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Mar 15, 2012 06:26 AM

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.

Any suggestions?

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  1. I found this place in Mirabel btw -

    Any feedback?

    PS - do all sugar shacks serve booze?? Beer or cider would be a major plus!

    3 Replies
    1. re: OliverB

      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 :)

      1. re: sweettoothMTL

        Thanks, maybe we'll just swing by for the syrup and atmosphere then and head up north afterwards for a similar brunch at Petiti Poucet. I never knew they were BYO but that's terrific!

        1. re: OliverB

          On Ile d'Orleans, there is some nice sugar shack just ask the concierge at the Frontenac, it was fabulous but don't remember the name.