Wakefield Vacations

Wakefield is in Gatineau, a major city with a population of 240,000 people. The area sits 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the north of Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, and only 15 miles (24 kilometers) from the city’s downtown.

Wakefield is close to many of Gatineau’s attractions. Two attractions that should top every visitor’s list is the fascinating Camp Fortune and the iconic Gatineau Park. If time permits, be sure to also visit the Ministere du Revenue and the National Gallery of Canada.

To really get a feel for Gatineau, take a trip to one of its museums and theaters. There are many excellent places to take the family for a couple of hours such as the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Bytown Museum and Currency Museum. Treat your partner to a live show at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The area is a treasure trove for those who love art. Don’t miss the Ottawa Art Gallery in Ottawa and the Galerie SAW Gallery.

There are a number of beautiful natural destinations here so don’t miss the chance to get outdoors. On a sunny day, visit the Jacques Cartier Park, Confederation Park in Ottawa and Dundonald Park, one of the places where families can enjoy a little slice of tranquility. The ecological reserves such as the Major's Hill Park in Ottawa, allow visitors to see the species of flora and fauna which inhabit the region.

To stock up on supplies and buy some souvenirs, browse Rideau Centre in Ottawa, Byward Market and the Promenades de L'Outouais.

Experience Wakefield’s sporting heroes at Frank Clair Stadium, Ottawa. This is home to Ottawa Redbacks football team in summer and the Ottawa Fury soccer team. Enjoy a few post-match beers with friendly locals after the final whistle blows in a nearby pub.

To really get to know Wakefield, think about staying at one of the area’s many accommodation options. The Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, the Novotel Ottawa Hotel and the Capital Hill Hotel and Suites, Ottawa are just three of the many great places to stay around here.

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