Where is The Real 'Harper's Island?'
The new series “Harper’s Island” is a cross between "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and an Agatha Christie novel, with a splash of "Survivor" thrown in. The modern-day murder mystery follows a group of friends on a secluded island outside Seattle for a week-long wedding celebration.
Of course, mayhem ensues, leading to one character being killed off in each episode. The secrecy surrounding the 13-week series is so strict that the cast didn’t even know who was going to die from week-to-week.
The only thing we know for sure is that the series was filmed on Bowen Island, British Columbia.
Bowen boasts miles of hiking trails, golf courses, spas and small town charm. And its close proximity to Vancouver, just a 20-minute ferry ride away, makes it a popular day trip destination for Vancouverites.
Bowen Island has long been a popular location for films like "The Fog" and "Disturbing Behavior." It's secluded forests and trails make it ideal for spooky scenes yet it is close to Vancouver’s thriving film industry.
During the “Harper’s Island” shoot film crews transformed local businesses to fit the show. For example, Snug on Bowen Coffee House became Snug on Harper’s Coffee House and the local Legion became The Cannery Bar and Grill.
"Harper's Island" airs Thursdays on CBS through July 2nd.
· Harper’s Globe [Official Site]
· Harper’s Island Cast Not Sure Who’s Next [Vancouver Sun]
· Bowen Island [Wikipedia]
[Photo: Boston Globe]