This IMAX film captivates the stunning charm of our national parks

Mist over Half Dome in Yosemite National Park.(

It’s been called the best sentiment America ever had.”

When Congress formed the National Park Service in 1916, there were just 35 commons and monuments.

Today there are over 400 areas plowing more than 84 million acres –including national parks, headstones, battlefields, armed ballparks, historic sites, seashores–even the White House.

Helping to kick off its 100 th birthday occasion is National Parks Adventure a 3D IMAX documentary film that opens nationwide Friday. The epic adventure takes sees on a rip-roaring, heart-pounding, mournful street trip of 30 national parks.

( A brown digest at Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska. )

Narrated by Robert Redford and filmed over a nine-month period expending a time-lapse camera, the movie follows a crew of modern-day adventurers — world-famous mountaineer Conrad Anker, his stepson and memo photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they go on a unique tour that offers dazing peeks of Americas national parks.

For me, the most stunning time was when we discovered the frost caves in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan on Lake Superior, film director Greg MacGillivray told

( Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. )

The crew was there filming an ice climbing sequence on a frozen waterfall. What they didnt expect were the ice caves.

It was one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods Ive ever been, and such a surprise to find something I had never seen before, even in photograph, he said. The vistum was brilliant, especially in IMAX 3D, that we use it as the ending incident in the movie.

( Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan. )

MacGillivray says during filming, he was surprised to learn about how vital a three-day trek through the Yosemite Valley by President Theodore Roosevelt and conservationist John Muir was for park land. In 1903, Muir presented Roosevelt the area’s beautiful natural recognises, including Sentinel Dome and Glacier Point. So impressed was Roosevelt that after the journey he fixed Yosemite a national park, and during the course of its presidency he signed into existence four other national parks, 18 national statues, 55 national chick sanctuaries and wildlife sanctuaries, and 150 national forests.

In the movie, the trio hike into uncharted wilderness and support off-trail undertakings that includes rock climbing through Utahs Arches, Canyonlands and Zion national parks.

( Rock shapings at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. )

MacGillivrarys biggest challenge was to highlight how and why the National Park System was created and duet it with the raw ferocity of the wilderness.

I certainly wanted this film to be much more than a tour, MacGillivray said. I wanted to make a freewheeling movie that captivates the route the parks speak to wanderers, creators, athletes, and anyone who wants to objection themselves physically, artistically and spiritually within.

The cinemas freeing caps off a important milestone for the National Park System and hopes to keep the momentum and interest in the ballparks going.

Too numerous Americans do not know the glamour home countries possesses and has worked so hard to preserve, Chris Thompson, chairman and CEO of Brand USA, the destination-marketing organization for the United States, which partnered in the IMAX production.

( The Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. )

America is most than only its gateway metropolis and offers so many different experiences for travelers of all kinds, Thompson told From picturesque ponds and luxuriant woodlands to historical monuments and rugged sceneries, the National Parks provide an memorable knowledge for every type of traveler.

Thompson says is not simply does he want to rekindle Americas love affair with its parks but to likewise draw in international guests.

We miss travelers from all over the world to expand their view of the United States beyond our bustling urban settings and actually become synonymous with natural allure, rich biography and transgres adventure, he said.

( The Great Fountain Geyser in Yellowstone National Park. )

Each year, the U.S. National Parks Service lure million visitors from around the world. In 2015, the NPS smashed its attendance enter with more than 305 million clients inspecting Americas national parks.

National Parks Adventure will be shown in more than 400 giant-screen theaters and 50 municipalities in the U.S. The movie will likewise be shown in India, China, England, Germany, Japan and France.

Check out the trailer here.