Interactive Gaming

British Columbia, Canada, is home to a creative cluster of world-class companies specializing in game development. British Columbia is an international centre for console, social and mobile game
production, as well as an emerging hub for virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) technology.


  • Mobile games
  • App development
  • VR/AR Technology
  • Console games


British Columbia enjoys a spectacular location on the west coast of North America, with easy access to mountain, ocean, forest and city scenes. We are within hours of creative hubs in Washington State and California, and we attract talent from around the world.

British Columbia’s interactive gaming sector enjoys strong relationships with film, television, animation and VR/AR producers. This fuels a collaborative and community-based approach to projects, resulting in innovative, state-of-the-art productions.
  • British Columbia is home to one of the oldest video game clusters in North America, established in the early 1980s.
  • World-recognized recreational amenities have attracted a youthful and highly skilled workforce.
  • British Columbia is also playing a major role in the development of VR/AR technology, with Vancouver and Seattle at the centre of the Pacific Northwest hub of VR development.
  • There are more than 200 innovative VR/AR companies based in B.C.


  • British Columbia has one of the top video game clusters in the world, with more than 150 game development studios employing nearly 6,000 professionals.
  • Digital media generates annual revenues of $2.3 billion in British Columbia.