After an extensive Facebook fan poll (in French only), we’re proud to present your best bring-your-own-bottle sugar shacks in Quebec—regardless of region! Most of these maple paradises let you bring your wine, or your own beer or cider, if that’s what you prefer!

We’ve also added our personal top three sugar shack picks from those that have alcohol permits, and who offer an alcohol list that highlights the best of Quebec wines and spirits.

Top bring-your-own-bottle sugar shacks

Cabane à sucre Jocy

Address: 524, rue Principale, Saint-Modeste, Québec
Telephone: 418 862-1558
Website: Facebook Page

 

Cabane à sucre Bellavance

Address: 773, chemin Bellavance, Ste-Cécile-de-Whitton, Québec, G0Y 1J0
Telephone: 819 583-0441, 1-888-583-4567
Website: cabanebellavance.com

 

Cabane Aux 3 Érables

Address: 139, 10e Rang, Lefebvre, Québec, J0H 2C0
Telephone: 819 394-2051
Website: Facebook Page

 

Érablière Réal Bruneau

Address: 830, route 277, Saint-Henri-de-Lévis, Québec
Telephone: 418 882-0630
Website: chaudiereappalaches.com

 

Auberge Ma Cabane en Gaspésie (formerly known as Auberge de la Pente Abrupte)

Address: 40, chemin Sayabec, Sainte-Paule, Gaspésie, Québec
Telephone: 418 737-9150 ou 1-877-737-9150
Website: aubergepenteabrupte.com

 

La Petite Coulée de Saint-Esprit

Address: 143, rang des Continuations, Saint-Esprit
Telephone: 450 839-2718
Website: coulee.ca

 

Cabane à sucre des Sportifs

Address: 400, rang Montcalm, Saint-Esprit, Québec
Telephone: 450 839-3283
Website: cabaneasucredessportifs.com

Cabane à sucre famille Éthier

Address: 7940 rang Saint-Vincent, Mirabel, Québec
Telephone: 450 258-3807
Website: Page Facebook

 

La P’tite cabane d’la côte

Address: 5885, route Arthur-Sauvé, Mirabel, Québec
Telephone: 514 990-2708
Website: petite-cabane.com

 

La Ferme Aux Vieux Chênes

Address: 2, rue du Panorama, Laval, Québec, H7J 1B2
Telephone: 450 666-1496
Website: auxvieuxchenes.ca

 

Érablière à la Feuille d’Érable

Address: 156, chemin du Sous-Bois, Mont-Saint-Grégoire, Québec
Telephone: 450 460-7778
Website: alafeuillederable.com

 

Sucrerie du Terroir

Address: 2, 3e Rang, Rémigny, Québec, J0Z 3H0
Telephone: 819 671-3113
Website: sucrerieduterroir.com

 

Sucrerie du domaine

Address: 280 Chemin Domaine Des Chutes, Chertsey, J0K 3K0
Telephone: 450 882-4851
Website: sucreriedudomaine.com

 

Domaine du sucrier

Address: 3400, chemin du Lac, Saint-Boniface, G0X 2L0
Telephone: 819 535-5322
Website: domainedusucrier.ca 

 

Bistro la dent sucrée

Address: 925 chemin Fresnière, Saint-Eustache, J7R 0G3
Telephone: 450 623-0062
Website: lamagiedelapomme.com/bistro-la-dent-sucree


Cabane à sucre Oswald

Address: 222, rang des continuations St-Esprit, J0K 2L0
Telephone: 450 917-3260
Website: cabaneasucreoswald.ca

 

La cabane du snobinard

Address: 50, rue de la Tournée, Saint-Jacques de Montcalm, J0K 2R0
Telephone: 450 839-6210
Website: snobinard.com

 

Érablière Bernard

Address: 1268, rue Denison Ouest, Granby, J2J 0L8
Telephone: 450 375-5238
Website: erablierebernard.com

 

Cabane à sucre familiale

Address: 3149, chemin Royal, Sainte-Famille (Île-d’Orléans), Québec, G0A 3P0
Telephone: 418 829-2740
Website: cabaneasucrefamiliale.com

3 unbeatable sugar shacks to savour

These three quintessential sugar shacks have their own alcohol licenses, so you can leave your bottles at home for another occasion; they’re your favourite places to sucrer le bec in sweet, sweet gourmet style, as soon as spring arrives!

Cabane à sucre Au Pied de Cochon

Without a doubt, we knew that Cabane à sucre au Pied de cochon would top our polls; Chef Martin Picard certainly doesn’t go anywhere unnoticed! This sugar shack is in a league of its own, and is as much an adventure for your taste buds…. as it is for your stomach!

