1 Elgin Restaurant

Opening Date: July 26, 2021

We’re very excited to share that we’re replacing our current canopy with a modern new structure!

Surrounded in glass and topped with a new retractable canopy, the structure will provide both the possibility of complete enclosure, for cold and inclement weather, as well as opening completely on beautiful days.

We look forward to introducing you to our new patio on July 26th!

The National Arts Centre’s 1 Elgin is proud to showcase the fresh flavours and ingredients of Canada. Focusing on local seasonal ingredients, 1 Elgin’s menu is a culinary experience that indulges the senses. Experience our take on contemporary cuisine with dishes that will delight and engage you.

*Reservations are solely available online for the time being.

Here’s an easy, no knead sourdough recipe from NAC Sous Chef Franco Colaco.

Credits: National Arts Centre

the rideau canal and Champlain

The Rideau Canal flows between Ottawa and Kingston in Southern Ontario. These two cities are easily accessible by car and bus from Toronto (260km to Kingston) and Montreal (200km from Ottawa).

The Canal itself is accessible by car, on foot or by boat. The busy season extends from the spring to the fall. While the locks themselves are closed for the winter, you can do still skate, cross-country ski, snowshoe or ice-fishing on the Canal.

To learn more on the Rideau Canal, visit the Parks Canada website.


Ottawa is Canada’s capital, a dynamic city steeped in culture, with world-class museums displaying stunning national collections and special exhibitions from around the world. Discover Canada’s heritage at amazing national sites, including Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal.


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