Heartland Season 17 set to premiere October 1 plus an advance screening

Mark your calendars! Heartland Season 17 will premiere on CBC and CBC Gem on October 1st, plus a special advanced screening, in-person, at the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) will happen on September 28th.

Heartland Season 17 set to premiere October 1 plus an advance screening

Actors Shaun Johnston and Amber Marshall riding horses with cattle and a western-Canada landscape of trees and Alberta foothills in the background.

Mark your calendars, Heartlanders! Heartland Season 17 will premiere exclusively in Canada on Sunday, October 1st at 7 p.m. on CBC and CBC Gem. The first episode of Season 17 is also Heartland's 250th episode. The incredible cast, writers, and crew have done an amazing job creating a fun, heartfelt, and visually stunning season to mark the 250 episode milestone.

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Be the first to watch the 250th episode

On Thursday, September 28th, in advance of the premiere broadcast, Heartland fans in the Calgary area – or fans who are willing to travel to Calgary – will be able to watch the Heartland Season 17 world premiere at a special experience screening. CBC and Heartland will be collaborating with the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) to screen the first episode of Season 17, which is Heartland's 250th episode at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Following the screening, there will be a live Q&A with Amber Marshall, Shaun Johnston, Michelle Morgan, and Chris Potter in-person. 

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Amber Marshall shared her excitement for the CIFF Heartland screening, "There is always such an incredible energy when Heartlanders get together. Being able to share this experience with the cast, crew and fans from around the world makes what we do extra special."

CIFF's Artistic Director Brian Owens also shared, "At CIFF, we're excited to continually expand our programming to include incredible episodic content. It's exciting to bring the highly established and adored Heartland to our festival. This programming comes with strong local ties and is sure to bring in massive and excited crowds!" 

Join the Heartland cast and crew as we celebrate Heartland's 250th episode together! Tickets for CIFF's World Premiere screening of Heartland Season 17 can be purchased here

Here are all the details:

Heartland World Premiere Screening: Season 17, Episode 250

Thursday, September 28th, 7 p.m. MT (Tickets)

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (Calgary, Alberta)

Post-screening Q&A with Heartland cast Amber Marshall, Shaun Johnston, Michelle Morgan, Chris Potter

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