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$99 for Remembrance Day in Ottawa

vicky vacay deal of the dayTravel Deal for November 7, 2013

The Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa is offering a Remembrance Day Special Rate.

This opportunity is only available November 8-11, 2013 with nightly rates starting at $99. This deal is being offered through the Military Families Fund, so a block of rooms are being offered on a complimentary basis to active military personnel and their families.

But this package isn’t only for military families. Lord Elgin is extending the special discount rate of $99 for those that would like to come to Ottawa to show their support during Remembrance Day on Monday. On top of that, the hotel will donate $5 for each room booked on November 11 to the Military Families Fund, and also ask guests to make a donation to support this outstanding charity.

This hotel is located across from Confederation Park and the National Arts Centre. The Lord Elgin Hotel is steps away from the Rideau Canal, Ottawa Convention Centre, Parliament Buildings and the Ottawa Rideau Centre. Remembers

As Remembrance Day approaches, one trip Canadians or visitors to this country should consider making is to McCrae House in Guelph, Ontario, a five-hour drive southwest of Ottawa. Deputy Editor Rod Charles had a chance to visit this museum and wrote about his experience in a story called “Finding John McCrae on Remembrance Day.”

Charles: If you want to understand one of the key differences between Canadians and our American, British or Russian friends you need look no further than McCrae House in Guelph, Ontario. You may not know this but Colonel John McCrae, the author of ‘In Flanders Fields’ — one of the world’s most famous and important poems — was born in a nondescript house at 108 Water Street in Guelph alongside the peaceful Speed River on November 30, 1872. The house looks like any other on the street, except for the stonewall lining the front of the property and the Canadian flag flying on the south side of the building. Underneath that flag is McCrae’s famous poem, put up after the Second World War, a sculpture with the entire poem written on a bronze cast in the shape of a book.”

To book with The Lord Elgin: Click here, or call 1-800-267-4298.

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