QUESTION: Which of the following television series is not filmed on location in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada?
A) Once Upon A Time
B) Sleepy Hollow
Welcome back to the American Treasure Tour blog! Today, we return to our delightful souvenir spoon collection. Just as a 'by the way,' do you happen to recall the first destination in the United States that produced their own souvenir spoon? Yes, it was Salem, Massachusetts in 1891. We just didn't want you to forget. Today, we are going to the exact opposite side of North America - from Salem's location on the Atlantic Ocean to Vancouver, British Columbia, one of the most attractive Canadian city's on the Pacific Ocean. There is a lot worth seeing and experiencing in Vancouver - it has to be a cool place, otherwise, so many quality television and film productions would not choose it as a primary location!
Vancouver was originally a lumber clearcut. It began simply enough, as a tavern set up on planks laid out by a man named Gassy Jack in 1867. Other building sprang up around it and, soon enough, Canada's transcontinental railroad made the site its westernmost destination in 1887, one year after it was incorporated as Vancouver. It was named after George Vancouver, a British naval officer who explored the region at the end of the eighteenth century, and its location proved ideal. The city's natural harbor became a primary destination for logging companies set up to exploit the forests of the region, while it also became desired for tourists interested in nature and history. The spoon we have on display honors the Native American (or First Nation, as the indigenous Canadian tribes are called) traditions, as it is topped with a totem pole.
Vancouver has a mild climate, easy access to snow and water recreation, parks and gardens. It is currently rated one of the most livable cities in the world. Of course, the greatest disadvantage of living there is that it is almost three thousand miles away from the American Treasure Tour.
ANSWER: B) Sleepy Hollow. This is filmed predominantly in and around Wilmington, North Carolina.