Filming in Sidney
The Town welcomes filming in our community and recognizes the economic, cultural and social benefits that the film industry brings to our residents and businesses.
Sidney offers a variety of beautiful seaside locations, stunning ocean and island vistas, and small town charm to complement your next production.
The Town is available to provide guidance, coordination, and support to your location scout and production crew. For more information about filming in the Town of Sidney, please contact the Engineering Department by phone at 250-656-4502 or by email.
Please note: if you wish to fly a UAV for filming, it is important that you understand the Town's close proximity to the Victoria International Airport and Canada's aircraft regulations. Transport Canada regulates the use of all aircraft, manned and unmanned, to keep the public and our airspace safe. There are new regulations to address the growing popularity of UAVs, including obtaining a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC).
Sidney Business Improvement Area
The Sidney BIA is another excellent source of local information regarding filming in Sidney. The BIA can provide information about production office space, unique locations, hotels, catering, parking, security, and much more.
For more information, visit the Sidney BIA's film page, or contact their Executive Director, Morgan Shaw, by phone at 250-893-0093 or by email.
Vancouver Island South Media and Film Commission
The Vancouver Island South Media and Film Commission offers a full range of services for producers and companies interested in filming in the Greater Victoria area, including the Town of Sidney. The Commission offers production and location services, such as script breakdown, scouting, and surveys. In addition, the Commission can assist with obtaining film permits and can provide information regarding local trade unions, guilds, labour rates, studio facilities, post-production facilities, and suppliers.
For more information, please visit the Commission's website, send them an email, or call Kathleen Gilbert, Film Commissioner, at 250-386-3976 or toll-free at 1-888-357-FILM (3456).
Creative BC provides professional expertise and business support to strengthen BC's creative industries, including the film sector. Creative BC offers a number of different programs and services, free of charge, in the areas of production support, tax credit administration, production registration, location resources, environmental sustainability in filmmaking, and more.
For more information, please visit Creative BC's website, or call them at 1-604-736-7997.
For more information, please contact:
Town of Sidney Engineering Department