A great tradition in Quebec is to celebrate the arrival of spring by indulging your sweet tooth: as the sun gains strength, people emerge from their winter lethargy and head to the cabane à sucre (sugar shack) with family and friends. The Outaouais region is no exception. The region's érablières (maple stands) and sugar shacks offer a typically French Canadian experience: horse-drawn sleigh rides, hiking trails, maple-themed guided tours, and of course, taffy on snow. Tuck into a hearty traditional meal in a warm setting that evokes a not-so-distant past. You can purchase maple products on site, and some places even offer cottage rental with picturesque views. If you get the urge to dance a jig after the meal, don't hold back: youll have more room for taffy on snow!