Tap into the sweet taste of spring as Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) hosts Maple Syrup in the Park, from March 12-20, 26 and 27. The event takes place at Island Lake Conservation Area in Orangeville and Terra Cotta Conservation Area in Halton Hills, and offers families a chance to explore nature, learn about maple syrup and sample the iconic Canadian treat.
This year visitors can tour maple syrup demonstrations, enjoy a storybook walk with family, try maple taffy, learn about Indigenous culture and heritage, and enjoy pancakes with real maple syrup.
Dates vary by location:
At Island Lake Conservation Area:
March 17-20, 26 and 27
At Terra Cotta Conservation Area:
March 12-20, 26 and 27
Advanced reservations are required. Tickets are available at https://cvc.ca. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for youth. Children under the age of six are free. Credit Valley Parks pass holders (cvc.ca/parkspass) also enjoy free admission when they book a reservation.
For an exclusive after-hours maple syrup experience, visitors can reserve tickets for Maple Syrup by Lamplight at Island Lake Conservation Area on April 1 and 2. Enjoy an evening guided tour through the maple sugarbush, followed by maple-themed samplers and a maple beverage of your choice by the campfire. This event is for ages 19+. Tickets are $30 and reservations are available for 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. timeslots. Space is limited. Tickets are available at https://cvc.ca/events.
Maple syrup events are an annual tradition at CVC Parks, drawing visitors from across the GTA. Through these events, CVC helps visitors understand, enjoy and appreciate nature.
Caption: A young visitor tries out a yoke with maple syrup buckets during maple syrup events
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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