Zen Outaouais...

You need to spend time with yourself, to take care of your mind and body. We have everything you need for you to feel better; just let nature be your guide. Far from the city (yet so close!) is a little gem called the Wakefield Mill that offer a wide range of cares to help you be at peace with yourself. On a saturday morning, spend an hour in splendid Maclaren House doing Hatha Yoga. Have lunch at Muse, the Wakefield Mill's excellent restaurant. Then set sail for Cantley where thermotherapy will do you good at Amerispa Spa Nordique Cantley. Now that your body's relaxed, it's time to give your mind a break. Take a few days off at Champboisé, where you can recharge spiritually, physically and emotionally. They have 15 small houses to spend time with yourself. The only thing you have to bring is your toiletry kit, your linen and that's it! They have food, beauty and silence in abundance.

1 day
to recharge your batteries

Points of interest

Spa Eau Vive (Wakefield Mill)
60, chemin Mill
La Pêche (Québec) J0X 3G0

Our day spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind, only 25 minutes from Ottawa. Indulge in a wide selection of massages, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures. We also have a variety of specific treatments for men. Your treatment will be enhanced by the stunning floor to ceiling views of the La Pêche River and MacLaren Falls, which provide rejuvenating tranquility as you listen to the rushing water and absorb the natural sounds and sights.

100 m
From MacLaren House, you have two options: walk up to the beautiful lookout at the cemetery and pay a visit to Nobel Peace prize laureate Lester B. Pearson's tombstone, or walk to the main building and have an exquisite meal before enchanting waterfalls.
Muse Restaurant (Wakefield Mill)
60, chemin Mill
La Pêche (Québec) J0X 3G0

Our talented service team prides itself in pairing exquisite wines with our range of decadent dishes. Our sommeliers strive to fill our cellar with exclusive wines from boutique vineyards from around the world.

21.3 km
Cross the Gatineau River (notice the Gendron Bridge on your right) and reach Cantley by the 366. At the Amerispa Spa Nordique, finnish saunas, steam baths, nordic waterfalls and other treatments await.
Amerispa Spa Nordique Cantley
5, chemin Sainte-Elisabeth
Cantley (Québec) J8V 3E8

Enjoy the thermal experience in the middle of the mixed boreal forest, less than 20 minutes away from Ottawa and Gatineau. Alternating between hot and cold will bring a sense of calm and serenity to your body. Top off your day of relaxation with a massotherapy, aesthetic or body treatment and stop at our bistro. Discover our health menu as you look over the view of the hills of Outaouais. The rental of one towel, a bathrobe, sandals and a locker is included.

43 km
Take your time as you drive along Lake McGregor or get there faster by taking Highway 50. You might want to brink pen and paper (for times of introspection or inspiration) and seeds for the chickadees that might comme eat right in your hand. Check out Champboisé's Facebook page: they have quite a workshops program!
1521, route 309
L'Ange-Gardien (Québec) J8L 4C2

Center for emotional, physical and spirituel inner wellness. Fifteen hermitage cabins sufficiently spaced from one another to be both peaceful and secure, located on a site immersed in softness and harmony. To bring forth inner resourcefulness and the best of ourselves: retreats, contact with nature, simple and rustic lodging, thematic workshops on spirituality, growth, global health, artistic expression, creativity, etc. Refer to the program on our website for more info.