As a holiday destination, Ottawa appeals to visitors from all over the world with spectacular landscapes, incredible food, fascinating historical sites, and a warm welcome to anyone that visits. One of the most appealing things about Ottawa is the diversity in the world of entertainment and many people enjoy visiting the city’s casinos.
The city is ideally set up for visitors, with plenty of public transport linking the major areas and offering the chance to see the sights in comfort. The long summers are ideal for those that like to explore the outdoors, learn about the natural history of the area and do a little wildlife spotting.
Keen photographers might be able to catch pictures of some of the local inhabitants, including whitetail deer, black bear, eagles, hawks, grouse, rabbits, coyotes and grey wolves. The Ottawa National Forest is the ideal place to seek out these beautiful creatures with a variety of trails and lookout spots for those that want to take in their incredible surroundings.
For those that want to see the true majesty of nature, the nearby Niagara region is on the edge of Lake Ontario and protrudes out into the waters on an escarpment. The world-famous Niagara Falls include the ever-popular Horseshoe Falls, but the region is also home to some of Canada’s most productive vineyards with more than one hundred wineries in the region.
The region is also home to local markets such as the Byward Market Neighbourhood, where locals choose to shop and visitors can seek out souvenirs and other special treats as reminders of their break. The market is home to hundreds of stands and the farmers market is a great place to get fresh, local food to enjoy a taste of the most delicious fare from the region.
Winter visitors can marvel at the Rideau Canal, a site of particular historic interest that doubles as the world’s largest ice-skating rink in the winter. With skate hire and plenty of seasonal food available, it’s a great way to make the most of the sub-zero temperatures.
Gambling fans might not want a poker free break, and they can opt to stay in one of the city’s many casino hotels
Hilton Lac-Leamy, Gatineau
Located just seven miles from downtown Ottawa, the Lac-Leamy Hotel and Casino is a great place to stay for anyone who wants to be close to the centre, but with views across the tranquil waters of Leamy Lake. The hotel has all the amenities you would expect from a Hilton, including:
- On-site restaurant
- Executive lounge
- Indoor and outdoor pool
- Fitness Centre
- Room Service
The attached casino is part of an entire entertainment complex that includes restaurants, bars, a nightclub, and a cocktail lounge. The casino itself is home to a variety of slot machines, roulette, and table games such as baccarat, poker, and blackjack.
There’s also the Mise-o-Jeu Sportsbook which offers a wide variety of sporting events on giant screens, with a bar and restaurant attached as well. The casino has a privilege club that allows members access to a points scheme, exclusive offers and promotions, and discounts on hotel stays.
Manoir du Casino
This hotel is also easily accessible from the Casino Lac-Leamy and it offers guests a comfortable stay with a range of facilities including:
- Electric vehicle charging station
- Dry cleaning service
- Conference space
- Breakfast available
- Gift shop
- Family rooms
- Jetted tubs
- In-room massages
- Climate controlled
- In-room dining
The hotel is close to the Canadian Museum of History, and the Maison de Velo, meaning that there are plenty of ways for visitors to entertain themselves while staying at the Manoir du Casino.
Rideau Carlton Casino
This recently-renovated casino is one of the most modern in Ontario, with a gaming floor that has been designed with players in mind. There are more than a thousand slot machines, not to mention a host of table games such as blackjack, poker, and baccarat.
The casino is also home to their VIP High Limit gaming salons that are aimed at those that want to inject their game with the excitement that only comes from a game with really high stakes. The site is also home to a racetrack which hosts harness horse racing every Sunday
The casino operates in partnership with the Hard Rock Cafe, and the site has been undergoing a programme of renovations and restoration to provide casino goers with everything they need for a truly spectacular break in Ottawa.
For those that want to combine their favourite pastime with a trip to Ottawa, a trip to a casino hotel is a great way to enjoy travel and casino gaming in one fun trip. A warm welcome awaits visitors to Ottawa, and those that choose to visit to experience the local casino scene will not be disappointed.