Justin Trudeau Paddled Up To This Family's House In A Kayak And Had A Chat

He was celebrating World Environment Day.

It seems Canadians have a pretty good chance of catching Prime Minister Justin Trudeau out in the wild. He recently crashed a prom photo shoot while out for a run in Vancouver, and on Monday he paddled a kayak up to a family's dock in Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario.

Trudeau was kayaking the Niagara River to mark World Environment Day.


Twitter user Carrie Robinson shared a video of Trudeau making his way over to her parents for a chat. "Justin Trudeau just kayaked up to my house and talked to my parents?" she wrote. "Classic."

In the video, which has been retweeted thousands of times, Trudeau makes pleasant conversation with the couple, asking how long they've lived there. They thank him for being there. It sounds like this isn't even the first time they've met, as the man behind the camera explains to the prime minister.

After his time in the water, Trudeau, still wearing a life jacket, spoke about Canada's commitment to tackling climate change. According to Reuters, it was the first statement the prime minister has made in public since President Donald Trump announced last week that he intended to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

"The future is still bright for those who have the courage to confront hard truths, and the confidence to stay the course," Trudeau said. "Canada will not back down from its commitment to fight climate change — and we are not alone. Around the world, nearly every country is on our side. ... Inaction is not an option ... We can't walk away from the reality of climate change."

Canada was the host country for this year's World Environment Day, which had the theme "Connecting People to Nature." And it looks like that's exactly what Prime Minister Trudeau did.

(H/T: Time)


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