The filmmakers had a challenge in setting two of the films most important scenes: Jacks poetic proposal, You know, it could be like this, just like this, always, and his later, wearier attempt toward the same end, Maybe Texas.
Originally these were to be shot at separate locations, but Ang Lee saw the opportunity to make a statement with the setting and put these bookends at the same lovely place, just upriver of Albertas celebrated Elbow Falls.
Elbow Falls is unique in another respectits height changes with the season. In June, when the Elbow River floods with melted mountain snows, it is 10' high; during the rest of the year, when the river level recedes and more rock is exposed, it doubles in height. You can visit the Falls here...
Revised 30 June 2014