Cabane a Sucre in Quebec City region - or an hour's drive surrounding!
It's my girlfriend's first time in Canada and she wants to visit a sugar shack.
We're not doing APDC because she doesn't eat red meat. I want to avoid the touristy family zoos surrounding Montreal if possible, and find something a little more quaint and secluded/wooded with higher quality food and offerings than places I've been east of the city.
We're gonna be in QC for 4 nights at the Frontenac and I wonder if there's anything nearby that would be worth visiting? I assume there are probably more authentic and charming places out here... We'll also be in the Laurentians and not far from Tremblant if there's anything good up north as well.
I don't have a specific suggestion, to me, they mostly are more or less the same, at least food-wise, but if you do a search, there a fairly large thread on this board from last year, or two years ago, that will give you some names to narrow it down, because I feel for you, there are a lot.
I wanted to comment on the booze thing. Actually, I've experienced that a lot of the Cabanes à sucres are BYO, really the best options. Otherwise, they usually will have some beer, but I have a feeling most of them don't pride themselves on their beer or cider choices. Cabane à sucre in Quebec is really a chance to get a lot of people together (family or friends) together at a time when you can usually start going outside. Don't expect good food or drinks, unless you bring it :)