Holidays & Parties
Mar 13, 2014

place to visit: sugar shack

By: Catherine Therrien
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Holidays & Parties
Mar 13, 2014

place to visit: sugar shack

By: Catherine Therrien
Ah, it's that sweet, sweet time again – maple syrup (also known as "sugaring off") season. The timing varies every year, but it usually happens sometime after the end of February. The sugar shack experience is more than just tasting loads of maple syrup – if you're in Quebec, you'll likely get to enjoy a traditional meal of pea soup, ham, baked beans, potatoes, cretons (a pork spread similar to pâté), omelettes, gherkins and sugar pie (these are the highlights but there's much more). constantin sugar shack My sister was in Montreal this week and was lucky enough to visit a local sugar shack called Famille Constantin in Saint-Eustache, about 20 minutes from Laval. Newly renovated, this family-owned place is 73 years old and still going strong. Besides eating, some of the other activities to take part in are sleigh rides and walking trails...and hot maple taffy on the snow! I've always wanted to go to an authentic sugar shack and seeing her photos makes me want to go even more. Check them out! maple syrup bucket constantin wood carving constantin sleigh ride constantin-maple-syrup-snow constantin sugar pie ice fishing huts This last image is of ice fishing huts - how cool?!
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place to visit: sugar shack