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Maple Sugar Camps in Moncton and throughout New Brunswick

How to find a maple sugar camp in New Brunswick

It’s a sure sign of spring – maple sugar season in New Brunswick!

RELATED: Recipes from New Brunswick’s Maple Syrup Association

Maple sugar camps are generally open to the public from mid-March to mid-April. Pickle Planet Moncton has a handy guide to some of the most family-friendly camps in Moncton, Riverview, Dieppe, and New Brunswick in general. Please remember: most camps are cash only!

(Updated March 2024, but PLEASE consult each producer via the links provided to ensure up-to-date information.)

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Wondering how to make your own maple taffy on the snow? Boil your fresh, New Brunswick maple syrup for about 10 minutes – you want it to reach around 230 to 250 F on a candy thermometer. Pour it onto fresh snow; you can let it sit as is to make some candy or press a popsicle stick into it & roll!

Maple Sugar Camps in the Greater Moncton Area

Renton Brothers Family Sugarbush is a great spot to visit, filled with family history (it’s a 5th generation tradition!) – and check out their social media for some great videos and photos behind-the-scenes. They’re at 1270 Gorge Rd in Moncton; their opening day is March 9, 2024. They’re open to the public Saturdays & Sundays, 9:30am-4pm. (It’s usually 10am before the sweets are ready for the day, FYI.)

RELATED: Listen to Kim Renton on the Pickle Planet Podcast!

Trites Maples is opening for the 2024 season on March 9. They offer pancake breakfasts starting at 8am on Saturdays (cash only). On Sundays, you can enjoy a tour at 10am, noon, & 2pm. The camp generally produces syrup, sugar, butter, and hard candy. 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.

Did you know that the City of Moncton ran its own sugar bush for more than 20 years? It was the first Canadian municipality to do so, as part of a forest management program. Starting in 2024 the camp will reopen under the brand Fundy Maple, operated by the Fundy Biosphere. A great spot to head for an educational tour! They’ll be open Wednesdays through Sundays, starting March 16, 10am-3pm. Free tours take place at 11am & 1pm on Saturdays & Sundays; weekday tours are available via fundy-biosphere.ca.

Riverview’s annual Maple Fest takes place April 5-7, 2024! Celebrate our local & national maple harvest tradition with a “weekend of maple-infused menus & promotions all over town.”

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More Maple Sugar Camps in New Brunswick

Château Scoudouc is opening each day of March Break 2024. Stop in for taffy on the snow, maple coffee or cappuccino, and enjoy their trails. Group tours available; reach out in advance if you’re interested in booking.

If you’re looking for something a little farther away, why not visit 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, available for bookings year-round.

The traditional Sugar Bush weekends at Kings Landing Historical Settlement are back this year – March 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 2024! Enjoy a 19th century style sugaring demonstration, maple on the snow ($2.50/stick, cash only), wagon rides, and more. Four of the historic buildings will be open, and you can opt to also purchase a pancake breakfast from the Luxor Shriners of New Brunswick. The breakfast is available 10am-2pm. You can purchase your Kings Landing entrance in advance or at the gate. Children under 5 are free; youth, senior, & family rates are available.

The annual Festival de la Capitale de l’Érable de l’Atlantique (Maple Capital of the Atlantic Festival) in Saint-Quentin is another must-know maple event in the province!

Thanks to the family at W.D. Beaman’s Maple Sugar Shack for welcoming us to the camp in 2021, along with our friends from Daubneys Adrift.

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A children’s book straight from the source! Read about maple sugaring through the words of Kim Renton, who lives in the heart of Moncton’s maple belt. Order your copy of What-cha Doin? now!

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One of my favourite alphabet books! M is for Maple is a lovely way to share our country’s heritage with your family.

Need a yummy recipe to go with all that fresh maple syrup you picked up? Check out these waffles – perfect for a fun family breakfast feast (or dinner – why not?!).

Better Breakfasts With a Bonus Waffle Recipe


We created this of maple sugar camps across the province pre-pandemic; please check individual links for current information.

Elmhurst Outdoors is a great spot to enjoy a maple experience on the Kingston Peninsula.
65 Ganong Road, Erbs Cove | (506) 832-4421

Dumfries Maples is a sugar bush and pancake house, with an extended season.
7520 Route 102, Dumfries | (506) 575-8277

Little Mactaquac Maples offer tours and yummy treats on site!
61 Scotch Lake Road, Scotch Settlement | 506-363-2504

Kenneth Maple Farms is sugar bush and pancake house.
71 Kenneth Road, West Glassville

Sucrerie Chiasson offers two locations for brunch and tours.
1871 Rue Bellechasse, Paquetville | (506) 764-3280
244 Rue des Erables, Paquetville | (506) 764-3277

Érablière La Kabane is a family-run maple sugar camp in Grand Falls.
59 Broadway Boulevard, St-Anne, Grand Falls | (506) 426-3035

Lavoie Maple Sugar House has been operating for five generations.
346 Chemin David, Rivière-Verte | (506) 206-3929

Érablière et Ferme Soucy & Fils offers tours and lots of products.
369 Chemin des Lavoie & 693 Rue Principale, Saint-Basile, Edmunston | (506) 739-3569

For a great explanation of how maple syrup is made and the importance of the industry, check out our podcast episode with Heather Fraser!

2 thoughts on “Maple Sugar Camps in Moncton and throughout New Brunswick

  1. Reg. March 10, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Looks like so much fun!!! Maple Syrup=Happiness 🙂

  2. Monica March 7, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Love local maple syrup! We often go to a sugar bush near us, always a fun day!

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