Where was Firefly Lane filmed? The real-life locations of the hit Netflix show

Do you want to live the Firefly Lane dream?

Ali Skovby, Roan Curtis, "Firefly Lane" (2020)
(Image credit: Credit: Netflix / The Hollywood Archive via Alamy)

The Firefly Lane locations certainly provide the perfect backdrop for the highs, lows, laughter and tears viewers have experienced watching the decades-long friendship of Tully and Kate develop on screen. 

Spanning multiple years and hinting at intriguing events with flashforwards and flashbacks, this friendship drama seems to be what we all needed this winter. From astonishing us with *that* funeral at the end of Firefly Lane, to making us hope for a second season, viewers can't get enough.

Anyone who has had a childhood best friend will be able to relate to the Netflix hit show and everyone who is already a fan of Kristin Hannah’s book will be pretty clued up on all the biggest Firefly Lane book vs show differences. But when it comes to the filming locations of Firefly Lane, this is where things can get a little more difficult to unravel. 

With the show set in Seattle and Washington, many Firefly Lane fans might be wondering, was it actually filmed there?

Where was Firefly Lane filmed?

Firefly Lane fans might be harboring hopes of raising their children on a street similar to the one that Tully and Kate were brought up on in Washington. And if you’re looking to purchase your next home in Canada, it seems you’ll have a much better chance at living the Firefly Lane dream than many others!

Firefly Lane itself is a fictional street, but Narcity.com claims the childhood homes on Firefly Lane our favorite heroines grew up in were reportedly filmed in Fort Langley, British Columbia.

When it comes to location-filming more generally, Netflix’s Firefly Lane might be set in Seattle and Washington, but according to IMDB, it was actually filmed in British Columbia between September 2019 and January 2020. This is the same stunning Canadian location where fellow Netflix hit Virgin River was filmed.

Narcity.com reports that Kate's amazing waterfront house, complete with an ocean view and pool, is a location that can be found in Horseshoe Bay on Marine Drive. Whilst they claim that Tully's penthouse is part of the Residences on Georgia building in downtown Vancouver.

Some eagle-eyed fans even took to social media to share their suspicions that parts of the show were filmed in and around Vancouver.

One observant onlooker even posted a picture of a street, writing: ‘@WhatsFilming @yvrshoots So photo’s from yesterday’s #FireflyLane shoot. A flashback to 60’s,70’s protest day’s’.

It might not be Seattle, but the stunning Canadian locations certainly added to Firefly Lane’s on-screen magic. 

And whilst in real-life British Columbia served as the Netflix show's locations, fans of Kristin Hannah's Firefly Lane book might be delighted to learn that some of the locations described in the novel actually exist in real life.

Writing a 'Behind the Book' piece on her website, Kristin stated: "Anyone interested in a Firefly Lane memory lane tour should try: The Last Exit coffee house (is it even still there?), Kels pub in Pioneer Square, which is still a great time, Starbucks in the Public Market, a ferry ride from Seattle to Bainbridge Island, Goldies tavern in the U District, Greek row at the University of Washington (I’m sure you can still find a ton of parties happening there on Saturday nights), and the view of Seattle at night from Rockaway Beach."

We can’t wait to see what locations they might explore in a possible Firefly Lane season 2...

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!