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VCC is pleased to rent out campus spaces to the public for meetings, conferences, or other events, including film and television production.


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VCC Broadway Campus

VCC Downtown Campus

VCC Broadway interior

VCC Broadway Campus Event space

Events space room in Building B of VCC

VCC Broadway Campus

VCC Broadway Campus parking lot Film location

VCC Broadway Campus Interior

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Campus space rentals

While academic uses are always prioritized, VCC offers a wide range of spaces for rent, including auditoriums, conference rooms, lecture halls, classrooms, and individual table spaces.

For availability and prices, contact VCC’s external room booking representative by emailing extroombooking@vcc.ca or calling 604.871.7000 ext. 8319.

To learn more about space rental requirements, including contracts and insurance, download our rental information guide: External Client Room and Space Requests‌ [PDF].

Catering

VCC Food Services welcomes catering orders from external room booking clients. All menu items are proudly produced in-house by VCC staff and students. For more information, including menus and prices, contact our catering manager by emailing catering@vcc.ca or calling 604.871.7000 ext. 8324.


Filming at VCC

VCC is proud to be a popular location serving Vancouver’s film and television industry. While every effort is made to schedule filming activity outside of academic hours, students may occasionally encounter film crews, actors, and production equipment on campus.

VCC would like to thank the college community for their understanding and patience as we share our spaces and support this thriving local industry.

Filming FAQ for students

VCC Facilities Management is committed to posting paper notices in spaces that will be used and/or closed for filming as far in advance as possible, usually 3-5 business days. (Broadway students: watch for posters by the elevator banks in Building B). Filming notices will also generally be shared on the college’s official Twitter feed.

Operating a public college today and keeping tuition fees affordable requires more external funding than ever before. VCC’s unique variety of campus spaces are a major draw to Vancouver’s film and television industry, and the college is paid generously for their use.

Film production crews demand clean and well-equipped spaces. Quite often, film companies will sponsor refinishing of floors or walls, pressure washing, window cleaning, and other maintenance and/or upgrades free of charge to the college.

To prioritize the VCC community, VCC Facilities Management typically reserves approximately 200 Broadway campus parking spaces for students and employees. Based on parking usage statistics, this should accommodate the majority of student and employee vehicles.

If film crew members are working near you, please make them feel welcomed while giving them space to do their work. Keep quiet, be prepared to stop and wait to cross an active set, and watch for cables and other equipment that may pose tripping hazards.

Occasionally, filming activity will occur in open spaces commonly used for studying. In these cases, notices will be posted with information on alternative study spaces, including libraries, learning centres, cafeterias, and more.

It’s exciting to see your campus on TV! VCC has made appearances in:

  • Arrow
  • Colony
  • My Favorite Wedding
  • The Hypnotist’s Love Story
  • The InBetween
  • Travelers
  • and more

 

VCC has also appeared in advertising for both local and global brands, including:

  • BCAA
  • Babies ‘R’ Us
  • Nintendo
  • Hallmark
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Pampers
  • Toyota

Richard Fishman
Coordinator – Filming & Events, Facilities Management

 rfishman@vcc.ca

 604.871.7000 ext. 5301

Filming FAQ for industry

VCC offers a wide variety of unique spaces for rent at very competitive prices. In addition to meeting rooms and classrooms, VCC campuses include:

  • automotive shops,
  • auditoriums,
  • cafeterias,
  • casual and fine dining restaurants,
  • hair salon and spa,
  • hospital rooms and other medical facilities,
  • dental clinics,
  • science labs,
  • professional kitchens and bakeries, and more.

 

Many of VCC’s spaces are ideal to double as:

  • airport lounges,
  • hotels,
  • military installations,
  • government facilities,
  • restaurants,
  • hospitals, and more.

VCC’s two main campuses are both located in central, easily accessible locations in Vancouver proper. The Downtown campus sits on a full city block at 250 West Pender St. and the Broadway campus is located near the VCC-Clark Skytrain station at 1155 East Broadway. 

VCC’s Broadway campus has abundant parking space on surface lots near 7th Ave. and Glen Dr., offering direct loading access to our health sciences building (Building B). Our Downtown campus offers a series of metered spots along Hamilton St., limited underground parking, and other adjacent private parking facilities.

VCC campuses offer a variety of both indoor and outdoor filming spaces with adjacent rooms for breaks, wardrobe, makeup, craft services, etc.

To arrange site visits, discuss scheduling, and book filming spaces at VCC, please contact:

Richard Fishman
Coordinator – Filming & Events, Facilities Management
Vancouver Community College
Email: rfishman@vcc.ca
Cell: 604.868.0137