As a lifelong Ontarian, I confess that I take maple syrup for granted. Regular table syrup just doesn’t cut it around these parts! Sweet-tooths around the world seek out our “liquid gold” and it deserves to be celebrated. Therefore, here is our Guide to Maple Syrup Festivals and Activities in the GTA and Southern Ontario for 2023.

We’ll be adding to this list throughout maple season, so stay tuned! Furthermore, don’t forget to check out our list of Where to Buy Real Maple Syrup in the GTA.

Multiple Locations

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival
When: March 4 – April 1, 2023
Where: TRCA Kortright and Bruce’s Mill Conservation Areas
Participate in demonstrations and activities for the whole family at Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s annual Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival in Woodbridge and Stouffville.

Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association: Ontario Maple Weekend 
When: April 1-2, 2023
Where: Various
Enjoy the sweetest time of the year with the annual Ontario Maple Weekend at participating maple producers across Ontario.

In Toronto

Sugar Shack TO
When: March 12-13, 2023
Where: Sugar Beach, 11 Dockside Drive, Toronto
Head to Sugar Beach for Sugar Shack TO to feast on some fresh maple products and more food, plus live entertainment and interactive ice activities, a Winter Lumberjack show, Billy Bishop Airport warming station and more. ​

Black Creek Pioneer Village: Maple Syrup At The Village 
When: March 13-17, 2023
Where: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, Toronto
Black Creek Pioneer Village celebrates spring over March Break with the Maple at the Village program, including demonstrations and stories.

North of Toronto

Orillia & Lake Country: Tap Into Maple
When: March 3 – April 2, 2023
Where: Various

Conservation Halton: Maple Town and Sweet Water Season
When: March 4 — April 9, 2023
Where: Mountsberg Conservation Area and Crawford Lake

Wye Marsh: Sweetwater Harvest Weekends 
When: March 18-19 & March 25-26, 2023
Where: Wye Marsh, 16160 Highway 12 East, Midland

Spring Tonic​ Maple Syrup Festival​
When: April 1-2, 2023
Where: Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line, Utopia
The Spring Tonic​ Maple Syrup Festival​ at the Tiffin Conservation Area​ explores traditional maple syrup, along with family shows, and more.

Muskoka Maple Festival 
When: April 29, 2023
Where: Main Street Huntsville

West of Toronto

Elliott Tree Farm: Maple Syrup Experience 
When: Weekends from February 25-26 to April 8-9, 2023
Where: Elliott Tree Farm, 9467 Erin East Garafraxa Townline, Hillsburgh
Sweeten your weekends with a trip to Elliott Tree Farm for their Maple Syrup Experience, including a pancake breakfast/brunch, sugarbush tours and tastings, children’s hay bale maze and campfires.

Friends of Bronte Creek Park: Maple Syrup Festival
When: Weekends in March and during the week of March Break (March 13-17)
Where: Bronte Creek Provincial Park, 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville

Credit Valley Conservation: Maple Syrup In The Park
When: March 11 — April 2, 2023
Where: Terra Cotta Conservation Area, Island Lake Conservation Area

Wiarton Rotary Club: Maple Magic
When: March 18-19 & March 26-26, 2023
Where: Regal Point Elk Farm, 462081 Concession Road 24, Wiarton

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival 
When: April 1, 2023
Where: Throughout Elmira, ON

Hoover’s Maple Syrup Farm: Maple Weekend 
When: April 1-2, 2023
Where: Hoover’s Maple Syrup, 5896 Line 78, Atwood

South of Toronto

White Meadows Farms: Sugar Bush Trek
When: Weekends March 4-5 to April 8-9, plus March 13 -17
Where: White Meadows Farms, 2519 Effingham Street, St. Catharines

Agapé Village: Maple Syrup Days
When: Saturdays March 4 — April 1, plus March 13-17, 2023
Where: Agapé Village, 392 Kilman Road R.R. #1, Ridgeville

Westfield Heritage Village: Maple Syrup Season
When: Sunday March 5-April 2, March Break March 15-16, and April 7, 2023 (Good Friday)
Where: Westfield Heritage Village, 1049 Kirkwall Road, Rockton

Richardsons Farm: Sugar Bush Tours and Family Maple Experience
When: Sugar Bush Tours: March 14-18; Family Maple Experience: March 4, 11 & 25, 2023
Where: Richardsons Farm, 131 River Road, Dunnville

East of Toronto

Brooks Farms Maple Sugar Festival 
When: Weekends from March 5 – 6 to March 26 – 27, plus March 14-18
Where: Brooks Farms, 122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert
Maple season starts early at Brooks Farms with activities and sugar bush tours starting March 5. Take a wagon ride into the bush to learn about maple sugar creation, then warm up by the camp fire with a yummy hot chocolate before stopping by the plentiful farmers’ market.

Pefferlaw Creek Farms: Festival Weekends
When: Weekends from March 4-5 to April 8-9, 2023
Where: Pefferlaw Creek Farms, 12300 Concession Road 6, Uxbridge

Willowgrove Farm: Maple Syrup Tours
When: March 11-18, 2023
Where: Willowgrove Farm, 11737 McCowan Road, Stouffville

Purple Woods Conservation Area: Maple Syrup Festival
When: March 10 — April 2, 2023
Where: Purple Woods Conservation Area, 38 Coates Road East, Oshawa

Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival
When: April 1-2, 2023
Where: Various

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