We are now closed for the season

and will be open again in mid-May 2018.  

Please contact us by email info@fairbairn.ca or call us at 819-778-3382.



  • Summer positions available at the Tourist Information office

    The Municipality of LaPêche and the Fairbairn House Heritage Centre will be hiring students this summer to work as tourist information clerks and heritage centre guides.  Period of employment:  weekends, May 19 to June 17 and Aug.25-Oct.14, and daily June 23 to Aug.19.  Location:  Fairbairn House, 45 chemin Wakefield Heights.  Qualifications:  proficiency in oral French and English, knowledge and interest in the history of the Gatineau Valley, communications and computer skills.  Salary:  $13.50/hr.  Please email your CV to info@fairbairn.caDeadline:  April 18, 2018.

  • NEW exhibition --- Where does our food come from?  Fairbairn is excited to be embarking of a new travelling exhibition with a focus of agriculture, slated for the summer of 2018 - "Where does our food come from? Farmers, consumers, nutritionists and policy makers talk about food - health issues, economic concerns, environmental impacts, social implications. This engaging exhibition will travel around Québec in the summer of 2018. We will be inviting the public to join the conversation on social media channels. Stay tuned for more information soon!  Find us on Facebook and join the conversation @ourFoodnosAliments

    This exhibition is made possible through our funders, Department of Canadian Heritage and MAPAQ (Ministère de l"agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec)

  • Getting married? Get married on the Wakefield Covered Bridge over the beautiful Gatineau River, then walk a few steps to the reception on the Fairbairn Grounds. More information here. 

  • What's New at Fairbairn 2017 -- We have changed from being a co-operative to a non-profit corporation, meaning we need to re-structure our membership format.  Its now 1-year @ $20, or a 2-year @ $35 family membership fee, with the renewal date set for May 1st .  Come see us in person to take out a membership.

  • "Notable Women of the Gatineau Valley"  exhibition is on TOUR! It will be on display at two location in the MRC des Collines: the Chelsea Municipal Library from Novembre 21, 2017 to January 21, 2018, & Cantley Municipal Library November 22-May 1, 2018.   The exhibition highlights the contribution of 10 notable women in shaping the history of the Gatineau valley and beyond.  View online exhibition here!

  • LES CHEMINS D'EAU TOURIST ROUTE - Follow the canoeist on the blue signs! He will guide you along the Chemins d’eau, the first tourist route in the Outaouais. More information here