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Saltspring celebrates with Maple Syrup Day

House's program director said in a press release.

"Maple Syrup has an enormous cultural importance in Canada and experiencing the sap boil, watching the tapping demonstration and tasting the syrup here on Salt Spring Island is an event that should not be missed," she said.

Visitors can taste sap from the big leaf maple trees, watch a tapping demonstration by farm manager Rob Scheres and enjoy Family Day weekend on Saltspring Island will be sweet. On Sunday, Feb. 9 it's the 6th Annual Maple Syrup Day, hosted by Harbour House Hotel and Organic Farm.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and "the farm will be sweetly covered by the smell of maple sap boiling into our own maple syrup," Tania Aguila, Harbour story telling with Usha.

Entertainers Wesley Hardisty and Billie Woods will play throughout the day.

Admission is free and there will be maple hot chocolate and buttermilk mini pancakes to tempt the tastebuds even further.

The restaurant will be serving special menu items featuring, you guessed it, maple. Go to for more information.