Maple Syrup Season at Tiffin - NVCA

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​​Maple Syrup Season is here​

Maple syrup season is almost here! We have many fun events planned for your family, school or community group.

Spring Tonic Festival

Spring Tonic logo​Hosted by the Rotary Club of Barrie, the Spring Tonic​ Maple Syrup Festival​ at the Tiffin Centre for Conservation is a tradition spanning more than three decades. ​This year's festival will be on April 1 - 2, 2023 from 9 am - 3 pm.

Visitors will take a trip back in time to explor​e how Indigenous people ​and Pioneers made maple syrup. After th​at, they will return to current times and see how maple syrup is made today! End your tour with pancake and sausage breakfast with fresh maple syrup​. ​Other activities include horse drawn wagon rides, ​Zoo to You animal show and visits with firefighters. Tickets are available for sale here

Field Trips for Schools

A girl holding a maple syrup bucket yoke, and a boy practicing drilling holes for maple syrup

Join us for an interactive tour of a working sugar bush that demonstrates the Indigenous, pioneer and modern-day methods of maple syrup production. 

M​orning and afternoon tours and programs are available from March 1 - March 31, 2023​

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Self-Guided Maple Syrup Tour​

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Explore Tiffin Conservation Area's sugar bush by using this Self-Guided activity booklet. This book goes over photosynthesis for trees, how we manage our sugar bush, and the First Nations, Pioneer, and Modern ways of producing maple syr​up.

Download ​it on your phone​ and bring it with you, or ​pick up a paper copy at the Tiffin Centre for Conservation (while supplies last).

Maple Syrup Tours for community groups

Our maple syrup tours provide a general overview of​ maple syrup production. Tours can be geared to any age group, making them suitable for guides and scouts, community groups, and corporate outings. Contact our education team for pricing and details.

Phone: 705-424-1479 x 280