19 Times We Were Completely Satisfied With “Game of Thrones” Season 6
Game of Thrones: If Winter is here why not shoot in Canada? CBC.ca On Game of Thrones Winter is supposedly here but the showrunners behind the TV hit provoked a hearty groan from theirravenous fan base with therevelation that weather (of all things!) willlikely delay our return to the Seven Kingdoms. After an epic season 6 finale that pulled together the far-flung storylines from George R.R. Martins sprawling novel series Thronies were fervently anticipating the penultimate season (already expected to be shortened) to begin next March or April as usual. Not so fast. We dont have an air date yet showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealed about the forthcoming episodes during a recent podcast interview. Were starting a bit later because at the end of this season Winter is here and that means that sunny weather doesnt really serve our purposes anymore. So we kind of pushed everything down the line so we could get some grim gray weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot. Might we Hollywood North humbly suggest an alternative? After all to quote the Canadian WinterOlympics team #WeAreWinter. Dressing in layers? Canadians totally get it. (HBO Canada/Bell Media) From Quebec City to Lake Louise Marble Mountain to Ivvavik National Park Canada has a plethora ofspectacular sites that could easily stand in for Westeros. Now that the show has likely bid adieu to some of the sunnier spots for good Goodbye Meereen! Farewell Braavos! See ya Vaes Dothrak! what if Canadian locales stand in for the North the Vale the Reach or perhaps even Kings Landing itself? With a littlebit of CGI magic the Château Laurier in Ottawa overlooking a frozen Rideau Canal could definitely make for a super-chillcastle setting. There are tons of places in Canada that could host an epic White Walker attack. (HBO Canada/Bell Media) Wouldnt Le Massif de Charlevoix a quick 75 km from Quebec City be a spectacular backdrop for a major White Walker attack? British Columbias Sea-to-Sky country offers endlessincredible vistas as well while Alberta has serious wildernessmovie cred just ask Leonardo DiCaprio and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. And then theres Nunavut still currently getting about 20 hours of daylight (potential for lengthy shoots days!) but daily average temperatures will start to dip below zero Celsius starting in September. Winter is core to ouridentity:its comingis the deepest reality of Canadian life Pulitzer Prize winner Willa Cather wrote in her Quebec-inspired Shadows on the Rock backin 1931. Jon Snow himself isalready here filming (with Xavier Dolan) so how about it? Come on down Emilia Clarke Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey. Canadians coast to coast to coast would love to welcome you.