6 Movie Sets You Can Visit That’ll Make You Think, ‘That’s Really In Canada?’
Take in Canada from coast to coast!
Give yourself the star treatment! The only thing better than watching your favourite movie is being able to see first hand where it was filmed. Luckily, there are plenty of movie sets in Canada that span all across the country just waiting for you to check them out.
Over the years, our country has welcomed plenty of celebrities as they come here to film different projects., , and are just a few of the big names that have been spotted around Canada over the past few months.
Although many of these films take place in different countries, directors chose to use the landscapes of the True North to tell their stories on screen.
Next time you find yourself in Montreal, check out the incredible church that was included in Catch Me If You Can, or if you're in B.C., hike the trail that Edward, Bella, and Jacob took on in Eclipse. There's so much beauty awaiting you!
The Twilight Saga
According to Tourism Vancouver, one of the most climactic scenes in Eclipse was filmed on a hiking trail in Mount Seymour.
The final four installments of the franchise were also, including locations like Parthenon Park, Squamish, and Minnekhada Park.
Reader's Digest reports that although the movie took place in Wyoming, Brokeback Mountain was actually filmed throughout Alberta's Rocky Mountains.
Fort Macleod, Elbow Falls, and Cowley were all used as locations, and the scene where Jack and Lureen get together was actually filmed at Ranchman's in Calgary, as per O Canada.
Catch Me If You Can
The 2002 Leonardo DiCaprio-led crime film was filmed in several different places, and according to IMDb, Montreal was one of them.
O Canada reports that all the French scenes in the movie were shot in Quebec, including Frank's arrest scene, which includes a view of the beautiful Notre-Dame-des-Victoires in the background.
Hot Tub Time Machine
Hot Tub Time Machine may take place at the fictional Kodiak Valley ski resort, but IMDb reveals that the film was actually shot at the Fernie Alpine Resort.
Next time you hit the slopes, be sure to grab a drink at the Brickhouse bar, where the party scenes from the hit movie were filmed.
Reader's Digest reports that when the Titanic tragically sunk in 1912, Halifax was the closest major seaport to the disaster, hence why director James Cameron chose to film there.
Titanic's ocean scenes were filmed aboard the icebreaker CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent.
Seeing as One Week chronicles a man's journey across Canada on his motorcycle, it's not surprising that the movie was filmed here, but the stunning views will blow you away nonetheless.
On his journey, Joshua Jackson's character travels from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia. Along the way, he stops at several noteworthy landmarks like the world's largest dinosaur in Drumheller and Wawa's giant Canada goose, according to Reader's Digest.