The Sugar Shack is open every weekend from 9 am to 2 pm from March to April





The only sugar shack in an urban setting !

The first sugar shack was built in the Richelieu forest by the White Fathers who made syrup for their religious community. The order left Vanier in the mid-1970s, and after their departure, Action Vanier took over the tradition and built a new sugar shack. Since 2012, the Vanier Museopark has managed operations of the sugar shack. The Vanier Museopark Sugar Shack continues to carry on the tradition of maple sugar production. The sugar shack as we know it today was inaugurated in 1998. On average, we produce between 600 and 800 litres of syrup every year.


Groups can book the sugar shack all year long ! 

The sugar shack can accommodate 42 people and can be reserved for weddings and other special occasions.

Renting the Sugar Shack without meals :

Without liquor licence – $40/hour ($30/hour Non-profit Activity)

With liquor licence – 60$/heure (40$/heure Non-profit Activity)

Use of the kitchen – 25$

Audiovisual Equipment – 50$

Flipboard – 25$

Dish ware – 25$

Booking a musician – Maurice Auger, a well-known accordion player and singer in the community, is available to play at your event. His hourly rate is $50/hour. Please let us know if you would like more information.

Applicable taxes will be added to the total cost.. We require a $75 (VISA) or $200 (cheque or cash) deposit. There is a $50 cleaning fee. Prices are subject to change without notice.

The person making the booking is responsible for getting a liquor permit and must remain at the sugar shack. You can reserve the Sugar Shack no later than 9 pm.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact the Museopark by phone at 613.518.7333, by email at cabane@museoparc.ca