Canadian National Hotels was a hotel chain under control by Canadian National Railways. In addition to their own hotels, it acquired some from predecessor railway companies like the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, Grand Trunk Railway and Ottawa, Arnprior and Parry Sound Railway. Some of their assets were later acquired by rival Canadian Pacific Hotels after 1988.
Surviving hotels [ edit ]
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts [ edit ]
Château Laurier, Ottawa, ON
Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver BC
Newfoundland Hotel, St. John's, NL
Delta Hotels [ edit ]
Pictou Lodge Pictou, NS - originally built as Wentworth Lodge by The Bungalow Camps Company and auction to CNR in 1926; sold 1957 and now operates as independent Pictou Lodge Resorts
Demolished hotels [ edit ]
Highland Inn, Algonquin Provincial Park 1923-1932 – Built for Ottawa, Arnprior and Parry Sound Railway and later owned by CN Rail (1923–1931) and last owned by Government of Ontario; dismantled and burned 1957; area was reforested with red pine
Grand Beach Hotel, Grand Beach, Manitoba, – built by Canadian Northern Railway, opened 1916. Operated by lessee in later years of Canadian National ownership until 1961; hotel gone sometime after 1961 and area known as Grand Beach Provincial Park
Minaki Lodge, Minaki, Ontario 1923-1950s; Built for Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and later sold to Government of Ontario; burned down 2003
Prince Edward Hotel, Brandon, Manitoba 1916–1949 – demolished and site of skate plaza
Hotel Vancouver 1916–1949 – The second of three CPR Hotels by that name. Acquired by the CNR, it was eventually demolished after the CNR's failure, partly under terms of an arrangement with the City of Vancouver to ensure its refurbishment would not hurt the market for a third, Hotel Vancouver. After delays the third was built, while the second was demolished and became a parking lot before the Pacific Centre rose on the site in 1969.
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