The temperature is gradually rising and the snow is beginning to melt. This only means one thing, it’s maple syrup time and time for a yearly family outing to one of Ottawa’s local sugar bushes! You will find below a list of Sugar Bushes in Ottawa and Surrounding Areas!
Did you know that 85% of the world’s maple syrup comes from Canada and that 40 litres of sap is required to make just 1 litre of syrup? That’s pretty amazing! You can make so many great recipes with maple syrup including our very own Maple Bacon Cupcakes Recipe and Bacon Maple Bread Pudding Recipe!
Many sugar bushes in Ottawa offer all you can eat self-serve or cafeteria style brunch buffet. After you’ve eaten, you can also enjoy a maple tour, maple taffy, a farm with animals, walking trails, a playground, a horse drawn hay ride, and more!
Before you leave the Sugar Bush, don’t forget to stock up on maple syrup, taffy, and maple butter! You can even plan a sugar shack party to celebrate maple season with cocktails and appetizers that showcase your maple treats from the sugar bush outing.
You will find below a list of the most popular sugar bushes in the region!
Sugar Bushes in Ottawa
- Bean Town (Plantagenet)
- Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush (Mississippi Mills)
- The Log Farm / La Vieille Ferme (Nepean)
- Mapleside Sugar Bush (Pembroke)
- Proulx Farm (Cumberland)
- Richelieu Park (Vanier)
- Sand Road Sugar Camp (Moose Creek)
- Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm (Edwards)
- Wheelers Pancake House and Maple Sugar Camp (Lanark Highlands)
Sugar Bushes in Québec
- Cabane à sucre Brazeau (Papineauville)
- Cabane à sucre Chez Ti-Mousse (Papineauville)
- Le Domaine de L’Ange-Gardien (L’Ange-Gardien)
- Gallant Maple Sugar Shack (Ste-Marthe)
- Sucrerie du Terroir (Val-des-Monts)
- Sugar shack Sucrerie de la Montagne (Rigaud)
I am a huge Maple fan and hope to one day visit the sugar bushes!
I remember cousins taking me to a cabane a sucre when I was a teenage. It is a fond memory still.
A right of passage, visiting the Maple Sugar farm, oh the memories
I would love to visit the sugar bushes!
I love maple syrup and would love to be able to visit one of these sites to actually witness how it is done.
I love Maple syrup,we use it daily in our home
Look forward to taking the grandkids next spring, what an adventure we will have
we will have to wait for the spring but it will be fun
I would love to watch this being done
We used to tap our maples but last time I was home the present owners cut down all these old maples, what a shame.
I would love to visit a Maple Sugar farm
You missed Sucrerie de la montagne in Rigaud. It’s the best one around in my opinion.
I tried Gallant maple sugar shack this weekend and I would not recommend. The food, the service and the experience was very poor.
Bean town and domaine de l’ange gardien are good choices.
Thanks Veronique! Rigaud is not exactly near Ottawa, so I did not list it.
It’s 5 minutes from gallant sugar shack. Well worth the drive 🙂
This is a place I would love to visit someday
I love maple syrup
I love maple syrup so much, and so does my hubby, children and grandchildren. I use it for my pancakes, top off my vanilla or maple walnut ice cream, and I use for my smoothies. I also make homemade chocolate with it! So healthy and yummy!
I have never been to a true maple syrup farm but would love to go!! Thanks for the list I will have to check out some in my area this winter/spring 🙂
Originally Maritime Gal- Have had pure Maple Syrup – but have NEVER been to the sugar trees – would love to tap a sample
Sugar bushes are so fun. My whole family likes them.