Bates Motel Final Season

Are you as excited as I am for the 5th and sadly, the final season of Bates Motel on A&E??! The first episode aired yesterday, was it all that you expected?? LOVE Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore, wonder where they'll turn up next after Bates Motel is done...and wonder when Rihanna is going to make her first appearance! (Check out her Bates Motel look below!)

And it's really unfortunate that it's the final season as Bates Motel just won the 2017 People's Choice Awards for:

  • Favorite Cable TV Drama
  • Favorite Cable TV Actor: Freddie Highmore
  • Favorite Cable TV Actress: Vera Farmiga

Did you know that the external parts of this TV show, including the Bates Motel and the infamous Bates home, are actually filmed on set in Aldergrove, BC? And I've been there!! If you look closely in the photo, you'll see Alfred Hitchcock himself staring at you from the upstairs window...

It's SO cool to have seen the Bates Motel set in person, the house is just as dramatic up close as it is on TV. Even though they were already finished filming for the season when I was there, I could still picture Norma screeching to a halt in the gravel parking lot or Norman stomping down the stairs to the motel.

If you'd like to check it out for yourself, the Bates Motel set is a good hours' drive out of Vancouver, and kinda tricky to find. The address is...wait, did you think I was really going to tell you??! To find out, you'll have to read my blog post on the Bates Motel set ;) 

Here's a spoiler photo of the final Bates Motel season - don't look if you don't want to know ;)

Although, it's not a big surprise overall...maybe you're in the market for real estate?? And on an even sadder note, the iconic Bates home has since been torn down, BUT, it's rumored the Bates Motel will remain as a tourist attraction, so cool ;)

And, if you love the story of Christian & Ana in Fifty Shades of Grey, check out this movie set info, also filmed in Vancouver: Fifty Shades Darker!


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