Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University in Colwood. (Photo courtesy Royal Roads University)

Vancouver Island’s Hatley Castle makes top 10 list of movie locations to travel to

X-Men, Deadpool among movies filmed at Hatley Castle

From the Grand Budapest Hotel to Skyfall Lodge, films have the ability to transport viewers to beautiful locations — many of which actually exist in real life.

Colwood’s Hatley Castle — which has appeared in the X-Men series and most recently, Deadpool — is one of those locations.

TheTravel, a website that publishes travel news, put together a list of the “10 Best Movie Locations Worth Traveling To” and ranked Hatley Castle among that list.

READ ALSO: Hallmark movie Once Upon a Prince filming in Metchosin

“Used as the exterior for Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters in the X-Men series, Hatle Castle in British Columbia, Canada is an imposing structure that gave off an aura of majest well before it made it’s movie debut back in 1996,” the website reads.

“While the interior was not used during shooting, it is possible to walk around the castle and dreamily imagine receiving your invitation to study alongside some of the most memorable characters in comic book movie history.”

Number one on the list is the Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii used to create Jurrasic Park as well as sets for Jumanji and Godzilla. Next is the set of Hobbiton from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, located just south of Auckland, New Zealand. In third place comes the ancient city of Petra in Jordan which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was used to film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

At the bottom of the list is the Firehouse at 14 North Moore Street in Tribeca, New York City. This location served as the headquarters for the Ghostbusters and still looks the same from the outside.

READ ALSO: Spot Vancouver, Victoria scenes in latest Deadpool 2 trailer


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Loaded gun, hundreds of rounds ammunition seized in Victoria

Victoria police focus on Project Burnside Gorge Connect

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses claim against Island Corridor Foundation

Snaw-Naw-As (Nanoose) First Nation was seeking return of reserve land as railway sits unused

‘Tarantula moth’ spotted in broad daylight in Victoria

Polyphemus moths are one of the largest insects in B.C.

Man dies at temporary Duncan tent site for homeless

First Nations man died at The Mound site

Saanich woman says sexual assault was dismissed by police because of her ‘body language’

Patrol officers investigate sexual assault files, make decisions on what goes to Crown counsel

‘Mind boggling’: B.C. man $1 million richer after winning Lotto 6/49 a second time

David O’Brien hopes to use his winnings to travel and of course keep playing the lottery

White-throated sparrows have changed their tune, B.C. study unveils

Study marks an unprecedented development scientists say has caused them to sit up and take note

Man who rammed gate near Trudeau residence with truck faces multiple charges

The man, who police have not yet officially identified, will be charged with multiple offences

All community COVID-19 outbreaks declared over in B.C.

Abbotsford manufacturer cleared by Dr. Bonnie Henry

Kelowna RCMP commander calls for more nurses during wellness checks after complaint

Southeast District Commander wants to increase Police and Crisis Team program

Nanaimo RCMP issues warning about scam phone calls

Callers claiming to be government officials convince victims to buy Bitcoin

B.C. reopening but tourism facing long-term recovery, say Vancouver Island MLAs

B.C. Liberals criticize lack of planning, NDP says consultation and response happening

Minivan crashes into building in downtown Duncan

No word yet on the cause of the crash

Most Read