VANCOUVER – Much of the headline-grabbing movie “Fifty Shades of Grey,” released last month, was shot in downtown Vancouver, a fact that Tourism Vancouver is playing up.
The marketing agency’s blog lists locations used in the raunchy film, suggesting that tourists “rub up against these sensual spots” on their next trip to the city.
The sites include the Gastown cafe Rainier Provisions, the Bentall 5 downtown office tower and the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, scene of a steamy elevator episode.
A jogging scene was filmed in Coal Harbour near the Westin Bayshore Hotel.
During the production, the cast and crew used Shebeen Whisky House in Gastown to unwind, according to the Inside Vancouver blog.
The Vancouver Sun has also published a list of “Fifty Shades” locations. One of them, not promoted by the blog, is near Burrard Iron Works under the Main Street overpass. The location was used for “a scene involving Ana vomiting on the ground after a night of heavy drinking,” the paper reported.