Maple sugaring time is fast approaching! Enjoy some quality family time at a typical cabane à sucre, enjoying dishes like baked beans, eggs, pancakes, oreilles de crisse (a traditional Quebec dish consisting of deep-fried smoked pork jowls) ... and of course maple syrup. Where are the top sugar shacks near Montreal? This list will show you the way!
This cabane à sucre bears its name as an homage to the artisans of the region, The menu consists of traditional recipes and recipes revisited by chef Louis-François Marcotte. On the menu: pulled piglet and mushroom puff pastry, maple "sticky toffee" pudding, split pea soup with bacon, and several other sweet dishes.
The team of the bistro Les Affamés takes possession of l’érablière Shefford for the maple sugaring season. They offer a traditional, reinvented menu that includes homemade pogos (corn dogs), an omelette made with Isle-aux-grues cheddar, and spinach, as well as maple profiteroles for dessert. A menu that might surprise your taste buds!
At Mouton Village, maple sugaring season is a time to honour one's Quebec roots. This cabane à sucre offers a maple buffet as well as several dishes served at the tables. Mouton Village puts forth a refined menu that will appeal to those who like traditional cabanes à sucre and great food!
Sugar shacks that offer vegetarian and gluten-free options are pretty rare. Good news: in addition to their regular menu, Cabane Handfield offers a vegetarian and gluten-free menu. With their lovely country-style decor, they are sure to charm you, whether you are vegetarian or not!
Located in the beautiful municipality of Eastman, Haut Bois Normand has all the charm of the cabanes à sucre of yesteryear. On the menu: a traditional meal rich in flavours, and tire sur neige (maple taffy on snow). All accompanied by chansonniers (traditional songwriters/folk singers) on site.
Located on the slopes of Mont Rigaud, this log cabin sugar shack was built with trees recovered during the famous 1998 ice storm. It offers a traditional menu, a rustic ambience and hearty dishes. Do not be surprised if you see roe deer, with white patches around their tail areas, as they are apparently very numerous here!
Nestled at the foot of Mont Saint-Grégoire, you’ll find a family-friendly atmosphere at this sugar shack where all the little sweets are sure to find a place in your heart. Try the omelet cooked over a wood stove, grilled bacon, grands-pères in syrup and maple bites, just to name a few.
Now this is a big cabin! With eight rooms, it’s ideal for family gatherings and office parties. This traditional sugar shack offers classic meals and access to hiking trails to help you digest your feast (or calm down the little ones after their sugar high). There’s also a farm, a puppet theater, and you can go horseback riding.
Over 100 years have passed since the first sugar party was held at the Lalande cabin. The same age-old delights are still on the menu: oreilles de crisse, omelets, pancakes, baked beans, ham and maple syrup to no end!
On Saint-Vincent row, in Mirabel, Manon and Luc welcome you into their sweet little family sugar shack to deliciously celebrate spring. The pea soup, oven-baked omelet served in a cast iron pan, sausages in syrup, pudding chomeur and sugar cream pie will make it hard to leave.