Rocky Mountain Express*

Rocky Mountain Express*


Runtime: 45 minutes

Rating: G


Winner of Best Film (Giant Screen Cinema Association 2012)

Winner of Best Cinematography (Giant Screen Cinema Association 2012)

Film Trailer

IMAX Theatre Seating Chart

*This IMAX film is available in French for School Program bookings

Celebrating Canada's 150 with daily showings of the award winning film, Rocky Mountain Express.

Rockey Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and relates the epic adventure of building the nation’s first transcontinental railway.

Filmed in Alberta and B.C., the film tells the story of the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) which ranks among the greatest engineering feats in history. Spanning thousands of miles and some of the world’s greatest natural barriers, this grand project drew together far flung communities isolated in the wilderness and helped shape a new nation.

The 45-minute IMAX film retraces the original route aboard the majestic steam engine 2816. The film weaves together spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography, breathtaking vistas of the west, archival images and maps and the potent energy and rhythms of a live steam locomotive to immerse audiences in a an era of remarkable ingenuity and struggle and a region of stunning natural beauty.

See the mountains and experience our history like never before in this amazing film. Ride the rails along deep river canyons and over high mountain passes. Discover some of the most beautiful and rugged landscapes on earth and the heroic human drama and epic engineering that shaped a continent.

*This IMAX film is available in French for School Program bookings.

Admission Rates!

Pulsar Day 

*Includes Science Centre Admission & 1 IMAX film


Adult (18+)$27.95
Child (3-12)$19.95
Youth (13-17), Student with I.D.$23.95
Senior (65+)$23.95
Family (2 adults + 4 children/youths)$125.95

*Science Centre Admission same-day access to all Exhibit Galleries, planetarium shows & science demonstrations. 


*Includes 1 IMAX film


Adult (18+)$13.95
Child (3-12)$9.50
Youth (13-17), Student with I.D.$11.95
Senior (65+)$11.95
Family (2 adults + 4 children/youths)$54.95

Member Rates

Science Centre Only 

1 IMAX film

Adult (18+)FREE$6.98
Child (3-12)FREE$4.75
Youth (13-17), Student with ID, Senior (65+)FREE$5.98
Senior (65+)FREE$5.98
Pricing subject to change without notice.