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!
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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? You won’t want to 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. For 2019, special exhibitions include Gauguin: Portraits and the Indingenous Quinquennial. Come celebrate creativity at one of Canada’s most impressive landmarks.
The 34th edition of Christmas Lights across Canada will kick off on Wednesday, December 5 with an illumination ceremony at 7 pm, on Parliament Hill. The atmosphere will be magical with unique performances by Ariane Moffatt, winner of several Felix awards, as well as Josée Bourgeois, a local algonquin artist. Every night from December 5 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!
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.
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 and a nightclub, and spend an entertaining evening at the Théâtre du Casino. The Casino is your destination for an unforgettable getaway! 18+
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.