Venue and Accommodations


Celebrating Canadian Diversity will take place at the beautiful Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa. This magnificent structure, designed by renowned architect Douglas Cardinal, is a 25,000 square foot complex that is the heart, identity and expression of Aboriginal people. An unmistakable landmark in the national capital, the undulating glass and smooth signature curves evoke a sense of renewed life and flowing water. The Centre has a permanent educational exhibit, developed in partnership with the Legacy of Hope Foundation to provide students and community an opportunity to learn about history through the eyes of Aboriginal people.

The Wabano Meeting and Event Centre is located at 299 Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 6B8. It’s only a few minutes east of the downtown core and about 20 minutes from the MacDonald-Cartier International Airport. Although there is no parking connected with the Centre, several options can be found close by. 




Hampton InnThe Canadian Network for Arts and Learning has a reserved block of rooms at the newly renovated Lord Elgin Hotel, offering our delegates choice in the type of experience they would like throughout the conference.

There are a limited number of rooms available at the Hampton Inn at a special rate until September 8th. The Hampton Inn offers a daily free hot breakfast, free indoor and outdoor parking and free wi-fi internet access in the room. The hotel is a five minute drive from the Wabano Centre. The rate is $136/night for single occupancy or $146/night for double occupancy. Please reserve your rooms through this link by September 8th. 

Lord Elgin HotelThe Lord Elgin Hotel is located directly across from the parliament buildings and offers guests a distinctive downtown Ottawa experience. The hotel has just undergone an extensive renovation in time for Canada’s 150th Anniversary including an overhaul of every guestroom. CNAL’s special rate is $239/night. Parking is an additional $30/night and includes in and out privileges. This special rate is only available until September 18th.

To make a reservation at the Lord Elgin Hotel as part of the Celebrating Canadian Diversity conference, please click here

The Lord Elgin Hotel is a 13 minute drive from the Wabano Centre.