When it comes to recreation, Wakefield offers the outdoor enthusiast plenty of activities all four seasons of the year. The village is surrounded by the rolling Gatineau Hills, ideal for exploring on foot, bicycle, horseback, or dogsled. The Gatineau River, running alongside Wakefield’s main street, is a swimmer and paddler’s paradise. The Gatineau Park sits on the western edge of the village, boasting hundreds of kilometres of wilderness trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and biking; beautiful beaches for swimming; and campgrounds, cabins and yurts for longer stays in all seasons. For golfers and alpine skiers, there are several great options within a few minutes’ drive. Need to relax after a long day of exercise? Try one of the many restaurants in Wakefield or just sit back and watch the sun go down over the hills.
From cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or fat biking the Gatineau Park, to alpine skiing on the slopes surrounding the village of Wakefield, or dogsledding in the rolling fields in the region, Wakefield offers plenty of activities for people of all ages.
Hiking, mountain biking or camping in the Gatineau Park, paddling the Gatineau River or the many nearby lakes, taking a plunge from the Great Canadian Bungee jump or exploring the nearby caves, Wakefield has lots of activities to keep you busy all summer long. Explore Wakefield today!