Nestled in a postcard-perfect setting along the Gatineau River, the bilingual village of Wakefield possesses a friendly and funky atmosphere created by its diverse residents and nurtured by its surroundings. Whether you’re into nature, art, music, outdoor adventure, shopping or fine food, you’ll fall in love with this place.
If you’re a nature lover, take a paddle or swim in the pristine Gatineau River, or hit the trails of famous Gatineau Park for x-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking or mountain biking. Other nearby outdoor adventures include horseback riding, bungee jumping, golf, downhill skiing and dogsledding.
If you’re more of an artsy type, take in a live concert at the famous Black Sheep Inn or Kaffé 1870, Wakefield’s other wonderful watering hole. Visit during one of Wakefield’s funky festivals or come for a theatrical performance in the state of the art Great Hall in the brand new Wakefield Community Centre.
If you’re just looking to take it easy, have a lazy stroll down scenic Riverside Drive, Wakefield’s main street, while enjoying the panoramic view of the river. In “downtown” Wakefield, you’ll find only small independent shops, art studios and restaurants that contribute to Wakefield’s mellow and friendly village vibe. For more information about all the wonderful things to do in and around Wakefield, visit www.wakefieldquebec.com.
Incredibly, this peaceful utopia is a mere 20 minute drive from downtown Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, so if you’ve had your fill of nature, peace and quiet, make the short, scenic drive to Ottawa and take advantage of its many attractions. A spectacular natural setting with access to a world-class city is what makes Wakefield a truly unique and remarkable village.