The Navy League Hut opened on January 6, 1942. National President David H. Gibson noted that, ". . . with the opening of this latest hostel it may now be truthfully said that operations of the N.L.C. is Trans-Canada wide in scope - extending from Victoria on the Pacific Coast to Louisburg, most easterly point on the Dominion's Atlantic Shore."
Indeed by 1944 there were hostels in Louisbourg, Sydney, Halifax, St. John, N.B., Three Rivers, Quebec, Montreal, Vancouver and Victoria. Mayor Melvin S Huntington presided at the opening. Other dignitaries attending included Rev Fr Ronald MacLean, Naval Chaplain in Sydney, Messrs Lou Moffat, John M MacLeod, MW Buchanan and HM Isreal of Sydney and Wilfred Covey, President of the Louisbourg Navy League.