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Did you know that Québecers buy their maple syrup in cans rather than bottles? It stops the sun getting to the syrup and is much more economical.

Given that here in Québec, maple syrup finds its way onto the table most days, there is a lot consumed so the syrup is often bought in bulk. You can even freeze it! If you’re on holiday here, you can bulk buy your tins and take them back with you.

So when you’re buying your syrup, buy the can.


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It’s the Labour Day holiday here in Canada and that marks the beginning of the apple picking season. For a great day out, you can drive down to the south west of Québec and visit one of the many orchards on the Route de la Pomme / Apple Route.

We visited Arthur’s Orchard which specialises in apples and maple syrup. Arthur’s has a “U-pik” area in between maple trees and corn fields where you can pick your own apples in a quiet country environment. The rows of trees are all labelled with the different varieties of apples that are offered by Arthur’s Orchard.

Then you can visit the cafe and shop, pick up a homemade soup or a sandwich and then take a slice of great freshly made pie. When we were there,  three soups and two kinds of sandwiches were available. Of course, as the sandwiches are freshly made, you can choose what you’d like on them.


The huge lawn is a wonderful place to sit and relax in beautiful surroundings whilst the kids play in the play area.  There is a pretty pond with a small covered walkway from the ample car park to the cafe and lawn. All in all it’s a great afternoon out on the Route de la Pomme and a very child-friendly one too!

Vergers Arthur’s Orchard

2157 Route 202


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Arthur’s Orchard will welcome you from the beginning of September through till the end of August.

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