It is time, Winterlude is here!

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It’s here, the moment you have been waiting for that comes every winter season. The beaver tails, hot chocolate and delicious maple syrup to top it off! Why witness the events this year, when you can take part in one of Ottawa’s finest events, Winterlude. Hop on the sno-bus outside the Lord Elgin Hotel, to take a ride to events like Snowflake Kingdom, Jacques-Cartier Park, Gatineau.

Ice sculpture carving, treasure hunts and giant games all to be found in Snowflake Kingdom in Jacques-Cartier Park. For all ages join the fun, but do not forget to take a break at the Tim Hortons Chill Zone. After zooming down the Tim Hortons Chinook Slide, make sure to enjoy complimentary coffee and hot chocolate.

A family having fun during the the Winterlude event in 2019

A Lord Elgin tradition is the specially carved snow bench, stay tuned to take a picture and post with the hash tag #MyLordElgin to be featured on socials. This bench creates the moments where, members of the hotel, guests and Ottawa residents stop to take a look at the beautiful creation. You will not be able to miss out on this Winterlude experience.

Out of town and want to join in the month of fun? As one of the Official Winterlude Hotels, the Lord Elgin Hotel is your best choice of location to take it all in!!

Our kid-friendly hotel is here to be your home away from home for the events. Bring the family with our Family Fun package! This package includes accommodation and breakfast for up to four (up to two adults and two children 0-12 years), 2 vouchers for the very famous milkshakes at Zaks Diner, valet parking and two museum family passes for 2 of Ottawa’s most popular museums – the Museum of History and the Museum of Nature!

CLICK HERE for a list of packages available for your every need including the A Unique Winterlude Getaway.

Winterlude is Coming!!!!

Celebrate the most unique activity Ottawa has to offer – skating on the Rideau Canal – and taking in a host of fabulous winter events!

From January 31 to February 17th, Ottawa plays host to the best winter festival ever – a Canadian Signature Experience called Winterlude!

As one of the Official Winterlude Hotels, the Lord Elgin Hotel is your best choice of location to take it all in!!  CLICK HERE for the extensive line-up for Winterlude 2020!

Just announced!!!  The programming for Winterlude 2020 is better than ever!!  Three weekends of ice carving competitions, Hometown Hockey just across the street from the Lord Elgin Hotel at the Rink of Dreams (February 9th) and so much more!!!

Stay at the Lord Elgin Hotel, where you are at the heart of the best winter activities. The Rideau Canal, now in the Guinness Book of Records as the Longest Skating Rink in the World,  is located only one block from the hotel and has already opened to public skating.  Other key event sites for Winterlude, including Sparks Street Mall, home to the Ice Carving Competition,  are all within a few blocks of the hotel.

Coinciding with the opening weekend is the Canadian Culinary Championships held at the Shaw Centre.  Featuring 12 gold medal winning chefs from around Canada with three intense competitions over the course of two days!  Order of Canada Recipient and front man of the iconic rock band, Chilliwack, Bill Henderson will be featured along with other musicians.  For more information, CLICK HERE!

On February 8th and 9th, Rogers Hometown Hockey comes to Ottawa.  Taking place at the Rink of Dreams just across the street from the Lord Elgin Hotel at City Hall, you cannot chose a better place to stay to take it all in!!

The Lord Elgin is again offering our very popular Winter Getaway Package that is the ideal combination for your visit to this amazing festival.  With skate rentals, free parking and breakfast and just a short walk to the canal, it doesn’t get better.  BOOK IT NOW!

Each year, the Lord Elgin has one of the teams from the ice carvers competition create for us a beautiful ice bench.  Check out our ice bench from previous years, most, if not all, carved by the award winning team Sakha from Russia!  Take your photo on our bench and post to Twitter or Instagram and include the hashtag #MyLordElgin to be eligible to win a Romantic Getaway at the Lord Elgin Hotel!!

Steps away you can also enjoy best shopping Ottawa has to offer – the Rideau Centre, just one block from the hotel and the Byward Market, which is full of boutiques and specialty stores to find that unique item.  Dine in the hotel, or try one of the many restaurants and eateries located on or near Elgin Street, or in the Byward Market, in the Glebe or Westboro… all very popular with foodies!

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