Located just across the river from the city of Ottawa proper, the boundaries of the Outaouais region extends from Abitibi-Témiscamingue to the Laurentians and Ontario (beyond Ottawa). This large region combines vast outdoor adventure opportunities with large parks and mountain ranges, historic and cultural sites for those who want to deepen their knowledge on holiday, and urban experiences that give travellers the opportunity to experience fine dining, bistros, art, live entertainment and boutique shopping.
1. Casino Lac Leamy
Located in Gatineau, QC, the Casino Lac-Leamy is a notable Outaouais landmark- and not just because it is a major tourist draw. The Casino is a fixture on the cityscape, with a gigantic fountain that spouts high into the sky in the summer months. In addition to the usual gambling fare (slot machines, blackjack, roulette, baccarat, Texas hold em’ poker and craps), the casino has an 1100 seat theater, and draws big names, as well as in-house Vegas-style shows. Gourmands will appreciate both the quality and the variety of the dining options at the casino- with silver-domed, white glove dining at the Baccara to more casual buffets, as well as a host of bistros and bars. Adjacent to the casino is the Hilton Lac-Leamy, where many of the rooms offer scenic vistas of Lac Leamy and the Gatineau Mountains. The Hilton Lac-Leamy offers many different packages geared towards the casino crowd.