Innisfree, Alberta, Canada: Ernie the Cut Bank Penguin

A downsized reproduction of the 27-foot-tall penguin statue in Cut Bank, Montana. Built by a Hollywood crew for the film, "Cut Bank," which was filmed here in 2013.

Address:
Railway Ave., Innisfree, AB, Canada
Directions:
At the corner of Railway Ave. S. and 50 Ave., two blocks east of Hwy 870/53 St.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Cut Bank Penguin replica.

Ernie the Cut Bank Penguin

The murder mystery movie "Cut Bank" (2014) is set in its namesake Montana town... but a $2,500,000 grant from the Edmonton Film Commission lured the producers about 500 kilometers north of the border, where the small village of Innisfree was turned into a semi-faithful copy of the U.S. town.

The film crew is long gone, but the replica they built of Cut Bank's solitary roadside attraction will be in Innisfree forever.

[Alex McPhee, 10/07/2016]

Cut Bank, "Coldest Spot in the Nation," is known to roadsiders for its 27-foot-tall penguin statue. Other Cut Bank mementos left in Innisfree are a Hollywood-enhanced "Cut Bank Sheriff's Station" and "Steely's Garage."


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