It’s that time of year when Canucks shed their heavy winter coats and venture into the woods to gorge on classic French Canadian fare and maple syrup on sticks. Sugar shacks are a must-do in spring, so here are the best sugar shacks in Canada.
Cabane à Sucre Bouvrette (www.bouvrette.ca)
Just outside of Montreal, this eclectic sugar shack has their own steam engine, a mini farm, and a delicious menu that includes baked beans, maple-smoked ham, pea soup, and more traditional faves.
Cabane à Sucre Handfield (www.aubergehandfield.com)
Book overnight accommodations at the Handfield Inn, which is a hop, skip and a jump from Montreal, as well as indulge in a spa treatment before visiting their cozy sugar shack and “sugaring off.”
Erabliere le Chemin Du Roy (www.erabliere-cheminduroy.qc.ca)
Enjoy a sap house meal as well as traditional music entertainment at this sugar shack just 15 minutes from Quebec City. They offer cross-country skiing, horse-drawn sleigh rides and other fun activities.
Cabane A Sucre Brazeau (www.cabaneasucrebrazeau.com)
Located in Papineauville, Quebec, this sugar shack is renowned for its incredible sugar pie as well as a full menu of Canadian delights.
Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm (www.stanleysfarm.com)
If you’re in the capital region then check out this busy family-friendly destination – pancake season is in full swing not to mention their authentic yearly sugar shack events.
Domaine Chez Philias (www.chezphilias.com)
An Ontario favourite, Chez Philias is not only a sugar shack but they have a bed and breakfast along with snowmobile rentals (believe it or not there’s still a little snow on the ground).
Proulx Farms (www.proulxberryfarm.com)
Near Orleans, Ontario, look for their upcoming Tap Out party amongst other sugar shack events, and this summer, visit this picturesque place to go berry and sweet corn picking.