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Where You Can Find The Hit Netflix Series ‘Virgin River’ Filming Locations In Canada

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The new Netflix series Virgin River has had rave reviews from fans, with the show already renewed for season two just a month after release.

For fans hoping to visit the dreamy locations, we've rounded up the filming locations of the adaptation.

Virgin River's story takes place in the US but is actually filmed in Canada
Virgin River's story takes place in the US but is actually filmed in Canada (Image: Alamy)

What's the story about?

The Netflix series, adapted from author Robyn Carr's collection of Virgin River stories.

It follows recently widowed midwife Mel Monroe and former marine Jack Sheridan.

The story is set in California, in the fictional town of Virgin River.

The river in the story doesn't actually exist, although is thought to be part of the Colorado River, which goes through Utah, Nevada and Arizona.

But despite being set in the US, the show was actually filmed across Canada, primarily in British Columbia.

nug Cove on Bowen Island is where the fictional Virgin River is filmed (Image: ALAMY)

Lots of the filming took place in Snug Cove, a small community on Bowen Island which became the town of Virgin River.

The very first scene, which shows the Welcome to Virgin River sign, however, was filmed in Agassiz in Eastern Fraser Valley.

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The series follows Mel, who moves to the town, and Jack, a former marine (Image: Netflix)

Here are some of the other locations near Vancouver:

Mel's house

The cabin which Mel lives in is actually located in Murdo Frazer Park in North Vancouver.

The rundown caretaker's house has been used in other TV shows, such as Once Upon a Time and The Flash.

In reality, the cabin is part of a park with crazy golf and wood trails.

Virgin River

Jack's Bar

The bar which Jack and Mel often hang out in, aptly named Jack's Bar, is filmed in Backendale in Squamish, just north of Vancouver.

The actual restaurant, The Watershed Grill, has views of the mountains and Squamish river.

While exterior shots were filmed there, the interior shots were filmed in a studio.

Another pub scene at Samz Neighbourhood pub was filmed in Port Coquitlam, a city to the east of Vacouver.

To get to Snug Cove, you need to take a 20 minute ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Bowen Island or one of the water taxis from downtown Vancouver.

Port Coquitlam is on the east of Vancouver and easily accessible by bus.

Source: The Sun

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