As HBO Max’s adaptation of “The Last of Us” continues to drive millions of viewers, we look at five popular movies and TV shows that were also shot in Alberta.
Located in Western Canada, Alberta has a rich and diverse landscape that has caught the eye of many filmmakers and producers over the years.
From towering mountains to rolling prairies and forests, Alberta’s stunning landscapes and natural beauty have been captured in countless movies and TV shows.
Whether you’re a fan of Westerns, action movies, or sci-fi, there’s something for everyone shot in this Canadian province.
Here are some of the most popular movies and TV shows shot in Alberta:
“Far and Away” (1992) – This epic adventure film starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman was shot in various locations in Alberta, including Banff National Park and Kananaskis Country. The film takes you on a journey through the American frontier and Ireland and showcases the natural beauty of the Alberta wilderness.
“Interstellar” (2014) – This sci-fi movie, directed by Christopher Nolan, features breathtaking shots of Alberta’s Badlands and the Rockies. The film takes you on a journey through space and time and shows the stunning landscapes of Alberta in a unique and awe-inspiring way.
“Unforgiven” (1992) – This classic Western movie, directed by Clint Eastwood, was shot in several locations in Alberta, including the towns of Longview and High River. The film, which won four Academy Awards, tells the story of a retired gunslinger who is drawn back into the Wild West for one last job.
“Heartland” (2007-Present) – This popular Canadian TV show is set in the heart of Alberta and follows the lives of a family who runs a horse ranch. The show, which is shot on location in the province, showcases the stunning landscapes and rural communities of Alberta.
“Hell on Wheels” (2011-2016) – This Western drama TV show was shot in several locations in Alberta, including Calgary and Drumheller. The show takes you on a journey through the American frontier as it follows the life of a former Confederate soldier who is trying to build the transcontinental railroad.