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Maple Sugar Shack Stay and Play Experience

A visit to the sugar shack is the ultimate experience in capturing the Spring’s sweetness. Escape the city and enjoy an overnight Maple Sugar Shack Stay and Play experience at La Vallée des Rosiers in the Pontiac. You’ll get first hand maple sugar bush experience learning all that goes into making delicious maple syrup and maple treats.
Where: Otter Lake, Quebec
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A Sweet Stay!

In March and April, when the temperatures plummet below zero at night and rise above zero in the day, the sugarbush maple trees are tapped for their sap. The end result of maple tapping is enjoyed in many forms: maple syrup, maple butter, maple candy, and maple sugar. The process is a fascinating one.

During your visit to La Vallée des Rosiers’ Sugar Shack, the Sugar Makers' guides will walk you through the process of maple extraction.   See how sap is magically transformed into sweet, sticky syrup and smell the fragrant steam rising from simmering kettles. Learn the secrets of maple candy making and taste free candy samples.

Season:  March 15th to April 30th

 Your Itinerary:

  • Noon            Learn how to produce maple syrup
  • 6:00 pm       Dinner
  • 7:00 pm       Help feed the sled dogs
  • 8:00 pm       Indoor Hot Tub
  • Overnight stay  at LaVallée de Rosiers
  • 7:00 am       Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 am       More to learn about the production of maple products 

 Your experience includes:

  • You will be going home with approximately 1/2 gallon of maple syrup and some yummy maple products made on the second day.

  • 1 room overnight at the La Vallée des Rosiers ( situated next door to Escapade Eskimo)

  • Private hot tub relaxation

  • Dinner and a continental breakfast

Your room at La Vallée des Rosiers includes:

  • Two beds (one queen and one double)
  • Shared Lounge/TV Area/Kitchen
  • Free WiFi
  • Each room includes a flat-screen TV, coffee machine, hair dryer, kettle
  • Private bathroom.
  • There is a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and a gift shop at the property.
  • Max Occupancy:  3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children

Located only 75 minutes from Ottawa!

If you are looking for something unique and fun to do this spring in Ottawa and Gatineau or for a unique gift idea , the Maple Sugar Shack Stay and Play package makes a sweet outdoor adventure for the whole family!  

The Maple Sugar Shack Stay and Play Experience experience takes place at Otter Lake, Quebec.   VIEW MAP

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