Exterior scenes are filmed in the very real village of Steveston Village, BC, Canada. It is a very scenic town just north of Seattle. Many shows have been filmed near Vancouver for decades because of the cost advantages of doing so.
Steveston was originally a small town near Vancouver, British Columbia, but has since been absorbed into the city of Richmond, British Columbia. It is a historic salmon canning centre at the mouth of the South Arm of the Fraser River. Steveston long has had a sizeable Japanese-Canadian community. The town now is primarily a suburb of Vancouver. It is perhaps best known as a location for shooting of scenes in "The X Files," though numerous other shows have been shot there.