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On-site activities include swimming, watching flora and fauna, hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing on the lake, canoeing and sitting around a campfire. Guests have free access to our canoes and kayaks, as well as snowshoes in winter.

In addition to the numerous activities taking place in Gatinau and Ottawa, activities nearby include the Véloroute des Draveurs, a snowmobile trail, ski et golf (Mont-Ste-Marie, Edelweiss, Vorlage, Mont-Cascade, Camp Fortune), hiking, Rabaska and ziplines, caverns, aquatic labyrinth, cultural activities and fine restaurants in Wakefield and in Chelsea, horseback riding, spa, water park, dogsledding, and star gazing, farm visits at Les alpagas du Manitou and the Peabody farm, the regional museum Fairbairn House, and visit to the Rapides-Farmer Hydroelectric Generating Station.

Farmers’ Markets:

Gracefield: Every Friday from June 23 to September 1st, the framers’ market runs from 13:00 to 18:00, at the Maison Chaloin, 19 Joseph Street.

Wakefield: Every Saturday from May 20 to October 21, the Wakefield Market is held at the Wakefield La Pêche Community Centre, 38 Chemin de la Vallée de Wakefield, from 9:00 to 13:00.

Chelsea: Every Thursday from June 1st to October 12, the Old Chelsea Market is held at 212 Old Chelsea Road from 15:00 to 19:00.

Lac-Ste-Marie : Every Saturday starting on June 24, the Lac-Ste-Marie public market is held at the Pavillon des artisans.


November 11, 2017, Trails in Motion is an international trail running film festival offering a selection of 2 hours of some of the best short and medium-length trail running films. For an evening, participants will be carried away by breathtaking images, touching stories and incredible feats which will make them travel to Iceland, Alaska, Utah, England, Switzerland, Catalonia, Vermont and to the prestigious Western States in the United-States.

November 11, 2017, Remembrance Day concert by Castenchel Choir honouring sacrifice and celebrating peace at St. Stephen’s Church in Chelsea.

November 12, 2017, a fat bike season kick off event will be hosted by Vélo La Pêche to start the winter biking season off right with a special presentation by Ray Zahab, who will share his experiences biking across the Arctic and in how to keep warm while on the bike this winter season. The event will be held at the Wakefield La Pêche Community Centre from 2pm to 5pm. Vendors will be present and you will be able to try the fat bikes on demo.

November 17 and 18, 2017, the Great Granny Bazaar will be held at the Wakefield La Pêche Community Centre, free admision.

From November 24 to 26, 2017, Theatre Wakefield invites you to the presentation of its fall production, What’s Eating You?, the latest work by local playwright John Hardie.

November 29 2017, a bazaar by the Cercle des fermières de Ste-Cécile-de-Masham will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 6 Joseph-Philippe Road.

November 30 to December 3, 2017, Canadian Museum of History Christmas Market.

December 1 to 3, 2017, Theatre Wakefield invites you to the presentation of its fall production, What’s Eating You?, the latest work by local playwright John Hardie.

December 2, 2017, a Farmers’ Christmas Market will be held at the Peabody Farm, 26 Sullivan Road in Low, Quebec.

December 2 and 3, 2017, A Magical Christmas in Chelsea offers an arts and crafts fair and food kiosks in preparation for the Holiday Season.

December 2 and 3, 2017, the Lac-Sainte-Marie Christmas market will be held at the Lacalong restaurant.

December 9, 2017, Wakefield Christmas Market at the Wakefield La Pêche Community Centre.

December 9, 2017, horse drawn wagon rides will be offered throughout the village from 2pm to 6pm and the Wakefield Parade of Lights will kick off at 7pm from the Vorlage ski centre, 65 Burnside Road, Wakefield.

December 15, 2017, a benefit Christmas Concert for the Maison des Collines will be held at the Ste-Cécile Church at 7:30 pm.

January 6, 2018, Mad Trapper Snowshoe Race, first of a series, includes the Atlas 10k, Solefit 5k and the Ottawa Outdoors 3k – 10am start at the Ark, 285 Farrelton Road in Denholm.

January 27, 2018, Bushtukah Night Race and i2P Fundraiser, part of the Mad Trapper Snowshoe Race Series, includes Atlas 10k and Solefit 5k – 6:30pm start at the Ark, 285 Farrelton Road in Denholm. It’ll be dark. Bring your headlamps!

February 24, 2018, Mad Trapper Snowshoe Race Series Finale, includes Atlas 10k and Solefit 5k – 10am start at the Ark, 285 Farrelton Road in Denholm.

From March 10 to 17, 2018, the Festival arts de la scène val-gatinois is a wonderful cultural event at Lac-Sainte-Marie that offers a variety of music and comedy shows, magic, dance, theatre and improv.