When Superman’s production team turned attentions to creating an idyllic setting for Smallville, Clark Kent’s childhood home, they discovered their on-screen heartland in Alberta. The village of Barons (2011 population: 315 residents) hosted the high school football scenes, while the Kent family’s homestead was rooted in another small hamlet, Blackie, Alberta.
3. The Grey (2012)
Exposed to extreme winter weather, and the ever-present threat of prowling grey wolves, survivors of an Alaskan plane crash must find the will to outlast the dangerous elements that threaten their existence. Star Liam Neeson spent 40 days filming in this location that was masquerading as America’s 49th state…
Canada’s cinematic flexibility strikes again! Posing as Alaska, Smithers, B.C. was the real setting for this $25-million dollar flick. Over 80 extras from the town were featured in the movie, along with Smithers Region.