Canadian maple syrup is enjoyed around the world. We produce more of the sweet sap than any other countries combined, with the majority of the syrup produced in the maple-rich region between Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick.
The tree sap starts to run just before the trees begin to bud around the end of February. Tapping maple trees and collecting the sap to boil it down into rich, sweet syrup from sugar maple trees is a sure sign that winter will soon give way to spring.
Every year, towns and sugar shacks across Canada’s maple forests host festivals to celebrate this tasty liquid gold and compete for the title of best maple syrup in Canada. While every festival has a little special something of its own, we’ve selected three of our favourites.