Where was Let Him Go filmed? The House & ALL the Filming Locations

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This rustic thriller starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane is set in Montana and North Dakota

However, Let Him Go was entirely filmed in the Canadian province of Alberta.

Cast Kevin Costner and Diane Lane

Following the loss of their son, a retired sheriff and his wife, George and Margaret Blackledge are desperate to find their grandson after he disappears with their daughter-in-law.

On a quest that led them across state lines, they will have to take desperate measures to rescue the child from his off-the-grid family captors.

Welcome to our spoiler-free guide to the filming locations of Let Him Go:

Let Him Go Locations

Dalton Montana
The apartment where Lorna (Kayli Carter) lives with Donnie Weboy (Will Brittain) in Dalton at the beginning of the movie is the 1906 JC Edgar Building, at 2422 3rd Avenue at 25th Street in Fort MacLeod.

This is the same location featured in the 2005 film Brokeback Mountain.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
  Image courtesy of Focus Features - Map


On location in Drumheller
Local media reported that the Riverside Value Drug Mart in Drumheller became the Red Owl Food store.

Fun fact: Diane Lane and Kevin Costner repeat as a couple after they played Clark Kent's Earth parents in 2013s Man of Steel.
Image courtesy of Focus Features and Google Maps


 
Bentrock North Dakota
Fort MacLeod is also doubling as Bentrock, where George and Margaret make a first stop in the sheriff's local office. They have lunch at Johnny's Restaurant.

Fort MacLeod has a remarkable concentration of historic buildings that makes it ideal for shooting period films.

In a production video, location manager Elsel Hilchie says that the liquor store is actually a hardware store with false walls to cover the real counter.
Image courtesy of Focus Features - Maps: Restaurant / Store


Let Him Go house
The Weboy family farmhouse is a private property of Albertina Farming in High River, a town located about 40 miles south of Calgary.

The farm has already been featured as a filming location several times before.


 
Let Him Go Locations
A lot of the scenery and the vast landscapes that the couple go through on the way to North Dakota are located in the gorgeous Drumheller Badlands and the Red Deer River valley area.
Image courtesy of Focus Features - Map


Moon Wink Motel
The Moon Wink Motel is the Badlands Motel in Drumheller. The price of a simple but cozy double room ranges from US$66 to US$97.

The motel is perfectly located if you are in the area visiting the Dinosaur Trail; The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology hosts Canada's largest collection of dinosaur fossils.
Image courtesy of Focus Features and Google Maps


Ressler Restaurant drehorte
According to local news website Mountain View Today, the interior of one of the restaurants that appear in the movie was shot at JD's Restaurant and Pizza in Didsbury
Image courtesy of Focus Features - Map


Let Him Go farm
At the moment there's not much information about the location of the Blackledge ranch.

With the green and white colors, the farm looks a bit like the Chief Joseph Ranch from the popular Kevin Costner series, Yellowstone. However, as far as we know, the crew didn't cross the border to shoot these scenes of Let Him Go in Montana.

Some scenes were filmed in the CL Western Town and Backlot (aka CL Ranch) located in Bragg Creek, west of the city of Calgary. This film set is a large versatile movie studio featuring 1850s to 1930s buildings.

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7 comments:

1- Anonymous - Jan 1, 2023, 3:43 PM
Love seeing Alberta heritage used in movies of today. Good job to the film setting crew and locations finder. I have traveled through these towns and recognized them individually as they appeared.

2- Anonymous - Jan 2, 2023, 10:03 AM
So, I'm not sure I understand. I keep reading about how this movie was shot in Calgary, yet not one location here was shot in Calgary. Was it shot in Calgary or not?

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   3- Ra Moon - Jan 2, 2023, 10:10 AM
   The movie was filmed in Alberta, around the city of Calgary, not in Calgary.

4- Anonymous - Jan 3, 2023, 7:51 PM
There is a shot filmed in Ogden, Alberta, at my grandfather's home.

5- Anonymous - Jan 6, 2023, 11:03 AM
The House was built by my Dad one board at a time where I and my sister grew up in the late 1930's early 1940s.

6- Anonymous - Jan 7, 2023, 8:29 PM
Fort McLeod and Drumheller Alberta. The Badlands. Not Calgary. It's two hours away.

7- Anonymous - Jan 11, 2023, 7:12 PM
When it is referred to as being "shot in Calgary" that usually means the filming base was in Calgary, but the actual filming was set out to various location shoots around the base offices of Calgary. Crew and actors usually stay in Calgary and then are transported out to filming sights!


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