We opened our first boutique in 1999 in Vancouver under the Maple Delights name. Today we have six boutiques located primarily in Quebec, all of which will proudly do business under the Délices Érable & Cie banner, a name that celebrates the longstanding heritage of syrup making in Quebec and the province’s position as the world’s no. 1 producer of maple syrup.
The shops were established by the Citadelle Maple syrup Producers’ Cooperative, which was itself founded in 1925. Their mission has always been to promote maple products and they have always taken tremendous pride in doing so. Over time, the Cooperative added cranberries and honey to its roster and the shops continued in their dedication to sharing the longstanding traditions behind our products, and to furthering the art of their use, whether traditional, reinvented for today or totally new.
In 2016, it was time to re-examine the stores' mission, especially in light of the Cooperative’s expansion to two new areas of activity. A fresh new look for the brand will prove enticing to people all around the world who are keen on making new culinary discoveries. The versatility and exceptional health benefits displayed by all three product groups have seen more than a few epicures fall in love already. And that’s how the name "Délices Érable & Cie" came about.
On May 18, the very first Canadian Maple Delights boutique opens its doors in Vancouver, British Columbia. It stocks maple-flavoured prepared foods and traditional boutique products along with one-of-a-kind items like Grand Marnier flavoured maple syrup.
On June 26, a second shop is located in the heart of Old Montreal’s tourist quarter. Pastries and desserts are added to the line-up.
At the beginning of June, a third location opens at Montreal Trudeau Airport.
On June 20, Old Quebec City has its turn. This time, a maple museum is added to the boutique’s second floor, an innovative idea showcasing how maple syrup was made and the Coop’s role in the industry.
On November 27, a second maple museum is added, this time to our St-Paul St. location in Old Montreal.
On June 17, our Vancouver shop moves to Gastown, an area known for its high tourist traffic near the city’s bustling waterfront.
An evolving market and growing customer interest in delicious maple products sees the stores enter new territory with the introduction of online shopping for their entire product line.
In March the Old Montreal bistro becomes the first store to adopt the "Délices Érable & Cie” label.