8 sugar shacks to discover in Vaudreuil-Soulanges

8 sugar shacks to discover in Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Editorial Team
Editorial Team

24/02/2022

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We love nothing better than helping you to discover Vaudreuil-Soulanges! Our vibrant and welcoming corner of the world is brimming with things to do and experiences to enjoy. It fills us with a pride that we want to share with you. We’ll explore our visitors’ favourite picks for you, along with some great spots that are well worth discovering!

You don’t have to travel far for an authentic maple syrup experience. Just a short 30-minute hop from Montreal, Vaudreuil-Soulanges boasts several traditional sugar shacks. Taffy on snow, horse-drawn sleigh rides, traditional music and family time are just some of the reasons this Quebec tradition is so popular. Or, how about enjoying your sugar shack meal in the comfort of your home, as several of them offer a take-out service? There’s something to please everybody!

Here are 8 sugar shacks to discover, or rediscover.

Sucrerie de la Montagne

A sugar shack that hardly needs an introduction, Sucrerie de la Montagne enjoys the designations of “Quebec Heritage Site” and “Signature Canadian Experience.” Set in the middle of a 120-acre forest, the site resembles a typical village of yesteryear. Recognized both in Quebec and internationally for the quality of the experience it offers, this establishment operates year-round!

Dining room: Open for the 2022 season. Reservations required.

Maple meal kit: Order online, in collaboration with Ma cabane à la maison.

Shop: On site or online.


Experience: Upon arrival, ride a horse-drawn sleigh to the main site. Then pull up a chair, savour the warmth and festive atmosphere, and enjoy the delicious feast served at your table! At the end of your meal, head over to the sugar shack to see how sap is turned into syrup, then try some maple taffy on snow before making one last stop at the general store to bring home some sweet stuff!

A must: The crusty country bread is freshly made on site and baked in a traditional wood-burning oven.

Warm your spirits: A bracing glass of Wapiti (we’ll let you discover what it is!).

A little extra: Want the full experience? Book an overnight stay in one of their rustic log cabins. Sweet dreams!


Érablière St-Henri

The small Érablière St-Henri sugar shack was built in the 1940s but stood abandoned for several decades. It was reopened in the 1980s and has since grown from 40 taps to over 19,000!

Dining room: Open for the 2022 season. Reservations required.

Maple meal kit: Order online, in collaboration with Ma cabane à la maison.

Shop: Online


Experience: A small, cosy sugar shack offering a warm welcome. Sit down to a traditional meal served at a rustic table. On weekends, you’ll be serenaded by musicians and folk singers! Cap off your visit with a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the sugar bush.

A must: The meatball stew is delicious, as are all the grain-fed pork products, which come from animals raised right on their farm.

Warm your spirits: Try the grands-pères dans le sirop. Translated literally as grandfathers in syrup, these are maple syrup dumplings.


L’Érablière du ruisseau

Back in the 1940s, family and friends would gather at the Besner’s home every year during sugaring off. Today, the family has grown, but guests still enjoys the same friendly atmosphere!

Dining room: Open for the 2022 season. Reservation required. BYOB.

Maple meal kit: Order by phone, pick up on site.

Shop: On site.



Experience: The all-you-can-eat buffet is sure to satisfy foodies with a sweet tooth! (But save a little room for the taffy on snow!) Guests are entertained by a folk singer on weekends. After a hearty meal, you’ll want to get out and stretch your legs. Explore the property on foot or by horse-drawn sleigh.

A must: A selection of five yummy homemade marinades and one of the best French Canadian pea soups in the region!

Warm your spirits: A glass of... whatever you like because the sugar shack is a BYOB!


Cabane à sucre Marc Besner

This sugar shack can accommodate large groups and is known for its festive, relaxed ambience. The walls of one of the halls feature a collection of artefacts that belonged to the ancestors of the Besner family, who farmed the area long ago. Cabane Marc Besner Traiteur also offers a catering service and reception hall rentals year-round.

Dining room: Open for the 2022 season. Reservations required.

Maple meal kit: Not offered for the 2022 season.

Shop: On site.


Experience: You’ll be impressed by their varied menu. In addition to traditional sugar shack staples, the buffet includes a salad bar with an assortment of tasty ingredients. On Friday and Saturday evenings, enjoy live music with your meal. And of course, the kids will love the tractor ride and the makeup artist!

A must: They are known throughout the region for their delicious grilled fare!

Warm your spirits: Nothing beats the quintessential pudding chomeur, or poor man’s pudding, a sweet, syrupy upside-down maple cake.


Sucrerie Lavigne

For 60 years, the Lavigne family has been steadily enlarging their establishment to accommodate their growing clientele. A sugar shack with a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere, Sucrerie Lavigne is one of the region’s must-sees.

Dining room: Closed for the 2022 season.

Maple meal kit: Order online, in collaboration with Ma cabane à la maison.



A must: Their soft, crispy pancakes have become a Vaudreuil-Soulanges tradition.


Sucrerie des Gallant

Sucrerie des Gallant was built from trees that were felled during the 1998 ice storm. The sugar shack offers guests as refined and relaxed an experience as the Auberge des Gallant, a member of the Ôrigine artisans hôteliers network. Thanks to the microclimate of its location on the south side of Mont Rigaud, the Sucrerie des Gallant produces a year-round supply of maple syrup!


Dining room:
 Closed for the 2022 season.

Maple meal kit: Order online, in collaboration with Ma cabane à la maison.


A must: You simply have to try the scrumptious tourtière!

A little extra: Book a night at the Auberge des Gallant for a perfect romantic weekend getaway.


Érablière des Roy

The Érablière des Roy in Sainte-Marthe has been in the Roy family for five generations, and the undeniable passion for their work has been passed down through each one. They do not serve meals but sell their products at local farmers’ markets and events throughout the year. If you’re in the area (or even if you’re not!), and you’re looking for quality maple products, a visit to their store is well worth the trip!

Dining room: This sugar shack does not serve meals.

Shop: On site.

Au fin délice organic blueberry farm and sugar bush

A great place to visit if you’re looking for organic maple products: syrup, butter, sugar, caramel, candies… you’ll find all the delicious maple treats you could ask for here! This sugar bush doesn’t serve meals, but you can buy all their delicious products on site or online. In summer, the sugar bush transforms into a blueberry farm. Come for a visit and pick your own berries!

Dining room: The sugar bush does not offer a meal service.

Shop: On site or online.

With all these choices, you’re bound to find a sweet sugaring off spot that’s just right for you!

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