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Sugar Shack

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  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome


  • 15 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • Campfire Ring
  • Off-Leash Area
  • No donation requested for hookups


Our location is about 45 min. from Québec city on the south shore of St-Laurent river. We live in a rural community of 1250 people on the shore of Du Chêne river. Bienvenue à la cabane à sucre...

House Rules

The rules are ; no rules only common sence. Le gros bon sens...

Access Road Conditions

The location ( gravel ) is 50 m from paved road

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

Any size easy parking


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St-Édouard de Lotbiniere, QC, Canada

Suggested Local Attractions

Moulin du Portage ( old flour mill )
Domaine Joly de Lotbiniere
Our maple sugar entreprise
Hiking trails

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May 9, 2016
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References for Sugar shack


September 2020

Another great stay

We were on our return trip from PEI and had the pleasure to stay at the Sugar Shack again.
Irené is a great host and made sure we were comfortable. We chatted about our travels and Irené spoke about his trips this summer. We plan to return to visit the many fabulous churches in the area with Irené assistants.
Thanks for stay!


July 2020

Very welcoming. Great hosts.

Had a wonderful stay with Irene and Muriel. Very peaceful location with lots of room. We had a tour of the maple syrup process and the wood shop. Irene has a passion for collecting different woods to use for building furniture. Just a hobby he says!
We can’t wait to go back and stay a little longer.


June 2020

So wonderful!

I'm so sorry to leave this review late!
We had the loveliest evening at the Sugar Shack. We were traveling home through the pandemic, so you can imagine how grateful we were to find a safe and comfortable place to rest. In the beautiful woods.
Once we can, we will be back to enjoy some of the Sugar Shacks offerings!!!!
With great thanks,
~Jeana & Mark


December 2019

Hôte extradinaire

Nous avons été reçu comme des rois.Des hôtes très simpathiques .


October 2019

Gracious Host

Beautiful location in the woods! Sugar Shack was a great stop before our visit to Quebec City. Our host and his family were very helpful to make this stay and departure a success. I highly recommend Sugar Shack to all Boondockers who are looking for a place to stay in this area!!


October 2019

A fantastic visit

What an experience it was for us to meet Irinee. He introduced us in the produce and forms of meaple sirup. Thank you for that hartly welcome. We appriciated it very much. You are always welcome when you visit our country.
We enjoyed also the area!!!

Ineke & Bastiaan
Riny @ Guus


October 2019

Don't miss an opportunity to stay here!

This boondocker's stay was one of the best on our trip. The peacefulness, the beauty of fall among maple trees would have been enough to put a smile on our faces but then our host took the time to explain the entire maple sugar process to us. From tree to bottle and he even gave us a tasting. Who needs wine tasting when you can have maple syrup tasting? Phenomenal stay! We learned so much and loved waking up to the beautiful pond in the morning.


September 2019

Special experience!

What a place to visit! Beatifull farm and very friendly owner who has a lot of passion for his job, very nice to see. We had a nice look around and it was a good location for visiting Quebec city. Thanks for the hospitality and the memories!


August 2019

Magic stop.

Great stop. Hosts super friendly and helpful. Our girls loved the tree house. We would stay again.


August 2019


I did visit the Sugar Shack & it was outstanding.
Also Irené was very friendly & a great communicator.
Thank you Irené.

A former member

August 2019

A little piece of heaven

For our first time Boondocking, Irené's Sugar Shack set the bar very high.
Irené could not have been more welcoming and was a perfect host. The Sugar Shack itself is amazing and we were kindly given a tour of the production area, along with amazing facts and information, including tips on how to improve our own small scale efforts in making Maple Syrup. Would thoroughly recommend the purchase of some of their delicious bounty.
The site itself is as described, but beware of sat nav instructed switch back! Don't take this, take the signed road " Chemin Poulin" chalet 1-38.
Merci beaucoup Irené. Vous trés gentil.


August 2019

As much a destination as a stopping place...

The "Sugar Shack" is a beautiful piece of property where 2,500 maple trees are linked by tubing which captures their "sugar" for the syrup that Irene' (you need a French keyboard to accurately spell his name (and it is "his") and his extended family make in this little bit of heaven. Several different areas where you can park; the one I chose was right in front of a pond where I could watch two industrious muskrats gathering leaves all day.

