The Revenant

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The Plot

Set in the uncharted wilderness of Alberta, Canada in 1823, The Revenant is the legendary tale of a grief-stricken dad desperate for revenge on the man who betrayed him. This spectacular film showcases the breadth of landscape that Canada has to offer.

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Filming Locations

Canada and Argentina

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Landmarks and Locations

  • Kananaskis Country, Alberta
  • Bow Valley, Alberta
  • Fortress Mountain, Alberta
  • Drumheller, Alberta
  • Squamish, British Colombia
  • Rio Olivia, Argentina
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Why You Should Visit

The Revenant is probably best known for two things: being one of the most challenging movies to film and the movie that finally gave Leonardo DiCaprio his first Oscar. As well as this, the Canadian backdrop stole the limelight in some of the scenes – they’re certainly worth a visit to explore the stunning scenery.

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  • Did You Know?

    Nominated for 12 Academy Awards, The Revenant won three, including Best Actor .

  • Did You Know?

    DiCaprio, a vegetarian, forced himself to eat raw bison liver for the role.

  • Did You Know?

    When filming, temperatures rarely made it above -30C.

  • Did You Know?

    Due to delays in filming, the snow began to melt in Canada before the movie wrapped and so they relocated the production to Argentina, where there were similar conditions.

  • Did You Know?

    You can relive the route that Glass (DiCaprio) took through desolate wilderness – avoiding bears, of course.