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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

By Car: Take any bridge from Ottawa to Hull or Gatineau. There are usually signs that say "Hull". Once in Quebec, the highway will be identified as Highway 5 to Maniwaki. Take Highway 5 North until the end. Then North on Highway 105 until the exit for Wakefield, at which you should make a right turn. It takes about 30-45 minutes depending on the traffic in Ottawa.

By Bus: Greyhound goes from the Ottawa bus terminal to Wakefield once per day and takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes. A return ticket is about CAD$15.

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.


Tourist Attractions

  • One tourist attraction is a historic steam train. [1]
  • There are several small shops featuring local artisans and interesting articles.


  • Gatineau Park can be accessed from the village and from several other locations nearby. Hiking, walking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing trails abound. [2]
  • Skiing: Ski Vorlage in Wakefield offers medium sized runs. [3]





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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