In the enchanting world of Hallmark’s A Royal Christmas Crush, viewers are attracted by the heartwarming story of Ava, a young woman who embarks on a remarkable journey at the majestic Royal Ice Hotel, only to find herself entangled in a whirlwind romance with none other than the Royal Prince himself. A Royal Christmas Crush reminded us that love knows no bounds and that dreams can come true in extraordinary places.

What is the movie about?

A Royal Christmas Crush is a 2023 Hallmark Channel original movie about Ava, an architect invited to work at the Royal Ice Hotel in a fictional Nordic country. There she meets and falls in love with Prince Henry, the heir to the throne. The movie follows their whirlwind romance as they try to navigate their relationship in the public eye.

The movie stars Katie Cassidy as Ava and Stephen Huszar as Prince Henry. It was directed by Marita Grabiak and written by Cara Lynn Shultz. A Royal Christmas Crush premiered on Hallmark Channel on July 8, 2023. 

Where was A Royal Christmas Crush shot? – Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario

The colorful city of Ottawa, nestled in the province of Ontario, served as a primary filming location for A Royal Christmas Crush. Numerous iconic destinations within this city came alive on the silver screen, transporting viewers into Ava’s world of romance and magic.

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One prominent location that makes a beautiful appearance in the movie is the Fairmont Château Laurier. Situated at 1 Rideau Street in Ottawa, this magnificent hotel boasts a sprawling 660,000-square-foot area. With its remarkable French Gothic Revival Châteauesque architecture and impressive 429 rooms, the Fairmont Château Laurier is a testament to timeless elegance. It was designated as a national historic site in 1980, adding to its allure.

Another notable filming location in Ottawa was the historic Booth House, constructed in 1906 by the esteemed lumber baron John R. Booth. This architectural masterpiece, designed by John W.H. Watts, graced 252 Metcalfe Street and was rightfully recognized as a national historic site in 1990. The Booth House’s distinctive charm and rich history provided an exquisite setting for pivotal moments in A Royal Christmas Crush.

During the film’s production, the crew utilized the beautiful Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm as their operational base. Located at 2452 York’s Corners Road, this idyllic farm offered a serene backdrop and added to the rustic ambiance that resonated throughout the movie. The farm’s scenic beauty perfectly complemented the enchanting tale, further immersing viewers in the magic of A Royal Christmas Crush.

 

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Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec

Beyond the borders of Ontario, the production team of A Royal Christmas Crush ventured into the charming municipality of Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier in Quebec. Here, they discovered a truly unique filming location that enchanted the movie.

Installed at 2280 Boulevard Valcartier, Hôtel de Glace is an extraordinary marvel—a hotel crafted entirely from ice. It proudly holds the distinction of being the only one of its kind in North America. This ephemeral masterpiece opens its doors to visitors from January to March each year, offering an ethereal experience. Complete with a Grand Hall, chapel, rooms, an ice slide, and suites, Hôtel de Glace exudes an otherworldly charm that perfectly complements the romantic ambiance of A Royal Christmas Crush. Visitors to this frozen wonderland can even enjoy drinks served in ice glasses at the mesmerizing Ice Bar.

Is ‘A Royal Christmas Crush’ available to stream on Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, or Prime Video? 

No, A Royal Christmas Crush is not available to stream on Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, or Prime Video. However, you can watch it on Peacock for 72 hours after it airs on Hallmark. You can watch it on-demand via Frndly TV, Hulu, Sling TV, and Philo.

It’s yet to be discovered when A Royal Christmas Crush will be available to stream on Hallmark Movies Now. However, it will likely be available sometime in the summer of 2024.

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