Canadian-shot Netflix movies and series you need to binge this holiday season

With so much to do on vacation – shopping, family visits, decorating and all that cooking – it’s easy to miss out on the fun. Besides gifts, gatherings, and delicious food, now is the best time to sit by the fire, turn on Netflix, and do some binge-watching.

For added joy, you can watch all the shows that you might not realize were filmed right here in Canada.

Netflix in Your Neighborhood has rounded up all the best Canadian filming locations for you. You can even use the interactive map to plan your trip or to recognize all the places you’ve been.

Plus, they’ve added five new titles just in time for the holidays.

See if you can spot Toronto in
The Christmas Chronicles or the charming Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts of Quebec in Single until the end. If you’re willing to get out and brave the cold, you can even take the same paths as the characters.

To celebrate all the new shows and movies coming to Netflix in your neighborhood this December, Netflix is ​​giving you the chance to win a trip to Vancouver and visit the set of
Virgin River.

This behind-the-scenes award is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans of the heartfelt drama.

It includes return flights to Vancouver, a three-night B&B stay at one of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts luxury properties in Vancouver through Fairmont’s ALL (Accor Live Limitless) loyalty program, transfers land and even pocket money so that you (and a very lucky friend) can immerse yourself in the picturesque world of
Virgin River (aka various locations around Vancouver, Squamish, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam and Snug Cove).

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To enter, head to Netflix in Your Neighborhood and look for the gold gift box icon hidden on one of the cards (hint: browse the titles mentioned in this article). Once you find the Golden Gift Box, enter the title of the movie or series where you found it in the entry form below for a chance to win.

Whether it’s in-person tours or scouting locations from your couch, it’s a fun feeling knowing you’ve set foot in the same places as your favorite characters.

These are just a few great watches with Canadian locations featured on Netflix in Your Neighborhood that you can binge (and maybe even visit) this holiday season.

Single until the end


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Do you feel the pressure of being in a relationship during the holidays? You’re not alone.

In an attempt to avoid judgment from his family, Peter convinces his best friend Nick to pretend they’re dating in this new holiday rom-com. Single all the way — available December 2 on Netflix Canada.

Snuggle up to this celebratory film and watch Peter’s desperate efforts backfire. Maybe going on a solo vacation isn’t so bad after all!

For all Canadians wishing to take a trip to this scenic location, Single until the end was filmed primarily in Montreal and Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec.

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Dazzled: Christmas


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by Netflix Soufflé is back, vacation style. Watch returning glassblowers create beautifully winter-themed art and compete for a big cash prize plus a donation to a charity close to their hearts.

World-renowned Canadian glassblower Katherine Gray and weird eyeBobby Berk of , hosts the show, which is filmed in a huge warehouse in Hamilton, Ontario, with Sheridan College alumni helping the performers.

This binge-worthy reality show will have you feeling crafty, but don’t try to blow glass at home. Please.

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The Christmas Chronicles


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Get ready to treat your inner child with Netflix The Christmas Chronicles and The Christmas Chronicles 2. Who knew watching two siblings crash into Santa’s sleigh would be the ultimate winter adventure?

This magical world is closer to home than you think. Many of the residential street scenes were filmed in Toronto, and you might notice Saint Nick ending up in a car chase in trendy Yorkville.

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Maid


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The Netflix Canada series Maid will allow you to hug your loved ones a little more in your arms this holiday season. The story follows single mother Alex as she takes on housework to create a better life for her daughter.

All West-Coasters feel right at home watching Maid? Although set in Washington State, the miniseries was primarily filmed around Vancouver Island. There are a ton of scenes set on BC ferries and beaches with ocean shots galore.

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Virgin River


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Small town romance dramas are what vacations are made for. by Netflix Virgin River delivers all the warm and fuzzy feels while showing off Vancouver’s stunning lakes, rivers and sprawling forests.

To celebrate the release of Virgin RiverNetflix Canada is offering fans the chance to win an exclusive visit to season five set in Vancouver with all the fixings.

Winner and guest will stay at one of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts luxury properties in Vancouver (breakfast included) through Fairmont’s ALL (Accor Live Limitless) loyalty program, roundtrip flights to Vancouver, ground transfers and $500 CAD spending money. To enter, see the entry form below.

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Motel makeover


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Sauble Beach, Ontario is a hugely popular vacation spot in the summer, but you can still enjoy those seaside vibes wherever you go with Netflix Motel makeover.

Watch in awe as two millennial entrepreneurs completely transform a former lakeside inn into a ’70s-inspired June Motel.

The couple also do chic home decor shopping in Creemore, Ontario. Take a trip to one of these Canadian film locations, or even spend a night at the June Motel, and check out Netflix IRL.

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The Umbrella Academy


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by Netflix The Umbrella Academy is a material of choice for the holidays. Sit back and watch as this dysfunctional family of superheroes attempt to overcome their differences and solve the mystery of their father’s death.

Those familiar with Hamilton, Ontario will recognize the city’s many filming locations. Keep an eye out for historic Dundurn Castle, Hamilton Town Hall and retro 60s restaurant Breezy Corners.

A one-hour trip east will take you inside the stunning interior of Toronto’s Elgin Theatre, which has hosted a ton of violin performances by Vanya.

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Always be my maybe


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Grab a cup of hot chocolate and press play on Netflix Always be my maybe to enjoy all the drama that comes with old flames, estrangements, and hometowns this holiday season.

With views of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver makes a good substitute for San Francisco. Most of this romantic comedy was shot at the city’s high-end restaurants (Nightingale and Glowbal make appearances), the Vancouver Art Gallery and Chinatown.

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It’s no secret that Canada’s stunning scenery and charming city streets make for some of the best settings on screen. With Netflix in your neighborhood, visiting the same places your favorite show was born is easy to do.

You deserve all the good feelings this happy season has to offer. Get away from all the holiday madness for a minute and get into your party spirit with these binge-worthy movies and series on Netflix Canada.

To find out more about Netflix in your neighborhood, check out the website or follow Netflix Canada on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube.

Parts of this prize are offered by Accor Live Limitless and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ ALL – Accor Live Limitless loyalty program (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).

Alfonso E. Cramer