Every year, winter ends on a sweet note as the sap runs and sugar shacks across the province tempt the young and not-so-young to enjoy Quebec’s most treasured tradition. Maple taffy on snow, carriage rides, traditional music, and unforgettable moments with family and friends are just some of the reasons to hit one of the region’s sugar shacks.
Here are six of Vaudreuil-Soulanges’s sweetest sugar shacks!
Since 1957, the Lavigne family has expanded their buildings to meet the demands of an ever-growing clientele. Families come from all over to take in the traditional decor in this intimate and comfortable cabin.
Must try: crispy crêpes that have become a way of life in Vaudreuil-Soulanges.
Warm up with: a cozy moment by the fireplace, with the very drink you chose to bring!
This famous sugar shack regularly welcomes large groups in a festive and casual environment. Proud of their history in the area, the family even displays heirloom antiques on the walls of one of their charming rooms. Guests get a real sense of history from the wood butter churns, pitchforks,hand-made sickles, ice hooks, and oxen yokes.
Must try: The salad bar (yes, we mean it!), though the whole buffet is delicious.
Warm up with: a few spins around the dance floor!
A sugar shack that needs no introduction, Sucrerie de la Montagne is renowned throughout Quebec its owner, living legend Pierre Faucher. Built to resemble an old-fashioned village, this sugaring-off destination offers guests a rustic environment that is open all year long.
Must try: The new “Wild Beast” room!
Warm up with: A nice glass of Wapiti (we’ll let you discover it for yourself!)
The Gallant family sugar shack was built with wood from trees that fell during the 1998 Ice Storm. As an inn recognized by Hôtellerie Champêtre, the cabin is as refined as it is casual and comfortable. Located on the south side of Rigaud Mountain, the place benefits from a microclimate… favourable for maple syrup production!
Must try : Fresh air and a few kilometres on the Sentiers de l’Escapade
Built in the 40s, the small Saint-Henri cabin was abandoned for decades before the owners brought the property back to life in the 1980s. Now, the maple grove boasts 20,000 tapped trees and is dedicated to keeping local traditions alive.
Must try: Pork products from pigs raised on site and fed with local grain.
Warm up with: dumplings in maple syrup!
Back in the 1940s, the Besner family welcomed friends and family to their cabin to celebrate maple syrup season. Now, the same warm ambiance prevails, but the family has gotten bigger- and every spring, many more people join in the sugaring-off festivities.
Must try : One of the five delicious house-made marinades, deserts and pea soup!
Warm up with: A glass of whatever you want- you can bring your own drinks!
What is there left to say?
… Bon appétit!
Translation from French : Stephanie Azran
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