Maple syrup is one of Canada’s favorite sweet treats, and visiting maple farm is an ideal ‘welcome spring’ activity to do with the whole family. Even though Prince Edward Island is just a small province, you do not need to leave the island to visit a sugar bush. You can enjoy some sweet treats this spring at either one of the two sugar bushes located on Prince Edward Island.
MacPhee’s Orchard is known for their apples, but they were making maple syrup long before they were growing apples. In 1998, they turned their hobby of making maple syrup into the business called Woodlands Maple Syrup. They use the traditional methods of gathering maple sap in buckets and use a wood fired evaporator. It is recommended that you should call to make an appointment to tour their property since it is hard to predict if ‘sugaring’ will be taking place because the process depends on the weather. The sugar season usually begins in mid March and can last into late April during a late spring.
5151 Launching Rd, Woodville Mills, Cardigan.
PEI Maple Syrup Company
Nestled in the centre of PEI is the PEI Maple Syrup Company. The company regularly visits the Charlottetown Farmers Market and its products are found in shops throughout the market. Their main location is on Dixon Road, which is home to many local talented people including the late Gene MacLellan who wrote the famous song ‘Snowbird’ for Anne Murray.
3464 Dixon Rd RR#4, Breadalbane