We are pleased to showcase Boundary Studios, our original Bridge Studios facility and the first studio in Vancouver British Columbia.

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The Bridge Studios, Vancouver’s first dedicated studio facility, is located on 15 acres of land on what was formerly part of the Dominion Bridge bridge-building plant. In 1987, the site was renovated to create a permanent studio facility to ensure British Columbia had a stable base of operations for film production.

In late 2026, one additional 10,000 sf stage will open with ample mill shops and support spaces which will make a total of 14 world class sound stages.

Any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.

STAGES

Stage 1 8,500 SQ. FT. VIEW STAGE
Stage 2 15,000 SQ. FT. VIEW STAGE
Stage 3 11,000 SQ. FT. VIEW STAGE
Stage 4 15,000 SQ. FT. VIEW STAGE
Stage 5 12,650 SQ. FT. VIEW STAGE
Stage 6 12,650 SQ. FT. VIEW STAGE
Stage 7 18,000 SQ. FT. VIEW STAGE
Stage 8 16,500 SQ. FT. VIEW STAGE
Stage 9 13,100 SQ. FT. VIEW STAGE
Stage 10 17,000 SQ. FT. VIEW STAGE
Stage 11 17,000 SQ. FT. VIEW STAGE
Stage 12 17,000 SQ. FT. VIEW STAGE
Baby Stage 4,500 SQ. FT. VIEW STAGE

OFFICES

Cafeteria Building VIEW OFFICE
Stage 5/6 Offices VIEW OFFICE
Stage 7/8 Offices VIEW OFFICE
Support VIEW OFFICE
Stages 10 11 12 Support VIEW OFFICE
  • Overview
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Boundary Studios offers 13 soundstages on 15 acres; 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver and 30 minutes from the airport.

 

Sound Stages
  • Thirteen sound stages averaging 4,500 – 18,000 sf
  • Three 50 ft to the underside of the grid Stages
  • Eight 40 ft high stages
  • One stage “The Baby Stage” with a 30 ft high grid
  • One 10,000 sf stage in development, with ample mill shops and support spaces
Support Building
  • Mill shops
  • Extensive costumes shops
  • set dec/props areas
Offices
  • 7 production offices
Lighting/Grip
  • Powered by MBS Equipment Company (MBSE)

Parking
  • Crew parking of 1,000 vehicles
  • Covered base camp areas
  • 30 EV (electric vehicle) charging ports
  • 1 supercharger station
Security
  • Fully secure site with CCTV cameras, and access system
  • Entry controlled by card access (personnel and vehicular)
  • Records all entries/exits of the site and each main door in the facility

Bridge Studios upcoming 42-Stage expansion featured in The Hollywood Reporter

Our recent announcement of a 42-Stage expansion (three entirely new facilities) is really BIG industry news! So big in fact, that we were featured in an October 19th article by The Hollywood Reporter. Here’s the full link to the Hollywood Reporter article: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/vancouvers-bridge-studios-plans-42-stage-expansion-for-hollywood-shoots-1235244729/ Here’s a bit of info on our upcoming expansion: The new studios…

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Bridge Studios to Open 55 Sound Stages in Vancouver, British Columbia – Beginning Next Year

VANCOUVER, CANADA – Bridge Studios, owners of the first dedicated studio facility in Vancouver, is slated to build 42 new sound stages over the next four years in the city of Burnaby, British Columbia, directly neighboring Vancouver. This new construction will bring the total number of sound stages operated by Bridge Studios to 55. Providing…

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Multi-Level Parkade and Stage 8 Now Complete!

Bridge Studios is pleased to announce that our new multi-level parkade and stage 8 are fully operational. Stage 8 sits next to Stage 7, and the parkade sits between stages 5/6/7/8. View our 3D overview for a complete listing and overview of the Bridge Studios facility. For more information on the multi-level parkade – click…

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Stages 10, 11, 12, and Main Street Offices – Fully Operational

Bridge Studios has completed Phase 2 of our 5 phase development plan. Stages 10, 11, 12, and our Main Street Offices are now finalized. We are excited about having 3 new 17,000 sq. ft., 50 foot tall sound stages, complete with 50,000 sq. ft. of new costumes, set dec and offices. Visit our facility page…

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Upcoming at Bridge Studios – Stage 8 and multi-level parkade

Big things are happening at Bridge Studios. In the coming months we will begin construction on our new Stage 8 and multi-level parkade. Stage 8 will be next to Stage 7 & the parkade will go in-between Stage 5/6/7/8. Stay tuned for more information.

