At Friday, August 28th, we will organise a visit of
a traditional maple sugar shack outside of the
city at Mont Rigaud.
We can walk around in a forest full of walking trails,
visit the sugar shack buildings and have a traditional meal.
We will leave Montreal at 15:30 returning at 23:30 at the
latest. The sugar shack (La sucrerie de la montagne) will
be expecting us at about 17:00 and dinner is at about 18:00.
The tour includes:
- a ride in horse drawn wagons to take us from the parking
area up to the sugar shack;
- a tour of the maple sugar making cabin and of their facilities;
- an all you can eat meal;
- live traditional québécois music;
- maple sugar taffy on snow.
There are also extensive trails in the forest for those who want to
take a walk.
The meal is a traditional sugar shack meal, including, minimally: pea
soup, tourtière, homemade sausages, fried pork fat, beans, eggs,
pancakes, sugar pie, coffee, tea, condiments, and, of course, maple
syrup on everything. It is all you can eat and very filling!
People who are vegetarian or who don't eat pork can have
a vegetarian tourtière or pea soup and many other items without pork
– please tell us whether you need a vegetarian dinner.
Alcohol is available on site at extra charge.
The total charge for the excursion is $60 per person.
The event is also appropriate for accompanying persons and
children, if people are travelling with their family.
If you want more information about the sucrerie, the web site is:
Please mail us as soon as possible whether you would like to participate
the excursion to the sugar shack, and whether you need a vegetarian meal: