Wakefield, Quebec is located in the beautiful Gatineau Hills, about 35 kilometres north of downtown Ottawa/Gatineau (Hull)
. 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 vacation rental accommodation owners and nurtured by its surroundings.
A bit bohemian in flavour
, this tourist destination offers a warm welcome with a variety of cafés, pubs, galleries and boutiques located minutes from chalet rentals. Vacation rental owners look forward to offering their accommodations to ensure a memorable family experience or romantic getaway while staying at chalet rentals, condo rentals and cottages in Wakefield.
Whether you're into nature, art, music, outdoor adventure, shopping, or fine food, you'll fall in love with this place. Incredibly, this peaceful utopia is a mere 20 minute drive from downtown Ottawa
, Canada's capital city and a 45 minute drive from the Ottawa International Airport. A spectacular natural setting with access to a world-class city is what makes Wakefield a truly unique and remarkable village
for vacation rental cottages, chalet rental and condo rental accommodations.
For the outdoorsman, Wakefield is a four-season playground: alpine ski hills, the paddle-friendly Gatineau River, and Gatineau Park
, which boasts some of the country's best snowshoeing and cross country ski trails in winter and beaches, hiking and biking trails in summer, are just a few of nature's attractions in the region when staying in a chalet rental.
A multitude of restaurants and a local farmers market in summer appeal to food lovers. And of course there is the famous Steam Train
whose locomotive and whistle delight kids and adults alike. Try one of the many yoga classes in Wakefield or just sit back and watch the sun go down over the hills of your chalet rental and other vacation rentals.
On a per capita basis, the arts scene in Wakefield is bigger than New York, bigger than Paris
! This little village of about a thousand people boasts 2 live music bars, about 7 or 8 concerts per week, a theatre company, several art galleries, and is home to dozens of budding artists and musicians. The local calendar is almost filled with annual festivals that get bigger and better every year - Dragonfest, the Piggyback Fringe Festival, Wakefest, the Artists in their Environment Tour, and the Harvest Festival
are just a few of the events that are contributing to Wakefield's emerging reputation as a village of festivals.
Most who visit this unique small town succumb to its charm and stay - Tommy Douglas, the "father of Canadian medicare", had his home here and Lester B. Pearson, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is buried in the MacLaren cemetery.
The scenery and mellow vibe of the Gatineau Hills have been inspiring artists to sing, dance and paint for decades! Owner Direct Vacation Rentals is pleased to offer you vacation rental accommodation and lodging in this colourful region.