From Hwy 1 (Trans-Canada Hwy), take Exit 161A “Bragg
Creek Rd / Hwy 22.” Go south on Hwy 22 approximately
17.4 km to the 4-way stop in Bragg Creek. (Do not follow
the “Bragg Creek West” sign.) Turn left at the
4-way stop (continue on Hwy 22) and go 3.4 km to the
“T” intersection of Hwy 22 and Hwy 66. Turn
right (west) onto Hwy 66 and go approximately 18.4 km to
the Elbow Falls Day Use Area in Bragg Creek Provincial
Park. As you enter the parking area, the site is to the
immediate right in the most upstream portion of the Area.
Take the paved path on the right just after the guard
rail, pass the gate, and turn right onto the narrower
path. Stay to the right and walk to the river past the
small picnic areas. The site is on the opposite side of
the river, across from the location where the “Sweet
Life” scene was filmed, and just a little
downstream. For pictures taken during a hike to this
location, see “Hike to ‘Sweet Life’
Riverside” in Albums. See also:
Serene and at perfect peace with nature, the men ride in
the deep, rapidly flowing water of Alberta’s Elbow
River. Unlike the other shots in the idyllic
“post-Thanksgiving montage,” this one features
the real things; doubles were not used in this scene.
The movie was filmed here in late June.
Bear in mind that the Elbow is a dynamically changing
river, one that is constantly re-sculpting its gravel
shoals and banks throughout the year. The visibility of
specific features (rocks, gravel bars, etc.) may depend
greatly on the time of year that you are here. Trees and
rock ledges may be your best indicators of the specific
movie locations in this area.
Consult with wardens and take suitable precautions in
Off-Highway Vehicle areas.