If you have watched the new Netflix series Maid, you likely spotted at least one of the 160 plus spots in Victoria that were featured in the largest film production on southern Vancouver Island.
While many locations were altered to suit the show, fans of Maid can now visit some of the iconic shooting locations thanks to Netflix’s new interactive map.
The series, which was filmed entirely in the Greater Victoria area — making it the regions biggest production to date with a $10 million budget — is based on the memoir “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive” by Stephanie Land.
The adaptation follows the story of a young mother fleeing an abusive relationship who finds a job cleaning houses to help provide for her child and build them a better future.
Margaret Qualley leads the cast, with the producers of Shameless and Promising Young Woman backing the production.
Filming began at Colwood’s Royal Beach in September 2020.
Production then moved to various locations including Sidney, North Saanich, Esquimalt, Saanich, Colwood, Oak Bay, and Sooke before wrapping in March 2021.
The series is the biggest TV production in Greater Victoria history and production of the series employed approximately two hundred crew members.
Some locations featured in the series includes:
- Gordon Head Recreation Centre
- The Duke Saloon
- West Shore Parks and Recreation daycare
- Swartz Bay ferry terminal
- Tillicum Laundromat
- Brentwood Bay’s Sassy’s Family Restaurant
- Fernwood Square
But don’t let us spoil the rest for you, grab some popcorn spot the locations and enjoy the show! The interactive map can be found at netflixinyourneighbourhood.ca.