Beavertails History


BeaverTails is a Canadian based company that was started by Grant and Pam Hooker in 1978. In 1980, the company opened its first permanent store in Ottawa, Ontario at the Byward Market. Each stand serves beavertails as well as other various treats like hot dogs, fruit smoothies, hot chocolate, beaver bites, poutine and frozen treats. A beavertail is a fried dough pastry that is hand stretched and topped with sweet goodies like peanut butter spread, chocolate spread, fruit and other sweet confections and condiments. The BeaverTail franchise can be found in Canada, the United States, South Korea, Japan and the UAE. There are currently over 40 stores and stands in operation world wide. BeaverTails is a trademarked name and is also known as Queues de Castor.


Beavertails Canadian Pastry

The Included Ingredients:

BeaverTail pastries are made out of whole wheat bread dough which is cooked fresh upon order. The ingredients may include: warm milk, sugar, water, dry yeast, salt, vanilla, eggs, oil, all-purpose flour and cinnamon. The cinnamon is usually for dusting after it comes out of being baked, but you may choose a flavor that does not have this option.

Different Kinds of BeaverTails

There are several different types of BeaverTail flavors, with the classic being cinnamon and sugar. However, other flavors include:

• Killaloe Sunrise (cinnamon sugar sprinkles, lemon)
• Chocolate Hazelnut,
• Maple,
• Chocolate Banana,
• Apple Cinnamon,
• Avalanche,
• Coco Vanilla,
• Triple Trip (chocolate hazelnut spread, peanut butter and Reese’s Pieces),

You can also get a featured flavor and sometimes you may also be able to get multiple different spreads/flavors on a single BeaverTail. Overall, these are just the main types of BeaverTails that you can get, but you also have the ability to add other sweets or toppings onto your pastry. You can see how much fat, sugar and fiber each kind on the official website. You can also see which kind has specific allergens like nuts, wheat, barely, soy, dairy, etc, on the official website.

BeaverTails Locations: Where to Eat BeaverTails?

If you are looking to get one of these marvelous pastries, you can get them in four different countries: Canada, United States, Korea, and Japan. If you are in Canada, you can find them across these provinces: Ontario (permanent stand being in Ottawa), Newfoundland and Labrador, British Columbia, the Maritimes, and Quebec where it is known as Queues de Castor. If you are in the United States then you can hit a BeaverTails stand at Lagoon Amusement Park in Farmington Utah, Dollywood’s Splash Country in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee as well as Keystone, Breckenridge and Horseshoe in Colorado. There is one café in Japan near Setagaya-ku, Tokyo and in Gyeongju-si in South Korea. Recently they also added BeaverTail stands at Kite Beach and Ibn Battuta mall in Dubai.


Are you from Canada? Maybe you visited there? Please feel free to comment and add your own thoughts on Canadian ethnic food.


Joanne Beck