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Wakefield (Quebec)

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Wakefield (Quebec)

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Wakefield is a picturesque village on a lake in the Gatineau Hills near Ottawa. It is on the Quebec side of the river but is predominantly English-speaking.

Get in

North on Highway 5 from Ottawa until the end. Then North on Highway 105 until the exit for Wakefield, at which you should make a right turn.

Get around


The Black Sheep Inn has become well known for top quality musical entertainment. Check listings in Ottawa Newspapers, such as the Ottawa Citizen. During the spring months, and "break up time", locals place a barrel on the ice of the Gatineau River. Bets are placed as to when this barrel will sink. Nothing spectacular to see, but if you look for it, it will be there.


  • One tourist attraction is a historic steam train.

Skiing: Ski Vorlage in Wakefield offers medium sized runs.





Get out

North along Hwy 105 for about 20km will take you to Low, Quebec. A small town with a hockey arena. Chelsea Quebec, known for the Gatineau Park, is the next town South on hwy 5

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