After crews began to remove scaffolding from the Hotel du Canada façade in the Canada Pavilion of EPCOT last month, the scaffolding and scrim are now completely gone from one side of the building.
Hotel du Canada Refurbishment
Refurbishment of the building began last summer, with scaffolding completely covering some sides of the building. Crews repainted Hotel du Canada to have stony gray walls with green metallic roofing. It was previously all a sandy tan color.
During construction, the upper walkways of the Canada Pavilion have been blocked by construction walls.
Hotel du Canada is modeled after the real-life Château Laurier hotel in Ottawa. Here is Disney’s description of the Canada Pavilion and the hotel:
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.
Scaffolding remains up above Le Cellier Steakhouse. The restaurant has continued to operate during the exterior refurbishment, but has had construction walls and scrim up around its entrance.
The scaffolding on this side extends from the Le Cellier entrance about halfway up the Hotel du Canada façade. Some scaffolding has been removed here, so we’ll likely see the rest taken down soon.
Due to construction, the Canada Pavilion does not have as many Chalk Full of Character murals as in previous years during the 2024 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, but guests can still search for Koda from “Brother Bear” near the river.