Established 17th Century • Introduced to Nouvelle-France by settlers of Swiss and Normand origin. • Purposewas to warm syrupsduringL’hiver • Carried to provinces of Canada after1763.
What can I get at a Sugar Shack? • The specialty, of course, is la sucre. • One of the main products is siropd’erable. • They also occasionally serve a hearty American breakfast such as un jambon, du bacon, des oeufs, and des crêpes.
Quick Facts about a Canadian Sugar Shack • Extraction takes place from late October to early April. • Common activities offered:randonnée, équitation, à jouer de la musique, and danser. • There are at least 140 known sugar shacks in Canada.
A Canadian Sugar Shack: Cabane à Sucre Leclerc • Located dix minutes from Quebec City. • Address: 1289, 2e Rang O., Neuville • Réservations are required. • Can hold up to deux cent people. • Visited by over 1000 people a year. • Open from 7am to 7pm
Cabane a Sucre Leclerc Map Inside View
Fun Facts When temperatures reach below zero degrees Celsius it becomes nearly impossible to extract the syrup. Le printemps is known as the starting season of extraction and brings the happiness of le Pâques. Manyshacksmaketheirownhomeadefood to sell to eagercustomers.