Many of you are eagerly preparing for cabane à sucre season, getting your flannels out of storage and trying to convince that one friend who has a car to drive you out to some forest in the middle of Quebec. While that's always a good time, you don't have to travel so far to get a taste of 'les régions.'
This month, Montreal's only urban cabane à sucre party is taking over Wellington Street in Verdun for a whole weekend! Promenade Wellington is hosting its 9th edition of La Cabane Panache et Bois Rond. From March 21st to March 24th, head on down to Verdun and experience Montreal's first festival of the spring season!
Wellington Street will be occupied by four days of music, local food, drinks, square dancing, lumberjack competitions, and of course, soooo much maple syrup. Last year's edition hosted 100,000 people over four days, making La Cabane Panache et Bois Rond one of the biggest seasonal festivals in Montreal.
TL;DR From March 21st to March 24th, Wellington street is hosting the 9th edition of La Cabane Panache et Bois Rond
Here's just a taste of what you can expect at Verdun's La Cabane Panache et Bois Rond!
As part of the festival, La Cabane Panache et Bois Rond is serving up some of the finest local music with groups like Canailles, Clay and Friends, Random Recipe, the Dave Gossage Group, and Vilain Pingouin entertaining maple syrup lovers throughout the night. There's even a super secret show with a special guest on Saturday!
If the music isn't enough to satisfy you, there will be an assortment of fun activities such as square dancing, axe throwing, tug-of-war, road hockey, and film screenings throughout the weekend.
Arts and Crafts!
Even more, local craftspeople will have a general store; there will be workshops such as artisanal papermaking, a trapper workshop, and woodworking.
The Pilon family of lumberjacks will perform feats of strength and engage in some friendly competition with woodcutting and amazing lumberjack techniques.
Did I mention that this is all free? Yes, that's right, FREE!
So, if you and your friends are looking for an incredible springtime activity that will get you out of your winter funk, look no further than Verdun's 9th annual La Cabane Panache et Bois Rond!
The event is on from March 21st to March 24th!