Seeing Stars in Maple Ridge

Forget Hollywood: visitors can see stars (or at least the locations where celebrities like Steve Carrell, Vince Vaughn, Charlize Theron, Eva Mendes, John Travolta, Josh Duchamel and Owen Wilson have filmed) in Maple Ridge. Doubling for everywhere from New York to the Scottish Highlands, the community regularly houses on-location actors, with an average of 15 productions each month (with the busy season starting in February, with filming of television pilot season). mapleridge.ca/1340/Filming

Set up shop: Maple Ridge businesses get $4.6-million of economic benefit annually from local filming.