TORONTO — Yellowstone National Park has welcomed more than 1.4 million visitors this year, a 10% increase over the same time in 2015.
The National Park Service says the park had about 830,000 visitors during the month of June alone, a 7% jump from last year.
Meanwhile here in Toronto the much-anticipated IMAX film ‘America Wild: National Parks Adventure’ made its Canadian debut earlier this month at the Ontario Science Centre.
Narrated by Robert Redford, the larger-than-life film follows mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks.
The movie takes audiences soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling down steep mountain peaks and exploring other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary national parks like Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Redwood National Park and the Everglades.
The movie’s release is timed for the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service in 2016.
Brand USA is using the film as the centerpiece of its global marketing initiative for its 2015-2016 ‘Great Outdoors’ campaign. “The national parks are a major attraction for international travellers, which is why the film has generated such a positive response globally,” said Thomas Garzilli, Chief Marketing Officer of Brand USA. “The film’s box office results have been exceeding expectations and 81% of movie-goers are more likely to visit the USA after seeing America Wild: National Parks Adventure.”
The family-friendly film has a run time of 43 minutes.
For ticket and show time information visit OntarioScienceCentre.ca.