A Real Nut
Standing outside the entrance of the Hilton Lac-Leamy are a few of these life-sized decorative nutcrackers, ready to welcome the weary traveler. With a reputation for excellence, this world-class hotel and casino across the river in Gatineau, Quebec, is one of the busiest attractions around, any time of day and any time of the year. In the summer there is an international fireworks competition right on Lac-Leamy, and on New Year's Eve you can enjoy a cabaret-style show in the Casino. There is also a state-of-the-art Conference Room that can accommodate up to 1600 people if need be. If you have a few spare minutes (next to impossible this time of year, I know!), you can take a virtual tour.