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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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. In addition to the permanent collection, special exhibitions in 2019 include Gauguin: Portraits and the Indigenous Quinquennial. Come celebrate creativity at one of Canada’s most impressive landmarks.
Gatineau (Québec) J8Y 6W3
For a memorable evening with your fellow foodies, put 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 using fresh local products. From the first bite, you’ll understand why Le Baccara has earned the CAA-AAA’s Five Diamond rating year after year. Dress code: semi-formal. Must be 18 or over.
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 Casino’s exciting atmosphere, 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. 18+.
Ottawa (Ontario) K1K2X5
Héli-Tremblant offers a range of personalized helicopter services, including charters, aerial photography and excursions, and summer helicopter tours over Ottawa and Gatineau. Departures from the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa. From $99 per person (minimum 2 passengers) .
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 2P7
Located at the entrance of Gatineau Park, only 10 minutes from downtown Gatineau—Ottawa, Nordik Spa-Nature is a relaxation haven. Discover the benefits of thermotherapy and enhance your experience with a massage, a body treatment, the Källa treatment—one of only two salt-water floating pools in America—or Banyä, a treatment inspired by Russian traditions. Nordik Spa-Nature is the largest spa in North America, with 10 outdoor baths, 9 saunas, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, a restaurant, a lounge and a Biërgarden with terraces.