Maple Syrup Season
Maple Syrup festival season corresponds with the end of winter and March Spring School Break for kids fun and family getaways. Maple syrup events at pancake barns,on a sugar bush tour or experiencing a Canadian maple syrup festival in a maple forest
Maple Syrup is a Canadian Brand
Watch out French Fries Maple Syrup is taking over as a major Canadian export!
According to the Government of Canada Maple Syrup “Canada produces about 85 per cent of the world’s maple syrup. It is the world leader in exports, selling about 30,000 tonnes valued at $147 million to more than 40 countries. In Canada, the maple syrup industry is surpassed only by frozen French fries in single horticultural commodity exports.”
Best Canada Maple Syrup and Family Fun
Where can one smell the sap boiling and steam rising? One of the best locations is at a "Maple Syrup Festival" or visit to a sugar bush where families can interact with the producers and taste the best of maple syrup on pancakes, maple candy, maple fudge or maple butter. See the most up-to-date festival and maple syrup production information in Ontario Maple Syrup Festivals, or Quebec Maple Syrup Festivals, New Brunswick Maple Syrup Festivals or Nova Scotia Maple Syrup Festivals,
More Maple Syrup Festival Activities
Sugar bush experiences highlight many family fun activities:
- horse drawn sleigh rides
- maple syrup boiling demonstrations
- taffy on snow
- log-sawing contests
- snowshoe races
- plank races
- step, clog and old-time square dancing
- nature trail walks
- live old-tyme music and more.
Canada Maple Syrup Producers
The greater number of producers is mostly in Quebec, with the rest in Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Coincidentally these are also the Provinces with the best fall colours. The main syrup producing trees are sugar maples, red maples and silver maples.
Maple Syrup-Maple Leaves-Maple Trees
Ken Jewett has developed a passion for the Canadian maple tree with the founding of Maple Leaves Forever. Maple Leaves Forever (MLF) is focusing on the planting of the Maple Tree across Canada. MLF believes that the Maple tree, which plays a truly significant role in so many aspects of life in Canada, not only deserves but also requires a focused mentor.