We all knew this day would come eventually, but that doesn't make it any less depressing.

The "Fifty Shades Of Grey" movie that had taken over Vancouver for the past few months has, according to YVRShoots, wrapped up and left town. Cue sad face.

"Fifty Shades" author E.L. James took to Instagram to share the bittersweet news via a photo of her and director Sam Taylor-Johnson:

The writer also expressed her gratitude on Twitter.

And some Twitter and Instagram users spotted Christian Grey actor Jamie Dornan leaving the city (and signing some autographs along the way).

Dornan's co-star (and Ana Steele actor) Dakota Johnson reportedly left at the same time.

Sigh.

To commemorate the fun we had covering this film shoot, here are some of our favourite moments:

There was Jamie Dornan running. In the rain. And Dakota Johnson doing a jig. And the time the cast went for dinner in Yaletown.

They shot in North Vancouver, in downtown Vancouver, on campus, and even in Ladner.

For a while there we thought they had abandoned us, but it wasn't true.

And while they have packed up and gone home for real this time, we think we'll find ways to keep the memories alive.

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  • Thnx to ms. sex herself @E_L_James for birthdaylovefest! Peachschnapps much? Our boy Luke turns 30! @51ShadesOfGrey pic.twitter.com/W3CVv5vopd

  • My buddy chelli at ciopinno! He said "I am big luggage" @E_L_James say "i know what to do w it!"@51ShadesOfGrey pic.twitter.com/o1pl0SBpHo

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  • Jimmy Smits as Jose Rodriguez Sr.

    Jose's dad and Ana's dad Ray were old army buddies, reunited when their kids became friends at college. Jose Sr. also desperately wants Ana and his son to get together, and Smits can play convincing in his sleep. <br /><i> Backups: Danny Trejo, Edward James Olmos</i>

  • Susan Sullivan as Grace Trevelyan-Grey

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  • Stellan Skarsgard as Carrick Grey

    Carrick is a successful lawyer and businessman who makes his family's best interests a top priority. He's soft spoken, but still has presence -- Skarsgard's soulful eyes would definitely come in handy for the more emotional moments. <br /><i>Backups: Harrison Ford, Victor Garber</i>

  • James Franco as Elliot Grey

    Christian's older adopted brother, Elliot, is a good time guy and a real ladies man -- Franco could pull off both -- who's always giving his little brother a hard time for his single status ... until Christian meets Ana. <br /><i> Backups: James Marsden, Zach Gilford</i>

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