Maple Syrup and Pancakes

Where to find the true taste of spring.

With the first signs of Spring making an appearance, it's exciting to make the transition from snow shovels and mittens to fresh local maple syrup and pancakes!

The maple sap is running and that's a clear indication that spring is underway! Try one of these locally loved spots to get a real "taste" of Spring!

Kiwanis Club

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Photo Credit: The Kiwanis Club of Sault Ste. Marie

Sugar Shack All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast!

It's time for the Kiwanis Club of Sault Ste. Marie's to host their Annual All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast!

Celebrate with the Kiwanis Club at the Conservation Authority Sugar Shack, 1100 Fifth Line East.

The Kiwanis Club of Sault Ste. Marie is proud to again host the 2015 Annual All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast for the next 4 weekends at the Sugar Shack.

Everyone is invited to join them for breakfast while supporting a long list of local children's charities in Sault Ste. Marie. The Kiwanis Club of Sault Ste. Marie provides 100% of proceeds generated from this event to worthy causes each year.

Conservation Authority - Sugar Shack
1100 Fifth Line East


Cafe NaturaMill Market

Welcome back Spring with your family and friends and visit Gilbertson's Maple Products on beautiful St Joseph Island. This pancake hot spot is just 40 minutes east of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

You can expect more than pancakes and maple syrup when you take a trip out to visit Gilbertson's, you can also see how it's made!

At first glance you will see an "old fashioned" bucket system that will take you right to the trails through the bush where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the scenery, while learning about interesting facts about maple syrup and how it's made.

Then, move inside and warm up and watch the modern methods used to collect, store, boil and package the smooth golden taste of Gilbertson's syrup.

See first hand how the process works from start to finish and ask the experienced staff any questions you have, they would be delighted to explain the full syrup making process.

Finish off your visit in the the pancake house and restaurant and taste for yourself the delicious options from the menu. The fluffy pancakes smothered in pure maple syrup and Gilberston's famous maple baked beans is a great place to start.

Pancake House

3090 Huron Line (Hwy 548) Richards Landing, Ontario.

Mill Market


Photo Credit: Sheri Minardi Photography

Mill Market is conveniently located downtown Sault Ste. Marie. 

Grown, raised or crafted by Northern Ontario's farmers, ranchers, fishermen, artists and artisans; Mill Market brings the best of our lakes, fields and forests to the heart of the historic Canal District in downtown Sault Ste. Marie.

From farm to table, Mill Market connects Northern Ontario farmers to local consumers strengthening the local food economy and nurturing healthy communities. Mill Market is a place to find fresh food, good people, culinary delights and artisan crafts.

At Mill Market you'll come for the freshly grown produce, locally-raised meats, baking, gourmet prepared foods, plants, flowers and artisan crafts, and family fun but we promise you'll stay for the friendly faces and good conversations.


Photo Credit: Sheri Minardi Photography

Spring is in the air at Mill Market with many of the vendors selling their fresh local maple syrup treats! 

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Muio's Restaurant

Since 1961, Muio's has been home to family dining in Sault Ste. Marie. Famous for its Chicken on a Bun, Muio's also offers many Soo favourites such as delicious pizza, flavourful burgers, and tasty fish & chips and don't forget their pancakes! Affordable prices, tradition, flavour, and a full-meal restaurant with huge portions means you need to get there early on most days. Located on the corner of Queen and East Streets in the downtown hub, the friendly staff is always ready to satisfy your dining needs.

685 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

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About Dionne Elgie

Dionne Elgie grew up in Sault Ste. Marie and has a deep personal love for this city, and like many Saultites, a real passion for the great outdoors. Along with her team at DIG (Digital Intelligence Group)—she works with Tourism Sault Ste. Marie to curate compelling travel stories and collect truly useful tour tips that appeal to both local residents and out-of-town visitors. You can contact Dionne at—she’d love to hear from you!

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