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Located in the beautiful surroundings of Longwoods Road Conservation Area, Ska-Nah-Doht Village is  a recreation of a longhouse village from 1,000 years ago.  Although not built on an actual site, the village is based on data collected by archaeologists and from the traditions passed on by First Nations people.

Longwoods Road Conservation Area is located within the Carolinian Life Zone on the Caradoc Sand Plain.  The Mill Stream cuts deep ravine systems throughout the conservation area’s forests, and eventually drains offsite into the Thames River.  Wildlife abounds with many bird and animal species.  A provincially significant wetland has formed along the Mill Stream and can be viewed from a boardwalk system.

Ska-Nah-Doht Village and some trails at Longwoods Road Conservation Area are wheelchair accessible, weather permitting.

If you would like to use Ska-Nah-Doht Village or the surroundings of Longwoods Road Conservation Area as a film production site, please call 519-264-2420 or email  We’d be happy to discuss our film policy with you and ways to make your production a huge success!

Recent Productions:

Other Productions:

  • 1988 “Rendezvous Canada, 1606” – National Film Board of Canada, Montreal, Quebec.

  • 1994 “”The Iroquois Constitution” – Moira Production, Palo Alto, California.

  • 1995 “Young Hawk” – Blue Hawk Production, Don Mills, Ontario.

  • 1995 “Project Grizzly” – Memory Pictures, Toronto, Ontario.

  • 2003 Canadian Geographic: “Eating Wild” – Summerhill Productions, Toronto, Ontario.

  • 2003 OAS promotional video – Ontario Archaeological Society, Toronto, Ontario.

  • 2004 Ontario Visual Heritage Project – Zach Melnick, Visual Heritage, Chatham-Kent, Ontario.

  • 2010-11 John Ker, Photographer –, Ontario.

  • 2010 “Little Red Riding Hood” – Media Students, Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario.

  • 2010 “The Oneida Story” – Oneida First Nations, Southwold, Ontario.

  • 2011 “The Huron Project” – ZAP films, Toronto, Ontario.

  • October 2013: War of 1812 – various local production companies for commemoration 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 including Tecumseh with Antler River and Crocodile Productions, Battle of Longwoods with the Upper Thames Military Re-enactment Society.

  • November 2013 “We Don’t All Wear Headdresses” – documentary by Fanshawe College student, Savannah Nahwegahbow.

  • September 2014 – scenes of the Pontiac Rebellion 1763 for the Discovery Channel.

  • October 2014 – the French School Board hired Ottawa-based production company “L’écho d’un peuple” to create a series of YouTube vignettes in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Champlain in the New World.

Ska-Nah-Doht Village and Museum is owned and operated by the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority.


8348 Longwoods Road, Strathroy-Caradoc, Ontario N0L 1W0, Canada


Fresh, never-seen locations, access to hard-to-book spaces like our airport and university, and a warm welcome for filming with plenty of support services… London, Ontario is open for business to the film and television industry for productions large and small.   

London can be whenever or wherever you want us to be. We have streetscapes and architecture that can stand in for cities across North America. Gorgeous in any season, ‘The Forest City’ is the 11th largest metropolitan area in Canada, capable of hosting any size of production. Our anchor position in Southwestern Ontario gives us access to rural, agricultural and unique small townscapes.  

We’re only 2 hours down the highway from Toronto, 1 ½ hours from Hamilton, and have an international airport, GoTrain and Via Rail access. Best of all, we boast a strong and growing local talent and crew capability. Our film office and the city are dedicated to providing location support, smooth permitting, access to reasonable accommodations and a positive production experience for local, national and international filmmakers. 

Call to let us help find the perfect locations for your next film or TV project. 

Interested in filming on City of London-owned properties? 

The City is here to assist with navigating policies and procedures associated with filming on City properties including parks, roads, sidewalks, and City-owned facilities/buildings. 

For more information please visit 

Or contact Krista Broderick at: or 519-661-2489 x 2379.