Cold Pursuit City Filming Locations: Welcome to Kehoe, Colorado

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). Here is a spoiler-free report including some of the most interesting 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direction of the park didn't liked the fact that one of the bad guys is an Indigenous gang boss, and the filming permit was revoked.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Cold Pursuit mountain
The Open Road company facilities where Nels work 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 and at the Cranbrook Airport.
Image courtesy of Jasperdo - Map


Cold Pursuit bar
The Blizzard bar is The Bourbon pub at 50 West Cordova Street in the city of Vancouver.
Image courtesy of Summit Entertainment and Google Maps


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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Cold Pursuit hotel
The restaurant foyer of the Empress Hotel, located in the city of Victoria (Vancouver island), doubled as Kehoe's Chateu Montclair Resort. Image courtesy of Summit Entertainment and Norman Maddeaux - 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). Image courtesy of Summit Entertainment and Mike - Map


Hard Powder drehort
Also according to Whatsfilming.ca some more Cold Pursuit shooting locations include the Former Canada Post Building, a private residence in the British Properties neighbourhood and Lord Byng Secondary School (the High School of Riverdale series). Image courtesy of Summit Entertainment


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12 comments

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

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  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 :)

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

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

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    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.

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

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  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.

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

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  7. Very ..Fargoesque. Thumbs up.

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

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