Hello and thanks for the question!
There are three casinos in Quebec: Casino de Montreal, Casino du
Lac-Leamy (in Gatineau near Ottawa), and Casino de Charlevoix (about
90 miles north of Quebec City).
The Casino de Montreal is the largest and is also directly in the
city. In order to gain admittance you must be 18 years of age, so
your nephew will be allowed to get in.
The web address for the Casino de Montreal is:
The three casinos in Quebec have all recently gone non-smoking (as of
July 2003). According to the Casino de Montreal's website:
"Since July 2003, Québecs three casinos have become non-smoking
establishments. The casinos gaming areas, bars and restaurants are
now entirely non-smoking. However, a number of comfortable smoking
lounges, equipped with high-performance ventilation systems, have been
made available at each Casino."
More on the rules and regulations at the casino can be found at:
As for other things to do in Quebec during your weekend, I suggest you
They have a calendar on which you can search various happenings in and
around Montreal. I searched all events from Oct. 9th to Oct. 13th and
700 results were returned! The results of my search can be seen at:
You can also limit the search to different types of events. I limited
my search to sporting events and did not receive any results.
Baseball is, of course, over by then, so catching the Expos in action
won't be an option. Also it looks like the Montreal team of the
Canadian Football League (CFL) is away the weekend you are planning to
go, as is the Montreal hockey team. Soccer is also not an option since
the Montreal Impact's season ends on Aug. 31st. Perhaps as the date
moves closer you can find sporting events listed at:
There is a nice listing of "things to do" in Montreal that can be
One option, if it isn't too chilly, would be taking a boat ride in the
Another option would be to go to the Laurentians, an area of rolling
hills just outside of Montreal that offers fishing, hiking and
canoeing. More on this outing can be found at:
As far as food options, you can see the best that Montreal has to
Another good resource for event listings in Montreal for Oct. 9 to
Oct. 13 can be found at:
They also have an event calendar and I performed a search for Oct. 9
to Oct. 13th. The results of the search can be seen at:
Apparently, the Black and Blue Festival is taking place the weekend
you plan to travel. You can read about the festival at:
And there is also an International New Dance Festival that ends that
weekend. More info on that festival can be found at:
An article on the casinos in Quebec, including the Casino de Montreal
can be found at:
Vacation reviews of Montreal can be found at:
A searchable tourism guide can be found at:
And more about Montreal vacations can be found at:
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Enjoy your trip!