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Movies Filmed In Canada

Updated on September 12, 2017

1. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Jack(Jake Gyllenhaal)&(Ennis) Heath Ledger
Jack(Jake Gyllenhaal)&(Ennis) Heath Ledger

The movie tells the story of two cowboys, Jack and Ennis. Who have a drunken night together, even though the relationship is forbidden. They try to move on but end up having a secret affair. They suffer in this turmoil together for years, until tragedy strikes.

Setting

The story itself was set in Wyoming, USA.

Filming Location

The Canadian Rockies
The Canadian Rockies

Production costs in the United States are much higher than in countries such as Canada.

Because of this the nearly the entire movie was filmed in the Canadian Rockies and was passed off in the movie as Wyoming.

2. Titanic (1997)

Jack(Leonardo DiCaprio) & Rose(Kate Winslet)
Jack(Leonardo DiCaprio) & Rose(Kate Winslet)

Known to the world as one of the highest grossed films of all time. Titanic tell's the story of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, which sunk in the Atlantic Ocean in 1912.

To make the movie popular by a younger generation, they added a fictional yet tragic love story between a first class passenger and a third class passenger who only was able to even board the Titanic, after winning a very unlucky hand in a poker game.

Setting

The film was set in England, the Atlantic Ocean and ended in New York City.

Filming Location

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Halifax, Nova Scotia

When the real Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean, the city of Halifax, was the closet port. Survivors were transported here before boarding another ship to New York City.

James Cameron, brought his cast and crew to the city of Halifax and once again, the city would pay an important role in the famous ships history.

3. Twilight Sega (2009-2012)

The Cullen Family, as of 2012
The Cullen Family, as of 2012

Love it or hate it, the Twilight Sega has become one of the most popular movies of all time.

This series of five movies, tells the story of an awkward and clumsy teenaged girl, named Bella who ends up falling in love with a 17-year-old vampire, who at first wants to kill her but fights past it and ends up loving her in return. During the relationship, many threats come for Bella and the Cullens, that eventually lead to Bella joining them in immortality, but a new threat endangers the entire family, and even close friends.

Setting

The story is set in the State of Washington, (Mainly the small town of Forks) at times Port Angles, and Seattle has also popped up in the story. Even fewer times, Vancouver, Canada has been mentioned to note its close location to Forks.

Filming Location

Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, BC
Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, BC

Most of the filming locations, especially for the last four movies happened in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. This included David Fraser Secondary School, which was Forks High School in the movies.

4. The Incredible Hulk (2008)

The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk

Thunderbolt Ross, meets with Dr. Bruce Banner about an experiment to make humans immune to gamma radiation.

When the experiment goes wrong, Banner is exposed to gamma radiation, which causes him to transform into the Hulk for brief moments anytime his heart rate reaches 200.

Setting

The movie is mainly set in New York City but includes other locations in the United States.

Filming Location

Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario

Due to high production costs in the United States, the city of Toronto was the best choice of substitution for New York City.

5. Silent Hill (2006)

Silent Hill
Silent Hill

Based on the video game of the same name.

Sharon Da Silva is haunted by dreams every nightmares every night, about a desolate town called, "Sillent Hill". Desperate to find answers Rose and Sharon go on the road and as they are pursued by a police officer their car crashes. Rose wakes to find Sharon missing. Leaving her no choice but to search through the creepy, foggy, ash blanketed town for her daughter, but what Rose finds is much worse.

Setting

The story is set in Toluca County, West Virgina.

Film Location

Various Locations In Canada
Various Locations In Canada

Not much of the movie was filmed in the United States. In Fact, filming locations for Silent Hill were:

  • Brantford, Ontario
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • St. George, New Brunswick (School)
  • 1119 Sewells Road, Toronto Ontario (Road to Silent Hill)
  • Toronto Film Studios
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Alma College, St. Thomas, Ontario
  • Burford Township, Ontario
  • Farewell Studios, Oshawa, Ontario

6. Cool Runnings (1993)

Cool Runnings
Cool Runnings

Four Jamaicans dream of competing in the Winter Olympics, as bobsledders. Even though they have never even seen snow before. Teaming up with a former champion, desperate to redeem himself, they set out to achieve the impossible dream!

Based on true events.

Setting

The story is set iin both Jamaica and Calgary.

Film Locations

Calgary, Alberta
Calgary, Alberta

Staying true to the original story, a great portion of the movie is filmed in Calgary, Alberta.

7. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

The Day After Tomorrow
The Day After Tomorrow

After a Superstorm develops and causes catastrophic disasters around the world. Climatologist, Jack Hall and his crew travel on foot from Philadelphia to New York. An attempt to save Jack's son Sam, and a group of survivors, before they freeze to death in the blistering cold.

Setting

Mainly Philadelphia and New York.

Film Locations

Multiple Locations
Multiple Locations

The movie was filmed in both Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec.

Aside from Canada and the United States, The Day After Tomorrow was also filmed at other locations around the world. These locations included:

  • Tokyo
  • Hawaii
  • Scottland

8. The 4th Floor (1999)

The 4th Floor
The 4th Floor

When a woman inherits a rent controlled apartment, one of her neighbors puts thecreep in stalker, when they terrorize her.

Setting

The movie was based primarily in New York City

Film Locations

King St. Saint John, New Brunswick, The 4th Floor
King St. Saint John, New Brunswick, The 4th Floor

To cut back on costs, filming was split between New York City, and Saint John New Brunswick.

9. Still Mine (2012)

Still Mine
Still Mine

An elderly couple, with a strong spirit and determination to build a smaller house on their own land, end up fighting local authorities attempting to stop them, in Rural New Brunswick.

Setting

The story is set in St. Martins, New Brunswick

Filming Locations

Various locations within Canada
Various locations within Canada

Filming for Still Mine stayed within the country at the following locations:

  • Saint John, New Brunswick
  • Port Loring, Ontario
  • St. Martins, Canada
  • North Bay, Ontario
  • Golden Valley, Ontario

10. Blue Hill Avenue (2001)

Blue Hill Avenue
Blue Hill Avenue

A boy from a good middle class home, gets pulled into the world of drugs and crime at a young age.

Years later and unable to walk away, he finds himself in a whole lot of trouble and its either, kill or be killed.

Setting

The story is set in Boston, Mass.

Filming Locations

Saint John High School, Saint John New Brunswick
Saint John High School, Saint John New Brunswick

Because of costs, filming was split between Boston and Saint John, New Brunswick.

Locations included, Saint John High School, most of the South End neighborhood, and a Water Street warehouse.

A lot of the "extras" and playground kids in the movie were local kids who attended Saint John High.

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