• The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority has kicked off ticket sales for this year’s Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival at Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area.
  • The popular and family-friendly event features authentic Indigenous, early European settler, and modern evaporators, an interactive walking tour, maple syrup demonstrations, and plenty of samples.
  • It will operate on weekends and throughout March break from March 9 to April 7. Specific dates include March 9-17, 23-24, and 29-31, and April 6-7.
  • The mostly outdoor festival will be open rain or shine from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with maple syrup demonstrations ending at 4:30 p.m.
  • Tickets must be purchased online in advance and shown at Bruce’s Mill for entry, as on-site ticket purchasing will not be available. There is no time limit when visiting during festival hours.
  • Ticket prices are as follows:
    • Adults (ages 14-64): $11.50 + HST
    • Seniors (ages 65+): $9.50 + HST
    • Children (ages 4-13): $7.45 + HST
    • Children (3 years and under): free with adult purchase
    • Parking: $4.80 + HST

A gift shop filled with maple syrup products and other food and entertainment will also be on offer, including pancakes, food trucks, and free horse-drawn carriage rides. Tickets also grant attendees access to some Bruce’s Mill park facilities and hiking trails, and Treetop Trekking’s Treewalk Village will be open during the festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More information, including details for group bookings, is available here.

*Photograph taken by Ed Vázquez