This address comes with a caveat, however—those seeking a seat at Chef Picard’s tables need to be patient and reserve well ahead of time. The 2018 spring season is already sold out, which is usually the case by the end of the holidays. You can always console yourself with Télé-Québec’s “Un Chef à la Cabane” series (in French only)  until next time!

Region: Basses-Laurentides
Address: 11382, rang de la Fresnière, Saint-Benoît de Mirabel
Telephone: unavailable
Website: cabane.aupieddecochon.ca

Cabane à sucre Labranche

The name Labranche may have a familiar ring, likely because of their fabulous reputation for alcoholic products that also bear the Domaine name! Domaine Labranche has a maple farm, a winery, and an apple farm, and this trio of farms produces white and red wines, ice and fire ciders, and a sparkling cider. A trip to their sugar shack means a chance to savour a 100% terroir québécois meal; not only will you enjoy typical sugar shack dishes, they’ll be paired with the Domaine’s hallmark offerings—including their famous Maple wine, Sparkling Cider, and Maple Sweet Wine.

Region: Montérégie
Address: 565, rang Saint-Simon, Saint-Isidore-de-la-Prairie, Québec
Telephone: 450 454-4110
Website: labranche.ca/cabane-a-sucre
Season: February 23rd to April 22nd, 2018.

Products to sample on-site: maple wine, sparkling maple wine, sweet maple wine, ice cider, fire cider, sparkling cider.

Tablée des pionniers (anciennement Cabane à sucre Millette)

The Tablée des Pionniers offers a gourmet maple season menu by none other than Chef Louis-François Marcotte. Their wine and beer menu is carefully selected to feature Verger Lacroix et Cidrerie’s products—the sugar shack’s co-owners. What can you expect to drink? Ice and fire ciders, aperitif and sparkling ciders from the Verger. One thing is certain, you’ll not be lacking in options when it comes to combining apple and maple delights!

Region: Laurentides
Address: 1357, rue Saint-Faustin, Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, Québec, J0T 1J3
Telephone: 819 688-2101
Season: March 1st to May 6th, 2018
Website: latableedespionniers.com

Products to sample on-site: ice cider, fire cider, aperitif and sparkling ciders from the Verger Lacroix.

Thirsty at the cabane?

The benefit of heading to a bring-your-own-bottle sugar shack is being able to open up a bottle of your favourite wine or spirit, while also saving a bit of money at this occasionally pricey outing. Here are some suggestions for perfect beer, wine, and cider pairings that will match the delicious and varied menus you’ll find at sugar shacks!

Beer

Who doesn’t love a great beer? For your maple adventure, pick a dark beer with caramel accents. L’Amoszus Double is a great choice, because of its notes of caramel, banana bread, and sweet spices.

  1. Made in Québec
    L'Amoszus Double Brown Ale | 750 ml Canada , Quebec
    $7.90
    Not availableOnline AvailableIn store

White wines

Ah white wine, so delicious! Opt for wines with the “Aromatic and Mellow” or “Fruity and Sweet” taste tag to help wash down your favourite sugar shack dishes.

  1. Taste tag : Aromatic and mellow
    Origine Québec
    Domaine St-Jacques Réserve 2016 White wine | 750 ml Canada , Quebec
    $19.45
    Not availableOnline Not availableIn store

Rosés wines

Rosé, whose colour matches the springtime itself! Opt for a bottle with the “Fruity and Sweet” taste tag, like this semi-dry, which possesses good liveliness. It’ll be the perfect pairing for your sweet maple table.

  1. Taste tag : Fruity and light
    Origine Québec
    Léon Courville Vigneron Cuvée Détente 2020 Rosé | 750 ml Canada , Quebec
    $14.95
    AvailableOnline AvailableIn store

Ciders

Are you forever dreaming of bubbles? A sparkling cider from the Domaine Lafrance, is a fabulous choice. The latter has a hint of ice cider, and is a wonderful match for the sweetest of dishes offered by sugar shacks.

  1. Taste tag : Fruity and sweet
    Origine Québec
    Domaine Lafrance Sparkling cider | 750 ml Canada , Quebec
    $15.95
    AvailableOnline AvailableIn store

Red wines

Red wine aficionados should direct their taste buds to bottles with “Fruity and Medium-Bodied” or “Aromatic and Supple” taste tags. These wines’ round, vanilla profiles will make all that your sugar shack offers taste even more delightful!

  1. Taste tag : Fruity and medium-bodied
    Origine Québec
    Coteau Rougemont Versant 2019 Red wine | 750 ml Canada , Quebec
    $14.95
    AvailableOnline AvailableIn store
  2. Taste tag : Aromatic and supple
    Origine Québec
    Carone Bin 33 2015 Red wine | 750 ml Canada , Quebec
    $17.25
    Not availableOnline AvailableIn store

Have a happy (and sweet!) sugar shack season!

List of Quebec sugar shacks (in French only): cabaneasucre.org/