How to Get to Wakefield, Quebec

Wakefield, Quebec is located in the beautiful Gatineau Hills, about 35 kilometres (about a 20 minutes’ drive) north of downtown Ottawa/Gatineau (Hull).

From Ottawa (about 20 minutes)

  • From Hwy 417 take Nicholas St/Lees Ave exit
  • Follow the signs for King Edward, and then take a slight right on King Edward
  • King Edward will take you through Ottawa; stay in the centre or left lane, following signs for Hwy 5
  • You will cross MacDonald-Cartier bridge into Quebec; follow the signs for Hwy 5 /Maniwaki (centre or left lane)
  • Continue on Hwy 5 for about 20 minutes and take the first exit for “La Peche” (Exit 28)
  • Turn right on Valley Drive (at the roundabout)
  • Valley Drive ends at a T-intersection with Riverside Drive. You have arrived in downtown Wakefield!

From Montreal (about 2.5 hours)

  • Follow Highway 40 north (about 65km)
  • Go west on Highway 417 (about 120 km)
  • When you reach Ottawa, get off at the Nicholas St exit, but stay in the far right lane to follow Mann Ave
  • Continue straight to take King Edward (don’t turn right on Mann)
  • King Edward will take you through Ottawa; stay in the centre or left lane, following signs for Hull or Hwy 5
  • You will cross MacDonald-Cartier bridge into Quebec; follow the signs for Hwy 5 /Maniwaki (centre or left lane)
  • Continue on Hwy 5 for about 20 minutes and take the first exit for “La Peche” (Exit 28)
  • Turn right on Valley Drive (at the roundabout)
  • Valley Drive ends at a T-intersection with Riverside Drive. You have arrived in downtown Wakefield!

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From Toronto (about 4.5 hours)

  • Take Highway 401 east past Kingston and Brockville (about 340 km)
  • Follow Highway 416 north (exit 721A) toward Ottawa (about 75 km)
  • Go east on Highway 417 (towards Ottawa) and get off at the Nicholas St/Lees Ave exit
  • Stay right to follow Lees Ave
  • Turn left at the stop sign
  • Continue left, crossing back over the highway
  • Follow the signs for King Edward, and then take a slight right on King Edward
  • King Edward will take you through Ottawa; stay in the centre or left lane, following signs for Hull or Hwy 5
  • You will cross MacDonald-Cartier bridge into Quebec; follow the signs for Hwy 5 /Maniwaki (centre or left lane)
  • Continue on Hwy 5 for about 20 minutes and take the first exit for “La Peche” (Exit 28)
  • Turn right on Valley Drive (at the roundabout)
  • Valley Drive ends at a T-intersection with Riverside Drive. You have arrived in downtown Wakefield!

Public Transportation to Wakefield, Quebec

The Trans Collines bus service provides daily transportation from Gatineau to Wakefield, Quebec. Drop off is at the Wakefield Community Centre and is a short, convenient walk to the rest of the village.