So you like maple syrup, eh?
Along with hockey, poutine and being overly apologetic (sorry!), maple syrup is a staple of Canadian culture and a sweet treat that we love to celebrate. There’s nothing tastier than Canadian maple syrup on a stack of warm pancakes, as a glaze for flaky salmon or to drizzle over a creative concoction.
It’s sugarbush season in York Durham Headwaters
If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the chance to savour a true Canadian delicacy, we’ve got great news! You still have time to visit a sugar bush in York Durham Headwaters before the sap stops running.
Stuff your face
The best part about visiting a sugar bush this season is that you have the perfect excuse to indulge. Mmmm… pancakes. Mmmmmm… sausages. And after the main course, get outside to roll some maple taffy in the snow. If the snow’s all gone by the time you get there, never fear! You can always buy some sweet treats to take home with you.
Behind the scenes
Who was the first person to come up with the great idea to pour tree sap on a pancake anyway? You’ll get an inside look at how the golden treat is made. You’ll be sure to catch educational demonstrations at one of the many Maple Syrup Festivals across the region.
Fun facts about maple syrup
- Canada produces more than 80 percent of the world’s maple syrup.
- In Ontario, we produce over a million litres a year!
- It takes approximately 40 gallons of raw tapped sap to produce one gallon of maple syrup.
Thanks for the fun facts, @ontarioculinary!
The sweetest reason for a road trip
Carve out some time this upcoming weekend and hit the road. Plan a fun-filled day of activities for the family and make memories that are sure to stick with you for a long time.
Maple syrup events a short drive from Toronto
Headwaters Taste of Maple
Starts: Mar 8th, 2018 12:00 am
Ends: Apr 7th, 2018 11:30 pm
Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival
Starts: Mar 9th, 2018 9:00 am
Ends: Apr 9th, 2018 5:00 pm
Purple Woods Conservation Area
38 Coates Road, East
Oshawa , Ontario L1H 3T3
Horton Tree Farms Maple Syrup Festival
Starts: Mar 10th, 2018 9:00 am
Ends: Apr 8th, 2018 4:00 pm
Horton Tree Farms
5924 Slaters Road
Stouffville, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario L4a2E8
Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival
Starts: Mar 10th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Apr 8th, 2018 10:00 am
Kortright Centre | Bruce's Mill Conservation Area
9550 Pine Valley Drive 3291 Stouffville Road
Woodbridge, Vaughan, Ontario
Special family-fun activities on weekends and March Break!
*Dates vary by locations. Check back for details.
Kortright Centre for Conservation, Bruce's Mill Conservation Area and Terra Cotta Conservation Area
Pefferlaw Creek Farms Maple Syrup Festival
Starts: Apr 7th, 2018 Noon
Ends: Apr 8th, 2018 9:00 pm
Pefferlaw Creek Farms
12300 Concession Rd 6
PCFarms is hosting our first maple syrup festival at the farm on April 7-8, 2018. Come visit us and share in the excitment of the maple production season. We will have wagon rides through the farm, taffee for our guests, activities for young and old, and tours of the maple operation. You will get the authentic sugaring experience and get to see a fully operational maple syrup farm in action and watch as we make our pure organic maple syrup right in front of you!
Maple Syrup By Lamplight
Apr 7th, 2018 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Island Lake Conservation Area
673067 Hurontario St S
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 2Y9
Appropriate for ages 19+ LLBO event. Advanced Tickets Required