For many, March is sugaring season! Maples have made spring a party with their sweet sap, annually bringing together families and friends for sugaring time. The Laurentian region has many sugar houses where joy always awaits in the pure traditions of the past. Your getaway is a great chance to stay in the region’s inns, hotels and resorts. We invite you to come experience the flavours of maple sugar in the Laurentians:
La Cabane à Tuque – Mont-Tremblant
Located in Mont-Tremblant, La Cabane à Tuque welcomes you from February to the end of April. An out-of-the-ordinary cabin where hospitality comes first. The owners host up to 35 guests in their welcoming home made out of hemp. They offer tasty, all-you-can-eat tradition-inspired sugar house meals that are 100% vegetarian and cooked on the spot with local organic ingredients.
Take the time to taste syrup boiled the old-fashioned way on a wood-fired evaporator and take a walk around the trails of the sugar bush on snowshoes. And why not participate in gathering the maple sap buckets! Vegan or gluten-free options available on request. From February 4 to April 19, 2018. By reservation only.
La Tablée des Pionniers – Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré
This gourmet sugar house in Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré bears a name that honours local artisans and celebrates a family dining experience that is offered up in a friendly atmosphere. In a rustic setting, the Tablée des Pionniers team will welcome you with a smile, authenticity and simplicity.
Varying with the seasons, their menu draws from traditional recipes, while giving them a new twist, and showcases the wealth of the region’s products. From March 1 to May 6, 2018. By reservation only, open from Thursday to Sunday.
Cabane à sucre Lalande – Saint-Eustache
More than one hundred years have passed since the first sugaring party, and since then, people have continued enjoying the Cabane à Sucre Lalande while tasting the wonderful dishes of yesteryear. They come to enjoy the fresh and delicious products that are carefully crafted according to the ancestral culinary traditions that have made the Cabane à Sucre Lalande famous.
A singer, musical games, wooden spoons and call-and-response songs are all on site. Young and old alike will enjoy the petting farm, entertainment and friendly competitions. It is also possible to visit the sugar bush, either by hiking or taking an excursion in a horse-drawn sleigh. Don’t miss the country party, which will be held on April 7, 2018, starting at 7:30 p.m. From March 3 to April 30, 2018. It is best to make reservations, especially on weekends.
Cabane à sucre Constantin – Saint-Eustache
The Constantin family…. a beautiful love story! Since 1941, three generations have been cooking up outstanding Canadian-style meals for you. In the spring, during sugaring season, the tradition continues. All-you-can-eat Canadian fare and maple taffy on snow are served every day.
In addition, Produits d’Antan concocts all sorts of jams and marinades, maple products, maple syrup, frozen food and ready-to-eat home-cooked dishes for you. The products are available all year at their store. Store hours: year-round, Monday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Many activities are available: maple taffy on snow, dance hall, horse-drawn sleigh rides, petting farm and exotic animals, inflatable games, doll museum, puppet theatre, mini ATV race track, hiking, souvenir shop and maple syrup evaporator tours. From February 14 to April 29, 2018. It is best to make reservations, especially on weekends.
Cabane à sucre d’Amours – Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines
Come satisfy your sweet tooth at the cabane à sucre D’Amours! Relive the sugaring days of yesteryear and Quebec folklore in a sugar house rich in atmosphere and history. Be charmed by the grandma’s maple recipes.
Young and old alike will also appreciate the many activities offered on-site, including rides in a sleigh drawn by two beautiful horses, horseback riding, a petting farm, a visit to the maple syrup boiling house, the haunted maple maze, indoor arcades and dance parties with entertainment, an outdoor fireplace, inflatable games and electrifying light shows. From February 17 to April 29, 2018. It is best to make reservations, especially on weekends.
The unique Apple shack is located in a family-run orchard with a rustic country atmosphere! It offers a gourmet concept that highlights regional products and culinary practices, and an antique wood stove fed with apple-tree wood and used outdoors for cooking treats in a festive, rustic atmosphere.
It’s a “can’t miss” gourmet experience! The onion soup au gratin and the Étagé Campagnard feature local products and Oka cheese. This decadent dish combines a mix of absolutely unique, delicious flavours! Come join us in March and April 2018. By reservation only.
Cabane à sucre Arthur Raymond – Piedmont
Close to everything yet far away on a mountaintop, the Cabane à sucre Arthur Raymond is proud of its long tradition and the service it has now provided for 63 years. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond have handed the company over to several of their children, but they still make sure that the recipes keep their original flavours.
Just like the food, the cabin, which is made from barn boards, has kept its old-fashioned structure, and the music will immerse you in a family and traditional atmosphere. From March 3 to April 29, 2018. It is best to make reservations, especially on weekends.
