National Maple Syrup Day: Vancouver Chefs Gets Creative with Maple Syrup

Image: The Vancouver Fish Company

Today, December 17, is National Maple Syrup Day, a chance to celebrate the sweet tree sap that has become a quintessential Canadian food product. According to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada produces 85% of the maple syrup in the globe from its sugar, black, and red maples, mainly located in Eastern Canada.

Here on the west coast, there are a range of artisanal small producers in the Okanagan and Vancouver Island, many of which harvest from bigleaf maples.

Vancouver chefs use this complex natural sweetener in both their savoury and sweet creations, giving you plenty of ways to enjoy maple syrup today as well as every day.

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National Maple Syrup Day: Vancouver Chefs Gets Creative with Maple Syrup

5 Child-Friendly Places to Grab a Bite in Vancouver

Photo: Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company

Photo: Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company

By Claire Philipson

Going out for a meal with tots in tow can be, well, stressful—from finding food that pleases younger palates to keeping energetic kiddies entertained enough to ward off major meltdowns. At these five Vancouver eateries, a range of menu options will appeal to diners of all ages and there is plenty to keep little ones occupied, so the whole family can grab a bite to eat together without incurring the wrath of calmer, quieter patrons.

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5 Child-Friendly Places to Grab a Bite in Vancouver

Rainy Day Romance in Vancouver

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The following article was contributed by Lena White, passionate Vancouverite.

As usual, Valentine’s Day this year was a drizzly one for Vancouverites. But for me, rain can be the most romantic weather of all, especially under an umbrella built for two! Let me tell you about some of my favourite places to walk with that special someone on a rainy Saturday…

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Rainy Day Romance in Vancouver