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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 January 26 to March 4, 2018MOSAÏVERNALES GATINEAU 2018 at Jacques-Cartier Park, showcasing over 30 spectacular illuminated pieces sculpted of snow. Journey through a winding path, where the magic of snowflakes will awaken mythical icons, fairies and gods. Over a 3-week period, a team of 20 Master Sculptors from Harbin in China will be on-site to bring to life these giant snow frescos.

From February 2 to 19, 2018, Winterlude 2018 will take place in Ottawa-Gatineau. Join us for three weeks of fun-filled activities during this exciting 40th edition.

From February 3 to March 4, 2018, Wakefield Doc Fest will offer a selection of the very best current Canadian and international documentary films, with events, panel discussions, and filmmaker visits.

February 16 to 18, 2018, eight cross-country ski courses will be presented for the 40th anniversary of the Gatineau Loppet. Courses from 2km to 51km in classic and free technique will satisfy all types of skiers. Note that 2 linear races of 51km will be the main features in the La Pêche Municipality. The two courses will cut through Gatineau Park north to south amidst enchanting landscapes!

February 17 février 2018, supper and jazz show with singer Nicole Ratté, Auberge des Deux Rives, 339 chemin du Lac-Ste-Marie, Kazabazua.

February 23 to 25, 2018, Quebec Cup biathlon competition at the Chelsea Nordic Club, Camp Fortune.

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.

February 24, 2018,take part in a snowshoe hike in Lac-Saint-Marie, starting at 1:30 at the Pub McVey (306 chemin Lac-Sainte-Marie), including a concert by Rocking Jimmy Cochrane at 3:30.

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.

March 17, 2018, Bruno Pelletier show at Église Lac-Ste-Marie.

March 31, 2018, Easter Farmers’ Market from 10 to 2, at the Peabody Farm.

From May 31 to June 2, 2018, BrewFest at the Canadian Museum of History.

From September 7 to 9, 2018, the sixth annual Ta Da! Festival will take place at La Pêche Community Centre. It will combine theatre, dance and music as well as visual community arts. Sometimes serious, at other times whimsical, funny, gripping and thought-provoking, Ta Da! is a breath of fresh air on the festival circuit, featuring new playwrights and youth alongside seasoned actors and musicians.