Fans of Yellowjackets already know that the series has been filming in BC since season 1, with the exception of the pilot episode. And season 2 followed suit, wrapping up filming back in mid-February.
What you might not know is that the show is filmed at multiple locations across Metro Vancouver, and that you can visit the majority of them yourself!
So if you’re caught up on the show or don’t care about light spoilers, read on…
Cast & plot
Created by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, the mystery-thriller series follows a high school girls’ soccer team who survive a devastating plane crash and spend the next twenty-five years of their lives navigating the Canadian wilderness to stay alive.
The season 2 cast includes Melanie Lynskey, Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, and Tawny Cypress as the adult leads, who are joined by Lauren Ambrose, Simone Kessell, and Elijah Wood in season 2.
As for the teenage cast, viewers can expect to see Sophie Nélisse, Samantha Hanratty, Liv Hewson, Courtney Eaton, Sophie Thatcher, and Jasmin Savoy Brown grace their screens once again.
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Season 1 locations
After filming the pilot episode in November 2019, production was delayed until 2021, moving from California to Canada in the process.
According to Hollywood North Buzz, the plane crash site was filmed at the grounds of the Panther Paintball Park in Surrey, as was the abandoned cabin the girls sought refuge in. In season 2, the cabin was replicated as a set at Bridge Studios in Burnaby.
In episode three, the survivors discover a lake for the first time – which was filmed at Stave Lake (just north of Mission), which you can explore yourself on foot.
The hotel where Shauna (Melanie Lynskey) follows her husband, Jeff (Warren Kole) happens to be none other than the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey, where you can spend the night for between $300 and $500. Later in that episode, Shauna ends up having a drink with Adam (Peter Gadiot) in the MIXT Lobby Lounge at the same hotel.
Keeping with the ‘following’ theme, adult Misty (Christina Ricci) follows Nat (Juliette Lewis) and Kevyn in the fourth episode to the patio and heritage dining room of Brix and Mortar restaurant.
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Finally, in the eighth episode, Nat meets a former coworker at celeb hotspot Finch’s Tea & Coffee House on West Pender Street.
Season 2 locations:
If you’ve watched any of season 2 so far, you know how intense the show’s plot is getting – and its locations are a huge part of building that suspense.
Lottie’s cult/ “wellness centre”? Filmed at Camp Howdy in Belcarra, known as “Camp Green Pine” onscreen. Fun fact: Not only can you visit Camp Howdy on a corporate or school retreat, but you can also get married there!
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The big cannibalistic feast scene in the second episode was also filmed on the grounds of the camp, according to Atlas of Wonders.
In the season 2 premiere, the show returned to the 2400 Court Motel on Kingsway for scenes of Misty uncovering the details of Nat’s abduction.
As for the show’s newest “citizen detective” played by Elijah Wood – Misty and Walter interrogate Randy at Richmond’s Shelter Island Marina and Boatyard in the third episode.
Two episodes later, Shauna’s daughter Callie (Sarah Desjardins) and Officer Saracusa (John Paul Reynolds) go on a bowling “date” at the iconic Grandview Lanes – which has been around since the 1940s.
Finally, we come to two locations where you can shop around yourself: the Amazing Brentwood, which was the location of Lottie’s mall “vision” in the fourth episode, and Village Bikes in Richmond, which transforms into the retro shop that adult Van works at.
So there you have it, Vancouver! You can stream Season 2 of Yellowjackets on Showtime or Crave – and the next episode is the season finale, available to stream on Friday, May 26th.
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