As March approaches, many of us begin thinking more and more about our country’s favourite food. It’s sticky, sweet, and delicious. That’s right, we’re talking about maple syrup.

It’s a staple in many Canadian kitchens, but how many of us think about its environmental connection?

It’s important to remember that maple syrup is a product of nature. Its production is entirely dependent on the weather. That’s why Canada is the world’s largest maple syrup producer. Our climate has historically been just right for maple syrup production.

As the climate changes, so does the maple syrup production. Sugar Maple trees need temperatures to consistently stay within certain ranges. Warmer weather could significantly impact how maple syrup is produced.

Want to know more? You can learn all about maple syrup production at this year’s Maple Syrup Festival. Come enjoy educational demonstrations, wagon rides, guided tours and, of course, maple syrup.

Maple Syrup Fest is the place to be for anyone who loves maple syrup, the great outdoors, or spending time with family and friends. Celebrate spring while enjoying a sweet treat and learning a fact or two.

Terra Cotta Conservation Area

The fun is on every weekend between March 14 and April 5, with special weekdays during March Break, March 16-20.

Island Lake Conservation Area

Join us March 20, 21, or 28.

Other locations include Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area in Stouffville and the Kortright Centre for Conservation in Vaughan.

Be sure to check out our special events, including Maple Syrup by Lamplight and the Guided Sugarbush Tour.

Buy your tickets online and receive unlimited general admission to all four festival locations. Plus, admission is free for parks members! There’s no reason not to go to Maple Syrup Festival this spring.

For more information, visit maplesyrupfest.com. We can’t wait to see you!

By CVC’s Sarah Ball, Communications Intern

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