One of the things Canada is best known for is their maple syrup. From the 10 different species of maple trees, the red maple leaf on the flag, and the popular hockey known as the Toronto “Maple Leafs,” it is clear Canada has a generous supply and love of maple syrup. In New Brunswick, one of the most popular springtime activities for families is to visit a maple sugar camp. This fun tradition is a great way to familiarize yourself with Canadian culture. Moncton Cares wants to provide a guide to different Sugarbush locations that newcomers to Moncton can visit.
1) Renton Brothers Family Sugarbush is a maple sugar camp perfect for families to visit. They’re at 1270 Gorge Rd in Moncton & open for the season (usually in March). (Generally open to the public Saturdays & Sundays.)
2) Trites Maples is a popular choice of maple sugar camp. Just head for the “4th camp with the green metal roof” at the end of Maple Ridge Trail, about a 15-minute walk from where you can park at 1270 Gorge Road in Moncton. Call 506-383-5190 for more info or check their active social media for updates.
3) Château Scoudouc is a great sugarbush option for family and friends wishing to experience a classic Canadian springtime outing. It is only about a 16-minute drive from Moncton and be sure to call ( (506) 851-9126) ) and check their Facebook for updated information.
4) La Causerie, a sugar bush camp in the Kent area, about a 40-minute drive from Moncton. Contact them for details and check out their lovely restaurant, which is available for bookings year-round.