10 Great Maple Syrup Facts!

Alongside moose, Mounties and snowmobiles, maple syrup is one of the first things that comes to mind when you think of Canada. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite maple syrup facts for you to enjoy.

The Facts

  1. Maple syrup is commonly made using the sap of sugar maple, red maple and black maple trees.
  2. It can take around 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup!
  3. Quebec is responsible for producing two-thirds of world’s maple syrup
  4. There is an International Maple Syrup Institute… No, really!
  5. It take trees 40 years to be big enough to be used to make syrup.
  6. In 2012 someone stole £18 million worth of syrup from a warehouse in Quebec. Someone must really like maple syrup.
  7. Maple syrup can be kept for years if it is unopened!
  8. Vermont is the largest producer in the US accounting for 6% of the global supply
  9. Maple syrup is graded on its colour and taste.
  10. The leaf on the Canadian flag is a maple leaf

maple syrup in glass bottle on wooden table

 

Have these maple syrup facts made you crave a stack of fluffy pancakes drizzled in the golden nectar? If you want to taste some real Canadian maple syrup, start your Canadian adventure right now. By applying to Camp Canada, you could be having the summer of your dreams before you know it!