PHOTOS: Scaffolding Coming Down From Hotel du Canada in EPCOT

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: Scaffolding Coming Down From Hotel du Canada in EPCOT

Crews have been working on the Hotel du Canada façade in EPCOT since June of this year. It looks like the refurbishment project is nearing an end as some scaffolding has been removed from the top of the building.

Hotel du Canada Refurbishment

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The walkways around the building have been blocked off due to the ongoing construction.

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Crews repainted the façade so the stone walls are now more gray and the roof is a rusted green instead of being completely tan-colored.

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They also worked on the windows and dormers of the upper floors.

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Hotel du Canada is modeled after the real Château Laurier hotel in Ottawa. Here is how Disney describes the landmark and surrounding Canada Pavilion landscape:

Your journey “north” to the Canada pavilion includes a spectacular tribute to the nation’s natural wonders, such as the majestic Rocky Mountains, a 30-foot waterfall, and beautifully landscaped grounds that are inspired by Victoria’s Butchart Gardens. But you simply can’t miss one of the more striking man-made landmarks in the pavilion: the Hotel du Canada, inspired by the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. The hotel was commissioned by railroad magnate Charles Melville Hays, who was extending his Grand Trunk Pacific Railway west, and envisioned several deluxe hotels along the route. The hotel was impeccably furnished within and boasted a façade that featured Italian marble, Indiana limestone, and a copper roof. One hundred and five years after its grand opening, the Chateau Laurier is still welcoming guests to this day.

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Scaffolding remains around the bottom half of Hotel du Canada, wrapping around the sides of the building.

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The fake hotel is above Le Cellier, which is open but has construction walls and scrim around its entrance.

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Construction walls block access to the upper walkways.

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Guests who visit the Canada Pavilion during the ongoing EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays can enjoy the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs, participate in Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition, and dine at Yukon Holiday Kitchen. The nearby Refreshment Port also serves turkey poutine for the season.

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