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Quebec is home to some 7,300 maple syrup businesses spread out across a territory spanning approximately 800 km from east to west.

On the south shore of the St. Lawrence, there are producers as far east as La Pointe-de-la-Gaspésie.

On the north shore, the most easterly producers are in Baie Saint-Paul, along with a few in the Saguenay region.

Normally, the sugar season starts in southwestern Quebec in late February/early March and ends in the east in late April/early May.

Distribution of maple producers and average regional production in the last three years by administrative region.

Administrative region

Average production 
 2016
(in millions of pounds)

Average yield 2016(pounds/tap)*

Bas-Saint-Laurent/Gaspésie

23.85 2.96

Quebec City, Saguenay/Lac-Saint-Jean

4.50 3.54

Central Québec 

15.30 3.82

Chaudière-Appalaches

58.50 3.48

Estrie

27.20 3.79

Lanaudière, Laval, Montréal

2.65 3.58

Mauricie

1.75 3.33

Montérégie

9.45 3.68

Outaouais-Laurentides

4.90 3.21

QUEBEC

148.10 3.48

*The quantity of maple syrup produced per tap is calculated in pounds.

 

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