We ain't called "Hollywood North" for nothin'.
The Vancouver area and the province of British Columbia in general have been particularly famous for standing in for almost any other location in the world, ever since the original Rambo movie, First Blood
, was shot near Hope (a small town a couple hours east of Vancouver). Locations around here have served as just about every part of the US at one time or another in The X-Files
Oddly enough, there've been very few shows and movies SHOT here that are SET here, and those that are have been pretty lame... a late-80s Martin Sheen bomb called Cold Front
comes to mind, and the more recent Antonio Banderas/Lucy Liu stinker Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever
I can only think of one Vancouver-shot-AND-set series that was good, really, and that was the Ken Wahl series Wiseguy
- several episodes were at least partially set here.