Installed in the 160-year-old Fairbairn farmhouse in Wakefield, La Pêche,  The Fairbairn House Heritage Centre features visual displays and special exhibits, interactive and audio-visual displays, school programmes, special events and community involvement.

What’s New

Canoe Building Workshop

We had the absolute pleasure and honour of having Pinock lead an introduction to Algonquin birch bark canoe building workshop at Fairbairn. Next steps will be to go to his studio in Kitigan Zibi where we will be building a canoe for our permanent exhibit which we are currently renewing. If you’re interested in attending these workshops, stay tuned as we’ll be announcing dates later on this year!

Songwriting with David Francey

Thank you @davidfrancey for sharing your warmth and talent with some very appreciative Wakefield songwriters. It was an enriching experience for all. 

Notable Women of the Pontiac

Notable Women of the Pontiac-Online exhibit

Notable Women of the Pontiac-Online exhibit

Our latest in a series of features on notable women of the Gatineau Valley and Outaouais.