Looking for a weekend getaway that is only a short drive from Ottawa? We think you’ll find there’s quite a lot happening in Wakefield, Quebec this weekend and you’re going to want to book your stay now!

1. Blake Field Murder Mystery dinner at the Wakefield Mill.
Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th
Theatre Wakefield presents the Wakefield Players in “Blake Field and the Case of The Curse of the Pharaoh’s Curse!” written and directed by Scott Hébert-Daly. Tickets are $49 plus tax. 

2. Village Workshop Two-Day Course: How to Make a Laminate Canoe Paddle
On Saturday morning, the recently opened Village Workshop is offering a laminate canoe paddle making course with woodworker Andy Convery. Design your paddle, choose your wood, carve and finish and leave with your paddle in hand! All materials are provided for this two-day course that runs from 9am-5pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Cost is $350.00

3. Christmas Lighting Ceremony in Memorial Park
Saturday, November 19th at 7:00pm
On Saturday evening, come participate in the Christmas lighting celebration. Watch as we light up Memorial Park and enjoy Fair Trade hot chocolate — countdown begins at 7:00pm!  We hope that this year even more lights will be put up throughout the village. Let’s make this the start of a beautiful new wave of lights!

As always, Wakefield shop and restaurants are open all weekend. Get a jump on Christmas shopping with some unique, locally made food and crafts or sit back and relax along one of the many waterfront restaurants and pubs.