Ladysmith in the Movies
Sonic the Hedgehog
Producers searched B.C. for a “hero town” for the major feature film Sonic the Hedgehog, starring Jim Carey. They found it in the charming architecture of Ladysmith’s downtown core. First Avenue became the fictitious Green Hills for a couple of weeks of shooting.
Scenes were filmed mainly between Roberts Street and Gatacre Street. Bayview Framing became the police station. Top Drawer Consignment transformed into a donut shop. Several Ladysmith residents played roles as scene extras.
Puppy Prep Academy
First Avenue was a backdrop in the family-oriented TV series Puppy Prep Academy. It’s from Air Bud Entertainment, the creators of the Air Bud, Buddies, and Santa Paws film series.
The 2014 version of Godzilla filmed a scene at a rail crossing near Ladysmith. It took place at Oyster Sto’lo Road, on land owned by the Stz’uminus First Nation
The Note II – Heart Healer
The 2012 Hallmark TV movie The Note II – Heart Healer filmed in Ladysmith. Several scenes featured our downtown streets.