The Sugar Shack
In the north of the park, in the maple grove.
Located at the same place as the original sugar shack belonging to the White Fathers, the Richelieu Park Sugar Shack continues the sugar party tradition of yesteryears. The new sugar shack was inaugurated in 1998. Every year, 1,000 maple trees are tapped in the traditional way, producing up to 400 litres of maple syrup. The “Action Vanier” group manages the sugar shack and offers traditional maple meals.
The sugar shack can accommodate up to 40 people and the volunteers who work there explain the steps taken to transform the sap into syrup. A small shop sells maple products and souvenirs. Since the summer of 2007, the sugar shack has stayed open all year. Several activities are held during the summer: youth camps, guided tours and traditional meals.