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The Lord Elgin Hotel  . . .  an Ottawa Landmark

Over two hundred rooms have been reserved at the Lord Elgin Hotel for our convention.  The Lord Elgin is ideally located in the heart of downtown Ottawa, directly across from Confederation Park and the National Arts Centre.  The Lord Elgin Hotel is steps away from the War Memorial, Rideau Canal, Ottawa Congress Centre, Parliament Building, Rideau Shopping Centre and the ByWard Market.

Originally built in 1941, the Lord Elgin Hotel has a long association with the Hong Kong veterans.  It was here that some of those assigned to “C” Force stayed while awaiting the arrival of the troop train travelling westward from Camp Valcartier in Quebec.  It was also here, after the war, that the Executive of the newly-formed HKVA gathered as they presented the first of countless briefs to the Canadian government for better pensions for their members.  It was here that Harry Atkinson stayed on his numerous trips to Ottawa (as did many of “C” Force whenever they were in Ottawa), fighting one battle after another for his comrades.

Hotel Accommodation

§         Following are the Special Convention Rates per night (including all taxes) – these rates are valid for reservations made before July 10, 2009 :


§         $158.20 – Single or Double Occupancy

§         $169.50 – Triple Occupancy

§         $180.80 – Quadruple Occupancy

§         When making your reservation, be sure to state one of the following codes:

§         If you are a Veteran or Veteran's Widow, state code:  HKVCA-Veterans & Widows

§         All Others, state code: HKVCA-Others

§         To reserve your accommodations at the Lord Elgin Hotel, please telephone the hotel at:

613-235-3333        or         1-800-267-4298


§         There are a limited number of connecting rooms.

§         The Lord Elgin Hotel is wheelchair accessible.

§         If you are NOT able to keep your reservation, please contact the Lord Elgin Hotel, as room charges will be deducted from your credit card for cancellations without reasonable notice.

Driving Directions:

From Hwy. 417  EAST

§        Exit the highway at Metcalfe Street

§        Follow Metcalfe Street around the corner and past the Museum of Nature

§        Continue on Metcalfe to Slater Street

§        Turn right on Slater Street

§        Turn right on Elgin Street

§        An immediate right will take you into the hotel driveway


From Hwy. 417  WEST

§        Exit the highway at Kent Street

§        Follow Kent to Slater Street

§        Turn right on Slater Street

§        Turn right on Elgin Street

§        An immediate right will take you into the hotel driveway


Website -     www.lordelgin.ca

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