La P’tite Cabane d’la Côte – Mirabel
Come relive the sugar house traditions of yesteryear by enjoying a hearty, elegant meal. The old, rustic cabin and the variety of antique tools hanging on the walls and scattered around the property give this place the feel of a little museum.
Walk along the paths of the sugar bush with its buckets and spouts, or go for an excursion in a sleigh drawn by our Belgian thoroughbred horses.
Quebec-themed traditional shows on Fridays and Saturdays. You can bring your own wine and/or beer. From February 25 to April 29, 2018. Reservations by phone at 514 990-2708.
Cabane à sucre Nantel – Saint-Hippolyte
Since 1974, the Cabane à sucre Nantel in Saint-Hippolyte has been known for its warm atmosphere, rustic interior and, above all, for the exceptional quality of its meals. All meals are homemade. You can taste maple taffy on snow in the evaporator room, which is adjacent to the sugar house. Explanations will be given on site.
Then, to top it all off, you have the choice of taking a nice walk along the wooded trail or visiting the small farm, or for those wishing to stay warm, the dance hall is available with music and entertainment. There will be a singer on Saturdays, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., on March 17, 24 and 31, and April 7, 2018. From March 3 to April 15, 2018. By reservation only.
Sucrerie Bonaventure – Mirabel
Located only 3 km from exit 31 off Highway 15 in Mirabel, Sucrerie Bonaventure offers a traditional menu that will appeal to your sweet tooth! They use high-quality fresh ingredients in their cooking for a traditional Quebec menu that was designed for you!
Sucrerie Bonaventure offers an array of more than 80 products that are cooked on site. Discover our array of DELECTABLE products and delicious ready-to-eat meals! With the mini-farm, hockey evenings, karaoke, a singer and a DJ, the outdoor fireplace and horse rides, there is plenty of fun for both young and old. And don’t forget to bring your own wine and/or beer. From February 17, 2018. It is best to make reservations, especially on weekends.
Cabane à sucre Chalet du Ruisseau – Mirabel
The Chalet du Ruisseau is a sugar house and country-style reception room that is open year-round for activities and events, such as the sugaring season. Experience the sugar bush with a hearty sugaring season meal in a warm atmosphere.
After having eaten your fill, get cozy under a blanket for a delightful sleigh ride. You can also let your spirit wander in the soothing spring air as you walk along our trails in the maple grove. It is best to make reservations, especially on weekends, at 450 258-3176.
Au Petit Poucet – Sugar House Meal – Val-David
Since 1945, the Au Petit Poucet restaurant offers authentic Quebec specialties. It is possible to enjoy a truly traditional “sugar house” meal and real maple taffy on snow throughout the year.
Renowned for their famous maple-wood-smoked ham and delicious beans, the rest of their menu consists of pea soup, crispy pork jowls, puff omelettes, pure maple syrup, homemade marinades, fruit ketchup and finally, crêpes with warm sucre à la crème for dessert.
A comforting, rustic interior where you can feel like you are relaxing in a chalet. The huge central fireplace creates a warm atmosphere during your meal. Everything is in place for you to enjoy a unique culinary experience. Come join us every day from 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Les Sucreries Jetté – La Mirablière – Mirabel
La Mirablière is a family sugar house that has been making maple products for five generations. Purchase some maple syrup and other maple products, including butter, taffy, jelly, caramel and more, and then enjoy a peaceful walk on site in the sugar bush. During your stop, the Jetté family will be happy to show you around the facilities and offer you a glass of reduced maple water, available in season.
Aux Saveurs du Printemps – Mirabel
Discover Aux Saveurs du Printemps, run by the 5th generation of a family that specializes in producing maple syrup and other maple products, combining tradition and innovation. Aux Saveurs du Printemps offers a wide range of traditional maple products, such as syrup, taffy, butter, sugar candies, the famous little taffy and butter cones, corporate gift baskets and custom gift packages.
New, innovative and comfort-food products are now on sale, such as marinades, jams and pancakes mixes, all with a touch of maple, under the name Aux saveurs d’automne. Meet the passionate people of the gourmet store, and discover high-quality maple products. The store is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Versant Avila Sugar Shack – Piedmont
This spring, the Versant Avila Sugar Shack will be offering the traditionally sweet meal for the whole family as well as a new concept: vegan and vegetarian meals. At the foot of the Versant Avila hillside and a short walk from the snow tubing area, the Sugar Shack welcomes you with its golden maple taffy on snow and a sea of maple syrup. Hours: Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Bistro La Dent Sucrée – Saint-Eustache
At Bistro La Dent Sucrée, we offer a delectable non-traditional, luxurious sugar house meal. Come and enjoy a 7-course gourmet meal in the century-old barn with a unique style. Reserve your table now!
Explore the Laurentians with us! Your getaway is a great chance to stay in the region’s inns, hotels and resorts. For more information, contact us at 1 800 561-6673.