Nestled in the Gatineau Hills just north of Ottawa, lies the village of Wakefield, which is my destination today. I’m on a mission to find a popular, local inn, but to my chagrin, I’ve learned that I have the added stress of trying to beat the forecasted snowstorm just announced on the car radio: a whopping 20-25 centimetres beginning any minute. I try not to panic and keep my eyes peeled on the traffic signs, as I lament that I’m probably the only person alive without the modern driving convenience of a GPS.
Daytripping for the Cash-Strapped Student
So winter's got you down and you can't afford a holiday to a tropical destination? One way to remedy your blues is to take a day trip outside of Ottawa.