Is there anything more Canadian than visiting a Maple Syrup Farm and eating freshly-poured-on-snow maple syrup candy? We don’t think so, either! That’s why Active Parents has rounded up these local Maple Syrup festivals for you. Bon appetite!
Bronte Creek’s Maple Syrup festival specializes in the history of maple syrup presented on a heritage farm from 1900. Their attractions include a pancake house, fresh maple candy, fresh maple taffy, guided tours of Maple Lane, gift shoppe, wagon rides, farm animals, historical tours, family activities and more. Open every weekend starting March 3rd through April 1, and daily during March Break.
Stop looking to groundhogs and robins for predictions of the thaw, at Conservation Halton they look to the trees! The maple sap is about to flow and Mountsberg and Crawford Lake Conservation Areas are firing up for Maple Town and Sweet Water Season, a unique celebration of maple traditions in Ontario.
February 24 until April 2 (weekends, March Break, and holidays) Mountsberg Conservation Area welcomes visitors to the working sugar bush at Maple Town and Crawford Lake Conservation Area presents Sweet Water Season, a celebration of the Indigenous heritage of maple sugaring.
Watch this video to see Maple Town in action! Video courtesy of Conservation Halton
Nothing says spring like a warm sunny day in the sugar bush at Westfield Heritage Village’s annual Maple Syrup Festival! Maple Syrup at Westfield begins on Sunday, March 4 and runs Sundays throughout March as well as Wednesday and Thursday of March Break and on Good Friday. Come and see both traditional and modern methods for making maple syrup and sample some of the syrup that’s made right on site at Westfield!
See demonstrations of traditional techniques used in early Ontario to produce maple syrup. Then take a short, picturesque walk to Westfield’s sugar bush where you can visit the sugar shack and learn about (and taste!) some of Westfield’s very own maple syrup produced in a modern evaporator.
The Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association will be hosting the fourth Annual Maple Weekend on April 7 ~ 8, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Participants in Maple Weekend can be found across the province in a number of maple syrup producing areas. Depending on how far you’d like to travel for your syrup fix, you could find yourself at an event in St. Catharines, Halton, Niagara, or head north to Simcoe.
Prefer to stay warm and cosy, but refuse to give up on that delicious maple goodness? The Burlington Lion’s Club has been selling Quebec Maple Syrup as a fundraising project since 2003. The money they raise from this event is returned back to the Burlington Community. Sweet just got sweeter! Click here for more info.