Chesapeake Shores Season 3 Starts Filming on Vancouver Island

Jesse Metcalfe and Meghan Ory have returned to the Parksville/Qualicum area of Vancouver Island to start filming Hallmark’s hit series Chesapeake Shores season 3.

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Hallmark's Chesapeake Shores Season 3 Starts Filming
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Chesapeake Shores Season 3 (TV Series)

The success of the show is undeniable; Chesapeake Shores is one of the most-watched original series in Hallmark Channel’s history; in fact, it is THE most-watched original series for the network among women aged 25 to 54.

Season 2’s success anchored the Hallmark Channel as the #1 rated network during the 9pm Sunday timeslot, so it was no surprise when Chesapeake Shores season 3 was announced during the January TCA event. Like season 2, the third season will consist of another 10 episodes that will continue the story of Trace (Jesse Metcalfe), Abby (Meghan Ory) and the rest of the O’Brien family.

The spirit of the picturesque Atlantic coast town is portrayed perfectly by Vancouver Island. Some of the locations where the show was spotted filming last season include Parksville Community Park, Nanoose Bay, various locations in downtown Nanaimo, Coastal Community Insurance Services and various other locations around Qualicum Beach.

Executive producer Michael Berns teased a photo of the Riley Construction truck while preparing for Chesapeake Shores season 3 earlier this month:

Late last week, the cast assembled for the first table read for Chesapeake Shores season 3. This picture was shared by Vancouver’s own Andrew Francis, who plays Connor O’Brien on the show.


Seen in the picture are: Jesse Metcalfe, Brendan Penny, Emilie Ullerup, Treat Williams, Barbara Niven, EP Michael Berns and writer Kirsten Hansen.

Barbara Niven (who plays Megan) shared a picture of herself reunited with Diane Ladd (who plays Nell) via Instagram on Sunday:

Jesse Metcalfe also took to Instagram to share his excitement for Chesapake Shores season 3 going into production:

Chesapeake Shores season 3 will continue filming in the Qualicum/Parksville area until July 18th and it will premiere sometime this summer on the Hallmark Channel in the US.

The Order Season 1 (TV Series)

The Order is the latest Netflix project to call the Vancouver area home. Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Dennis Heaton will serve as executive producer for the series. His recent credits include the recently released series Ghost Wars and Motive; both filmed in BC.

As with Ghost Wars, Dennis has teamed up again with Chad Oakes as co-executive producer, and David Von Ancken, who will direct at least one of the episodes.

Update: According to a Netflix press release, the series will star Jake Manley (iZombie), Sarah Grey (Legends of Tomorrow), Matt Frewer (Altered Carbon), Sam Trammell (True Blood) and Max Martini (Fifty Shades Trilogy). It’s centred Jack Morton, a college freshman who joins “The Order” – a secret society of magical dark arts. The press release sums up the series as “a magical and terrifying journey to uncover our true selves…and the monsters that hide within.”

The Order season 1 will continue filming in Vancouver and area until July 20th.

For a full list of what’s filming in Vancouver and British Columbia right now, check out our In Production page.

Wrapping Up This Week

  • Marrying Mr. Darcy (TV Movie) with Ryan Paevey, Cindy Busby, Tammy Gillis, Lini Evans, Frances Fisher and Ryan Kennedy wraps up April 19th
  • Supernatural – Season 13 (TV Series) with Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Kim Rhodes, Alexander Calvert and Danneel Ackles wraps up April 19th
  • I Do (TV Movie) with Marcus Rosner, Jen Lilley, Jessica Lowndes and Christie Laing wraps up April 20th
  • The Flash – Season 4 (TV Series) with Grant Gustin, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanagh, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Jesse L. Martin, Hartley Sawyer, Neil Sandilands, Katee Sackhoff and Kendrick Sampson wraps up April 21st

If you see any of these productions, including Chesapeake Shores season 3 or The Order season 1 filming in British Columbia, be sure to let us know by tweeting us (@WhatsFilming) or via our Submit a Location page.