North Shore Studios

This world-famous studio complex is located in North Vancouver and features 8 sound stages totalling over 100,000 sq.ft.

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From Architectural Associates website:
A motion picture and television production studio containing seven sound stages, a scene mill, two three-story office buildings, 100,000 sf of two story wrap-around production offices with ‘shooting fronts’, a production services building and a vendor building all located on fourteen acres within a walled campus. The sound stages are 14,500 sf tilt-up concrete structures with 128′ clear span and 30′ clear height. This entire project was designed and coordinated by Architectural Associates using twenty-nine consulting firms in the United States and Canada.

A Canadian architects firm was employed to produce the working drawings to ensure compliance with North Vancouver building codes.
The Canadian construction firm Dominion was hired for the actual construction, with a build period of 13 months.

’21 Jump Street’, ‘Wiseguy’ and ‘Stingray’ were filming on site four months before the construction work was completed. The end of the construction period was marked by three official grand opening parties in September 1989.


Ground-breaking took place.

June 1989
Production on the site began with ’21 Jump Street’, ‘Wiseguy’ and ‘Stingray’, four months before the construction work was completed.

September 1989
The facility opened officially, with three grand opening parties.

The total square footage was 225,000 sq.ft.

Originally built by author and producer Stephen J. Cannell for his TV series 21 Jump Street (1987-1991), North Shore Studios was majority owned by Cannell Films of Canada, Ltd, with a minority partner being a company owned by Paul Bronfman. Cannell Films of Canada, Ltd, (a Canadian company) was a wholly owned subsidiary of US based Stephen J. Cannell Productions.

After being bought by Lionsgate it changed name to Lionsgate Studios.

The whole complex was sold to Bosa Development Corp and is now called North Shore Studios again.

Thanks to Stephen Brain for additional information

Productions shot at North Shore Studios

Feature Film (24)

I Love You, Beth Cooper2009Chris ColumbusIMDB Database page about I Love You, Beth Cooper
Jennifer's Body2009Karyn KusamaIMDB Database page about Jennifer
Trick R Treat2007Michael DoughertyIMDB Database page about Trick R Treat
Final Destination 32006James WongIMDB Database page about Final Destination 3
Man About Town2006Mike BinderIMDB Database page about Man About Town
RV: Runaway Vacation2006Barry SonnenfeldIMDB Database page about RV: Runaway Vacation
Scary Movie 42006David ZuckerIMDB Database page about Scary Movie 4
She's The Man2006Andy FickmanIMDB Database page about She
Elektra2005Rob BowmanIMDB Database page about Elektra
The Fog2005Rupert WainwrightIMDB Database page about The Fog
Catwoman2004PitofIMDB Database page about Catwoman
Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed2004Raja GosnellIMDB Database page about Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
A Guy Thing2003Chris KochIMDB Database page about A Guy Thing
Agent Cody Banks2003Harald ZwartIMDB Database page about Agent Cody Banks
Scary Movie 32003David ZuckerIMDB Database page about Scary Movie 3
The Lizzie McGuire Movie2003Jim FallIMDB Database page about The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Willard2003Glen MorganIMDB Database page about Willard
Along Came A Spider2001Lee TamahoriIMDB Database page about Along Came A Spider
Josie and the Pussycats2001Harry Elfont, Deborah KaplanIMDB Database page about Josie and the Pussycats
Final Destination2000James WongIMDB Database page about Final Destination
Reindeer Games2000John FrankenheimerIMDB Database page about Reindeer Games
The 6th Day2000Roger SpottiswoodeIMDB Database page about The 6th Day
Alive1993Frank MarshallIMDB Database page about Alive
One of the first features to film at the studio.
Jennifer Eight (Jennifer 8)1992Bruce RobinsonIMDB Database page about Jennifer Eight (Jennifer 8)

TV Series (18)

TitleReleasedCreator / ShowrunnerIMDB
The Mysterious Benedict Society2021IMDB Database page about The Mysterious Benedict Society
Life Unexpected2010-2011Liz TigelaarIMDB Database page about Life Unexpected
Psych2006 - Steve FranksIMDB Database page about Psych
Blade: The Series2006David S. GoyerIMDB Database page about Blade: The Series
The 44002004 -2007René Echevarria, Scott PetersIMDB Database page about The 4400
Life As We Know It2004Jeff Judah, Gabe SachsIMDB Database page about Life As We Know It
John Doe2002Brandon Camp, Mike ThompsonIMDB Database page about John Doe
Wolf Lake2001-2002John LeekleyIMDB Database page about Wolf Lake
Pasadena2001Mike WhiteIMDB Database page about Pasadena
Mysterious Ways2000-2002Peter O'FallonIMDB Database page about Mysterious Ways
Dark Angel2000 - 2002James Cameron, Charles H. EgleeIMDB Database page about Dark Angel
Harsh Realm1999-2000Chris CarterIMDB Database page about Harsh Realm
Profit1996David Greenwalt, John McNamaraIMDB Database page about Profit
The X-Files1993 - 2002Chris CarterIMDB Database page about The X-Files
Based in Canada from seasons 1 - 5. Filmed on Stage 2 at North Shore Studios.
The Commish1991-1995Stephen J. Cannell, Stephen KronishIMDB Database page about The Commish
Wiseguy1987-1990Stephen J. Cannell, Frank LupoIMDB Database page about Wiseguy
21 Jump Street1987 - 1991Stephen J. Cannell, Patrick HasburghIMDB Database page about 21 Jump Street
Stingray1986-1987Stephen J. CannellIMDB Database page about Stingray

TV Movie (2)

Muppets: Wizard of Oz2005Kirk R. ThatcherIMDB Database page about Muppets: Wizard of Oz
Its a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie2002Kirk R. ThatcherIMDB Database page about Its a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie