4 sugar shacks on the exo network | Exo

Wednesday, March 27 2024

Sugaring season is here!

Young girl looking into a bucket of maple sap

Sugar shack season means fun, sun and good times. It’s no wonder everyone loves this sweet time of year!

We’ve come up with a selection of sugar shacks located near a train station or bus stop so you can take full advantage of the experience with family or friends.

Le Chalet des érables

A child on the carousel
Credit: Chalet des érables

Opened in 1948 and recognized as a Quebec Heritage Site, this sugar shack is an excellent place to immerse yourself in Quebec traditions with its historical buildings surrounded by a forest of hundred-year-old maple trees.

Several activities are also available for visitors: pedestrian trails, boutique, small farm, antique car ride through the forest, train ride, mechanical bull, carousel, sleigh ride, and bumper cars.

Address:

5660 Montée Gagnon, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines

Cabane à sucre Paquette

Family at the farm
Credit: Cabane à sucre Paquette

Founded in 1974, this sugar shack promises visitors an authentic traditional experience from A to Z. On the menu: sleigh rides, farm animals, maple history museum, mobile disco and, of course, a traditional sugar shack meal.

Address:

419 5e Ave., Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines

La Maison amérindienne de l’érable

Sunset at the Maison amérindienne
Credit : Maison amérindienne

Discover the culinary expertise of the Indigenous peoples who created the first sugar shacks at the Maison amérindienne de l’érable , located on Montréal’s South Shore. It’s a must-visit!

Address:

510 Montée des Trente, Mont-Saint-Hilaire

La Ferme aux Vieux Chênes

Pigs on the farm
Credit : Claude Leduc

Located on a vast expanse of land, this sugar shack features a traditional menu made with products grown on site. And to make the experience even more festive, they play traditional Rigodon music and allow you to bring your own wine. What more could you ask for?

Address:

2 Rue du Panorama, Laval

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