There’s nothing like longer days and gradually warming temps to get the sap flowing at this time of year. 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. Ideal temperatures of +5° Celsius (41° Fahrenheit) during the day and -5° Celsius (23° Fahrenheit) during the night keep the sap running. Fun fact: 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! These images are from the Vanier sugar bush at Richelieu Park.
As you can see… the boiling down process has already started! Click on the link below for an overview of the coming maple syrup season and where to savour that liquid gold!
Image source: Steve Boyton