We love this time of year here at the Lord Elgin Hotel, as we prepare for the busiest season of the year – Tulip time and the real arrival of Spring!

Over our canopy, we arrange the most delightful array of flowers and bunnies.

The Lord Elgin Hotel in downtown Ottawa is ringing in spring with Easter weekend events fit for the entire family.  Enjoy our special Easter Brunch in Grill 41, always a huge hit for guests and locals alike.  BOOK EARLY to get your table HERE!!

We are offering an ‘Egg’Cellent Easter Hotel Deal for you!!  Catch this bunny-of-a-good deal by April 11th, 2023, before it hops away for good!!!!


Get Cultured

Ottawa Art Gallery

The new Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) in downtown Ottawa is offering fully bilingual and hands-on creative camps during both the Ontario and Quebec March break.

Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum

Where else can your kids learn the art of espionage including disguising for cover, breaking codes, and using spy gadgets? Each day during the Ontario March Break at the Diefenbunker’s Spy Camp, (kids 7 to 12 years of age learn these new skills and more. The museum is located about 30 minutes west of downtown Ottawa in Carp, Ont. Before and after care is available.

Canadian Museum of Nature

This spring break, gather the family and enjoy the many wonderful things to see and do at the Canadian Museum of Nature.  Get up close to some amazing, live tidepool creatures in our new Pacific Discovery Tank. Be awed by our Snowy Owls, Great Horned Owl, Bald Eagle, and all our owl friends awaiting you outdoors in their special habitats. Embark upon a fun scavenger hunt, inspired by the mesmerizing art exhibition, Shadowland. Check out their March Break information here!

National Gallery of Canada

During both the Quebec and Ontario March Breaks, the National Gallery of Canada offers a range of art activities and games at the Artissimo kiosk. Or have fun and get messy at the Artissimo Studio while experimenting with clay, paint or soap carving. These hands-on family programs are included with Gallery admission. While there, don’t miss the Canadian and Indigenous galleries and special exhibits!

Canadian Museum of History

This museum has something for all ages, and the architecture alone is worth the visit!!  Check out the many exhibitions over the March Break, including the all-time favorite Children’s Museum at the Canadian Museum of History.

Canadian War Museum

Build, play, create, and learn as a family at the Canadian War Museum during the Ontario and Quebec March Breaks!

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

From Feb 21 to March 20, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum features Winter Wimsey.  Meet our featured farm animals of the day, or lace up your skates and enjoy the fresh, wintry air on our outdoor skating rink (weather dependent). On Family Day, learn about our feathered friends — then help our backyard birds by making them a winter treat to take home. During the Quebec and Ontario school breaks, discover the science behind maple syrup…and join us in welcoming the newest members of the farm family as lambing season begins.

Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Participate in out-of-this world activities and learn about aviation and aerospace during March Break at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.  Activities are available for children of all ages and are free at the price of museum admission.

Canada Science and Technology Museum

Keeping kids’ brain cells active during March Break has never been so fun! Visit the Canada Science and Technology Museum  for fun-filled activities, experiments, and demonstrations linked to coding, engineering, neuroscience, and more. Activities are available for children of all ages and are free at the price of museum admission.

Get Wild

Omega Park

Omega Park, located in Montebello, Que. – just a 45-minute drive from downtown Ottawa – is a large wildlife park that immerses visitors in Canadian wildlife and First Nations’ history. You can take a Canadian safari any time of year through the natural habitat of animals like deer, elk, bison, caribou, and wolves. Plus, the park is offering a variety of special programming during both the Quebec and Ontario March Breaks including live demonstrations by a chainsaw wood carving artist (Thursdays to Sundays), wagon rides, maple taffy in the traditional sugar shack, farm animals in the heritage farm (daily), as well as special animation throughout the park, including musicians!

Get Locked Up

Haunted Walk of Ottawa

The cloaked guides from the Haunted Walk of Ottawa dare you to join them on their tours of the historic old Carleton County Jail and many other areas of Ottawa!

Escape Rooms

Nothing bonds a family and friends together like choosing to be locked up in a room and working together to escape! Escape attractions throughout the city like Escape Manor and Jigsaw Escape Rooms have rooms and themes that are suitable for all ages. If your kids are older, you might even be able to create your own escape by sitting back and relaxing in the lounge areas (some of which have cash bars) while your kids have a blast solving clues and attempting to break out.