Celebrate Maple Season at Terra Cotta Conservation Area at a Discounted Price

Experience the Canadian tradition of maple syrup production at Credit Valley Conservation’s (CVC) annual festival, Maple Syrup in the Park. Special early bird ticket pricing is available now. Visitors can save $3 per ticket if they buy during this limited time sale. Ticket prices will increase after February 28.

Maple Syrup in the Park, sponsored by 407 ETR, takes place at Terra Cotta Conservation Area, March 14 to 17, 23 and 24. The event delivers a variety of family-friendly activities that celebrate maple season.

Special features of this event include:

  • Five educational stations with historical and modern demonstrations of how sap turns into syrup.
  • Free cedar tea to sip at sacred fire chats while learning about Indigenous culture.
  • Blacksmith demonstration of how iron tools were hand-made.
  • Additional activities perfect for families include a scavenger hunt, maple-themed storybook walk and a trail to the sugarbush to see where sap is collected at the park.

Complete your Maple Syrup in the Park visit with a stop at the Pancake House for a pancake breakfast with real maple syrup. Try some warm maple taffy and other maple-themed items, available for purchase.

Discounted tickets are available online until February 28 or when early bird tickets sell out. Tickets are available to purchase online, by phone at 1-800-367-0890 or at the park during the event.

CVC is offering additional interactive and small group experiences during maple season at Terra Cotta Conservation Area. Limited tickets are available for each event and reservations are required. We encourage those interested to buy their tickets early before the events sell out.

VIP Tours during Maple Syrup in the Park–March 16,17, 23 and 24

Visitors can enjoy a gourmet breakfast, guided tour of the sugarbush and educational demonstrations. Taste a variety of maple syrup grades, sample taffy and more.

Lamplight: Maple Syrup After Dark–April 6

Back by popular demand! Enjoy a wagon ride through the forest to the illuminated sugarbush. Visitors will learn about the history of maple syrup in Canada, sample warm maple syrup and enjoy a tasting menu of maple-themed food and drink while relaxing around the campfire with live music. This event is for visitors 19 years of age or older.

Sap to Syrup: A Maple Syrup Making Experience–April 6,7, 13 and 14

Learn how to turn sap into sweet maple syrup during this hands-on experience at the sugar shack. During the experience, visitors will learn how to tap trees, collect sap and use an evaporator to make and bottle maple syrup to take home. This event is for visitors 16 years of age or older.

Sugarbush Wagon Rides–April 13

New this year! Take a wagon ride with the family to the sugarbush. Learn how maple syrup is made, try taffy and maple syrup samples, then enjoy hot drinks and s’mores over a campfire. This event is for families with children aged 12 and under.

Corporate VIP Tours
These tours offer a unique team building experience to enjoy an annual Canadian tradition. This program helps support community access to nature. These tours take place during Maple Syrup in the Park on March 14 and 15.

For more information about CVC’s maple syrup events, visit cvc.ca/MapleSyrup. Ticket prices vary by event. Receive free admission to Maple Syrup in the Park with a Credit Valley Parks Pass.  

Maple syrup events are an annual tradition at Credit Valley Parks, drawing visitors from across the GTA. Through these activities, CVC helps visitors understand, enjoy and appreciate nature.


Caption: Visitors enjoying taffy at Maple Syrup in the Park

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. Our watershed is defined by the area of land where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.


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