Here in Ontario, we really, really love our maple syrup. Regular table syrup just doesn’t cut it around these parts! So, head to the forest for special events where us sweet-tooths can seek out that “liquid gold”. Celebrate with our Guide to Maple Syrup Events and Festivals in the GTA and Southern Ontario!

Plus, to get stock up at home, don’t forget to check out our list of Where to Buy Real Maple Syrup in the GTA.

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival
When: March 9 – April 7, 2024
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 6-7, 2024
Enjoy the sweetest time of the year with the annual Ontario Maple Weekend at participating maple producers across Ontario.

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Sugar Shack TO
When: March 9-10, 2024
Head to Sugar Beach for Sugar Shack TO to feast on some fresh maple taffy and maple-infused comfort food, plus interactive activities, demonstrations and giveaways, a winter circus lumberjack show, and more. ​

Black Creek Pioneer Village: Maple Syrup At The Village 
When: March 11-15, 2024
Black Creek Pioneer Village celebrates spring over March Break with the Maple at the Village program, including demonstrations and stories.

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Conservation Halton: Maple Town and Sweetwater Season
When: March 2 — April 7, 2024
At two of Halton’s conservation areas, guests can celebrate delicious and historic traditions by visiting Mountsberg’s Maple Town and Crawford Lake’s Sweetwater Season, full of fun learning activities, delicious maple samples, and more.

Spring Tonic​ Maple Syrup Festival​
When: April 6-7, 2024
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 27, 2024
Join Spring’s sweetest party at Muskoka Maple Festival and come hungry! With free admission, events include a Maple Marketplace, maple-inspired dining options, games such as mini golf​, live music as well as buskers and a drumming Circle​, and the Kiwanis Sap Run.

Orillia & Lake Country: Tap Into Maple
When: March 1 — April 7, 2024

Wye Marsh: Sweetwater Harvest Weekends 
When: March 23-24, 2024

Elliott Tree Farm: Maple Syrup Experience 
When: Weekends from February 17-19 — April 7-8, 2024 and select dates on March Break
Start with a pancake breakfast/brunch (including a gluten-free pancake option) in the Horse Barn Canteen, then take a walk on the sugarbush trail and learn about maple syrup production (with tastings!).

Friends of Bronte Creek Park: Maple Syrup Festival
When: Weekends in March, during the week of March Break (March 11-15) and Good Friday (March 29)
Bronte Creek Provincial Park Maple Syrup Festival lets you enjoy a guided tour of Maple Lane, hop on a wagon to the Pancake House, and more.

Credit Valley Conservation: Maple Syrup In The Park
When: March 14-17, 23-24, 2024

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival 
When: April 6, 2024

Hoover’s Maple Syrup Farm: Maple Weekend 
When: April 6-7, 2024
Where: Hoover’s Maple Syrup, 5896 Line 78, Atwood

White Meadows Farms: Sugar Bush Trek
When: Weekends March 2-3 to April 6-7, plus March Break (March 11-15)
Where: White Meadows Farms, 2519 Effingham Street, St. Catharines

Agapé Village: Maple Syrup Days
When: Saturdays March 2-30, plus March Break (March 11-15) and Good Friday (March 29)

Westfield Heritage Village: Maple Syrup Season
When: Sunday March 3-31, March Break March 13-14, and Good Friday (March 29)

Richardsons Farm: Sugar Bush Strolls and Family Maple Experience
When: Self-guided Sugar Bush Stroll: March 9 and March Break (March 12-16); Family Maple Experience: March 2 & 23, 2024

Brooks Farms Maple Sugar Festival 
When: March 9-17, 2024
Brooks Farms Maple Sugar Festival makes March Break delicious with outdoor activities and sugar bush tours, where families can learn about maple sugar creation (with tastings!), hang out at Playland (with farm animals and playground), go on a train/wagon ride, then warm up by the camp fire with a roasted marshmallow.

Pefferlaw Creek Farms: Festival Weekends
When: Weekends from March 2-3 to April 20-21, 2024

Willowgrove Farm: Maple Syrup Tours
When: March 9 & 11-16, 2024

Purple Woods Conservation Area: Maple Syrup Festival
When: Weekends from March 8-10 to April 6-7 and March Break (March 13-17)

Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival
When: April 6-7, 2024

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