Schitt’s Creek is the fictional town whose quirky residents have stolen TV fans’ hearts.
The hit comedy has garnered a huge following in recent years – and judging by its success at the 2020 Emmys, critics love it too.
All six seasons are now on Netflix meaning you can easily binge watch the show, which follows the story of the Rose family, a wealthy family who lose their fortune and find themselves staying in a small town.
Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy produce the show, while also playing the roles of Johnny and David, alongside Annie Murphy as Alexis and Catherine O’Hara as Moira.
The best part is that fans can actually visit Schitt’s Creek for themselves. The town itself may be fictional, but filming was done on location in Ontario, Canada.
In fact, the town of Goodwood took on the role of Schitt’s Creek, with its buildings being used for exterior shots of the likes of Café Tropical, Bob’s Garage, the Schitt House and the Town Hall .
In an interview with CBC, Daniel Levy said: “I remember season one, we had to approach this town and tell them, ‘You are going to be Schitt’s Creek’.
“And I think it took a lot of blind faith on the part of the town to believe us when we said, ‘We will be doing this place justice and we will be honouring small-town life in your city.’
“And they were behind us from day one.”
Oh, and for the David fans, a real shop was used to film scenes in Rose Apothecary ! Local shop Romni Goodwood was used as the setting, although their range of products isn’t the same as what David and Patrick sell. (Some fans who visited have said locals share some fun behind-the-scenes filming secrets if you ask nicely!).
Of course, a highlight for any Schitt’s Creek fan is surely a trip to the Rosebud Motel . The good news is that it’s a real property, located on the side of a main road in Orangeville, Ontario.
The Rosebud’s stand-in was predominantly used for exterior shots – most of the interior sets were created in film studios.
Sadly at the moment it’s not run as a motel, but the current owners are looking to put the property up for sale – so who knows what the future could hold.
Although it’s not real, that hasn’t stopped Schitt’s Creek fans from creating a ‘Rosebud Motel’ location on Google Maps and leaving plenty of reviews regarding the owners Johnny and Stevie!
Of course in the show, the characters do occasionally venture out of their usual haunts.
For example, when Moira heads to the Herb Ertlinger Winery when she’s asked to become the spot’s spokesperson. Filming for these scenes were done at an actual winery – the Applewood Farm and Winery in Stouffville.
Meanwhile, romantics may want to consider a hike in Ontario’s picturesque Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area – it was here where Patrick’s proposal to David was filmed.
Oh, and it was Graydon Manor Hall which played the role of the upscale manor Elmbridge Manor which the happy couple consider as a venue for their upcoming nuptials.
While the bulk of exterior shots were done on location, some interior scenes including Café Tropical and the Rose family’s motel rooms were filmed inside studios.
Pinewood Toronto Studios and Dufferin Gate Studios were both used throughout the show’s six seasons.
At the time of writing, the FCDO doesn’t advise against travel to Canada, but the country has restrictions in place on who can enter the country, and other rules. You should check the FCDO Canada travel advice for the full details as well as the latest updates.