Where was Togo filmed? Guide to all the Filming Locations

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Disney's epic adventure film Togo was filmed in the Canadian Province of Alberta.

The movie is based on the true story about the lead sled dog called Togo and his trainer Leonhard Seppala, in a desperate run to deliver serum and save the children of Nome, Alaska from 1925 Diphtheria outbreak.

Togo shooting location

The serum 700-mile run from Nome to Nenana run was the inspiration behind today’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, running over 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome every March.

Three-time Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe plays Leonhard. Julianne Nicholson (Boardwalk Empire, Mare of Easttown), plays his wife Constance Seppala.

All the dogs used in the film are from the Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours pack in Canmore. The trusty and unruly small Siberian husky Togo was played by several dogs called Hugo, Mackey, and Diesel.

Togo drehort
Director Ericson Core said that they didn't film on stage a single day. The filmmakers didn't use any green screens in the movie: They shot for real in the Cochrane area and the surrounding mountains west of Calgary.

Also, they tried to get all four seasons on camera, shooting from September until the end of winter.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Disney+ / Map


Fortress Mountain movie screenshot
Most of Togo was filmed in Fortress Mountain and other areas throughout the Kananaskis Country.

This is the same stunning landscape used in productions that stand out for their spectacular cinematography including The Revenant locations and the city in Cold Pursuit.
Image courtesy of Disney - Map


Scene shot in Nome Alaska
The scenes in the town of Nome, Alaska, were filmed in the CL Western Town and Backlot (aka CL Ranch) in Bragg Creek.

The crew built the facade of Nome's landmark St. Joseph's Church (pictured below) in the main street of the movie set.
Image courtesy of Disney and Dan Perez - CL Western Town Map


Togo Nome
This film set is a large versatile movie studio featuring 1850's to 1930's buildings, most of them with finished interiors facing mountain view.

Nome is located in the remote southern Seward Peninsula coast, near the Bering Strait. The town was born out of a gold rush. Around 1900, it was the most populous city in Alaska reaching 12,000 inhabitants.
Image courtesy of Disney - Nome Map

Ranch cabin and house movie set
The CL Ranch includes additional period settings, scattered throughout the surrounding areas. The set pictured called Honeymoon Cabin was used as the Seppala's house.

Insidethemagic.net reported that the Canadian Rockies doubled for the four Alaskan Mountain Ranges that Togo and Leonhard's journey crossed: the Seward Peninsula Mountains, the Nulato Hills, the Kuskokwim Mountains, and the Alaska Range.

A few The Call of the Wild locations were filmed in Canada. The 2020 Harrison Ford movie shares many elements of the plot with Togo.
Image courtesy of Disney and CL Western Town

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