Ontario Maple Syrup Festivals

Maple syrup season is underway and it is the perfect time to venture out and get a view of the behind the scenes creation of the sweet stuff. The process takes approximately 40 gallons of raw tapped sap to produce one gallon of maple syrup. You can expect to enjoy local food, a taste of maple taffy or syrup as well as agricultural education, demonstrations, crafts, and family fun for all ages. Here is a list of a few Maple Syrup Festivals throughout Ontario.


man heating maple syrup

Brooks Farm Annual Maple Sugar Festival

Looking for a deliciously fun family adventure? Head out to Brooks Farm Annual Maple Sugar Festival. Breakfast starts at 9:00 a.m. and tours run until 3:00 p.m. Check out their brand new indoor Pancake House, take a tour of the sugar bush, warm up by the campfire, and the kids can check into the colouring station or hit the Barnyard Playland.

Location: Mount Albert
Date: March 4 – mid-April (Open all March Break then weekends only)
Time:  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $7.97 +HST/ Kids 2 & under Free


family at Island Lake Conservation Area Maple Syrup Festival

Island Lake Conservation Area Maple Syrup Festival

Come out to the Island Lake and tap into spring! Enjoy fun family activities that include an all-day pancake breakfast, wagon rides, taffy-making, sugar shack, pioneer, and native demonstrations.  

Location: Orangeville
Date: March 17-19
Time:  9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: Children (Ages 5 – 15) & Seniors (60+): $5.75  / Adults: $8.85


Island Lake Maple Syrup by Lamplight

Bring a friend or your sweetheart to be guided by lamplight through the story of the maple sugarbush. Finish the tour with a warm campfire treat, a decadent taste of maple taffy, and traditional nut roasting demonstration. Maple product and roasted nuts will be available for purchase. Appropriate for ages 16+.

Location: Orangeville
Date: March 25
Time:  7:00 p.m. &  8:00 p.m.
Cost: $12


wagon wheel in snow and maple syrup collection

Purple Woods Conservation Area

With the approach of spring, a person may be sure of several things: birds will be singing and pancakes will be flipping at the 41st 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 on the 17-hectare sugar maple forest, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, and enjoy some hot pancakes.

Location: Oshawa
Date: March 11 – 19/  Weekends March 25 – April 2
Time:  9:30 a.m. &  2:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 / Children 2 and under are free and do not require a ticket (Please see website for additional pricing)


crowd watching maple syrup demostration

Bruce’s Mill

Experience the new maple syrup trail at Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area.  Enjoy wood carving demonstrations, live birds of prey, wagon rides, activities…and of course pancakes and real maple syrup! Special family-fun activities on weekends and during the March Break!

Location: Orangeville
Date: March 4 – April 2, 2017 (weekends) and March Break (March 11 – 19)
Time:  9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Children (Ages 5 – 15) & Seniors (60+): $5.75  / Adults: $8.85


children sampling maple syrup at festival

Kortright Centre for Conservation

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 the March Break!

Location: Woodbridge
Date: March 17 – 19
Time:  9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: Children (Ages 5 – 15) & Seniors (60+): $5.75  / Adults: $8.85


Maple Syrup by Lamplight

Tap into Spring with a magnificent evening that begins with a guided twilight tour of Kortright’s Maple sugar bush. Taste real maple syrup, visit our sugar shack and learn about old fashioned and modern methods of maple syrup production. Enjoy a warm campfire and fireside treat!

Location: Woodbridge
Date: April 1. 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. –  9:00 p.m.
Cost: $6.00 – $12.00


Get out and celebrate the first signs of Spring at Ontario’s Maple Syrup Festivals and get a taste of local food and local maple syrup.