Cycling to Wakefield from Downtown Ottawa

Cycling to Wakefield from Downtown Ottawa

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: – Cycling in Ottawa-Gatineau

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing


Wakefield is a picturesque little town situated on the banks of the Gatineau River, and one of the more popular tourist centres in the vicinity of the National Capital Region. It is in relatively easy cycling distance – depending on your departure point – about 40 kilometres from Ottawa’s downtown core (or 80 km both ways). This means a return trip to Wakefield would be a fairly long day ride, but the town can also serve as a convenient overnight destination when planning a two day trip.

Wakefield is a major tourist draw because of its scenic location along the Gatineau River, and it comes complete with a quintessential view of a covered bridge. Since much of the town caters to tourists, Wakefield has the usual assortment of restaurants and boutiques. This includes the “Blacksheep Inn” (Auberge Mouton Noir), which houses a bar which has gained a reputation for being one of the country’s best live music clubs. Options for overnight accommodations include several bed & breakfasts (B&Bs), at least one hotel, and the renowned heritage inn located at the restored Maclaren Mill.


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Project entered on: July 21, 2017 at 12:04 pm

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