Coquitlam, BC, Canada April 2014
This abandoned mental hospital is a filming location for Supernatural, X-Files, Smallville and many, many other productions. We went there three times during our stay in Vancouver to get some sceneframing photos.
The area is way bigger than we expected. There are several hospital buildings surrounded by old trees, roads and pathways and even though it’s all very beautiful, there’s also a very spooky element to it all.
Maybe it’s because we’ve watched too many horror movies, but being surrounded by absolute silence and dark, empty windows in a place like this just gave us nonstop goosebumps.
We even tried to peek in some of the windows but the fear of someone looking back at you or grabbing your wrist, not to mention the old curtains moving around in the wind and all the reflections on the window glass… wow. It was just a bit too much.
We were told there’s still some patients living in the area and that we should be respectful of that, but we never saw anyone and all the buildings on the lot just didn’t seem good for anyone to live in. In fact, we started to doubt if the lady who told us about the patients was even real…