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Game of Thrones Canada: Locations That Look Just Like The Show

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Photo: VanDusen Wikipedia

As the most watched show on HBO, the fantasy themed sensation has some of the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring backdrops in all of TV.

With that being said, anyone who has stepped foot into the Canadian wilderness knows its serene beauty is hard to match.

It comes as little surprise that some scenes from the hit show were filmed in Canada, and it isn’t hard to find inspiration for the sets throughout the country.

Take a look at our list of some notably beautiful places in Canada that look like locations in Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones: Canadian Edition 


Quebec City: Fit for a King (or Queen) / King’s Landing

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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Overflowing with castles and picturesque landscapes, it comes as no surprise that Quebec City resembles King’s landing.

Home to some of Canada’s most nostalgically beautiful architecture, this lovelh city is lined with cobbled streets and dainty rooftops.

Quebec City is known as the most European of all of Canada’s cities, and it is no surprise that Game of Thrones did the majority of its filming in Europe.

The picture above is from Dubrovnik, Croatia, where the majority of King’s Landing scenes were filmed.

Winter is Coming in Banff, Alberta – Home of Dire Wolves

As one of the most majestically beautiful places in Canada, it comes as no surprise that Banff, Alberta was one of the locations chosen to shoot some of the wintry scenes in the popular show.

As home to the largest wolves in the world, Alberta made the ideal choice to shoot scenes involving dire wolves. One of the show’s animal characters, a dire wolf called Snow, is trained north of Calgary.

Maisie Williams, who plays the courageous Arya Stark, posted photos of Banff National Park to her Instagram park that showcased the sublime beauty of the Canadian Wilderness.

Weeping Wall Canada / The Wall

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Photo: zobear/ Flickr

Anyone who has seen this towering cliff-faces at the northern part of Banff National Park knows how breathtaking their presence is.

Located on Highway 93 along the Ice-fields Parkway, the cliffs soar 1000 feet in the sky. During the summer the rocky faces are covered in dazzling waterfalls that freeze during winter.

This evolution is not unlike that of the wall in G of T. In the show the wall starts off as a rocky fortress with barely a hint of ice; however, once winter arrives it is covered in heaps of snow.


The Gardens of Dorne/ VanDusen Botanical Gardens

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Photo: F Delventhal / Flickr
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Photo: VanDusen Wikipedia

As lovely in the winter as they are in the summer, VanDusen Botanical Gardens captures the hearts of visitors all year long.

It is no surprise that they rival the exquisite beauty of the Gardens of Dorne. They are both home to manicured green hedges and a plethora of beautiful flowers.

While VanDusen doesn’t have Dorne’s towering palm trees, it does have some fairly beautiful lights on display during the Holiday Season.

The Iron Islands / Ucluelet 

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Photo: Kyle Monahan / Flickr

The name “Ucluelet” translates into “people of the safe harbour” in the indigenous Nuu-chah-nulth language.

With that in mind, “the iron islands” have a decidedly different meaning, and a very different feeling on the show; however, the islands bear a striking resemblance to Vancouver Island’s rocky shores.

As the waves cash on the rocky formations, it isn’t hard to imagine a misty day in Ucluelet conjuring up the mysterious iron throne.


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