Vikings filming in Northwestern Ontario

Bjorn Ironside has invaded Canada.  Cameras are officially set to start rolling on Season 4 of Vikings in Ireland this spring, but the Canadian co-production is getting a head start in northern Ontario.

History Canada has confirmed that Alexander Ludwig—who portrays Ragnar Lothbrok’s eldest son on the network’s Thursday night drama—is in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., working on preproduction for Season 4 prior to initial production starting on the Emerald Isle. History didn’t release any details as to the storyline surrounding Ludwig being in Ontario.

On Friday, the city’s mayor, Christian Provenzano, posted a picture via his Twitter feed, welcoming the Vancouver native to the area.


Last Thursday, Ludwig tweeted his location to followers and posted a picture on his Instagram account showing him arriving in the outpost.



Vikings airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on History.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and owner of TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from hundreds of television series from Canada, the U.S. and internationally. He is a podcaster, public speaker, weekly radio guest and educator, and past member of the Television Critics Association.
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6 thoughts on “Vikings filming in Northwestern Ontario”

  1. This is the most exciting thing I have heard ever! So awesome to have such an amazing show take place in our area! There should definitely be an opportunity for fans to meet the cast in such a rare event ;)

  2. …arriving at the “outpost”, Greg David?? Really? Sault Ste. Marie is a city of 80,000 people!

    1. Hey Debbie! I was looking for an adjective and chose “outpost.” I didn’t mean any disrespect; I’ve been to Sault Ste. Marie and love it.

    2. Lol, if that’s an outpost, what would Greg say about my little old village of 70 souls? To us, the city is Yorkton with just under 20,000 people.

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