason-there-are-so-many-draughts-in-the-world/ well known for its rain]], leading to the use of 'Raincouver' by residents as a semi-affectionate nickname.


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* ''Film/ThatColdDayInThePark'': Usually credited as the first Hollywood production to shoot in Vancouver. The titular park is Tatlow Park in the Kitsilano neighborhood (near Point Grey).


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* ''Film/McCabeAndMrsMiller'': The WildWest town was built from scratch in the hills above North Vancouver.

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* ''Film/StayTuned''


* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'', the {{revival}} and {{reboot}} of the [[Series/BattlestarGalactica1978 1978 version]].

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* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'', the {{revival}} and {{reboot}} [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] of the [[Series/BattlestarGalactica1978 1978 version]].


Vancouver has become the third-largest film production centre in North America, being called ''Hollywood North'' because of it. This has led to the increased presence of [[UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest the Pacific Northwest]], particularly UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} (for which Vancouver often [[CaliforniaDoubling doubles]]), in American media, leading to the term "Seacouver" to describe the vaguely northwestern-ish setting of works filmed in Vancouver, but just as possibly set south of the border in the United States. Among the works shot in Vancouver are all three shows in the Franchise/StargateVerse, hence the original trope name "Stargate City". Tony Zhou, a Vancouver native and creator of ''WebVideo/EveryFrameAPainting'', did an episode titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojm74VGsZBU "Vancouver Never Plays Itself"]] about how the city is so often disguised as somewhere else in film and television.

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Vancouver has become the third-largest film production centre in North America, being called ''Hollywood North'' because of it. This has led to the increased presence of [[UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest the Pacific Northwest]], particularly UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} (for which Vancouver often [[CaliforniaDoubling doubles]]), in American media, leading to the term "Seacouver" to describe the vaguely northwestern-ish setting of works filmed in Vancouver, but just as possibly set south of the border in the United States. Among the works shot in Vancouver are all three shows in the Franchise/StargateVerse, hence the original trope name "Stargate City". Tony Zhou, a Vancouver native and creator of ''WebVideo/EveryFrameAPainting'', ''WebOriginal/EveryFrameAPainting'', did an episode titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojm74VGsZBU "Vancouver Never Plays Itself"]] about how the city is so often disguised as somewhere else in film and television.


A list of Vancouver's 'famous faces' would probably go on for pages; among others, Creator/JamesDoohan, Creator/CarrieAnneMoss, Creator/MichaelJFox, Creator/RyanReynolds and Creator/MichaelBublé have all called the city 'home' at one point or another.

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A list of Vancouver's 'famous faces' would probably go on for pages; among others, Creator/JamesDoohan, Creator/CarrieAnneMoss, Creator/MichaelJFox, Creator/RyanReynolds and Creator/MichaelBublé Music/MichaelBuble have all called the city 'home' at one point or another.


A list of Vancouver's 'famous faces' would probably go on for pages; among others, Creator/JamesDoohan, Creator/CarrieAnneMoss, Creator/MichaelJFox, Creator/RyanReynolds and Creator/MichaelBuble have all called the city 'home' at one point or another.

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A list of Vancouver's 'famous faces' would probably go on for pages; among others, Creator/JamesDoohan, Creator/CarrieAnneMoss, Creator/MichaelJFox, Creator/RyanReynolds and Creator/MichaelBuble Creator/MichaelBublé have all called the city 'home' at one point or another.


* ''Film/Deadpool'': the many shots are done around the Downtown Eastside area, including the stripclub. In ''Film/Deadpool2'', the city's docks and a map of the metro can be seen.

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* ''Film/Deadpool'': ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'': the many shots are done around the Downtown Eastside area, including the stripclub. In ''Film/Deadpool2'', the city's docks and a map of the metro can be seen.



* ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIIIJasonTakesManhattan'' (despite what the title says)

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* ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIIIJasonTakesManhattan'' (despite what the title says)says). Since they only had the budget to shoot in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity for a week, most of the film was shot in Vancouver. The [=SkyTrain=] is used to stand in for the UsefulNotes/NewYorkCitySubway; both New Yorkers and Vancouverites will immediately peg the "New York" subway cars as [=SkyTrain=] cars with [[TheBigRottenApple added graffiti]].


* ''Series/TheXFiles'', seasons one through five. Seasons six through nine were shot in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.

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* ''Series/TheXFiles'', seasons one through five. five (and parts of the first film). Seasons six through nine (and the rest of the first film) were shot in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.
UsefulNotes/LosAngeles. The second film and the revival series returned to Vancouver.

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* ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle''


* ''Film/Deadpool'': the many shots are done around the Downtown Eastside area, including the stripclub.

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* ''Film/Deadpool'': the many shots are done around the Downtown Eastside area, including the stripclub. In ''Film/Deadpool2'', the city's docks and a map of the metro can be seen.


* Though it hasn't been seen on-screen, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has the Equestrian city of Vanhoover; this may be an in-joke as the series is largely produced out of Vancouver.

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* Though it hasn't been seen on-screen, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has the Equestrian city of Vanhoover; this Vanhoover. This may be an in-joke as the series is largely produced out in Vancouver. The city has only appeared on the [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-uj5l0C_W9Ps/Vh9gxWnaXKI/AAAAAAAAA98/kYLCGxpkHmI/s1600/eq_map.jpg official map of Vancouver.
Equestria]] in, unsurprisingly, the northwest corner of the kingdom.

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* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''


Vancouver has become the third-largest film production centre in North America, being called ''Hollywood North'' because of it. This has led to the increased presence of [[UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest the Pacific Northwest]], particularly UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} (for which Vancouver often [[CaliforniaDoubling doubles]]), in American media, leading to the term "Seacouver" to describe the vaguely northwestern-ish setting of works filmed in Vancouver, but just as possibly set south of the border in the United States. Among the works shot in Vancouver are all three shows in the StargateVerse, hence the original trope name "Stargate City". Tony Zhou, a Vancouver native and creator of ''WebVideo/EveryFrameAPainting'', did an episode titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojm74VGsZBU "Vancouver Never Plays Itself"]] about how the city is so often disguised as somewhere else in film and television.

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Vancouver has become the third-largest film production centre in North America, being called ''Hollywood North'' because of it. This has led to the increased presence of [[UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest the Pacific Northwest]], particularly UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} (for which Vancouver often [[CaliforniaDoubling doubles]]), in American media, leading to the term "Seacouver" to describe the vaguely northwestern-ish setting of works filmed in Vancouver, but just as possibly set south of the border in the United States. Among the works shot in Vancouver are all three shows in the StargateVerse, Franchise/StargateVerse, hence the original trope name "Stargate City". Tony Zhou, a Vancouver native and creator of ''WebVideo/EveryFrameAPainting'', did an episode titled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojm74VGsZBU "Vancouver Never Plays Itself"]] about how the city is so often disguised as somewhere else in film and television.


Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics, leading some parts of the Internet to refer to them as the "Stargate City Olympics". This came after hosting Expo '86 (the 1986 World's Fair), a minor transportation themed exposition; the Expo featured the opening of Vancouver's light-rail transit system, the [=SkyTrain=]; as of 2006, the [=SkyTrain=] held the record for the longest fully-automated rapid-transit system in the world.

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Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics, leading some parts of the Internet to refer to them as the "Stargate City Olympics".Olympics. This came after hosting Expo '86 (the 1986 World's Fair), a minor transportation themed exposition; the Expo featured the opening of Vancouver's light-rail transit system, the [=SkyTrain=]; as of 2006, the [=SkyTrain=] held the record for the longest fully-automated rapid-transit system in the world.


* ''Film/XMen'':
** ''Film/XMen1'':

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* ''Film/XMen'':
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