Enjoy a sweet family trip to the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region

Destinations to explore, February 19, 2024 2024-02-19
Maple taffy on snow at sucrerie des Gallant © Sucrerie des Gallant

Maple syrup season is the perfect time for a family getaway. With its outdoor activities, quality accommodations and numerous sugar shacks, the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region is a prime destination to explore culinary delights and satisfy your sweet tooth. Check out these ideas for getaways with plenty to see — and taste!

Skiers admiring the view from Mont Rigaud in Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Enjoy the trails and the view from Mont Rigaud

Getaway 1: Comfortable accommodations, culinary delights and ski slopes

Lauded for its hospitality and spacious, contemporary-style rooms, Auberge des Gallant has everything you need for a comfortable stay. All settled in? Great! Head over to the nearby Gallant Sugar Factory, housed in a magnificent log cabin in the middle of a vast maple grove, where the chef has concocted a delicious menu showcasing maple products.

After a good night’s sleep, why not get your adrenaline pumping on the ski hill? With beginner, intermediate and expert slopes as well as a snow school, Mont Rigaud is the perfect ski resort for the whole family. The mountain also has alpine touring, snowshoeing and fatbike trails. There’s something for everyone!

Getaway 2: Old-world charm, traditions and nature

Steep yourself in French-Canadian traditions by staying in one of the charming old-fashioned cottages at La Sucrerie de la Montagne. A few steps away, you can get a taste of history at the Sucrerie de la Montagne sugar shack, a Quebec heritage site known for its authentic, festive vibe. After enjoying a scrumptious sugary feast, take some time to explore the maple grove and tour the facilities to learn how maple syrup is made.

To round off your getaway, why not spend the day outdoors in Montérégie? Enjoy a peaceful stroll in the forest on the L’escapade trails at Mont Rigaud, accessible from La Sucrerie de la Montagne. And a bit further, Les Forestières-de-Saint-Lazare nature park offers a buffet of winter activities, including cross-country skiing, skating and tubing.

Lodging cottage at Sucrerie de la Montagne
Sucrerie de la Montagne. Photo credit: Olivier Langevin

No matter where you are in the region, you’ll have your pick of sugar shack to enjoy all the festivities of maple syrup season. Whether traditional or gourmet, each sugar shack offers a unique experience for the whole family!

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