Irene' gave me a tour and lessons on syrup making (it's not the season so the property is quiet with only Irene' or a family member coming by the use the workshop) which is as much science as art.

This rural area of Quebec is beautiful, full of well-tended farms and lots of wildflowers. And Irene' will make you feel as welcome as family.


July 2019


very nice quiet place to stay. watch musgrats in the pond & had good tour of sugar shack, learned about maple sugar


July 2019

Another delightful stay

Irene was welcoming and friendly. Enjoyed my stay, host, and setting. It was very hot but in the shade very comfortable


July 2019

Very quiet and trustworthy host loved it!

Thank you! Sorry we didn’t talk to you before we got on our way. P.s. a hair dryer blue the breaker. Great spot, great host! Thanks so much.


July 2019

Our stay at the Sugar Shack

What a wonderful spot and host, only wish we had more time to enjoy the area, hope we get the opportunity to reciprocate the hospitality.


July 2019

Belle expérience dans une érablière

Nous avons beaucoup aimé notre expérience dans l'érablière d'Irené, calme absolu dans la nature proche d'un petit étang. La cabane à sucre très bien entretenu s'impose dans les bois. Irené qui est un passionné, nous a expliqué toute les étapes de la production du sirop d'érable. Un travail plus complexe que l'on peut s'imaginer. Merci d'avoir pris le temps de nous donner toutes ces explications, on ne verra plus le sirop d'érable de la même façon !


July 2019

A Wonderful Stay

We had a wonderful evening at the Sugar Shack. Nestled in the middle of a maple sugar forest, the Sugar Shack provided us a peaceful night. This was our first experience staying at a Boondockers Welcome host and Sugar Shack did not disappoint. Thank you so much for the hospitality.


July 2019

A Sweet setup

Beautiful property. We enjoyed the natural setting with the woods and pond. Our hosts we super obliging. Highly recommended location.


June 2019

Maple syrup tour

Wonderful host gave us tour of their family maple syrup farm and allowed us to stay an extra day. We hope to come back soon.


June 2019

Wonderfull Host

Great spot for our Motorhome. Thanks again for hosting us and the Sugar Shack tour and explanation of the maple syrup process.


June 2019


So nice of her to allow us to stay at her beautiful place while she was away on vacation. Her son took great care of us and showed us the maple syrup production. We will likely regret only purchasing 1 gallon. Thank you!


June 2019

Pond filled with life.

We really enjoyed our stay at Irene and Murielle's Sugar Shack. We were backed up to the pond and saw ducks, frogs, a bank beaver and an angry woodpecker (He didn't think we should be in his territory). Irene and Murielle welcomed us and made sure we were comfortably situated. Thanks for everything.


May 2019

Wonderful host, wonderful location!

We couldn’t have been happier! Highly recommended.


May 2019

Wonderful People, wonderful spot

Rene met us on site and graciously offered us a tour of his operations. He is a third (at minimum!) generation syrup maker and his passion for the art is clear. He was very friendly, and his sugar bush is great for exploring. We highly recommend others stay here and we would happily do so again!


April 2019

A very special place in Quebec!

So fortunate and grateful to have been allowed the opportunity to stay at the sugar shack! Our children were able to participate and hear firsthand the process of making maple syrup along with a little taste test! This family was so giving of their time and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful spot along the river! Thank you for the wonderful stay!


October 2018

A tremendous location with outstanding hosts!

We cannot imagine a more pleasant experience than our stay at the Sugar Shack. We enjoyed so many things while there. a tour of the Sugar Shack (with samples!), a walk through the maple forest, tourism tips on visiting Quebec City (in English!), and even a second night's stay. Irene and Murielle were warm and welcoming hosts. We cannot thank them enough.


September 2018

Que du bonheur / Great stay

Magnifique expérience chez Irené et Murielle
Quelle générosité de leur part et merci pour avoir pris le temps de nous expliquer tout le fonctionnement de l'érablière. Quel bel endroit pour dormir sous les érables et dans le silence.
Nous repasserons sûrement un jour.
Wonderful experience at Irené and Murielle
How generous of them and thank you for taking the time to explain all the operation of the maple sirup process. What a beautiful place to sleep under the maples and in silence.
Thank you
We will surely come back someday.


