Maple syrup time in the Outaouais is serious business!

Published on March 13 2019

In the Outaouais, when it comes to maple trees, syrup and sugar shacks, we don’t mess around! With dozens of sugar shacks specializing in this sweet seasonal harvest, and restaurants featuring menus inspired by Quebec’s liquid gold, maple season is good to the last drop (of syrup)!

FOR THE TRADITIONAL CROWD

Are you the “traditional” type? These old-fashioned sugar shacks and their delicious flavours are ready to welcome you!


CABANE À SUCRE CHEZ TI-MOUSSE

In operation since 1977, Cabane à sucre Chez Ti-Mousse is an institution in the Petite-Nation! The talented team at this sugar shack put maple in the spotlight with their traditional menu and quality syrup production.

Where

442 Côte St-Charles, Papineauville.

When

Daily until April 28.

Cost

Age 1–5: $7 | Age 6–11: $11 | Age 12–17: $13.50 | Adult, weekday: $17 | Adult, weekend: $19.50

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SUCRERIE DU TERROIR

An atmosphere worthy of the sugar shacks of yesteryear reigns at the Sucrerie du Terroir! With its rustic decor, its servers in period costume and its traditional menu, this sugar shack is a definite winner.

Where

796 Fogarty Road, Val-des-Monts.

When

Daily until April 28.

Cost

Age 2 and under: Free | Age 2–7: $12 | Age 8–11: $19,00 | Age 12 and up: $29.50

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ÉRABLIÈRE DOMAINE DU CERF

A sugar shack experience that will take you back to your childhood: hearty meals, winter activities and maple taffy! Treat yourself to a beautiful (and delicious) family outing at the Érablière Domaine du Cerf.

Where

92 Des Pins Montée, Blue Sea.

When

Daily except Mondays until April 28.

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LE DOMAINE DE L’ANGE-GARDIEN

Travel back in time at the Domaine de L’Ange-Gardien, thanks to their traditional menu featuring classic Quebec dishes. Make a full day of it: after you’ve visited the sugar shack, you can go tube sliding!

Where

1031 Pierre-Laporte Road, L’Ange-Gardien.

When

Daily until April 28.

Cost

Ages 1 to 5: $7.25 | Ages 6 to 11: $11.25 | Adult (ages 12 and up), weekday: $21.55 | Adult, weekend: $23.30

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LE VIGNOBLE DE CHELSEA — VIGNOBLE ET ÉRABLIÈRE

In the enchanting setting of the Vignoble de Chelsea (Chelsea Vineyard), where nature meets rustic chic, celebrate the arrival of spring with some sweet treats! Enjoy a traditional sugar shack meal in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Where

1582 Route 105, Chelsea.

When

Wednesday through Sunday until April 29.

Cost

Age 3 and under: Free| Age 3–5: $9 | Age 6–11: $12,50 | Age 12–17: $19.50 | Adult: $24.50 | Senior (age 60 and up): $21.50

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SUGAR SHACKS GO UPSCALE

Dedicated foodies, celebrate maple in style: with gourmet dishes prepared by inspired chefs!


L’ORÉE DU BOIS

The legendary sugar shack brunch is back at L’Orée du Bois. To give you just one example, the split pea soup contains duck (smoked in their smoker), and the croutons are homemade. I mean, seriously. Reserve now—you don’t want to miss out!

Where

15 Kingsmere Road, Chelsea.

When

Every Sunday in March and April from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost

$35.50

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LE RITUEL

Le Rituel puts a fresh spin on the traditional sugar shack. When a restaurant is lucky enough to have its own sugar bush, it’s obviously going to offer a menu featuring maple products! Have a look at Le Rituel’s three menus and your mouth will be watering in no time. Vegetarian options available!

Where

967 Dalton Montée, Gatineau.

When

Until April 14. Brunch: Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m. Dinner: Friday and Saturday starting at 5:30 p.m.

Cost

Brunch: $25 | Dinner: $42 | Discovery Menu: $55

Good to know

Reservations required for groups of 8 or more.

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BISTRO COQLICORNE

This cozy bistro in Vieux-Hull features a maple-themed gourmet special! 100% homemade. You won’t find “table syrup” at Bistro Coqlicorne—that’s a promise.

Where

59 Laval Street, Gatineau.

When

April 1–7.

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L’HUILE D’OLIVE

Celebrate all things maple at this wonderful restaurant in the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau. Savour a memorable culinary experience with L’Huile d’Olive‘s famous Maple Menu!

Where

353 Du Lac des 31 Milles Montée, Bouchette.

When

March 15–April 21

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BONUS!

SUGAR SHACK IN OLD AYLMER!

Make a stop in Old Aylmer and discover a supercharged atmosphere (because of all the sugar, maybe?). The sixth edition of this popular springtime event features more exhibitors and more entertainment than ever, all along historic Principale Street.

Where

Principale Street, Aylmer.

When

March 30 & 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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And because you can never have too much maple syrup, click here for a list of sugar shacks in the Outaouais region! What are your must during maple season?

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