Welcome to Kehoe, Colorado: The Cold Pursuit City Filming Locations

Where was Cold Pursuit filmed
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Originally titled Hard Powder, this story of revenge is based upon the 2014 Norwegian black comedy In Order of Disappearance (Kraftidioten). Liam Neeson plays Nels Coxman, a snowplow driver whose son appears to have died of overdose. Nels will try to find the truth, looking for a drug lord called Viking, played by Tom Bateman (Murder on the Orient Express, Snatched). Viking's men will be disappearing one after another in strange circumstances at the hands of the badass vigilante. The main cast is completed by Laura Dern performing his wife (Big Little Lies, Twin Peaks), and Emmy Rossum is Kim, the local detective (Shameless, The Phantom of the Opera).

Although this production is set in Kehoe, Colorado, Cold Pursuit was filmed in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia (Canada). These are the spoiler-free filming locations of the movie:

Where was Cold Pursuit filmed?

Cold Pursuit location
The great snowed outdoors pictured in the film are from the Kananaskis Valley in the Canadian Rockies. The graveyard is situated under the Fortress mountain (left) and Gusty Peak (on the right). The filmmakers had planned to shot in Banff National Park, but the direction of the park didn't like the fact that one of the bad guys is an Indigenous gang boss, so the filming permit was revoked.
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Cold Pursuit mountain
The Open Road company facilities where Nels works are located very close from the Fortress Mountain Resort ski area lodge. Image courtesy of Summit Entertainment - Map

Cold Pursuit town
Cold Pursuit is set in the fictional town of Kehoe, Colorado. The cute village of Fernie (BC) doubled as Kehoe. According to Tourismfernie.com, the movie was also filmed at Fernie Alpine Resort.
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Kehoe Airport
The Kehoe Airport was set in the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook.
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Cold Pursuit mansion
The cartel's leader three-story glass mansion is the Eppich House II, designed in 1988 by one of Canada’s most famous architects, Arthur Erickson. This luxurious property, priced at $16.8m, is located at 1056 Groveland Road in British Properties (West Vancouver). Images courtesy of Summit Entertainment - Map

Kehoe Alaska
The Blizzard bar is The Bourbon pub at 50 West Cordova Street in the city of Vancouver.
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Cold Pursuit house
The Waterfall Building (at 1540 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver) served as the morgue. This location was also featured in Netflix hit series Altered Carbon. The members of the drug cartel leave Nels's son body in the Olympic Village Square, near 'The Birds' sculptures. Image courtesy of Summit Entertainment and Patrick Lauke - Map

Cold Pursuit film location
Lisa's Bridal Salon in New Westminster was used to host a short action scene.
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Hard Powder drehort
The exteriors of Kehoe's Chateu Montclair Resort were CGI'd and are inspired by the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel in Alberta. Image courtesy of Summit Entertainment and Canadianhockey91 - Map

Grand Hotel The Empress
The interiors of the resort complex were filmed in the The Empress, a magnificent historical grand hotel located in the city of Victoria (Vancouver island). Image courtesy of Summit Entertainment and Timothy Wildey - Map

Where is Cold Pursuit set
Mountainous scenery was added digitally to the background of the colorful and striking City Centre Motor Hotel on Main Street (Vancouver). Also according to Whatsfilming.ca, some more Cold Pursuit shooting locations include the Former Canada Post Building and Lord Byng Secondary School (the High School of Riverdale) series. Image courtesy of Summit Entertainment and Mike - Map

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  1. Amazing pictures! British Columbia, Canadá, Vancouver, very nice!!!

  2. Thanks for sharing all this information, I was wondering where this movie was shot! Great work :)

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    1. No it was a made up name but based on a town called Fernie. Fernie is a city in the Elk Valley area of the East Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia. Check out the images on Google :)

  4. I'm wondering about the location of the waterfall where the bodies are thrown off. Does anyone know that?

    1. Hi Dan, it looks like the waterfall doesn't exist. I reckon it was done with CGI.

    2. Duh,,,,it's on the top of a mountain in the winter,,,,there's no such thing that exists. I live in the Rockies and there's so much of this film which is inaccurate, geographically speaking, but I did enjoy the film regardless if it's flaws.

  5. Great location.....amazing Neesam....

  6. Great scenery. The movie was horrible. Teri let plot. Bad acting and the hokey and corny depiction of the cross and names every time someone died was ridiculous. Almost comedic for a movie where a mans son died and his quest was seeking revenge.

    1. You apparently missed the part about it being Black Comedy. Agreed the acting wasn't much, but it was funny and entertaining.

  7. Very ..Fargoesque. Thumbs up.

  8. This is a cool article. I love that you connected to the maps!

  9. To me 🥶 Cold Pursuit is the perfect revenge movie. Simple story line, good guys win, choosing the right road matters, bad guys pay. Whimsical. Tongue in cheek. Not too much gore. Humorous in the right places. Not too many words. The road less taken. Lots of snow. Even the score says it all. This movie should have five 🌟✨⭐️💫💥 The scenery and locations were inspirational.

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    1. Yes! That was the only location I really wanted to know lol

  11. RA are you sure the 'outside' shot of the "Chateu Montclair Resort" is not really based on "Chateau Lake Louise" in Banff National Park ? The turrets and top row of rooms colour are a dead ringer if you look at stills... CGI merge of locations a la Fargo ?

    1. Awesome! Thanks a lot for finding this, updated!

  12. I want to know more about Nels house


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