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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.


From July to mid-October 2017, MosaïCanada presents the biggest horticultural event in Canada, an exhibit that reflects 150 years of history, values, culture and arts in Canada, represented by some 40 different arrangements in Jacques Cartier Park in Gatineau. Admission is free. The exhibit will be in the form of a route extending over almost one kilometre. Each visit will last approximately 90 minutes.

October 6 to November 5, 2017, Mìwàte – the illumination of the Chaudière Falls co-produced by world-renowned Moment Factory in collaboration with the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation and in consultation with local Métis and Inuit communities. It is a dynamic lighting display accompanied by a rich soundscape and interpretation panels that evoke the culture of Indigenous people, in particular the Algonquin heritage of our region.

October 7 and 8, 2017, the Mont Ste-Marie Festival of Colours offers sports activities, inflatable games, children’s animation, a fair, and shows. Free admission.

October 8, 2017, the Kazabazua Cranberry Festival offers information on cranberries, a fair featuring local artists and artisans  as well as activities for families.

November 4 and 5, 2017, Wakefield Christmas Craft Fair held at the Vorlage Ski Centre.

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

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

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

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.