We’re getting to that time where you’ll want to take a jaunt out to one of those lovely Maple Syrup farms to enjoy the fruits of our local bounty.

Canada’s capital region loves to celebrate the sweet and natural treat that is maple syrup. Maple syrup season usually starts in late February and can run into April – a late winter and spring highlight! Ideal temperatures of +5° Celsius (41° Fahrenheit) during the day and -5° Celsius (23° Fahrenheit) during the night start the sap running through the trees. It takes 40 litres of sap to reduce down (by boiling) to one litre of maple syrup. The tasty result is definitely worth the wait!

Within the city of Ottawa and in its surrounding countryside, you can experience Canada’s liquid gold in all its forms – even as spa products! Here are a few delicious highlights:

You’ll find more info about some of the places to go at Ottawa’s Tourism website at www.ottawatourism.ca/ottawa-insider/maple-syrup-fun/