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Vancouver Film Studios

Vancouver Film Studios is a film production centre located in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is the largest production facility outside of Los Angeles in North America and is operated by the McLean Group of Companies. VFS in 2006 was the recipient of a BC Export Award in the New Media and Entertainment section, and was recognized as one of the top 21 exporters in British Columbia, Canada.

 
The area of Boundary Road and Grandview Highway was first purchased by the McLean Group of Companies in the early 1980s. At the time of purchase many businesses were located there including: a gift centre, mattress factory, stonemason, commercial dry cleaner, bakery, electronics store, elevator test facility, tools wholesaler, and a cigarette company. Today Roots Canada is the only original company still located on the property.
 
In 1987, Northstar International Studios was purchased, marking the beginning of film production for the company. The studio has since been renamed, ‘Studio D’ and continues to be Vancouver Film Studio’s busiest ‘studio’. Between 1987 and 1995 more buildings and land were purchased and dedicated to expanding the newly formed film production centre. In 1998 Northstar International Studios was renamed Vancouver Film Studios and six sound stages and supporting space begun construction.
 
The first structure to be built by the company was ‘Building G’ in 1999 and completed by February 2000. In that time the entire production centre had 30 acres (120,000 m2) dedicated to its productions, 10 sound stages, as well as other misc buildings. In March 2000, construction of ‘Building J’ and ‘Building C’ began, both were completed by July 2001. Construction for ‘Building A’ began in November 2001 and opened for use in April 2002. With growing demand, two new structures, ‘Building H ‘ and ‘Building I’, were ordered in December 2002 and opened in April 2003.
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Address Vancouver, British Columbia
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