America’s parks on an epic scale

Brand USA’s long-awaited big screen epic, America Wild – National Parks Adventure, which enjoyed its global release on February 12, is set to run for a year at the BFI Odeon in London.

America Wild

The film, released in celebration of the centennial year of the U.S. National Park Service and narrated by Robert Redford, takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness.

Immersive IMAX 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier, Yosemite and Arches National Parks.

In 2015, a record of more than 305 million people visited national parks across the USA, an increase of 12 million on the previous year. The NPS has recorded more than 13 billion visits to the parks since park managers began counting in 1904, 12 years ahead of the NPS being created.

Several national parks are also celebrating their own anniversaries this year. For example Maine’s Acadia National Park (pictured) will also reach its centennial on August 27. The milestone birthday will be marked by events throughout the year, including photography workshops, a winter festival, educational talks about the park’s history and growth and an experiential scavenger hunt, Acadia Quest, that encourages families to explore, learn and protect national parks and other conserved lands.