Skating is a quintessential Canadian pastime. Nothing brings back those warm and fuzzy childhood memories like a good skate on the ice with the chilly air and white-tipped pine trees all around.
If there's one thing you need to put on your Canadian bucket list, it's ice skating on a frozen Lake Louise. Located in Banff, Alberta, the lake, which is one of the most photographed in the world, has also been named one of the 10 most beautiful ice skating rinks in the world by CNN Travel.
A big part of its beauty is due to the scenic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. The towering snowbanks, white peaks and rugged glaciers of the range make the experience all the more memorable.
Visitors who skate on Lake Louise in the winter typically engage in a Canadian game of pick-up hockey. There are also bonfires and heated shelters by the lake where you can take a break with some hot cocoa before getting back on the ice again.
Perhaps the best time in the winter to go to Lake Louise is during the Ice Magic Festival. Ever year, an ice castle is built in the centre of the lake, making it even more magical than usual. Visitors can go into and out of the ice castle, as well as watch an ice carving competition. The Ice Magic Festival occurs next year from January 18 to 28.
Jagmeet Singh tweeted about Trudeau attending the star-studded event for vaccine equality and claimed that the prime minister is only talking about getting doses to people but is "refusing to deliver help" by lifting vaccine patents.
Trudeau announced Canada's pledge of $375 million for the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator on May 7 and according to Global Citizen, it's the largest VAX LIVE pledge so far.
This event is airing on TV on ABC and CBS along with on YouTube at 8:00 p.m. ET and the online stream will have an extended version of the concert with extra performances and appearances.
If you can't wait for a celebrity spotting while he's filming in Ontario this summer, there are a bunch of Zac Efron movies on Netflix Canada to hold you over and make sure you are super familiar with the actor before he arrives.
Efron is set to star in the upcoming film Firestarter, based on the Stephen King book, which is filming in Hamilton from May 25 to July 21 of this year, according to Ontario Creates.
Why You Need To Watch It: If you love true crime this one is for you. Zac Efron plays the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy in this drama, which is based on a true story. The plot follow's Bundy's romance and relationship with a single mom named Liz.
Why You Need To Watch It: For this movie, the Franco brothers teamed up to tell the story of making the cult film The Room. The star-studded affair features Zac Efron as one of the actor characters and so many other big names like Seth Rogen and Alison Brie.
Why You Need To Watch It: If you're looking for a light-hearted comedy to take your mind off things, look no further. Zac Efron and Robert De Niro road tripping and getting into all sorts of trouble is a perfect weekend watch.
Why You Need To Watch It: This is one of those films that features tons of celebrities and follows a bunch of intercepting storylines all taking place on, you guessed it, New Year's Eve. For Zac Efron's part, his character is on a mission to help Michelle Pfeiffer's character complete all her resolutions before the year is over.
Why You Need To Watch It: This flick from 2009 is the ultimate Zac Efron throwback to a time when he was still rocking that long-bangs look that was super popular back then. Plus, the plot involves a major time vortex, which is always fun!
Why You Need To Watch It: This movie remake of the iconic musical fell right in the middle of Zac Efron's High School Musical era and features him playing teen heartthrob Link Larkin with lots of singing and dancing to enjoy.
Why You Need To Watch It: While this one isn't a movie, this Netflix Original mini docu-series shows Zac Efron travelling the world, experiencing different cultures, and finding healthy and sustainable ways to live.
It has been alleged that Jagmeet Singh's turban was called a "rag" by a former MP, and the NDP leader responded.
He posted a series of tweets in response to that allegation and said he's "no stranger to hate" but this isn't about him, "it's about systemic racism in the halls of power and having the courage to confront it."