Welcome to my X-Files Corner ... with the departure of the show from Vancouver after the fifth season, this site has not much new material. Most of the items below were taken from Vancouver newspapers and other Canadian media, starting in 1994 with an interview on the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation -- national radio) with Gillian Anderson that I transcribed and posted to alt.tv.x-files (and which became the basis of my first X-Files web page). Other items were sent to me from Internet pen pals in exotic locations like Australia.
Despite my interest in the show, I never once ran into either cast or crew filming, although I participated in the grand finale of the fifth season filmed in General Motors Place, the local hockey/basketball stadium and the "Cancer Benefit" which preceded that. I also attended the party for the third season finale which featured numerous cast members, and in my Internet technical support job, I had to call up someone in the X-Files office (they were our customers) to give them help. (I didn't know who the customer was in advance, so when someone at the other end answered "The X-Files," I just about fell out of my chair.)
If you're planning a visit to Vancouver, there are plenty of X-Files locations to explore. A book called Reel Vancouver by Ken MacIntyre, published by Whitecap Books in 1996 (ISBN 1-55110-506-3, costs $14.95 US or $16.95 Canadian), has a 40-page chapter on X-Files' locations up to the end of the third season. I have scanned in the front cover and back cover of this book.
In 1999, a new book about the X-Files in Vancouver called X Marks The Spot -- On Location with The X-Files (ISBN 1-55152-066-4; US$15.95/Can$18.95) was published, written by location managers Todd Pittson and Louisa Gradnitzer. It includes plot synopses for all the Vancouver-produced episodes, and lots of trivia and interesting information about where the shows were filmed. It contains over 150 photographs of sets, locations, crew and cast. You can order this book on line or via the publisher's 1-800 number. Click on this link to see the cover.
Another item of interest released late in 1999 was the video X-Philes, a look at X-File fandom. There are interviews with Vancouver actors Dean Haglund and Bruce Harwood as well as Rebecca Toolan and lots of fans, including myself seated in front of a room at the 2400 Motel, used in filming some episodes as well as glimpses of some local scenery. This video used to have its own website where you could order it, but unfortunately it is no longer there.
FROM CANADIAN TV GUIDE, MAY 2, 1998:
FROM CANADIAN TV GUIDE, OCTOBER 4-10, 1997: