Join us for 2017 celebrations here in Ottawa
In 2017, Ottawa is where you’ll want to be for Canada’s sesquicentennial – its 150th birthday! As Ottawa is Canada’s Capital, many of the country’s biggest celebratory birthday events will happen right here. This will be the biggest Canada Day celebration the country has ever seen! But the fun will not be limited to July 1. From new exhibitions at Ottawa’s national museums, to special performances and exciting technological installations in Ottawa’s downtown core, special events will be taking place all year long.
The Lord Elgin Hotel has one of the very best locations to take in all the fun! Located on Ottawa’s ceremonial boulevard, Elgin Street, you can park and walk to most of the major attractions and events planned for 2017. The party has been going on since January, but along with the weather, the events are starting to heat up for summer, with activities going right until the end of the year!
Canada’s Big Year Happens Here
Here are just a few of the events happening in Ottawa in the next couple months!
Inspiration Village: May 20 – September 4
This edgy-looking entertainment locale on York Street located within the ByWard Market, will be the site of a succession of special exhibits and performing arts events, each one showcasing Canada’s provinces and territories.
Museum Exhibit Openings:
- National Gallery of Canada: New Canadian and Indigenous Galleries opening June 15
- Canadian Museum of Nature: Canada Goose Arctic Gallery opening June 21
- Canadian Museum of History: Canadian History Hall opening July 1
- National Arts Centre Re-Opening July 1
Red Bull Global Rally Cross: June 17 – 18
Red Bull is back to Ottawa, but this time for a motorsport extravaganza which combines the best elements of stage rally, off-road and circuit racing in a fan-friendly environment.
Kontinuum: Late June to Mid September
This ultimate underground experience in one of Ottawa’s future Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations will be a futuristic and immersive multimedia production created by none other than Moment Factory.
Sky Lounge: July 7 – 22
Exactly what the name says, enjoy a dinner and lounge 150 feet in the air! Come take part in culinary wonder with a gourmet menu and cocktails and experience fine dining like never before!
La Machine: July 27 – 30
This street theatre company strives to bring its mechanic creations to life! Watch as these artists put on a creative and world renowned show in this North American first and definite Ottawa2017 highlight!
It is going to be an incredibly busy year and the Lord Elgin Hotel has prepared by completing renovations to all of our guestrooms this past January! Book early to ensure you are getting space in this prime location to take in the year long festivities! Call us at 1-800-267-4298 to book your room!!
For a sense of the excitement building – watch Rick Mercer’s take on what’s to come in this video.