A Highlander Fan's
Guide to Vancouver

Episode 1x01: The Gathering

These aren't all of the locations used in this episode,
just the ones I visited and have photos for!

For a more complete list of filming locations (and additional screencaps),
please visit my Episode Transcript & Episode Screencaps pages.

Click on for additional scene screencaps.

Antique store exterior
Blood Alley Square
[49.283085,-123.105154]
Also in Season 1 Episodes 2,4,5,8,9,10,12,13
and Season 2 Episodes 1,2,3,4

We start this tour off with the most iconic location of the first season - the exterior of MacLeod & Noel Antiques. The interiors of the store, workshop, and loft apartment were all filmed on a sound stage at The Bridge Studios in Burnaby, but the exterior shots and scenes were filmed in Blood Alley Square in Gastown.

Screenshots

1x08: Deadly Medicine

1x04: Innocent Man
2x03: Turnabout

1x01: The Gathering

Blood Alley Square

2014

2014

2015

The building next to the antique store, where Billy falls from the fire-escape in 'The Darkness', has been completely remodeled with new windows and no fire-escape.

Screenshots Building

2x04: The Darkness

2x01: The Watchers
 
2015

Opposite the antique store, across the alley, are the stairs Richie and Joe Scanlon walk down in 'Family Tree'.

Screenshots

1x01: The Gathering

1x08: Deadly Medicine

2x01: The Watchers

1x12: Eyewitness

1x02: Family Tree

Blood Alley Square

2014

2015

Looking up the alley in the other direction, the Spinning Wheel Hotel building is visible on Carrall Street. Also visible from this angle is the back of the building used as the rear of the Kenneth Gord Publications building in 'The Watchers'.

Screenshots

2x04: The Darkness

2x01: The Watchers

Blood Alley Square

2014

2015

Screenshots  Blood Alley Square

2x01: The Watchers
    
2015

2014

2x01: The Watchers
    
2015

Slan sits in his car in Blood Alley Square, at the entrance to Trounce Alley, watching Tessa walk up the alley from Abbott Street. Also, Devereaux follows Felicia up the alley as she walks to the antique store in 'Free Fall'.

Screenshots

1x01: The Gathering

1x01: The Gathering

1x05: Free Fall

Trounce Alley, looking toward Abbott St

2015

2015

Seacouver bridge
(establishing shot)

Granville Bridge
[49.271963,-123.133907]

(from Burrard Bridge
[49.275755,-123.135952])

(Re-used in Season 2 Episodes 3 & 9)

Screenshot

Granville Bridge

2014

2015

These were taken from the Seaside Bicycle Route near Burrard St Bridge.

Shaman Island establishing shot
Seymour Lake
Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve
[49.440593,-122.970735]
Also in Season 3 Episode 2

Screenshots

1x01: The Gathering

3x02: Line of Fire

3x02: Line of Fire

Seymour Falls Dam

2015

2015

2015

2015

This would have been a beautiful location, if it hadn't been raining and completely overcast/foggy. Stupid, stupid, stupid rain.

Soldier's Bridge
Burrard St Bridge
[49.275435,-123.136611]
Also in Season 1 Episodes 8 & 13
and Season 4 Episode 8 (looking NE)
[49.275421,-123.136804]

Screenshots (establishing shots)

1x01: The Gathering

1x01: The Gathering

Burrard St Bridge

2014

2015

2014

2015

2015

The sword fights take place on the south side of the bridge, which is currently open to eastbound bicyclists only. Westbound bicyclists and all pedestrian traffic must use the north side of the bridge.

An establishing shot from 'Deadly Medicine' (re-used in 1x13 & 4x08) shows the east end of the bridge.

Screenshots

1x01: The Gathering
(south side, looking west)

1x08: Deadly Medicine
1x13: Band of Brothers
4x08: Reluctant Heroes
(looking northeast)

Burrard St Bridge

2014
(looking west)

2014
(looking east)

2015
(looking across to southwest corner)

2015

MacLeod's cabin
Mount Seymour Provincial Park
[49.367768,-122.947607]
Also in Season 1 Episode 13, Season 2 Episode 13
Season 3 Episode 12

MacLeod's "island" is actually just a cabin next to a small run-off pond at the base of the Mystery Peak Express ski lift. The other side of the cabin was used as Hoskins' ranch house. It rained A LOT the day we were up in the mountains, so the photos aren't the greatest.

Screenshots

1x01 The Gathering

3x12 They Also Serve

Runoff pond & cabin

2015

2015

2015

Screenshots  Cabin

2x13 Bless the Child

2x13 Bless the Child
  
2015

 

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