Created By: Bronte Creek Provincial Park
First Nation people and early settlers would turn their syrup into sugar to store it. They would then ration it throughout the year. This was a great option for food and a good source of energy during times when there wasn’t as much food. First Nations called sugaring off time “maple moon” or “sugar moon”. Maple sugar was the first kind of sugar produced in North America. It was the standard sweetener in Canada until approximately 1880 when white sugar become cheaper than maple sugar.
The early settlers would have sugaring off parties to turn their syrup into sugar. Imported refined sugar was unavailable or very expensive.
Watch as a fresh batch of sugar is made. There's only one ingredient Maple Syrup.
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This point of interest is part of the tour: Maple Syrup Festival