Ice cream cones

Tour de Treats

As believers in the adage “Drink Before You’re Thirsty, Eat Before You’re Hungry” we pay tribute to some very important members of the cycling industry – the bakers and pastry chefs of Canada. We are forever indebted to these hardworking individuals who provide us with the essential nourishment that sustains us on our daily outings. Here are some unique Canadian treats, and where we recommend eating them.

Beaver Tails

beavertails pastries
Beaver Tail Pastries
These pastries are shaped like beaver tails with lots of great toppings. Take a ride along the Rideau Canal and swing by BeaverTails on Dow’s Lake to find these unique Canadian treats. For cycling friendly services in Ottawa visit: Ottawa by Bicycle.

Tarte au Sucre

Tarte au Sucre
Tarte au Sucre

A Quebec classic found throughout the province  we recommend Premiere Moisson as a re-fuelling station.

Pets des Soeurs

Pets de Soeur
Pets des Soeurs

Pets des Soeurs: (literally translated as nun’s farts). You will find these Acadian and Quebecois treats in the Provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick. Our favourites are made with maple syrup (the pastries that is).

Butter Tarts

Butter Tarts
Butter Tarts
Butter Tarts: Day one of Cycle Canada’s Niagara Vineyards Bicycle Tour we stop at the Punch Bowl Market and Bakery. Probably the best known of Canadian treats, we like ours with pecan nuts.

Nanaimo Bar

Nanaimo Bar
Nanaimo Bars
Nanaimo Bar: Follow the Nanaimo Bar Trail. These delicious layers of wafers, custard and chocolate originated in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Blueberry Grunt

Blueberry Grunt
Blueberry Grunt

A Nova Scotia specialty you’ll enjoy at Bean Barn Cafe when your ride Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail. Grunt is the sound the berries make as they stew and that cyclists make when they climb North Mountain.

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon bun
Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns: Cycling up the Klondike Highway in Canada’s Yukon Territory stop into Braeburn Lodge for these cyclist-sized cinnamon buns

Flapper Pie

Flapper Pie
Flapper Pie

Flapper Pie: Much loved by Canada’s friendly Prairie folk in the Provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta and by Tour du Canada cross Canada riders. The baked meringue topping makes this cream pie unique.

Toutons and Figgy Duff

Figgy Duff
Toutons and Figgy Duff

Two great recovery treats after you’ve kissed the cod in St. John’s Newfoundland. For cycling friendly services in Newfoundland visit: Newfoundland and Labrador.

Timbits

Tim Bits
Tim Bits

Doughnut holes from Tim Hortons found all over Canada. Whether you are on a century ride or cross Country expedition you will find these popular snacks throughout the country!

Ice Cream Cones

Ice cream cones
Ice Cream

 A favourite on any cycling trip. We’ll help you track them down on Cycle Canada Tours!

The original version of this article first appeared on CycleCanada.com in May 2017. You can read it here: Cycle Canada’s Tour de Treats.

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