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The National Trust for Canada is happy to return to an in-person be conference this year and are excited to be back in Ottawa; to celebrate our 50th Anniversary in the nation's capital!

Venue Information

The Chateau Laurier: A Controversy, a Case Study, an Opportunity for Constructive Dialogue 

The Chateau Laurier is an iconic and beloved heritage place that matters to people across the country.  From 2016 – 2021, a high-profile controversy played out over a proposed rear addition to this National Historic Site, making waves in the national media, in City Council chambers, in Parliament, and even in the courts.  Heritage Ottawa has diligently chronicled some of the many facets of this discussion on their website.


What better place to explore the systems and safety nets needed to manage change to heritage places, and the recalibration of our practices and priorities as a movement?  Conference delegates will experience the Chateau firsthand before any potential construction, and for the National Trust, it is a fitting venue for our 50th conference:  the Chateau Laurier ballroom was the site of our first conference banquet on Friday, September 27th, 1974, shortly after our creation as the Heritage Canada Foundation the year before. 

Conference Venue Information

The main conference events will be held at the Fairmont Château Laurier. This includes the opening reception, keynote, plenary, & concurrent sessions.

The Château Laurier

1 Rideau Street

Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7
Château Laurier Website


Ottawa Hotels - Book Your Room Now! 

Due to demand, bedrooms at the Château Laurier at the special National Trust Conference rate of $249.00 a night are no longer available. You are still welcome to book rooms at the regular posted rates through the Chateau Laurier website.  

For a limited time the National Trust has been able to secure room blocks at three nearby hotels for conference participants.

Important: Ensure you are booking your room directly either through the website links or by phoning the numbers below. The Trust is not affiliated with any 3rd party vendors for hotel rooms including the "Business Travel Bureau." If you are contacted by someone claiming to be selling you a hotel room it is advised to block the number. 


  • Novotel Ottawa City Center (33 Nicholas Street) – Room Rate of $239.00 per night + taxes. To reserve:  [Note: Reservation cut off date Monday, September 25]


  • Sheraton Ottawa (150 Albert Street) – Room Rate of $256.00 per night + taxes. To reserve, please call 1-800-489-8333 and say you are National Trust for Canada guests or book through their website here. [Note: Reservation cut off date Monday, September 25] 

There are other options available for booking, at a good range of prices, very close to the Château Laurier. Here are some for you to consider and book directly. Please see our handy map for hotel locations and websites. All hotels are just a few blocks away!  

Getting There

Air Canada is offering a promotion for attendees looking for flights to this year's conference. 

To use this promotion, access and enter code JZ4M7K21 in the Promotion Code Box for up to a 10% discount.


Please Note: 

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Ottawa, YOW (CA) 

  • The travel period begins Thursday, October 19, 2023 and ends Saturday, November 04, 2023. 

  • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

  • For North America' 5% applies on standard fares, 10% on flex fares & higher. For International Travel' 10% on standard fares & higher.


VIA Rail Canada is offering 10% off to those looking to travel to the conference by train. Use VIA's convention discount code 14461 through for 10% off best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, and Sleeper class. 

Please Note: 

  • This discount is valid for trains travelling from all stations throughout the VIA system to Ottawa, On and return

  • This discount is valid for trains travelling from October 23rd  2023  to  October 31st  2023

  • Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking.

  • One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge.

  • For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.

  • Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.

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Ottawa, Ontario  K1R 6H4
1-866-964-1066 ext. 227

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