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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.

Railway Ave., Innisfree, AB, Canada
At the corner of Railway Ave. S. and 50 Ave., two blocks east of Hwy 870/53 St.
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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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