|Date of Issue||May 11, 2001|
|Perforation or Dimension||Diecut, imperforate = Découpé à l'emporte-pièce, non dentelé|
|Series Time Span||2001 - 2004|
|Printer||Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.|
|Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine||Only available to paid users|
|Used - Very Fine||Only available to paid users|
Canada is blessed with a bounty of natural diversity; from the glacial glory in the farthest reaches of the north, to the fruitful soil of the south, to the life-giving waterways located in between. For centuries, Canadians have embraced this bounty; building upon nature's foundations. The result is countless attractions that draw millions of visitors to various parts of the country each year.
Sugar Bushes, Quebec
Following the practices of Canada's Aboriginals, Quebec's first settlers tapped the maple tree and boiled down the sap to make a thick syrup. Today, Canada accounts for 80 percent of the world's production of maple syrup, with 92 percent of this coming from the province of Quebec. During the sugaring off season sugar bush festivals draw thousands of visitors to participate in parades, tastings, music, dancing, and traditional French-Canadian festivities.
About the Stamp
This stamp featured in the Tourist Attractions set was designed by Bradbury Design of Regina, and a total of nine photographers supplied images capturing the essence of each attraction. Award-winning design principal Catharine Bradbury and associate designer Jennifer Hood saw this project as a means of promoting the beauty and diversity of Canadian tourist attractions to American and international communities.