Bright lights and sparkles in you eyes

The Outaouais is perfect for lovebirds, no matter the season. With its museums, its great restaurants, and its rich entertainment scene, the occasions for a unique one-on-one experience with your better half are plentiful, by day or by night. As winter settles in, an evening walk under the falling snowflakes in an illuminated downtown area will make both your hearts beat as one. There's magic in the air in the Outaouais!

A visit of the National Art Gallery's galleries will start your date with style. No hurries, just enjoy the moment! As you head back towards Gatineau, take the time to admire the Christmas lights lighting up downtown before you cross the bridge. You'll see in you partner's eyes that the light bulbs aren't the only things glowing! You'll have a lot to tell one another when you're sitting at Le Cellier St-Jacques nice dinner before hitting the Casino du Lac-Leamy to end the night on a classy note!

1 day
to melt your heart

Points of interest

National Gallery of Canada
380, promenade Sussex
Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 9N4

The National Gallery of Canada is the country’s finest art museum and the permanent home of the world’s most comprehensive collection of Canadian art. Its European collection and modern American collection are considered among the best in the country. Its award-winning architecture, featuring the luminous Great Hall, spacious galleries and interior gardens and courtyards, is in itself worth the visit. Throughout the year, the Gallery presents international-calibre temporary exhibits. There are also several family activities.

4 km
Before crossing the Alexandra Bridge, take a little detour by Parliament Hill and Major's Hill Park to admire the Christmas lights. There are some in Gatineau's Jacques-Cartier Park too and the view you'll have from the bridge will be quite impressive.
Christmas Lights Across Canada
90, rue Wellington (en face du Parlement)
Ottawa (Ontario)

The 32nd edition of Christmas Lights Across Canada will be launched with an illumination ceremony on Parliament Hill. Residents and visitors are invited to join dignitaries and special guests on Parliament Hill for this special celebration. It’s a magical evening of fun and entertainment for the whole family.

1,7 km
As you walk through Vieux-Hull to get to Le Cellier St-Jacques.
Le Cellier St-Jacques
49, rue St-Jacques
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 2Y5

Charming restaurant in an ancestral house in downtown Gatineau (Old Hull). Come and taste wines from all around the world, or simply relax on one of their terraces. Enjoy a fresh market menu and discover their delicious tartares and ceviches.

5,1 km
Casino du Lac-Leamy
1, boul. du Casino
Gatineau (Québec) J8Y 6W3

An oasis of entertainment just five minutes from Parliament Hill, the Casino du Lac-Leamy features a wide selection of slot machines and gaming tables, including Texas Hold’em poker, as well as a multigame space with live hosts. Enjoy the exciting atmosphere of the Casino, and unwind at the five-star Hilton Lac-Leamy hotel. Discover a variety of bars and restaurants, a nightclub, and spend an entertaining evening at the Théâtre du Casino. The Casino is your destination for an unforgettable getaway! 18+