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TV show Maid (2021)
The Esquimalt Lagoon is one of the most spectacular natural sites featured in the Maid mini-series. A quiet place where every evening nature offers a unique spectacle, while the ocean blazes for a brief moment. Where in Maid, Alex Russell (Margaret Qualley) and her mother Paula (Andie MacDowell) look to the future together.
Esquimalt Lagoon
Esquimalt Lagoon by Kasey Eriksen.

I get credit for teaching you how to bend towards the light, huh? I get bragging rights, okay?

Paula (Andie MacDowell)

This natural site is in the form of a shallow lagoon and is therefore particularly suitable for swimming. The Esquimalt Lagoon offers views of both the Douglas Fir forests and the Olympic Mountains. Since Maid is supposed to take place in the northwestern state of Washington, the film crew didn’t want the snowy peaks to appear. Fortunately, the lagoon is several kilometres long. So it was at Ocean Boulevard, in Colwood, a suburb of Victoria, that showrunner Molly Smith Metzler spotted the perfect spot.

This small corner of paradise is particularly emphasized in the last episodes of the series, when Alex Russell (Margaret Qualley) finds her mother Paula (Andie MacDowell) in order to announce her her projects, before finally leaving the city to take again a university course in Montana. This is also where Alex sees his future, looking out to the horizon, when the clouds finally seem to dissipate over his head. Once again, the choice of location allows the themes addressed in the script to resonate with a rare evocative force. This Canadian gravel beach becomes, for a moment, the new starting point for a woman in the midst of reconstruction.

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This is the first time Margaret Qualley and her mother Andie McDowell have played a daughter and mother together on screen.

Esquimaltlagoon sunset

Esquimalt Lagoon

A popular tourist attraction in the Victoria region, the Esquimalt Lagoon is home to a wide variety of animals.

This natural site is in the form of a shallow lagoon and is therefore particularly suitable for swimming. Many hikers stop here on their way back from a walk in the Douglas fir forests along the shore. These forests are among th... Learn more about Esquimalt Lagoon

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