Maple syrup being tapped from a tree. (Keith Joslin, via Wikimedia Commons)

What is sweet and sticky and made mostly in Canada? Did you guess maple syrup?

Indigenous people were the first to make this sweet treat. They collected sap from sugar maples and red maples. Then they boiled it down to make a sweet syrup. They shared the secret with fur traders and settlers.

Iconically Canadian

Today, maple syrup is popular around the world. About 85 percent of it is produced by Quebec, Ontario, and New Brunswick. Last year, these provinces made a record-breaking 66 million litres!