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Ranching & Cowboy Heritage

Thompson-Nicola’s ranches and ranching heritage continue to provide movie locations for feature films, television episodes and commercials.

A condensed ftp site dedicated to western-like areas in the Thompson-Nicola region is

MOVIE SETS as Film Locations

Deadman Junction on TransCanada Hwy 1 between Cache Creek and Kamloops



HISTORIC RANCHES as Film Locations

 The Thompson-Nicola has historic ranches such as

Historic Hat Creek Ranch

WORKING RANCHES as Film Locations

As well, rustic ranches, modern ranches, and equestrian centres pepper the landscape and are situated within a stone’s throw from small towns and city infrastructure.

Rent Lasse Hallström’s "An Unfinished Life" starring Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman and Jennifer Lopez, filmed at Indian Gardens Ranch.

Rent Michael Damien’s Flicka 2 starring Clint Black, Patrick Warburton and Tammin Sursok filmed at Spiyu7ullucw (speel-yook) Ranch, formerly Harper Ranch.

Spiyu7ullucw Ranch formerly Harper Ranch

Big Bar - OK Ranch


RANGELANDS as Film Locations

The Thompson-Nicola ranchlands provide pristine views of grasslands, small lakes, forests and desolate landscapes. Additional pictures can be found at  and .

Douglas Lake Ranch - The Home Ranch

Frolek Ranchlands



Guest and Dude Ranches have provided film locations, and stood as backdrops for numerous commercial and still shoots in campaigns for JC Penny, Toyota, Hyundai, Chevy Silverado and Ford 150, to name just a few. Cowboy Country TV featured many Thompson-Nicola ranches throughout their seven seasons such as Indian Garden Ranch, Quilchena Ranch with its historic hotel, Big Bar Guest Ranch, Little Beaver Guest Ranch and 7 Half Diamond Ranch.

Echo Valley Ranch

Big Bar Guest Ranch

Guest and dude ranches in Thompson-Nicola region are:


BUFFALO RANCHES as Film Locations

HORSE RACETRACKS as Film Locations

RODEO & FAIR GROUNDS as Film Locations

Location files available through Thompson-Nicola Film Commission. Also, refer to “Locations” section of our web site.

Skeetchestn Rodeo

North Thompson Fair Grounds

Clinton Rodeo


  • Association of Film Commisioners International