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Hello!

I'm new here, this is just my second post, and to be honest I'm still not sure about how this works! I wanted to add a new post not to interrupt you, but I've found out that this is not possible, so I'm writing here hoping it is the right place...

I have a big doubt related with the CAMPSITES. The thing is, I've seen the movie hundreds of times and always thought there was just one campsite. But now, reading messages of people who have visited the movie locations, they mention CAMPSITE 1 and CAMPSITE 2. Where they two different locations just for shooting reasons? or were there actually 2 different campsites, meaning they moved to a different place in the movie? I think in the short story, moving to another camp happens once, but I've never noticed that while watching the movie. Always convinced it all happens in the same place when Jack and Ennis are together.

Thank you so much, I'd really appreciate your help!

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Hello haizea!

I'm one of the moderators here on the forum.  If you have any questions about where to post something, you can feel free to send me a PM to ask them, and I'll help you the best that I can.  However, you do have to have 5 posts on the forum before you can send a message.

Regarding Campsite 1 and Campsite 2, here is what I can tell you.


Campsite #1 is located at Hwy 66, Canyon Creek.   Some of the scenes shot there are where Jack is carrying two buckets of water from a creek, where Jack tells Ennis "no more beans", the first real conversation that Jack and Ennis have (Jack talks about being in the rodeo, Ennis says "rodeo cowboys are fuck-ups".

Campsite #2 is located at Hwy 742, Goat Creek.   Some of the scenes shot there are the harmonica scene, the morning after "first night in tent".


I got this information from a website called "Finding Brokeback", where they list the instructions to all the location sites.

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Thanks for your help! I appreciate it.
I read what you say in some locations sites, however my doubt is whether there are 2 places for shooting reasons or because they were supposed to be in two different campistes in the movie.

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Thanks for your help! I appreciate it.
I read what you say in some locations sites, however my doubt is whether there are 2 places for shooting reasons or because they were supposed to be in two different campistes in the movie.

Oh, ok, I understand your meaning now.

From what I understood, they moved the herd of sheep around the mountain, so I would assume they were in different sites in the movie.

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Thanks again ;)
It just amazes me that I've never noticed them being in different places. For me it was always the same campsite. Anyway, good to know there are 2 places to visit if I can go to Alberta next year. Thank you!

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Welcome, Judit!

I always found it fascinating that the campsite that was portrayed as the more remote one in the movie turns out to be the more accessible one compared to the first one.

I shot some vids on a trip to Alberta in 2007, there are links to YouTube as well as the scenes referred to in the movie.

http://ultimatebrokebackforum.com/index.php?topic=22685.msg1005912#msg1005912

Naturally there are several changes since then, the pole bridge has collapsed and the Bus Station Cafe has closed.

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Hi Fritz!

Thanks for your reply. I watched almost all your videos a few weeks ago, I must say they were an inspiration to start planning a trip to Alberta, so I appreciate them. I wanted to go this summer but the air fares are too high, so I'm definitely doing it in 2020.

Shame though that the bridge has collapsed, oh nooo, is there any remains? or is it completely gone? I also doubt I can visit the Twist Ranch based on your videos...Oh well, I hope I can still find something as it was...

About the campsites, I guess you mean the one of the pup tent compared to the main one, right? Funny to think that the pup tent one is not as far as it seems!. I'll have to watch the movie again and see if I can differentiate the two main campsites (not the pup tent one), as they were filmed in 2 different locations.

Thanks again and speak soon!

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Hi Fritz!

Thanks for your reply. I watched almost all your videos a few weeks ago, I must say they were an inspiration to start planning a trip to Alberta, so I appreciate them. I wanted to go this summer but the air fares are too high, so I'm definitely doing it in 2020.

Shame though that the bridge has collapsed, oh nooo, is there any remains? or is it completely gone? I also doubt I can visit the Twist Ranch based on your videos...Oh well, I hope I can still find something as it was...

About the campsites, I guess you mean the one of the pup tent compared to the main one, right? Funny to think that the pup tent one is not as far as it seems!. I'll have to watch the movie again and see if I can differentiate the two main campsites (not the pup tent one), as they were filmed in 2 different locations.

Thanks again and speak soon!

The pole bridge is completely gone, I'm afraid. But it's still a very beautiful and serene place to visit. (campsite 2) There's a little cairn where the camp fire was (dozy embrace), at least it was still there two years ago.
The fight hill is also in the same place.

The site where they talked about the sweet life is unfortunately completely gone, due to a flood of the river in 2017. Nothing remains  :(

I put a link to FindingBrokeback for you in the other thread.

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Hi Fritz!

Thanks for your reply. I watched almost all your videos a few weeks ago, I must say they were an inspiration to start planning a trip to Alberta, so I appreciate them. I wanted to go this summer but the air fares are too high, so I'm definitely doing it in 2020.

Shame though that the bridge has collapsed, oh nooo, is there any remains? or is it completely gone? I also doubt I can visit the Twist Ranch based on your videos...Oh well, I hope I can still find something as it was...

About the campsites, I guess you mean the one of the pup tent compared to the main one, right? Funny to think that the pup tent one is not as far as it seems!. I'll have to watch the movie again and see if I can differentiate the two main campsites (not the pup tent one), as they were filmed in 2 different locations.

Thanks again and speak soon!

Hey Judit! I think they had two main camps and the pup tent. As the Summer goes they move the sheep. The first camp is the one they build at arrival and the second one is when Ennis complains about the tent not being right.

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Thanks Elena!! So this is why Ennis says that about the tent,  it makes sense, of course! Next time I see the movie I'll pay more attention to the campsite locations, now that I know there are definitely two. It's funny how we can still learn new things after so many viewings  :)

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Hi Fritz!

Thanks for your reply. I watched almost all your videos a few weeks ago, I must say they were an inspiration to start planning a trip to Alberta, so I appreciate them. I wanted to go this summer but the air fares are too high, so I'm definitely doing it in 2020.

Shame though that the bridge has collapsed, oh nooo, is there any remains? or is it completely gone? I also doubt I can visit the Twist Ranch based on your videos...Oh well, I hope I can still find something as it was...

About the campsites, I guess you mean the one of the pup tent compared to the main one, right? Funny to think that the pup tent one is not as far as it seems!. I'll have to watch the movie again and see if I can differentiate the two main campsites (not the pup tent one), as they were filmed in 2 different locations.

Thanks again and speak soon!




It is sad to think that some of the locations where "Brokeback Mountain" was filmed are no longer there.  It is too bad they didn't try to preserve them more.