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.