According to reviewers, the new movie, I’m Yours, has a couple things going for it: a steamy love scene between the two main characters and compelling scenery from northern Ontario.
The movie begins in New York City but quickly turns into a road trip to North Bay when Daphne (played by French-Canadian actress Karine Vanasse) kidnaps Robert (played by Rossif Sutherland, son of actor Donald Sutherland).
North Bay is about 360 km (224 miles) west of Ottawa. It’s considered the gateway to the vast northern region of the province. And just like in the movie, getting there is half the fun.
The Trans-Canada Highway winds through classic Canadian Shield, with forests of spindly pine trees, rugged granite rock and glassy lakes, silent except for the haunting wail of loons.
“His lens captures the majestic, hardscrabble beauty of the north,” wrote National Post movie reviewer Nathalie Atkinson of Jonny Cliff’s cinematography. (Cliff also recently contributed to The National Parks Project.)
Once in North Bay, relax on the white sandy beaches at Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake, or tour the war exhibits at the Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence.
And if you don’t want your road trip to end, it doesn’t have to. Another 1,700 km (1,000 miles) of pavement –roughly 24 hours of driving – stretch before you as you follow the sun west to the Manitoba border. Road trips don’t get any better.
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