Fireworks Festival Returns to Casino du Lac-Leamy

Publish: 09.08.2017

The government-run casino in Gatineau, the Casino du Lac-Leamy, is set to bring back what’s been a traditional fireworks display at this establishment in the past.

The Casino announced that Sound of Light fireworks show will return to the venue in August with the first event scheduled for 5 August and four other dates through the month – 9, 12, 16 and 19.

The Casino du Lac-Leamy fireworks show will close a number of streets in Gatineau’s Hull sector in evening hours during the aforementioned dates on the show. The Alexandra Bridge will also be closed to cars and pedestrians on the nights of the show.

The following roads will be closed from 9:00 PM to 10:15 PM:

  • Laurier Street, between les Blvd Maisonneuve & Sacré-Coeur
  • Victoria Street, between Notre-Dame-de-l’Île Street & Laurier Street
  • Papineau Street, between Notre-Dame-de-l’Île Street & Laurier Street
  • Élisabeth-Bruyère Street, between  Notre-Dame-de-l’Île Street & Laurier Street
  • Blvd des Allumettières, between Maisonneuve Blvd & Laurier Street
  • Saint-Étienne Street, between  Notre-Dame-de-l’Île Street & Laurier Street
  • de Verdun Street, between Notre-Dame-de-l’Île Street & Laurier Street
  • Notre-Dame-de-l’Île Street, between Élisabeth-Bruyère street & des Allumettières Blvd
  • Champlain Street, between Élisabeth-Bruyère Street & des Allumettières Blvd
  • l’Hôtel-de-Ville Street, between Laurier Street & la promenade du Portage

Alexandra Bridge will be closed to pedestrians between 8:30 PM to 10:15 PM whereas the Ottawa River pathways will be closed from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, between the Alexandra Bridge and the Ottawa locks.

The Voyageurs recreational trail between Victoria Street and the Alexandra Bridge, behind the Canadian Museum of History, will also be closed from 6:00 PM to 10 PM.

The City of Gatineau is encouraging visitors to the festival to use public transportation to attend the event. Additionally, boaters are advised that Ottawa River will also be closed from 5:00 PM to 10:15 PM with six lighted yellow warning buoys set out to mark the 60-metre boundary parameter.