Rendezvous Rupert is located on a quiet rural road in the tiny village of Rupert, nestled in the Gatineau Hills of Quebec.
Rupert boasts a volunteer-run community centre and a second-hand store. Who knows what treasures you might find there on a Saturday afternoon, besides conversations with local folks.
Art, cafés, yoga and more in Wakefield
Just a 10-minute drive from Rupert is the larger village of Wakefield, where you can find a general store, restaurants, terraces, art and pottery studios. Take in some live music at places like the Black Sheep Inn and Kaffé 1870, which hosts an open stage on Wednesday nights to share your songs or poetry. Or catch some lounge music most Friday and Saturday evenings at the beautiful Wakefield Mill Inn. Various spots host drop-in yoga classes too.
Here’s a video, made by a resident of Wakefield, capturing the natural beauty of this picturesque village:
The local area offers many opportunities for outdoor play. Within walking distance or a short drive from Rendezvous Rupert are rivers and lakes for swimming and paddling, golf clubs, and trails for meandering through the forest by foot, bike, snowshoes or skis.
Gatineau Park, with its beaches, campsites, and extensive hiking, cycling, snowshoe and ski trails, is only a 10-minute drive south.
Festivals and other events
Several festivals are held in the region every year, including:
- Wakefest Arts Festival (summer)
- Artists in their Environment Studio Tour (fall)
- Ta Da! Theatre Festival (fall)
- Fall Rhapsody in Gatineau Park
- Wakefield International Film Festival (spring)
- Wakefield Writers Festival (spring)
Find more local art and cultural event listings at wakefieldquebec.ca/eng/arts-culture.