Maple Syrup Festivals

TRCA Maple Syrup Festival

One of the sweetest things about living in Ontario is being able to experience maple sugaring firsthand. We don’t have to go very far to enjoy maple sugar festivals, take tours of farms, watch sap being boiled down in sugar houses, or learn to tap maple trees. Of course, the best part is tasting the final product – syrup poured over pancakes! Celebrate maple sugaring season with special events and visits to these local maple farms.

Maple Syrup Festivals in the Greater Toronto Area...


Sugar Shack TO - Cancelled
March 14, 2020 to March 15, 2020
Sugar Shack TO returns to Toronto’s waterfront, March 14 and 15, 2020. On the first weekend of March Break, Sugar Shack TO will sweeten up the city’s winter blues with two sugar shacks serving up fresh maple taffy, interactive ice activities, cabane à sucre comfort food, live entertainment and much more! Free admission. More

Museums of Mississauga Maple Magic - Cancelled
March 14, 2020 to March 22, 2020
Mississauga's favourite maple tradition returns to the Bradley Museum for March Break! Check out the following activities daily, from noon - 4 pm. Learn all about maple syrup at the From Tree to Table exhibition (February 1 to May 3); Take a maple sap tour Sample maple treats in the Bradley House; Visit the Petting Zoo and Maple Gift Shop; Get creative with activities for all ages and Enjoy tasty pancakes at the Sugar Shack. More

Maple Syrup Festival at Brooks Farms
March 7, 2020 to April 26, 2020 (Tentative - weather dependent)
Visit Brooks Farms this March Break for our Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake House! Join us for train and wagon rides, barnyard playland, camp fire in sugar bush, and much more including an indoor pancake house serving pancakes with real maple syrup, maple muffins and butter tarts, sausage, and hot drinks. More

TRCA Maple Syrup Festival - Cancelled
March 14, 2020 to April 12, 2020
Come out and tap into Spring! Enjoy demonstrations, wagon rides, activities… and of course pancakes and real maple syrup! Special family-fun activities on weekends and March Break! Buy your tickets online and receive unlimited general admission to all four festival locations: Kortright, Bruces Mill, Terra Cotta and Island Lake. Dates vary by locations. More

MapleFest on Willowgrove Farm - Postponed
March 21, 2020
On March 21st, 2020 Willowgrove is holding Maplefest from 11am-3pm. This is an annual family friendly day on the farm involving wagon rides, a pancake lunch, seeing the animals, making maple syrup, a puppet show and s'mores at a campfire. The farm is located at 11737 McCowan Rd. Stouffville, Ontario. See you there! $5 - Children 4 and under free. More


Sugar Bush Tours and Pancakes at Richardson's Farm & Market
Select Days - February 17 to March 28, 2020
Come on out to the farm with family and friends to watch the sap be boiled and enjoy some piping hot pancakes, sausage, and pure maple syrup! Take a wagon ride to the sugar bush for a guided tour of how we collect sap, using both buckets and modern pipeline. Be sure to browse around the market before you leave and take some maple syrup or tempting treats home with you! More

Sugar Bush Trek at White Meadows Farms
Weekends, February 29 to April 5, 2020 (including March Break)
Relive the legend of Maple Syrup’s discovery. Test your hand at pioneer wood-cutting. Savour the sweet difference of 100% Pure Maple Syrup, warmed up, oozed over snow, and rolled on a stick -- called Taffy-on-Snow, what generation after generation calls the most beloved, must-have, sugar season tradition. Hop on our Sugar Shuttle tractor-pulled wagon and let our family take your family into the heart of our working sugarbush. More

Mapletown at Mountsberg - Cancelled
February 29 to April 5, 2020
See how sap is magically transformed into sweet, sticky syrup, and smell the fragrant steam rising from simmering kettles. Learn the secrets of making Maple Candy and taste FREE candy samples. Enjoy piping hot pancakes smothered in fresh maple syrup outdoors under our pavilion nestled in the woods. Take a guided wagon ride through the sugar bush and learn about the history of maple syrup. Climb, jump, and run in the Play Barn. See dramatic birds of prey demonstrations, and more. More

