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!

days to melt your heart

Points of interest

380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 9N4

See Canada's visual arts treasures within the lively Ottawa ByWard Market. Discover the remarkable stories that have shaped this country in the completely reinvented Canadian and Indigenous Galleries. Love photography? Don't miss the Gallery's new Canadian Photography Institute. If the great masters are more your style, the Gallery is your destination for the country's finest collection of European art. Come celebrate creativity at one of Canada's most impressive landmarks.

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.
111 Wellington St. ( Parliament Hill )
Ottawa (Ontario)

The 35th edition of Christmas Lights across Canada will kick off on Wednesday, December 4. Every night from December 4 to January 7, enjoy the Magical Winter Lightscapes multimedia show projected on the Parliament Hill buildings. People of all ages will get into to the holiday spirit as hundreds of thousands of dazzling lights shine in Canada’s Capital Region and across the country. See you then!

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

Charming restaurant in a heritage house in downtown Gatineau (Vieux-Hull). Sample wines from around the world, or simply relax on one of the patios. Enjoy a fresh market menu and discover Le Cellier’s delicious tartares and ceviches.

5.1 km
Keep the party going at Casino Lac-Leamy, open 24/7!
1 Casino Blvd.
Gatineau (Québec) J8Y 6W3

Closure of the Casino du Lac-Leamy. Following the guidelines of Direction de Santé publique du Québec, the Casino du Lac-Leamy close their doors for safety reasons. This is a government decision that will remain in place until further notice. 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.

0.9 km
You've had a full day, now cross Carrière Blvd. To the Ramada Plaza Manoir du Casino. Did you know the Sunday brunch the Arôme restaurant is epic?
75 d'Edmonton St.
Gatineau (Québec) J8Y 6W9

Located directly across from the renowned Casino du Lac-Leamy and minutes from the attractions of Canada’s National Capital, the hotel features 174 guestrooms and bi-level suites, all equipped with double air jet bathtub, mini-fridge, electronic safe and electric fireplace. To satisfy your appetite, come discover the BISTRO75, with a carefully selected variety of wines by the glass, a good range of Quebec & Canadian beers and a menu that will tickle your taste buds. Free Wi-Fi and parking. Accredited ‘’Bienvenue cycliste’’, welcome to cyclists, offers a secured bicycle storage.