Part 1: Your Guided Portion
Enjoy a Wagon Ride
Hop aboard our sheltered, tractor-pulled Sugar Shuttle and meander over meadow and farmland to meet the ‘standing people’ — as the natives called the maple trees.
Meet Your Tour Guide!
Meet the Tour Guide as you disembark from the tractor-pulled wagon at the edge of the Sugar Bush. You’ll recognize our guides by their red-checked jackets and name tags, they are ready to greet you and get your tour started!
Stops Along the Tour…
The Native Camp
Journey back to where legend says Maple Syrup began. Hear the tale of the axe that became the first maple tap, and the mother that found sisbaskwat in her cooking pot — that’s Cree for ‘maple sugar’.
The Pioneer Station
Find out who the Indigenous People shared their knowledge of “tree water” with…
Pioneers brought utensils that made Maple Syrup production faster and more efficient. Though not like the equipment we have today, your guide will show you practices that have stood the test of time.
The Flat Pan Station
See how the 1800s brought an industrial revolution that quickened maple syrup production. Pause with your guide here to weigh the similarities and differences between this device and today’s tools. Could the Flat Pan be a forefather to our modern evaporator? Why not ask your guide?
The Taffy Shack
The Grand Finale of your Sugar Bush Trek. Line up as we heat our Maple Syrup in a cast iron pot over an open flame. A little treat to savour as your guide waves farewell…
After your guide departs, you’ll be set off on your own exploration of the sugar bush trail….