Winter & Romance…they go together well!!!

Many of us look forward to this time of year – a season for getting together and raising a glass, a time to cozy up and cocoon with someone special.

We at the Lord Elgin have always offered a wide array of packages, however, our all-time most popular is the Romance Package. It includes all the basics for that little getaway (not necessarily a romantic one), delicious truffles from the very well-known Chocolatier Stubbe, a gift certificate to one of our restaurant partners, breakfast in bed, or in Grill 41 and a late check-out.   During the Valentine season, we add a few extras like flowers and a little surprise gift…just a perfect answer to what to give your special one!

Winter in Ottawa is best embraced. The coldest days can be so bright, you have to wear your sunglasses or be blinded by the light.   Bundle up and head out to enjoy all there is to offer. The Rideau Canal, located in the heart of downtown Ottawa and just a block from the Lord Elgin Hotel offers that unique skating experience. Within half an hour you can skate the entire length of the Canal, stopping along the way for hot chocolate and the very famous Beavertails. Our Winter Getaway package is perfect for this, as it includes skate rentals for two, and a hot chocolate and Beavertail, along with a hearty breakfast to start your day.

Winterlude, as you may have heard, is an incredible unique and fabulous winter festival. Starting January 31st and running for 3 weekends, Winterlude is one of our very favorite times of the year. We are so fortunate here at the Lord Elgin to be in the heart of it all. Right across from our hotel in Confederation Park, you can enjoy some of the ice carvings. There are many more to be seen on Sparks Street Mall, just 3 block away from us.   This year, we have just heard that Hometown Hockey is coming to Ottawa on February 9th and will take place just a block away from the Lord Elgin Hotel at the Rink of Dreams at Ottawa’s City Hall.   We could not be more thrilled!!!   Front row seats. You can practically watch it from your guestroom window!!

The Gatineau hills are just a 10 minute drive from the hotel.   You feel like you are in a beautiful fairy land. The cross-country ski trails, or walking trails are never ending. You can downhill ski at Camp Fortune, Mont-Cascades or Edelweiss or if you want to really indulge, go to Spa Nordik in the village of Chelsea – an unforgettable experience. We offer some fabulous packages including Spa Nordik on our website at

Spa Nordik Kalla Flotation

When you come back to the Lord Elgin Hotel, cozy up by the fireplace with a beverage from the bar in Grill 41, or a nice latte from our on-site Starbucks.   We even have a selection of games to borrow while you are with us, if you prefer to stay in and cocoon. Make yourself at home…that’s the way we like it!!

Embraced, winter can be a fabulous time of year…. Bundle up with your loved one or bestie and join us for a wonderful winter escape!