For fans of gambling and travel, the summer provides a particularly compelling opportunity to combine the two pleasures.
From coast to coast, Canadian cities and towns offer unique gaming adventures. Most provinces have at least one casino where you can try your luck or catch a show. And that’s on top of hot, sunny days and warm summer nights.
Depending on where you are, Canada casinos satisfy different tastes. However, regardless of your gaming style, the following destinations have something to offer every guest.
So, while exploring Canada this summer, consider stopping by one (or a few) of these inviting casino destinations.
British Columbia: casinos aplenty
When visiting Canada’s west coast, Vancouver is the number one spot for many travellers.
Unsurprisingly, the city is home to a choice of inland casinos. So you can enjoy Vancouver’s stunning scenery alongside the thrill of the casino floor while on vacation.
River Rock Casino Resort
Those looking for a luxurious experience should visit River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond’s city centre. Apart from having an excellent table game and slot machine selection, the place is well-known for its upscale atmosphere.
Parq Vancouver Casino Resort
Parq Vancouver Casino Resort is a better choice if you seek a more casual gambling experience. The casino features an army of slot machines, gaming tables, lodgings, and bars and restaurants. It’s open 24/7 and is busiest on Fridays and Saturdays.
Cascades Casino Kamloops
Cascades Casino Kamloops offers a perfect mixture of everything – from live shows to slot machines and classic table games.
You can come for dinner or to catch a big game on a big screen. Whatever you do, be sure not to miss the casino floor. Parking is free, and transit is available nearby.
The casino features multiple poker variants besides slots, electronic tables and blackjack. Games include:
- Community Poker
- Ultimate Texas Hold’em
- Four Card
- Fast Action Hold ’em
The gaming floor at Cowboys Casino has multiple large screens and high-def TVs, so you can always see what’s up with your favourite sports team.
Next door is Centre Bar & Eatery, an open-concept bar and the centre of the casino’s action.
And there’s Stampede Park for concerts and live shows. You can also stop by during the day to grab a bite. Helpful tip: food service is 11 am-12 am. Drink service runs from 9:30 am to 2 am daily.
Located on Saskatchewan Drive, Casino Regina operates in the city’s former union station.
The casino is home to slots, tables, and poker tables (and owned by SaskGaming). The casino also offers Weekly Tournaments.
With a modern take on vintage style, you can enjoy a casual bite or a relaxing night out with friends. The casino’s bars and restaurants are perfect for an intimate evening with someone special.
Before booking your stay, check their events calendar and plan your trip.
Club Regent Casino
Situated in Winnipeg’s west end, Club Regent offers dining, entertainment, and more than 1200 slot machines. In addition, the casino has live table games, fully electronic stadium gaming, and live dealer assisted stadium games.
This summer, catch shows from Tanya Tucker, Fortune Feimster and Johnny Reid (among others).
Ontario: an embarrassment of riches
Just like Vancouver, Ontario has multiple attractions for casino lovers. So if you’re heading to The Heartland Province, be sure to check out at least one of the following:
Caesars Windsor Casino
Caesars Windsor Casino is probably Ontario’s (and Canada’s) largest casino hotel. It’s comfy and stylish, catering mainly to gamblers from across Canada and the US.
The place has fourteen poker tables and over two thousand slot machines. Sports betting enthusiasts enjoy an expansive sports bar with giant LED screens for tournament viewing. And that’s not all – Caesars Windsor has six delicious restaurants, a gym and a spa.
Casino Rama Resort
Travellers from all over keep Rama Hotel busy. Casino Rama Resort, located in Orillia, features more than 2500 slots, over a hundred casino tables and eight first-rate restaurants.
Rama hosts entertainment every evening, so visitors can enjoy live music and performances. And Rama is known for its unique promotions, competitive odds and generous payouts.
The casino offers baccarat, blackjack, PaiGow, Roulette, and various poker options.
Poker variants include:
- Caribbean Stud Poker
- Big Raise Stud Poker
- 3-Card Poker
- Texas Hold ’em
Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort is another famous destination fantastic to visit as a tourist.
Spread across nearly 200,000 square feet, Fallsview offers a breathtaking view of Niagara Falls. The resort enjoys enormous popularity among tourists and gamblers from all over the world.
Apart from the fantastic scenery, the hotel and restaurants are so cozy you never want to leave. If you find time for gambling, Fallsview offers gambling options on its casino floor, equally impressive as the incredible views.
Casino De Montreal
If you’re travelling through Québec, Casino De Montreal is a must-see attraction that should be on your list.
Founded in 1993 and located in Notre Dame, Casino De Montreal gets its name from the Old Port of Montreal. Today, it can accommodate more than 18,000 guests daily.
Furthermore, Casino De Montreal is home to one of Canada’s most abundant game selections, including slots, card games and lotteries.
More precisely, the casino boasts:
- 3,000+ slot machines
- 100 table games
- 18 poker tables
Poker fans can take part in Texas Hold’Em tournaments held regularly.
Apart from the extraordinary casino atmosphere, visitors won’t be able to resist the casino’s taste for dining.
Plus, you can use your game rewards at any of the superb restaurants within the property and enjoy fresh food served at Le Montreal Seafood and Grill.
Casino New Brunswick
Casino New Brunswick has all you could expect from a small regional casino. Slots, table games and poker, are all on offer. Before you hit the casino floor, stop by Hub City Pub to grab a bite and some drinks. After drop back again for free local entertainment.
Plus, you can hit the road from your base at the casino to check out local New Brunswick attractions in Moncton and beyond.
Casino Nova Scotia
Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax is a go-to place for all casino enthusiasts visiting Canada’s east coast.
This destination hosts numerous slot machines, video poker games and table games like baccarat, roulette, and blackjack. Table games are available daily from 2 pm – 3 pm, whereas the High Limit Room is open from 5 pm to 3 am.
You can visit the casino’s May Garden Chinese restaurant and 3Sixty Bar & Lounge throughout the week, while Baron of Beef Buffet offers a rare treat on Fridays.
Casino Nova Scotia — Sydney
Located on George Street in Sydney, Casino Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton destination has the advantage of being on an Island regularly lauded for its natural beauty. Stop by the waterfront to see the world’s biggest fiddle, or hop on the Cabot Trail for a scenic drive along the coast.
But, if you’re more interested in the casino floor, you can check out the many slots and casino promos. And the Celtic Junction has you covered if you’re feeling peckish while you’re there.
Prince Edward Island
Red Shores Race Track and Casino Charlottetown
Found in Charlottetown, Red Shores is an excellent choice for casino and horse racing fans. The casino features traditional reel and modern video slots alongside a small selection of table games. Horses hit the track a few times each week, mainly on Thursdays and Saturdays in July, more frequently in August.
Red Shores punches above its weight on the food and drink tip with various lounge, grill and patio dining options.
Time for a summer adventure!
In addition to the casino destinations noted here, you’ll find even more casino choices in some of Canada’s larger provinces, particularly in Ontario, BC and Alberta.
Sounds like it’s time to hit the road!