Maple Sugaring in Ontario
Spring many not have sprung yet, but maple trees all over Ontario are getting ready for it – and families can see just how maple syrup is made at a variety of March 2014 events! Ever wanted to make maple syrup?
A delight for the senses! Take a guided walk through a farm's sugar bush. Learn how to pick the right tree, and then watch how maple trees are tapped and the sap collected. Visit the sugar shack to see and smell the sap being boiled down into maple syrup.
Your family can get their sugar fix at one of these sweet maple-sugaring events this Winter in and around the Greater Toronto Area.
Sugar Bush Adventure at White Meadows Farms
February 15 to March 30, 2014
Starting in mid February right through to the beginning of April our sheltered Sugar Shuttle takes you out to our Sugar Bush Adventure where you begin your self-guided picturesque tour on our groomed trails. Discover activities, indigenous trees, and themed presentations. Our re-enactors, dressed in period costumes, demonstrate and share the rich history of Canada's first harvest of the year, maple syrup.
Bronte Creek's Annual Maple Syrup Festival
March 1 to 30, 2014 - 9:30 am until 3:00 pm
You're invited to Bronte Creek's Annual Maple Syrup Festival! Enjoy a guided tour of the Maple Lane, where 1890s costumed interpreters demonstrate how to tap maple trees, make maple syrup and maple sugar. View artifacts in the maple museum or tour the 100-year-old Spruce Lane Farmhouse. Hop on a wagon that will take you to a heated pancake house where you can enjoy fresh, hot pancakes with pure maple syrup and sausages, served up throughout the festival hours. And many more activities.
Mapletown at Mountsberg
March 1 to 30, 2014 - 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
March is the month for all things maple! See how sap is magically transformed into sweet, sticky syrup and smell the fragrant steam rising from simmering kettles. Learn the secrets of maple candy making and taste free candy samples. Enjoy piping hot pancakes smothered in fresh maple syrup outdoors under our pavilion nestled in the woods.
Sweet Water Demonstrations at Crawford Lake
March 1 to April 5, 2014 - 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Visit Crawford Lake's reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn how maple syrup was discovered and used by Ontario’s First Peoples as you take in an interactive (and edible!) Sweet Water demonstration. Nostalgia is served warm and gooey in the afternoon as staff demonstrate how to make taffy on snow. Sample a variety of syrup grades to determine your maple syrup personality. Round out the experience with maple themed crafts and discovery hunts for kids.
Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake House at Brooks Farms
March 1 to April 20, 2014
Visit Brooks Farms this March and April for our Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake House! Join us for train and wagon rides, sap and syrup tastings, barnyard playland, camp fire in sugar bush, and much more including a pancake house serving pancakes with real maple syrup, maple muffins and butter tarts, sausage, and hot drinks.
Maple Syrup Festival at Bruce Mill
March 1 to April 6, 2014
Enjoy the great outdoors at Bruce Mill, as you walk along a marked path detailing the making of maple syrup. The Maple Syrup Festival includes demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, and of course pancakes with maple syrup. There are special March Break activities planned so visit their website to get full details.
Maple Syrup Festival at Kortright
March 1 to April 6, 2014
Enjoy the great outdoors at Kortright, as you walk along a marked path detailing the making of maple syrup. The Maple Syrup Festival includes demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, and of course pancakes with maple syrup. There are special March Break activities planned so visit their website to get full details.
Maple Syrup Festival at Westfield Heritage Village
March 2 to 30, 2014 - 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Discover one of Canada’s most time-honoured and tasty traditions. Explore the making of maple syrup from the tree to the table in three different time periods: the methods of Canada’s First Nations, 19th century pioneers, and modern times. Families can also purchase and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast.
Maple Syrup Festival at Horton Tree Farms
March 8 to April 6, 2014
Time to visit our Maple Sugar Bush and sample the sweetness of spring. Enjoy the simple pleasure of being in the fragrant maple woods on a crisp March or fresh April day. Smell the sweet aroma billowing from the sugar shack as the maple sap is boiled down to syrup. Savour the taste of hot pancakes fresh off the griddle smothered with homemade maple syrup in the old log cabin. Experience maple syrup being made in the pioneer and modern ways is a Canadian tradition to be enjoyed year after year.
2014 Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival
March 8 to 30, 2014
With the approach of Spring, people will be sure of several things: birds will be singing and pancakes will be flipping at the 39th Annual Maple Syrup Festival at Purple Woods Conservation Area in Oshawa. See how maple syrup was made over 400 years ago through to the modern methods of today, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, and enjoy some hot pancakes.
Museums of Mississauga Maple Magic
March 8 to 16, 2014
The sweet smell of maple syrup, mingled with that of wood smoke, along with the sounds of jingling sleigh bells and the crackling of a fire, will fill the air around Bradley Museum during March Break as it marks the return of the annual maple syrup season and Mississauga’s own maple syrup festival – Maple Magic!
Taste of Spring at Terra Cotta Conservation Area
March 22, 2014 to March 23, 2014 - 10:00 am until 3:00 pm
Enjoy a pancake breakfast with local maple syrup* and learn about tapping through the ages. Ask our experts about bird migration, gardening dos and don’ts, and participate in outdoor activities. Enjoy wagon rides** and live entertainment. Cost for admission: $8/adult, $5/child (4-12) & senior (60+). Members enter free. Cost for breakfast: •Large breakfast: $5 for 4 pancakes, 2 sausages and 1 drink. •Small breakfast: $3 for 2 pancakes, 1 sausage and 1 drink. *Extra charges apply. **Weather permitting.
Sadly, this year there won't be a Maple Syrup Festival at the Humber Arboretum due to the ice storm damage, this past Winter.
Our Calendar of Events is continuously updated. CLICK HERE for a complete list of Maple Syrup Festivals.