|"Because you have kids, our lakes don't have any monsters."|
The ads all feature a bit of absurdist humour. The french campaign slogan "«L’Outaouais : tant que vous ne viendrez pas, on vous racontera n’importe quoi.» is roughly translated as: "As long as you don't come, we'll tell you anything", or maybe more accurately, "We'll tell you anything to get you to visit."
Like this first one (en français), where we're told that the Casino du Lac Leamy was transplanted from Las Vegas, completely disassembled and then reassembled in Gatineau:
Here's an English one, where the guide says the trains are so fast you can't even see them as they pass by. And did you know the bike paths are so long they go all the way to Barcelona?
My favourite lie to tell tourists is that the Chateau Laurier is where the Prime Minister lives. What fake facts can you make up about Ottawa landmarks?
See also: Ottawa Tourism Guide
If you liked this post, please consider subscribing to our blog via email, Twitter, Facebook or RSS. Thank you.