Where was Polar filmed? The Triple Oak Town in Montana Filming Location

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Polar is a neo-noir action thriller based upon the 2013 graphic novel by Victor Santos Polar: Came From the Cold.

The main thread of the plot is a bit like Keanu Reeves' films of John Wick: Duncan Vizla, also known as The Black Kaiser, is a former hitman forced out of retirement after someone tries to kill him.

Polar was filmed in and around Toronto. An important section of this Netflix production is set in the fictional town of Triple Oak, Montana.

Where was Polar filmed

Duncan is a kind of one-man-army style superhero, who will have to face a gang of younger assassins.

If the style of the movie feels a bit like a video clip, maybe it is because Swedish director Jonas Ã…kerlund is specialized in filming music videos (from Madonna to U2, Lady Gaga, or The Rolling Stones).

The cast features Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, Doctor Strange, Rogue One), Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings), and Matt Lucas (Little Britain, Alice in Wonderland).

Welcome to Triple Oak and our spoiler-free guide to the filming locations of Polar:

The company castle
The Damocles Enterprises headquarters was filmed in the Gothic revival style house Casa Loma in Toronto.

As you can check in the image, the visual effects team digitally surrounded the 19th-century manor with a set of buildings and added and removed some architectural elements to the ensemble.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Netflix and Karim Rezk - Map

Polar Church location
The funeral scene at the beginning of the movie was filmed in the Cathedral Church of St. James in Downtown Toronto.
Images courtesy of Netflix - Map

Scenes in downtown Toronto
Polar was filmed in the Cinespace Studios in Toronto. A shoot for a nightmarish scene was set near The Omni King Edward Hotel in King Street W (pictured).
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps

Triple Oak Montana
The Triple Oak town was filmed in the little village of Orono, east of Toronto.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps

Polar movie house lake
According to Canadian actor Robert Maillet (who plays helicopter pilot and killer Karl), the cabin in the woods by a lake was filmed outside Toronto. This location was also used in the Reacher series set in Margrave GA.

Maillet also commented that the crew had to use artificial snow due to low snowfall levels.

We reckon that sections of this image (like the mountains in the background) were added using CGI. The neighboring Camille's house is the same used in the Hannibal series, season 3.
Image courtesy of Netflix

The soviet Hotel
The Minsk Plaza hotel in Belarus is the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

The hall (with the clock) and the interior scenes were also shot there.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps

Polar Drehort
The abandoned factory, where one of the last scenes takes place, was filmed in the old Hearn Power Generating Station in Port Lands.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

Polar cabin house location
Can you help to improve this article about the filming locations of Polar? To complete and correct this report, any feedback, info, or images that you may have are more than welcome, thank you!

Netflix recently added a new cinematographic fictional place to the invented list of locations: Turgistan from the movie 6 Underground.

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  1. I was wondering where is the house in the opening scene shoot at?

  2. The location for the cabins and lake are said, under the photos, to be outside of Toronto. That's pretty "far outside" Toronto....like the Grande Tetons, or somewhere with rugged mountains in the background. There's nothing like those mountain peaks in a hundred plus miles of Toronto.
    Please try again to correctly tell the site of the cabins.

    1. Sorry, we just added a few more details about this location. We are pretty sure that the mountains in the background were altered using some digital effects, and that's why it's quite hard to find the exact location of the lake and the cabins.

    2. According to the article, the mountains are CGI - they were added to the set location during post production

    3. Btw... The cabin is remote and privately owned. It's Location is not disclosed to prevent randos from dropping in

    4. Yep, we reckon that it's better not to publish the cabin's location

  3. Where was the trailer park scene shot at?

    1. Which trailer park scene? More details, please.

  4. Curious if the house in the opening scenes is the same location as Will Graham’s house in Hannibal (after he gets married)?

    1. That's what I thought, too, especially the house the neighbor lives in with the porch that can be crawled under (such as when the wife and stepson hide under there from Dolarhyde).

    2. It is exactly the same cabin.

      Compare Hannibal Season 3 Episode 8 when Jack Crawford visits will at the cabin, and when Duncan in Polar is searching for Camille after the junkie in the motel scene.

    3. Thank you guys, definitely it is the same place. Located somewhere in Ontario...

    4. It was also used in the show "In the Dark".

    5. Camille's house was also used in the Umbrella Academy TV Series for Leonard Peabody's house.

  5. Yep, friends it drove me nutz trying to locate spectacular mountain vista behind the cabin on the lake...the backgrounds apparently co-located by computer activities certainly gave a
    dream quality to a very harsh, revealing element of humans. The scenic choices and assembly of natural beauty was such a contrast and did expand such, the actors on stage personalities.

  6. The chick's cabin is also used in the new series...Umbrella Academy...ep 8

  7. Hello! My name is John Daniel Montano, you can find me on Facebook. I don't have an account there.


    I was curious if the Miami scene and the other places the A-team checks were also filmed in Canada. Just very curious thank you.

  8. Pretty sure house in opening sequence is Deadmau5's

    1. Hey guys, we checked this location. Deadmau5 house looks very similar to the one used in Polar, but it's not the same one.

    2. It is his, he even said it himself.

  9. That would be Minsk, with an "n", not Misk

  10. The bar scene with Richard Dreyfuss that is said to be Detroit, is the Green Pepper Room in Hamilton, ON.

  11. For all the " Ontario" talk and yes, Toronto is famous for films. Drew Barrymore did one in Uxbridge Ont. Anyway, unless I'm blind, Ten minutes in is an Ariel shot of Seattle with the Seahawks stadium clearly seen.


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