With the craggy peaks of the Rocky Mountains on the horizon and legit ranching country minutes from the city limits, it’s no wonder so many iconic films and TV series have been filmed in and around Calgary.
Take Heartland, for example. It’s a series that follows the highs and lows of a ranching family, and is now one of the CBC’s longest running TV shows. Heartland is filmed not only on a studio set in Calgary, but at several venues less than an hour’s drive away. If you’re a fan of this family drama, it’s a cinch to follow in your favourite character’s footsteps.
Here’s a self-guided tour that’s easily done as a day trip from Calgary.