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Fine art, great food and lasting memories

The Outaouais is both beautiful and entertaining. From the world's largest collection of Canadian art at the National Gallery of Canada, to one of the few CAA-AAA Five Diamond restaurants in Quebec, Le Baccara, to a helicopter tour with Héli-Tremblant and a relaxing visit to North America's largest Scandinavian spa, Nordik Spa-Nature, enjoy a memorable stay that combines a downtown vibe with the peace and quiet of the country.

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380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 9N4
Canada

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 2018, special exhibitions include Impressionist Treasures: The Odrupgaard Collection and Laurent Amiot: Canadian Master Silversmith. Come celebrate creativity at one of Canada’s most impressive landmarks.

5.3 km
A few minutes from downtown Ottawa, the Complexe du Lac-Leamy is home to Le Baccara, where you'll enjoy a truly outstanding dining experience!
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1 Du Casino Blvd.
Gatineau (Québec) J8Y 6W3
Canada

For a memorable evening with foodies such as yourself, place Le Baccara at the top of your list. Watch the team in the open kitchen perform their magic as they prepare succulent and inventive dishes with local products. From the first bite, you will understand why the CAA-AAA has awarded their Five-Diamond rating to Le Baccara year after year. Dress code: semi-formal. Must be 18 or over.

After a fine meal, time for some fun! A short flight of stairs leads to the Casino and an evening of top-notch entertainment.
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1 Du Casino Blvd.
Gatineau (Québec) J8Y 6W3
Canada

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+

11 km
Your helicopter tour takes off from the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. See the region from a whole new angle!
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11 Aviation Parkway (Rockcliffe Airport)
Ottawa (Ontario) K1K2X5
Canada

Héli-Tremblant offers a range of personalized helicopter services, including charters, aerial photography and excursions. In summer they offer helicopter tours over Ottawa and Gatineau. Departures from the Canada Aviation and Space Museum at Ottawa–Rockcliffe Airport. Tour from $99 / pers. (min. 2) .

19.8 km
Nestled in the countryside near the entrance to Gatineau Park, Nordik Spa-Nature is the ideal place to relax, unwind, and savour your memories of a wonderful visit!
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16 Nordik Road
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 2P7
Canada

Located at the entrance of Gatineau Park, only 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa, Nordik Spa-Nature is the largest spa in North America. Enjoy the benefits of thermotherapy in our world-class facilities inspired by some of the best Scandinavian traditions: 10 outdoor baths, 9 unique saunas, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, restaurant and lounge with terraces. Treat yourself to a massage, a body treatment or our Källa treatment, one of the only two salt water floating pool in America! The Espace Banyä also steals the show! On the ground floor, discover the Russian sauna and the exfoliation room. Upstairs, take meditation or yoga break in our relaxation room. Let yourself be carried away by a joyful atmosphere rich with history thanks to Banyä Treatment, a ritual inspired by a Russian tradition offered in 4 steps.