Sucrerie de la Montagne, Rigaud, Overview:
Sucrerie de la Montagne, located between Ottawa and Montreal, is 120 acres of picturesque maple forest where visitors can watch maple syrup being made. The Sucrerie de la Montagne restaurant serves traditional "sugar shack" meals accompanied by live folk music. Three log cabins are available for rustic accommodation. The overall feeling of Sucrerie de la Montagne is like you've stepped back in time 200 yrs.
Maple Syrup Making at Sucrerie de la Montagne:
For Sucrerie de la Montagne's charming - if not slightly eccentric - proprietor, Pierre Faucher, maple syrup production is more than just the process of making maple syrup; it is a Québécois tradition that he wants to uphold and respect. To this end, since 1978, when he purchased the property, Faucher and his staff have hand collected maple sap from buckets (most modern operations use piping) and boiled the sap down in a wood-fueled evaporator (as opposed to gas).
Dining at Sucrerie de la Montagne:
The Sucrerie de la Montagne offers a traditional sugar-shack meal in a large, rustic mess-hall, with long tables and benches and live music accompaniment. The family-style platters are shared amongst diners and include pea soup, homemade, rusty bread, back bacon, maple-smoked ham, baked beans, omelette, meatball stew, sausages, potatoes, meat pie, homemade pickles and condiments, pancakes, sugar pie, tea and coffee.
Beer, wine and other alcoholic drinks are available, as is the traditional Caribou drink.
Accommodation at Sucrerie de la Montagne:
- Four log cabins are available for overnight stays.
- Note that accommodation is basic - don't ask about thread count or Wi-Fi.
- All cabins have fireplaces.
- Consider a Maple Trail package in conjunction with Auberge des Gallants, in which you ski or hike from lodge to lodge.
Cost of Visiting:
Prices vary depending on time of visit (weekends are slightly more expensive) and the visitor's age. Admission cost is very reasonable as it includes includes horse drawn carriage ride from parking lot to sugar shack, sugar-shack feast, maple taffy.
Check prices and make a reservation.
Sucrerie de la Montagne Location and Contact Information:
Sucrerie de la Montagne is about 45 mins from Montreal and an hour and a half from Ottawa by car.
Address: 300, rang Saint-Georges, Rigaud, Quebec
Phone: 450 451.0831
Sucrerie de la Montagne website