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Banff & Jasper

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Family Friendly Movies for Tweens and Teens

PG

  • Filmed in multiple locations throughout Alberta

PG

  • Principal photography took place in Canmore, Alberta, which doubled for several American towns

PG

  • Canmore, Alberta was used to film the fictional city of Tolketna, Alaska

PG-13

  • The Crew spent 4 days shooting at Fortress Mountain Resort in Kananaskis
  • The Rock got nostalgic on his Instagram stories about starting his journey in Calgary as a professional football player!

PG-13

  • Filming took place at over 10 locations throughout Alberta

PG

  • Based on the true story of the Jamaican Olympic Bobsled team at the Calgary Olympics in 1988
  • You can still see the famous Jamaican bobsled at WinSport in Calgary

PG

  • Downtown Calgary made the perfect stand in for the Metropolis skyline
  • The top of the Calgary Tower offers a chance to see Clark Kent’s perspective of where the prairies and the mountains meet

PG

  • The recognizable facade of the St. Louis Hotel in East Village can be seen

PG-13

  • The dream-within-a-dream third-level of this mind-bending film was shot in Calgary around Fortress Mountain
  • The Snow Fortress is actually Fortress Ski Resort in Kananaskis, AB

PG

  • Filmed partly in Alberta, involving a handful of communities including Nanton, Longview and Lethbridge
  • The sandstorm/baseball field scene was filmed at Seaman Stadium in Okotoks
  • Additional dust storm scenes were filmed in Fort Macleod

R-Rated Films

R

  • Shot in Kananaskis Country using only natural light
  • Director Alejandro González Iñárritu involved indigenous cultural experts in the filmmaking process

R

  • Filmed almost entirely in the Rockies of Calgary and the Calgary Metropolitan Area
  • Mount Lougheed near Canmore as well as Fortress and Moose Mountain were composed to create the main peak featured in the movie
  • Multiple camp scenes shot in Goat Creek, Upper Kananaskis Lake and Elbow Falls
  • The list doesn’t stop there – other scenes were filmed in Cowley, Fort MacLeod and Calgary, which includes Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall

R

  • Filmed in Banff National Park, the small town set was also built outside of Canmore, AB

R

  • Battle scenes were shot near Morley, west of Calgary
  • Ludlow’s ranch was set in the Ghost River Wilderness area
  • Bow River near Banff was the set for the funeral and cemetery scenes

Television Shows and Series

TV-PG

High River, in the foothills of Southern Alberta, is filled with streetscapes and locations as the Home of Heartland.

TV-14

  • Direwolf, Ghost, was an Alertan wolf  called Quigley with some of his scenes being filmed in Calgary
  • Arya Stark and the wolves filmed several scenes in Banff

R

  • All three seasons were filmed in and around Calgary
  • In the pilot episode, you can see places like Inglewood Pizza

RVs on Screen

Ultimate Road Trip Playlists

We’ve curated a handful of Spotify playlists to pair perfectly with your travels!

Gear We Love

Charcoal Grill

Consider searching this out at your destination. A grill makes for a full camping experience!

Charcoal Chimney

This helps you get the charcoals going!

Propane Grill

If you don’t love charcoal, spend a little extra for a propane grill. Don’t forget to pick up propane once you arrive!

Propane Grill

A more affordable propane grill option that would work well for your trip. Don’t forget to pick up propane once you arrive!

Smore Sticks

These are a must have for campfire nights! You can roast hot dogs and marshmallows all night long on these!

Walkie Talkies

These are great for exploring. Give one to your kids (make sure you test it first). Then off they go!

Fairy Lights

Bring some of these solar or battery-powered lights and hang them around your campsite…instant style for the environment!

Glow Sticks

If you can find the set with connectors and headbands, you can make all sorts of wearable glow items – it will be easier to find each other at night!

Wint-O-Green Lifesavers

These are a must. Get a fresh pack, wait for night time around the campfire. Pop one in your mouth and crunch/grind it with your mouth open. You are in for a surprise! Trust us 🙂

Magnetic Hooks

Put them on the back bumper – and hang bathing suits to dry. Just remember to bring them in before you drive away!

Disposable Camera

Consider for younger children, especially if they don’t have a phone yet.

Wet Wipes

Very handy.

Hanging Toiletry Bag

Save space in the RV bathroom.

Grill Gloves

To move the hot grill off the table when you are done grilling.

Dump Gloves

Keep hands clean during this task!

Disposable/Compostable Dishware/Utensils

Save on dishwashing and water.

AC Inverter

You can use this to charge your phone or run low-power devices on household (AC) current without running the generator or plugging into shore power. (More on all of that in your Adventure Kit!)

Meat Thermometer

Make sure your meat is cooked through on the grill!

Games For in the RV

Campsite Games