Victoria and Vancouver, B.C.
Eagle-eyed west coast film buffs may have spotted Victoria, B.C.’s Hatley Castle in its role as Professor Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. Royal Roads University in the province’s capital also got its share of the spotlight as the setting of the X-Men mansion. Look carefully and you’ll also see the University of British Columbia, and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
7. Meatballs (1979)
Before Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation, Hyde Park on the Hudson, and Rushmore, SNL alum Bill Murray starred in this Ivan Reitman directed comedy about out of control counselors-in- training at a bargain-basement summer camp. As Camp North Star’s lead counselor, Murray frolicked on screen at a summer getaway based in…
The real life Camp White Pine has been entertaining summer campers at its Hurricane Lake property since 1956. With 1600 acres of rambling forest, exposed rock and shoreline, the camp is quite different from its cut-rate movie incarnation. Fully equipped with all the latest activities and comfortable accommodation, Camp White Pine continues to be a popular destination for Canadian and American kids aged 7 through to 16. Need more proof of its Canadian roots? Best-selling Canadian author, Margaret Atwood, and iconic artist Charles Pachter are past alumni.