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20+ Celebs You Might Spot in Vancouver This February

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From pop stars and a former First Lady to movie and television stars, there’s a ton of celebs working in Vancouver this February. Here’s who you can expect to see around town.

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Nicolas Cage

Let the ‘Caginess’ begin! Meme’d for what comes off across as overacting, Nic Cage is either a good or horrible actor in your books. He’s set to star in the revenge action-thriller A Score To Settle which is scheduled to start filming sometime in February. Cage plays a convicted mob enforcer and fall-guy, with a terminal illness, set on revenge after being released from prison. It’s being directed by Shawn Ku.

Michelle Obama

A ‘celebrity’ in her own right, Former First Lady Michelle Obama is many things including a lawyer, writer, political figure, advocate, role model and fashion icon. She’s set to speak at Queen Elizabeth Theatre on February 15th for a special Greater Vancouver Board of Trade event.



Rachel Bilson & Eddie Cibrian

Rachel Bilson stars alongside Eddie Cibrian in the new TV series Take Two. The crime & comedy-drama was picked up for a straight-to-series order by ABC late last year. Bilson played Summer Roberts in The O.C. and Dr. Zoe Hart in Hart of Dixie while Cibrian can be recognized from Third Watch, Sunset Beach, The Young and The Restless and CSI: Miami.

Take Two is scheduled to film in Vancouver from February 26 to July 23.



Canadian pop-rock band Hedley plays at the Abbotsford Centre in front of a hometown crowd on February 5. Their Cageless tour in support of their new album takes them all across Canada during February and March. They’re joined by Shawn Hook and Neon Dreams. Other BC tour concert dates include Victoria on Feb 6, Prince George on Feb 8 and Kelowna on March 23. Last year they played in Surrey on Canada Day.

Katy Perry

Mega pop star Katy Perry embarks on her 4th concert tour Witness: The Tour in support of her fifth studio album Witness. She plays back to back shows in Vancouver at Rogers Arena on February 5 and 6th.

Did you know? Katy Perry has 13 Grammy nominations but no wins.

Serena Ryder

Toronto-born Canadian musician and Juno Award winning artist Serena Ryder dropped her sixth studio album Utopia last Spring. She plays in Vancouver on February 13, right before Valentines Day, at the Vogue Theatre. Her tour also stops in Victoria on February 16.


Grammy Award winner Miguel is often compared to Babyface and Prince but is an artist in his own right. His fourth studio album War & Leisure was released last year. He plays at the PNE Forum on February 24.

Ty Dolla $ign

South LA’s Ty Dolla $ign, born Tyrone William Griffin Jr., Feb 28 Vogue has racked up a number of awards over the last couple of years including: a Teen Choice Award, a MTV Video Music Award, an American Music Award, an iHeartRadio Music Award and a Kids’ Choice Award. The awards were all for the song “Work from Home” with Fifth Harmony. He’s live at Vogue Theatre on February 28 as part of his Don’t Judge Me Tour.


WWE RAW Superstars

Sports-entertainment returns to Vancouver as the WWE Live: Road to WrestleMania stops at Rogers Arena on February 23. The non-televised tour event features superstars from the WWE RAW roster. Last year WWE had live events in both Abbotsford and Vancouver.


Bad Times at the El Royale Cast

Bad Times at the El Royale starring Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Russel Crowe, Dakota Johnson, Cailee Spaeny and Cynthia Eriv is scheduled to shoot around BC from January 29 to April 6, 2018.

Chris Hemsworth



Jeff Bridges

The Dude!

Russel Crowe


Dakota Johnson

50 Shades

Photo: 50 Shades of Grey

Katherine Langford

13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford plays the lead role in the sci-fi film Spontaneous which is filming in Vancouver until March 2. It’s based on the young adult novel of the same name by Aaron Starmer.

Candace Cameron Bure

DJ Tanner aka Candace Cameron Bure reprises her other big role in the 8th and 9th installments of the Aurora Teagarden TV Movies. The back-to-back productions are filming until February 28. The 7th movie in the series  aired on Hallmark on January 7.

Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan Shipka stars in the Netflix reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. It’s a spin-off to The CW’s hit teen drama Riverdale and takes place in the same dark Archie Comics universe. The popular 90’s sitcom starred Melissa Joan Hart ran for 7 seasons from 1996 to 2003. The 18-year-old actress from Chicago will play Sabrina Spellman in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina which starts filming in Vancouver on March 19 (originally scheduled for February 19) She’s most recognized for her role of Sally Draper in AMC’s Mad Men.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for filming signs, tents and cameras as there’s a ton of TV shows filming all over Metro Vancouver all the time. You never know when you might run into one of your favourite TV stars:

Neil Patrick HarrisA Series of Unfortunate Events

Stephen AmellArrow

Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne CalliesColony

Melissa BenoistSupergirl

Jared Padalecki and Jensen AcklesSupernatural

Grant GustinThe Flash

Freddie HighmoreThe Good Doctor

Kelly OvertonVan Helsing

and last bust not least… the entire cast of the locally-filmed and uber popular teen drama Riverdale:

KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse


plus Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashley Murray, Madchen Amick, Luke Perry, Mark Consuelos, Casey Cott and Skeet Ulrich. The CW’s Riverdale continues production of Season 2 in town until March 21.

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