Hatley Park is always ready for its closeup
You could say Hatley Park has movie-star good looks. It's no surprise that the iconic Hatley Castle and surrounding grounds have appeared onscreen in dozens of domestic and international feature films and TV series.

The castle had a repeated role as Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters in the X-Men franchise, including Deadpool films, starring Vancouver-born actor Ryan Reynolds.

It also stood in for Lex Luthor's lair in series Smallville and the Queen family mansion in TV's Arrow.

Inspiration is calling

We think beautiful 565-acre Hatley Park is the perfect muse.

Thousands of visitors walk our paths, which weave through forest, wrap around garden beds, and wind along the oceanside.

Professional and amateur photographers from around the globe find inspiration here. Movie and TV crews embrace that something special offered by our castle.

We'd like to work with you

You've got a project in mind. We've got a spectacular setting. Let's work together.

Contact Royal Roads University about shooting at Hatley Park or arranging a site visit.

We welcome the travel trade to our site too, to learn about tourism opportunities.

Commercial photography

Commercial photography sessions may be requested by contacting us to discuss applicable rate.