Can’t Miss Sugar Shack Experiences in Quebec

traditional meal at Sucrerie de la Montagne on a vintage oven

In Quebec, when spring has sprung, there’s only one truly delicious treat on everyone’s mind: Maple syrup. Sap, which had been sustaining the First Nations communities in Quebec long before the arrival of the Europeans, is a sign of the changing seasons. Sugar shacks (cabane à sucre in French) feature delicious family-style meals, plenty of entertainment and an unmistakable feeling of togetherness. If you’re planning on taking a trip to Quebec this spring, here are a handful of can’t miss sugar shack experiences to add to your list.

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Auberge des Gallant

Address: 1171 Chem. Saint-Henri, Sainte-Marthe, QC

This cozy inn on the south side of Mount Rigaud is the perfect resting spot between sugar-fueled activities. This family-owned and operated oasis is home to a first-class dining experience and its own sugar shack, which is just a few steps away from your cozy accommodations. The Gallant family built its stunning Sucrerie Pavilion from the trees that fell during an ice storm in 1998 and has since hosted tourists and locals every March and April.


Sucrerie de la Montagne

Address:  300 Chem. Saint-Georges, Rigaud, QC

Open year-round, Sucrerie de la Montage offers visitors a traditional Quebecois sugar shack experience. Their vast property features the traditional method of gathering maple sap. Step back in time while exploring the beautiful and ornate dining halls and enjoy a classic family-style cabane à sucre meal.  Hearty staples like soufflé omelette, meatball stew and Beauceronne tourtière are on the menu. If you want to be a part of the evening’s entertainment, don’t be afraid to pick up a pair of spoons and join in on the action.

montagne traditional sugar shack dishes

Sucrerie de la Montage

La Cabane du Coureur

Address: 158 Des 60 Rang, Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu, QC

Now it’s time for a gastronomic take on this traditional Quebecois experience! La Cabane du Coureur offers a three-course, family-style meal that can be enjoyed with their expertly curated wine pairings. The menu features some classics, like ham and pea soup, as well as some unexpected pairings, like confit trout and mussels. The relaxed environment means guests of all ages are welcome to eat and enjoy the well-rounded experience. Before you leave, make your own maple candy — it’s super fun and a must-try. Then, head over to the farm to feed the cutest little animals. 

sugar shack meal prepared at la cabane du coureur 2024

La Cabane du Coureur

La Maison des Peuples autochtones

Address: 510, Montée des Trente, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC

After enjoying the many splendours of the season, it’s important to remember how the beloved sugar shack tradition came to be, which is why a visit to La Maison des Peuples autochtones (The House of Indigenous Peoples) is a must. This national historic site focuses on maple products with a permanent display showcasing how sap was once harvested and turned into the maple syrup we now know and love.

man boiling maple sap over fire

La Maison des Peuples autochtones