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The top 10 maple sugar shacks in Canada

Maple sugar shacks in Canada are proof that we love the delicious, world-renowned sweet and sticky goodness that is maple syrup. Each year at the end of winter, maple farmers tap their trees to harvest sap and with this very special season comes plenty of reasons to visit one of the many adorable sugar shacks sprinkled throughout the country.

Here are some maple sugar shacks in Canada where you can satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Wheeler Maple, Ontario

Located not far from Ottawa in beautiful cottage country, this family-run sugar bush is the largest producer of maple in Ontario with over 30,000 trees tapped. This maple syrup mecca has two museums, nature trails, and a pancake house that serves Wheeler's own maple syrup year-round. 

In the spring, you can even watch the maple sap as it flows through a clear tube within view of your table. 

Sucrerie De La Montagne, Quebec

Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride and taffy tasting in the snow at this traditional Quebec sugar bush. The maple syrup is produced the old-fashioned way with buckets before transporting to a traditional wood-fired evaporator, where it turns into delicious maple syrup. 

Sand Road Maple Farm, Ontario

Found only an hour from Ottawa, Sand Road Maple Farm offers a fully-traditional Canadian maple experience. Nestled in a 75-acre mature forest and complete with a large pine lodge, this maple farm features horse-drawn wagon rides, nature trails, and a hearty buffet breakfast. 

Cabane a sucre Lavande, Quebec

At Cabane a sucre Lavande, enjoy horse rides, a small animal farm and the delicious maple taffy. The dining room is massive with private tables for larger groups and families. There's also live music to accompany your all-you-can-eat meal with an entertainer singing local folk songs.

Trites Family Sugar Bush, New Brunswick 

This traditional sugar bush has been in the Trites Family for over a hundred years. Enjoy all-you-can-eat taffy on the snow, as well as pancakes made in their home kitchen with buckwheat grown from New Brunswick farmers. 

Stanley's Olde Maple Lane Farm, Ontario 

The beautiful grounds of Stanley's is often used for weddings and special events due to the picturesque rolling fields and immaculate gardens. It's a great spot to bring the family, with a popular Easter egg hunt in the spring and a Christmas village full of elves in the winter time. 

Sucrerie Jean-Louis Massicotte et filles, Quebec

With no electricity, and instead wood-fired stoves and gas lanterns, this sugar shack in the middle of Quebec forest has been running since 1710. The intimate spot only fits up to 40 people and serves a no-frills, yet deliciously traditional all-you-can-eat breaky. 

La cabane a tuque, Quebec 

Located in Mont-Tremblant, this family-run farm is a vegan and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional sugar shacks. The menu is entirely vegetarian and is prepared on-site with locally grown organic ingredients. 

Guests are welcome in the ecological, hempcrete-insulated house, complete with a radiant-heated adobe floor, a masonry heater, and even a wall made with recycled bottles. 

Érablière la Chemin du Roy, Quebec

This rustic, yet charming sugar shack is located just ten minutes from downtown Quebec City. The exceptional back-country environment, traditional Quebecois music, and kitchen, which serves a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner, makes it the perfect spot to gather with friends and family.

Sugar Moon Farm, Nova Scotia 

Experience an authentic maple adventure deep in the sugar woods in the North Shore of the province at this must-see sugar shack in Nova Scotia. Both the maple syrup farm and log restaurant are open year-round.

Lead photo by

Chef Chuck Hughes

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