Waba Cottage Museum and Gardens

Here in the early 1800s, Scottish Clan Chief Archibald McNab ruled with an iron fist. He treated settlers as feudal serfs for 18 years.

His stone house, Waba Cottage was blown up into a heap of rubble 101 years later. In 1967, Canada's 100 birthday, the Museum was built as a Centennial project. Over the years, log buildings and beautiful gardens were added. Today, in one of the most beautiful settings anywhere, we offer five restored historic buildings. eleven beautiful gardens, picnic facilities and handicap access. Groups and Bus Tours welcome.

Admission: Adults: $2; Family: $5; Children 12 years and under: Free
Season: Victoria Day Weekend through Thanksgiving Day Weekend
Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day weekend
7 days a week: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Labour Day weekend to Thanksgiving weekend
Wednesdays - Sundays: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

24 Museum Rd.
White Lake ON
K0A 3L0
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(613) 623-8853
(613) 623-5756

MidSummer HerbFest - July 30 White Lake, ON

The 'Annual Midsummer HerbFest' is being presented on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 9am - 5pm rain or shine at Waba Cottage Museum & Gardens in beautiful White Lake, Ontario.

'HerbFest' is our 22nd annual celebration of growing and using herbs to help develop healthy lifestyles.

Activities will go from 9am - 5pm

Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family.

Our goal is to generate enthusiasm for the roles that herbs play in our lives. The venue will include vendors, displays, demonstrations, music, craft, food vendors and children's activities. Waba Cottage Museum and Gardens is a historic museum nestled in 8 acres of lovely gardens on the shores of scenic White Lake.

This event is being presented by the Ottawa Valley Herb Association in partnership with the Township of McNab/Braeside.

Parking is being arranged with a free shuttle that will be available from a secondary parking lot.

Updated information will be available at:

MidSummer HerbFest Website


Midsummer Herbfest Facebook Page


Youtube video at:


McNab/Braeside Recreation Programmer:

Karla Blemkie email:kblemkie@mcnabbraeside.com
613-623-5756 X 232