September 2018

Great hosts and a nice nice sugar shack

We were given an extremely good explanation concerning how maple syrup is done, from the maple tree itself to the final product. Irené is a very good teacher and his products are extremely good....

Hope to see them again

Yvon and Marie


September 2018

Great visit

A wonderful visit hosted by special people.


August 2018

Beautiful beautiful place

Truly a beautiful place with wonderful hosts! If you are going anywhere nearby well worth the trip!


August 2018

Wonderful Evening

Great location, wondering host, very interesting and impressive maple sugar family business. We had such a quiet nights sleep that we slept in. :)
Thank you Irene


August 2018

Highly Relaxing and Educational

What a wonderful experience! Irene and Murielle were the most gracious hosts and spent a great deal of time with us explaining the maple syrup production process from bark to bottle - fascinating! We stayed two nights on their property right next to a lovely pond nestled in amidst the maple trees, and really appreciated how quiet and peaceful it was there. Irene couldn't have been more helpful and Murielle even stoped by one morning to deliver freshly laid eggs for our breakfast - delicious! They also gave us great suggestions on local places to eat and visit while we were here. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you both so much!

mclarty farm

August 2018

What a great stop!

We were thrilled with our stop at sugar shack. Lovely secluded location by sugar bush central.
The hosts were delightful, we loved the complete tour of the sugaring process and the samples as well yum👍
Great location. Hope we are able
To swing by another time or host them at our location


August 2018

Freaking awesome!

Irene and his wife Muriel were awesome! We're very new to this site, but are so very glad we found it. We've used it a few times on our trip across Canada, but I can tell you, if you can, stay here! Irene showed us so much about how maple syrup is made and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The setting is amazing
Nestled in the trees and quiet, quiet! We got a chance to converse one night, we both were busy the next. I really can't thank him enough and yes, we are coming home right maple syrup.from his farm! Woohoo!

Millennium Eagle II

June 2018

Beautiful and peaceful Boondock!

Thank you! A very magical forest full of peace and tranquility. Had a wonderful sleep, very safe, and felt renewed in the morning! Loved the froggy choir! Just what was needed after a long and very hot drive through cities!


May 2018

Sugar shack!!

Thanks to our lovely hosts we had a wonderful time at their Boondockers site and in Quebec City. We learned an incredible bit about the gathering and making of maple syrup and our hosts were the best!!!! We really appreciated the advise to go to Levis and take the Ferry instead of driving into Quebec City. We landed at the base of the hill and walked to the Chateau Frontenac and the old city. If you have problems walking the hill you can take the Funicular ride up!! Thanks to Muriel for the home made maple candy, that was a lovely touch and we would come back again in a heartbeat if we get this way again!! Merci, merci beaucoup!!!!

Gordon Borg

September 2017

Quiet spot

A nice quiet place to hang your hat for a night or two. Great camping under large shade trees on this maple sugar farm. Irene was away but sent someone to help us settle.
We had a bit of difficulty turning our 60 ft truck and trailer around, but not impossible.
Thanks so much for your hospitality.
We stayed on this property Sept. 2017


September 2017

Beautiful place to stay!!!

Spent two nights (Sept 16-17) at this beautiful spot surrounded by several large maple trees that were in full colour! Very pieceful and lots of room for large RV's. Host was out of town but had a neighbour drop by to take care of our needs and answer our questions, very helpful.
Would highly recommend others staying here.


September 2017

Beautiful Property

We stayed 2 nights Sept 16 & 17 in this beautiful Maple Tree Farm. The location provided easy access to Quebec City (approx 70 km). The farm is quiet and provided power. We unfortunately didn't get to meet Irene as he was away, however a very helpful neighbour greeted us and provided all the information that we needy.


September 2017

A truly gracious host and a great ambassador for his area!

The sugar shack offers an exceptionally quiet and relaxing place to park.
Our hosts took the time to ensure that we were aware not only of local activities but also aware of the little details of how to do things to make our visit to the Quebec City area truly outstanding.
The guided tour of the sugar shack and the detailed explanation of the processing of the maple sap was greatly appreciated.


