The 5 sweetest maple syrup festivals in Toronto

1) Mountsberg Conservation Area

Mountsberg is a large conservation area that boasts a petting zoo, a birds-of-prey exhibit, a large pond for fishing, hiking trails and of course, in spring, a maple syrup festival. They provide informative programming that will teach you all the ins and outs of maple syrup production.

a person collection maple sap at the Mountsberg Conservation Area

2) Kortright Centre

This centre is just a quick trip north of the city. The Kortright Centre hosts a maple syrup festival each spring. They offer children’s programming, including summer camps. The centre also offers programs for adults. It’s a beautiful spot for a hike with 16 kilometres of open trails.

people collecting cups of maple sap at the Kortright Centre
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3) Terra Cotta Conservation Area

Terra Cotta is another spot that allows you to explore the Niagara Escarpment. Their festival includes a fun informative booklet for kids to use when exploring the sugar bush. The pond also delights little ones and ducks swim around serenely, searching for food.

a young boy looking for maple syrup at the Terra Cotta Conversation Area

4) Purple Woods Conservation Area

In spring, local families flock to Purple Woods for their yearly festival. Little ones get a chance to see the syrup being produced and to try traditional tapping methods. You can sample maple sap as well as take home some of the syrup made on-site.

kids at the annual maple syrup festival at Purple Woods

5) Maple Magic Mississauga

Maple Magic is held at the Bradley Museum in Mississauga. The museum is a historic building that’s open all year round. The festival includes local performers, children’s activities and a chance to sample maple syrup. Try the maple taffy; it’s a sticky treat made with syrup and snow.

the annual Maple Magic in Mississauga

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