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.
Grab a drink at the Poker Bar in the middle of the casino, or try one of the other enticing new eating and drinking options. Regular weekend concerts take place here (jazz, folk, blues). Arched footbridges link the casino to the Jardin des Floralies, a rose garden that is wonderful for a stroll.