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Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies
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    Rocky 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 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.

  • Rocky Mountain Express will propel your students 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. Discover some of the most beautiful and rugged landscapes on Earth and the heroic human drama and epic engineering that shaped the continent and a country.


    This film is available in French - Description:
    Montez à bord de la locomotive à vapeur Canadian Pacific 2816 et partez pour un voyage à travers le temps et les paysages à couper le souffle des Rocheuses canadiennes. Le long des rails, défile l’aventure épique de la construction du premier chemin de fer transcontinental du pays.

    Entre les profonds canyons et les cols escarpés, l’héroïsme des pionniers du rail et les panoramas merveilleux vous couperons le souffle!

    Best Curriculum Fit

    Grade 3

    • Topic B: Building with a Variety of Materials
    • Topic C: Testing Materials & Designs
    • Social Studies - Connecting with the World

    Grade 4

    • Topic B: Wheels & Levers
    • Topic C: Building Devices & Vehicles That Move
    • Social Studies - Alberta: The Land, Histories & Stories

    Grade 5

    • Social Studies - Canada: The Land, Histories & Stories

    Grade 6

    • Social Studies - Democracy: Action & Participation

    Grade 7

    • Unit D: Structures & Forces

    Grade 7

    • Social Studies - Canada: Origins, Histories & Movement of People

    Grade 8

    • Unit D: Mechanical Systems

    Grade 9

    • Social Studies - Canada: Opportunities & Challenges
    • Social 20
    • Perspectives on Nationalism
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All Ages

Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, High school

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G

45 minutes

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IMAX Theatre

All Ages

Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, High school

Additional Ticket Required

G

45 minutes

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