Overview

Nestled between the Rocky Mountains and plains, Alberta revels in a rich range of spectacular, diverse scenery for moviemaking. Thriving city centres are a short drive from ice-capped mountains, endless fields, lush river valleys and arid prehistoric badlands.

Major film projects have taken advantage of Alberta's expert crews and also the incredible range of diverse locations Alberta provides for any type of movie project. Alberta offers locations that can depict an array of time periods, landscapes and buildings including dusty western trails, frozen arctic tundra, graffiti scarred inner-city battlegrounds and war-torn deserts.

Alberta also offers a multitude of standing sets, including western town sites, post-production facilities and the new state-of-the-art Calgary Film Centre. The new film centre features three acoustically-sealed sound stages totalling 50,000 square feet as well as an additional 15,000 square feet of workshop and production support areas. Whatever your production needs, Alberta has it covered.

For more information about Alberta locations or if you are interested in having your property used as a filming location, contact Alberta Film.

Locations Library

Search our Locations Library to see the many locations Alberta has to offer.

Browse the Locations Library

For more information about Alberta locations, contact Alberta Film.

"The locations really shaped the feeling of the film. It's as much a character as the people in the film. We really enjoyed it there."

-Brad Pitt, Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Toronto Star September 11, 2007

Locations submission

If you are interested in having your property used as a filming location:

Submit a location

Scouting services

Nowhere else in the world will you discover such diverse locations within such close proximity. You can see them in the Locations Library or send us your script and we will prepare a detailed location package for you. Our office, in association with the Calgary Film Commission and the Edmonton Screen Industries Office, will assist you with scouting locations for your production.

For more information, contact Alberta Film.

Location permits

For all general permitting questions or requests, contact Alberta Film.

Alberta provincial parks

For information about getting permits in Alberta provincial parks, see the Alberta Parks website.

City contacts

City of Calgary
Calgary Economic Development
Toll Free: 1-888-222-5855
Phone: 403-221-7829
Email: [email protected]
Website

City of Edmonton
City of Edmonton Filming Liaison
Phone: 780-944-7740
Email: [email protected]
Website

National Parks

For information about filming in the following national parks, read federal guidelines for commercial film and photography.

Banff
Email: [email protected]

Jasper
Email: [email protected]

Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay
Email: [email protected]

Waterton Lakes
Email: [email protected]

Contact information

Alberta Film Commissioner

See more contact options