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Stage 10/11/12 Construction Timelapse

The Bridge Studios has completed Phase 2 of our 5 phase development plan. We are excited about having 3 brand new 17,000 sq. ft., 50 foot tall sound Stages, complete with 50,000 sq. ft. of new costumes, set dec and offices. Enjoy a video timelapse which takes you through the demolition of the original John Thomas…

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Construction at Bridge Studios – Stages 10/11/12

The Bridge Studios is well on their way to completing Phase 2 of our site developments 5 phase plan. While we are all sad to see the John Thomas Special Effects Stage being demolished, we are excited about having 3 brand new 17,000 sq. ft. each soundproof, air conditioned, 50 foot tall Sound Stages, complete…

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New Construction Starting Soon – Stage 8 and Parkade

The Bridge Studios is in the planning process of Phase 3 of our site development. Stage 8 will be a brand new 16,000 sq. ft  sound stage with 16′ loading doors, 1600amps 120/208v w/additional, 1600amps available, 4,500 pounds per any one point on truss, HVAC  will have a 40 ton capacity, 35,000cfm exhaust fans and…

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Future Plans – Stage 14 and Arts Building

Initial plans are underway to design and construct a new building which will house Stage 14 and an Arts Building. Styling will match the newly constructed Stages 10/11/12. We are keeping the original Compressor Building from 1911 and building the new stage around it. You can view the preliminary render below. The final product might…

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Central location within the Vancouver / Lower Mainland region.

 

Sound/Acoustics
  • Exceptional soundproofing for control of all exterior sounds
  • Clear span soundstages are constructed from 9 1/2″ thick concrete exterior walls and STC 70 interior demising walls
  • Max interior noise level of 25 dBA (NC 20) weighted decibels
  • Interior walls and ceiling are lined with Insul-Quilt sound absorbing insulation for optimum room acoustics
Connectivity/Internet
  • Wi-fi 6 connectivity throughout stages, support and office spaces
  • Redundant, burstable up to 10Gbps internet connectivity
  • 10Gpbs fiber optic network throughout site
  • VoIP phone system
Electrical
  • Relying on 100% renewable BC Hydro electricity
  • Separate dimmer rooms for each stage
  • Each stage has 4 x 400 amp switches for 1,600 amps each
  • LED lighting throughout facility
  • Low light stumble lights in stage for safe exiting
  • Emergency lighting in grid to allow safe exit/egress for all crew should the power go out
  • Each stage has 4 x 400 amp contactor switched camlocks
  • 1 contactor is located on the stage floor
  • 3 contactors are located in the stage specific dimmer rooms
Bell & Light System
  • Director control system with multiple wall jacks on each of the 4 walls with 100 ft cable to control bell, lights and HVAC system shutdowns
  • All lighting in the facility is low energy LED lighting

 

Commitment
  • The entire site is designed to achieve the highest standards of sustainability and environmental responsibility.
  • The facility uses absolutely No Fossil Fuels and is completely powered by Electricity.
  • In British Columbia electricity is 100% generated by Hydro Power, meaning it’s 100% clean and renewable.
  • Full waste recycling programs provide minimal waste directed to landfills: plastic, paper, cardboard, organic, and metals.
  • The separate waste/recycling building is designed to make recycling easy and reducing the waste generated by the site. Wood, plastic, paper, glass, metal, and organics can all be separated.
  • The lot also has areas where catering can grow fresh vegetables, and there are Bee hives on the roofs.
Technical
  • All man lifts, forklifts and golf carts are battery operated. Fully electric vehicles.
  • 35 of the personal vehicle parking spots have 220v EV plug ins.
  • The site has one Supercharger, and electrical hook-ups for Base Camp trailers to plug right in.
  • HVAC VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) system uses NO fossil fuels.
  • LED lighting throughout facility.

 

Various renders & photos of Boundary Studios.
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Boundary Studios, is our original Bridge Studios facility and the first studio in Vancouver British Columbia.