Hallmark’s One Winter Weekend: All Shooting Locations and Cast Details

One Winter Weekend

‘One Winter Weekend’ is a romantic comedy that follows Cara, a relationship writer who is fresh off a breakup and is basking in the glory of her newfound single status. Not really. Cara catches her man kissing another woman on New Year’s Eve and is forced into taking a dating detox. To top that, her boss Diane asks her to submit three articles revolving around her “dating cleanse” experience if she wants the editor’s post. After a random turn of events, she goes on a snowboarding trip with her best friend/co-worker, Megan, for the weekend.

Upon reaching Cara Lake Resort, the two ladies realize they are double booked with two men – Ben and Sean. Sean is a doctor, while Ben is a businessman who has lost interest in dating after suffering a terrible breakup. Following initial hesitation, the awesome foursome settles down. After a storm hits the area, they are snowed in. Will the proximity cause Cara and Ben to rethink their dating status? Written by Erinne Dobson, this winter romance is a Gary Yates directorial.

It has received a lot of appreciation from the fans for its aesthetically pleasing visuals and comfortably crisp storyline. Read on to know more about where ‘One Winter Weekend’ was filmed.

One Winter Weekend: Where Was it Filmed?

Hallmark’s 2018 Winterfest movie, ‘One Winter Weekend,’ was filmed in Canada, also known as the Great White North. To inject the Christmassy vibe into the film, the majority of the film was shot in snow-covered Manitoba and Alberta. Principal photography of the film was carried out from November 27, 2017, through December 15, 2017. Here are the specific filming locations.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Some of the scenes from the movie were filmed in Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba. Taylor Cole, who plays the lead Cara, took to her Instagram to share a morning selfie, taken on set, at Winnipeg.

Here’s a picture of a beautiful sunrise in Winnipeg, posted by Jason Turner (Ben), on his Instagram.

Kari Casting posted a casting call on Facebook looking for athletic-looking males and females for roles like ski lodge guests, employees, auction gala attendees, etc., to serve as indoor and outdoor extras in Winnipeg.

Winnipeg is a transportation and railway hub and is, therefore, known as the Gateway to the West. It is known for the majestic grandeur of its architectural landmarks, annual festivals, and art galleries that depict artworks dating back to the early 20th century. The visually attractive city has served as the backdrop for movies like Resident Evil: Apocalypse and Scooby-Doo 2.

Calgary, Alberta

One Winter Weekend

The Clara Lake resort, where Cara and Megan go for their weekend trip and bump into Ben and Sean, is actually the Nakiska Ski Resort in Kananaskis in Calgary, Alberta.

Here’s an actual picture of the location.

Nakiska Ski Resort
Pic Credit: Snow Online

In the picture posted by Taylor, it is evident that the skiing scenes were shot in the famous Nakiska Ski Area in Calgary. Check it out!

Ben also posted a video covering the spectacular view of Nakiska, which was filmed on a chairlift ride.

Remember the scene where Cara and Ben end up riding on the same chairlift? Well, here’s a behind-the-scenes picture, starring both the leads from the location.

Nakiska Ski Resort, also known as Calgary’s closest mountain, is located in the Kananaskis Country region in Alberta. It was used to conduct alpine events during the 1988 Olympics, and it currently has 64 trails and four chairlifts. It caters to experts, medium skiers, and also beginners. Nakiska is a favorite among the locals for its super-long ski season and affordable rates. If you wish to experience the epic snowboarding and skiing adventure, you’ll have to visit Canada.

One Winter Weekend Cast

Originally titled ‘Snowbound,’ the Hallmark original features Taylor Cole as a recently dumped magazine writer, Cara Reneau. The hallmarkies may recognize Taylor from movies like ‘Christmas In Homestead,’ ‘Falling for You,’ ‘Christmas Festival of Ice’ and many others. Taylor’s other works include ‘The Originals,’ ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Summerland.’

Jack Turner essays the character of Ben Livingston, an entrepreneur with a heart of gold. Jack is well-known for working on ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,’ and ‘Nosferatu.’ Taylor and Jack’s other collaborations include ‘One Winter Proposal’ (sequel) and ‘My Summer Prince.’ Rukiya Bernard, best known for ‘Van Helsing,’ essays the role of Cara’s cheerful and sharp-witted friend, Megan Marquant, while ‘Defiance’ fame Dewshane Williams plays the doctor and Ben’s best friend, Sean.

The other cast members include Kristen Harris as Cara’s manipulative boss, Diane White. Bea Santos as Jennifer, Eugene Baffoe as Harry, and David Arial as Cara’s cheating ex, Jesse.