The Sweetest Time of Year: Canadian Maple Syrup Season

March 15, 2018

 All across the country, we can practically taste it: the beginning of the Canadian maple syrup season. Sweet sap drizzled onto ice and pulled up with a popsicle stick. Horse-drawn carriage rides through the groves of maple trees. And — best of all — the pancake breakfasts.

 

In 2017, a record-breaking 12.5 million gallons of maple syrup was tapped across the country, according to Statistics Canada. Want to get a taste of the sweet stuff for yourself? Check out these Canadian maple syrup festivals happening this spring.

 

Manitoba

Sugaring Off Festival

When: April 2018 – dates to be confirmed

Where: St-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba

 

 

Ontario

Powassan Maple Syrup Festival: Powassan, Ontario

When: April 28, 2018

Where: Powassan, Ontario

 

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

When: April 7, 2018

Where: Elmira, Ontario

 

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

When: Dates vary between March 10 to April 8, 2018

Where: Multiple Locations in Ontario — Stouffville, Woodbridge, Halton Hills, and Orangeville.

 

Shaw’s Maple Syrup Bush

When: February 17 to April 15, 2018

Where: Oro-Medonte, Ontario

 

Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush

When: Open until April 15, 2018

Where: Pakenham, Ontario
 

Wheeler’s Maple: Lanark Highlands, Ontario

When: Open daily, year-round

Where: Lanark Highlands, Ontario
 

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm: Edwards, Ontario

When: Open until April 8, 2018

Where: Edwards, Ontario

 

Ferme Proulx Farm: Cumberland, Ontario

When: Open until April 15, 2018

Where: Cumberland, Ontario

 

 

Quebec

La Goudrelle

When: Open until April 29, 2018

Where: Mont Saint- Grégoire, Quebec

 

Festival beauceron de l’érable

When: April 7 to April 8, 2018

Where: Saint-Georges, Quebec

 

Cabane a sucre paquette

When: Open until April 21, 2018

Where: Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Quebec

 

L’érablière Raymond Meunier & Fils

When: Open until April 22

Where: Richelieu, Quebec

 

Chalet des érables

When: Open until April 20, 2018

Where: Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Quebec

 

 

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Maple Producers Association: Multiple Locations, Nova Scotia

When: Multiple dates in March and April 2018

Where: Multiple locations, Nova Scotia

 

 

New Brunswick

Maple Capital of Atlantic Canada Festival

When: March 27 to April 1, 2018

Where: Saint-Quentin, New Brunswick

 

 

Tell us — which of these maple syrup festivals are you attending? Or is there another Canadian maple syrup event you love to go to? Let us know on social media — we’re @KerrsCandy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

Love maple syrup? You’ve got to try our Kerr’s Maple Kisses and Maple Ballpops. See all of our maple products at www.kerrs.com/canadian-favourites.

 

 

Sources:

 

https://www.todaysparent.com/family/activities/all-the-best-family-ski-resorts-across-canada/

 

https://www.400eleven.com/touring/maple-syrup-festivals