Sweet Water Demonstrations at Crawford Lake - Cancelled
February 29 to April 5, 2020
Visit the reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn how maple syrup was discovered and used by Indigeous People as you take in an interactive (and edible!) Sweet Water demonstration. Nostalgia is served in the afternoon as staff demonstrate how to make taffy on snow. Try a tasting flight of different grades and types of syrup before heading to the giftshop to pick up a delicious souvenir. Kids will enjoy winning a prize for compleing the maple themed discovery hunt! More

Bronte Creek's Annual Maple Syrup Festival
March 7 to 29, 2020 (Weekends in March + March Break)
Enjoy a guided tour of  Maple Lane, where interpreters costumed for the 1890's demonstrate different historical ways of collecting and making maple syrup. The tour ends in the middle of Spruce Lane Farm where you can learn how to make fresh maple sugar or enjoy a stick of delicious maple taffy before visiting the various farm animals in the yard. Visit our family activity centre where kids can have fun and play lots of exciting games. Make sure you don't miss Spruce Lane Farmhouse, a living history museum that recreates life from 1899. Be sure to browse through the maple products and souvenirs available in the Maple Gift Shop and purchase a bottle of syrup to take home. And what's a Maple Syrup Festival without a pancake meal? Hop on a wagon that will take you to the Pancake House where you can enjoy fresh, hot pancakes and sausages with pure maple syrup. More

Maple Syrup Festival at Westfield Heritage Village
March 1 to April 10, 2020 (Sundays, Select dates March Break + Good Friday)
Discover one of Canada’s most time-honoured and tasty traditions. Explore historical and modern methods of making of maple syrup from the tree to the table. Families can purchase and enjoy a delicious, reasonably-priced pancake breakfast. More

Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival
March 13 to April 5, 2020 (Select dates)
Come out and experience a Canadian spring in our sugarbush!  Sap collected from over 800 sugar maple trees is boiled on site into delicious maple syrup. Visit our modern evaporator and enjoy fireside demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides, games, activities and, of course, pancakes with real maple syrup! More

Maple Syrup Festival at Bruce Mill - Cancelled
March 14 to April 12, 2020
Part of the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival. Experience the NEW maple syrup trail at Bruce’s Mill Conservation! Enjoy demonstrations, wagon rides, activities… and of course pancakes and real maple syrup! Special family-fun activities on weekends and March Break! Visit Treewalk Village during the festival. More

Maple Syrup Festival at Kortright - Cancelled
March 14 to April 12, 2020
Part of the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival. Come out and tap into Spring! Enjoy demonstrations, wagon rides, activities… and of course pancakes and real maple syrup! Special family-fun activities on weekends and March Break! More

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival at Terra Cotta Conservation Area - Cancelled
March 14 to April 5, 2020
Come visit our park located on the Niagara Escarpment and tap into spring! Enjoy syrup-making demonstrations, live entertainment, family-friendly activities, taffy tasting and of course a plate of fresh pancakes with real maple syrup! Enjoy a full lineup of performers, and don’t forget to take some maple products back home with you, available for purchase in our Visitor’s Welcome Centre. More

Maple Syrup Festival at Horton Tree Farms
March 14 to April 12, 2020 (Weekends)
Time to visit our Maple Sugar Bush and sample the sweetness of spring. Come and 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 our 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. We have been welcoming people to our traditional, family-run operation since 1963. More

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival at Island Lake Conservation Area - Cancelled
March 20, 21 and 28, 2020
Part of the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival. Come out and tap into spring! Enjoy live entertainment, demonstrations, face painting, wagon rides, local vendors, axe throwing and of course real maple syrup and pancakes! Don’t forget to take some maple products back home with you, available for purchase in our Maple Shop! More

Toronto Zoo Maple Syrup Festival
March 28, 2020 to March 29, 2020
Join us at the Africa Picnic Site for the Toronto Zoo’s Maple Syrup Festival, sponsored by Longo’s! From 10:00am until 3:00pm all weekend, guests are invited to learn about maple syrup and the stages involved in the production of this Canadian, family-favourite household staple. Interpretive displays will walk guests through the stages of maple syrup production, while interactive activities such as tree tapping, sap boiling*, touchable artifacts, and games such as ‘Name the Maple,’ will help bring the sugar bush right to you! The Maple Syrup Festival is a family-friendly opportunity to highlight the core woods in a new way and is a unique representation of maple syrup collection in an urban setting. More

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