Longtime mainstream media journalist and author Susan Gittins began writing about and photographing Vancouver’s many film and TV location shoots in the summer of 2010 after the Winter Olympics put the city and its beauty on the world stage. Movies and TV series often showcase the Vancouver area in similar fashion.
Vancouver is Awesome commissioned her YVRShoots series in the fall of 2010 and it ran regularly until 2013. She launched her own daily YVRShoots blog in the spring of 2012. And rebranded as HollywoodNorth.buzz in 2016.