Based in the former French pavilion from Expo '67, the Montréal casino opened in 1993 and was so popular (and earned so much money) that expansion occurred almost instantly. It remains Canada’s biggest casino, and has quite a sleek design, following a four-year, $300-million makeover completed in 2013. It has more than 3000 slot machines and 120 gaming tables.
There are drinks at the Poker Bar in the middle of the casino, and other enticing eating and drinking options. Regular weekend concerts take place here (jazz, folk, blues). Arched footbridges link the casino to the Jardins des Floralies, a rose garden that is wonderful for a stroll.