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UBC ranked #3 most filmed location in Canada

Riverview in Coquitlam came fourth.
A new study finds that the University of British Columbia is the third most-filmed location in Canada. Photo: University of British Columbia (UBC) campus sign/Shutterstock

A new study finds that the University of British Columbia is the third most-filmed location in Canada. 

NetCredit, a licensed online financial services provider for mid-size personal loans, dug through 120 years of film history to uncover the most popular filming locations in every country around the world.

The company found that the most-filmed location in the world is Central Park in New York City, with 532 movie credits. Popular films such as John Wick, Ghostbusters, Home Alone 2, and Enchanted were filmed there. 

Bronson Canyon in California followed New York City as the second most-filmed location worldwide. The Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park in Agua Dulce, California followed in third. 

The most-credited location outside of Europe and North America is Kabul in Afghanistan, with 113 credits.

Only four countries have a top location with more than 100 credits: the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Afghanistan.

Canada's popular filming locations 

In Canada, the study found that Niagara Falls in Ontario was the most-filmed location, with 142 credits. The breathtaking Banff National Park in Alberta followed in second (71 credits), with UBC placing third (51 credits).

Coquitlam's Riverview Hospital was the fourth most popular filming location with 50 credits; the University of Toronto rounded out the top five with 41 credits. 

Vancouver International Airport rounds out the top 10, while the Vancouver Art Gallery was the thirteenth most-filmed location Canada-wide. Stanley Park was the fourteenth most-filmed location.

Top 10 most filmed locations across Canada

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The most filmed locations in the world 

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Using IMDb Advanced Search, NetCredit selected the movies from Jan. 1, 1900 to Dec. 31, 2020 that had data about filming locations.

The company collected the locations from all the movies in its list and compiled a long list of movie/location pairs. After that, it counted the number of appearances of each location and separated the locations by countries.