August 2017

Quiet Evening in the Woods

Irené was nice enough to let us stay even though he was out of town. It was a very quiet and peaceful spot. The driveway was a bit tight for our 24ft RV, but we still managed to squeeze in! We were a little disappointed that we couldn't get a tour of Irené's maple operation!


August 2017

Wonderful stay!

Irene was our first ever stay with Boondockers Welcome and I can't say enough about our wonderful hosts. Irene was so welcoming and, like others before us, gave us the full tour of the sugar bush operations. He showed us to a lovely spot where we could park and listen to the frogs serenade us all night. Beautiful! I would highly recommend a stay with Irene and we would love to stay with them again.

A former member

August 2017

wonderful people and place

we spent one night with Irene and wish we would have spent more - it is a wonderful place in the midst of a maple arbor - we were given a complete tour of maple farming and processing - and learned so much - the villages around the area are delightful to visit and the churches are just awesome to see - we would be sure to stop again here when in the area - we wish him and his wife the best


June 2017

Wonderful Hosts

We had the opportunity to spend two nights at the "Sugar Shack" and the welcome we received could not have been better. Irene went out of his way to accommodate us, he gave us a tour of his maple sugar operation which included a taste test at the end. His passion for the craft that has been passed along through several generations of his family was evident and the time he took to educate us on it was appreciated. We also met several members of his family who welcomed us with open arms, thank you for the lovely desert. I highly recommend these fine people as hosts and we hope to be able to reciprocate if they find themselves in Newfoundland sometime in the future.

Jusqu a ce que nous nous reverrons mon amis!

Hope I got that right!!


May 2017

Fantastic spot, gracious hosts

May 24, 2017 - had a lovely visit and a wonderful night listening to the small frogs in the nearby pond. Our hosts were not available when we arrived, but instructed us to make ourselves at home. They arrived later to make sure we were fine, and showed us around their sugar shack. Lovely couple, highly recommended!

Arthur Goulding

May 2017

Brilliant hosts

We spent a couple of nights with I and M. Made very welcome and helped with electric hookup. It was so interesting to learn the process of collecting the sap and making of the maple products. Had no idea. It was brilliant to be able to put into practice my French. Such a lovely quiet, restful site. Thanks for being superb hosts. A and A


May 2017

Great Night

We had a visit with these people. Thanks very much for the wonderful camping spot and the great tour of your maple syrup operation. We advise anyone passing this way to stop by and enjoy the hospitality.


March 2017

A wonderful spot

We had a restful stay at this location. The hosts were away on their own trip, so they arranged for neighbours to meet us. The neighbours kindly helped us back in and explained where we could find a free dumping station nearby the next day. Thank you for a great stay! A wonderful introduction to boondocking.


August 2016

A Superior host

Irene' went above all expectations in greeting me and making me comfortable. Assisted in getting my RV parked and provided a 15 amp hookup. Later, after I was settled in, he introduced me to his family and some neighbors.
The following day he gave me a complete tour of his maple syrup operation and explained the detailed process.
Because I expressed an interest in visiting a local church he arranged a personal "behind the scenes" tour.
Also, he invited me to stay as long as I wished. I stayed a week.
There is a free dump station about 4 miles from the site at a local gas station.

Doug Amey

July 2016

Went way above and beyond!

We had the absolute pleasure of staying with Irene ( my ipad will not let me put in the accent over the last "e" in his name) He and his wife Murielle were very welcoming.He put us on his " sugar shack" land just around the corner from his home. He gave us a tour and talk about what goes
into making maple syrup and maple sugar, maple butter and toffee! Wow!
He even left the door to his building open so we could use his washroom if we chose to. The next morning our camper wouldn't start and Irene spent a great deal of time getting us towed to his friends garage where we were immediately looked after even though they had other customers ahead of us.
When it was determind that we had to leave the camper and go back home......he even drove us to the Quebec city airport so we could rent a car!....this was over 50 kms one way!
We owe them big time!....thank you thank you thank you....Doug and Cheryl


July 2016

Missed meeting you

Thanks so much for having us for one night. We're sorry we didn't have an opportunity to meet you and learn about what appears to be a fascinating sugar operation. A very pretty spot.


July 2016

Highly recommend

My wife Angie & I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at our host's property and we learned a lot about the maple syrup operation. He is a very friendly and family-oriented man who made us feel very welcome. David

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