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What’s more Canadian than maple syrup? T

Canada produces 85 percent of the world’s annual supply of pure maple syrup –not surprising considering the maple leaf’s iconic status in our national identity. But just how much do you know about our famous sticky treat? Read on for more facts about Canada’s liquid gold.

• 91 percent of Canada’s maple syrup is produced in the province of Quebec.

• The top importer of pure Canadian maple syrup is the United States, followed by Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, and France.

• Pure maple syrup is 100 percent natural with just one ingredient – maple tree sap.

• Maple sap is mostly water (97 percent) plus natural sugars, some vitamins, minerals, amino acids and proteins. It takes about 40 litres of sap to produce one litre of syrup.

• During the annual “sugaring off” season, tree sap changes – producing the different grades, colours, and flavours of the resulting maple syrup. Early in the season, it is light in colour and slightly sweet. As the weeks go by, it becomes darker, richer and caramelized.

• Amber varieties of maple syrup have bold caramel-maple flavour, while very strong-tasting dark versions are primarily used in commercial food production. M

* Each 60 millilitre serving is also an excellent source of vitamin B2 and a good source of zinc..”

• To be designated pure maple syrup by law in Canada, it must originate from maple sap and be free of any additives, maple substitutes or flavoured products.

It’s Maple Syrup Time!!!
Starting This Weekend!
Plan a Road Trip Eh!

It’s everything maple starting this weekend! Bring your family out for a day at the sugar shack and see an authentic maple syrup operation. There are wagon rides, demonstrations, maple trails, pancakes, bonfires and fun for all ages.

For more information on upcoming events in York Durham Headwaters please visit -

Some recommend Maple Syrup destinations in York Durham Headwaters include:

  • Willowtree Farm
    Weekends in March
    Farm opens at 9 am
    Tours to the sugar bush: 10-3 pm
    First tour to the bush leaves at 10am
    Last tour to the bush leave at 2:30pm
    • Wagon Ride to the Sugar Bush
    • Sugar Bush Tours
    • Evaporator Demos and Sap/Syrup Sampling


  • Bonfire and Roasted Marshmallows
    Branded Tree Cookie
    Pancake Breakfast!
    Farm animals
    Lots of Maple Products available in store and lots of sampling of delicious products!!Willowtree Farm
    975 Regional Road 21
    Durham, Port Perry, Scugog (Port Perry)

    Brooks Farms Maple Syrup Festival
    Open Weekends and March Break beginning March 7, 2020 Includes:
    • Train or Wagon Ride
    • Self Guided & Guided Educational Tours
    • Camp Fire in Sugar Bush • Colouring Station
    • Maple Sugar Products
    • Indoor Pancake House
    • Barnyard Playland

    Brooks Farms
    122 Ashworth Road
    Durham, Mount Albert, Uxbridge

    Horton Tree Farm maple Syrup Festival
    Saturday, March 14th, 2020 at 9 AM Ends Sunday, March 15th, 2020 at 4 PM Includes:
    • sugar shack
    • pancakes
    Horton’s Home Farm
    5924 Slaters Road
    York, Stouffville, Whitchurch-Stouffville


Bruce’s Mill Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival
Saturday, March 14th, 2020 at 9 AM Ends Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 at 5 PM Includes:
• Demonstrations
• wagon rides
• pancakes
• Treewalk Village

Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area
3291 Stouffville Rd
York, Stouffville, Whitchurch-Stouffville

PC Farms Maple Syrup Festival
Saturday, March 14th, 2020 at 9 AM Ends Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 at 5 PM Includes:
• wagon rides
• taffy
pancakes and locally sourced sausages • activities for young and old
• tours of the maple operation
• Tapping tours

  • nature hikes
    • Horse drawn wagon rides
    • Self guided hike
    • scavenger hunt
    • Nature crafts and face painting

Pefferlaw Creek Farms
12300 Concession 6
Durham, Uxbridge

Kortright Center for Conservation/ Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival
Saturday, March 14th, 2020 at 9:30 AM Ends Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 at 5 PM includes:
• maple taffy on the snow!
• pancakes

  • wagon rides
    • Demonstrations
    • live entertainment
    • guided twilight tour of Kortright’s maple sugar bush.

Kortright Center for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Dr


Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival

April 4 to April 5, 2020


  • maple syrup production
  • local farming operations
  • art shows
  • bathtub races
  • lawn tractor pulling
  • delicious food


12925 Side Rd 18, Sunderland, ON



CVC Terra Cotta

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - Sunday, March 22, 2020


  • syrup-making demonstrations
  • live entertainment
  • family-friendly activities
  • taffy tasting
  • pancakes

14452 Winston Churchill Blvd., Terra Cotta



Purple Woods Conservation Area, Maple Syrup Festival

March 13, 2020 to April 9, 2020



  • fireside maple syrup production demonstrations
  • horse drawn wagon rides
  • games
  • crafts
  • pancakes
  • Children’s Activities
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Self-guided hikes through the sugarbush
  • Warming Station – Cedar Tea
  • Aunt Penny’s Cabin (Pioneer History)

38 Coates Rd E, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4


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