Need a break from the kids? Steal away to Gatineau, the fourth-largest city in the province located directly across from Ottawa on the northern bank of the Ottawa River and only a short two hours’ drive away from Montreal.
—————- Between jobs, kids and $$, it can become complicated to plan an extended long vacation , however you may benefit from a destination that offers several activities and attractions in one convenient location.
For fun, adult entertainment and luxury, the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau (Hull) steps up to the challenge.
This stunning 4.5 star hotel, adjoined to the Lac-Leamy casino, visually stands out with its gorgeous , reception entrance hall decorated with vibrant Dale Chihuly glass chandeliers ( an artistic rarity in Canada !) , and boasts a tower that holds 349 rooms offering a bird’s eye view of Lake Leamy below.
In-room guests get to enjoy free parking, air-conditioned rooms furnished with large queen beds, a stocked minibar and flat-screen televisions with video-game consoles and cable programming.
Wireless Internet access is complimentary throughout the hotel and all rooms have laptop-compatible safes and desks.
The spacious private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries from Crabtree and Evelyn and a bathrobe is provided for easy changing access to the full-service spa, gym and indoor / outdoor pool and hot tub situated below in the health center.
For early risers, the in-house Arôme Seafood and Grill restaurant headed by chef Frederic Archambault offers an extensive continental and full buffet breakfast served daily as well as a hearty brunch offered on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Expect a selection of fresh pastries, salmon, an omelet station and delectable desserts.
The Hilton is conveniently situated a stone’s throw away from major cultural attractions such as the Canadian Museum of History , the National Gallery of Canada and only a 5 km drive from Byward Market Square and Parliament Hill.
Drawing upon the most recent scientific discoveries, The Canadian Museum of History in collaboration with the Musée de l’Homme (Paris), is currently hosting a special summer exhibit (running until Jan 26th 2020) on our close cousins the Neanderthals – Long viewed as primitive creatures, visitors can view rare findings such as fossils and bones while learning how this species more closely resembled us than previously thought – with their creative use of stone blade tools and artistic cave art.
For those who love cinematography, the on-site IMAX theatre offers a selection of films on their seven stories high screens such as the family friendly short film Backyard Wilderness and the new Canada C3 Expedition that traces the historic 150-day icebreaker journey from Toronto to Victoria through the Northwest Passage in 2017.
For Late Night revelers, return to the Casino du Lac-Leamy to change and dress to impress.
From a nightclub, to a full scale amphitheater with world class shows, there is a myriad of fun activities at your disposal including themed nights and the numerous video lottery games and tables that the casino has to offer.
Don’t forget to sign up for a privileges card to get access to amazing promotions and contests!
From July 11th to August 24ththe staff and ground floor animators will be dressed as sci-fi heroes under the theme Futuristik First Encounters.
Every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Expect fun, free lightsaber games and encounters of the fun and thrilling kind inspired by your favorite sci-fi films!
The Théâtre du Casino is located on the premises of the Casino and admits adults 18 and over. From the ballads of Buble and Frank Sinatra, to the energized music of Pink Floyd to the sizzling hot performances of the Vegas hailed hotties from Thunder Down Under, the Casino Theatre welcomes world class acts year round. See below for full show programming
Music Legend Gregory Charles will be presenting his musical extravaganza show Music Man next July 12, 13, 19 and 20, 2019 at 8:00pm
Expect to behold one of the most interactive musical events ever as the incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining Gregory performs from a wide range of musical styles alongside his fabulous band and Kim Richardson!
Feel like dining in style?
Treat yourself to a delectable 3 courses pre-show dinner at Diamond star rated restaurant Le Baccara situated on the upper level of the casino complex.
This upscale eatery serves elevated French fare, fine imported wines and craftedcocktails served with much care by a very attentive wait staff .
From you first bite into the warm crispy bread taken from a selection of four offered in a basket, to your main dish consisting of either the Catch of the day or Cornish chicken, right up until the artistically crafted chocolate dessert finale, you will understand why this restaurant and it’s executive chef Denis Girard has earned yearly their Five Diamond rating by the CAA-AAA .
The 3-course gourmet menu is offered on show nights, from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Starting at $49* per person.
After an evening of dining and enjoying your show, If you still feel like dancing the rest of the night away, head to Aléa, the Casino’s spotlight nightclub that opened in October 2014.
LED walls and multimedia projections deliver amazing sights and sounds that shimmer to the rhythmic beats of the DJ.
For a one stop destination only a couple hours’ drive away from Montreal that offers tons of centralized activities axed on rest, relaxation, wonder and discovery, the Hilton Hotel at the Casino of Lac-Leamy is the perfect destination for your next adults only couple getaway !
For more information on all on-site activities and hotel rates, please visit their main website:
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