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Maple Syrup

With an extensive sugar bush, the Tiffin Centre for Conservation is the home for all things maple syrup!

Spring Tonic Festival

Thanks to the Rotary Club of Barrie and all our guests for another great Spring Tonic Festival!
We'll see you again in 2018.


The Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival at the Tiffin Centre is a tradition spanning more than three decades.

Rotary Volunteers Spring Tonic 2014.JPGEach year hundreds of visitors enjoy pancakes and sausages with maple syrup made right here at the Tiffin Centre. There are demonstrations of syrup making methods from Native and pioneer times, as well as tours of the Tiffin Centre's sugar shack. In recent years, the live animal display has become a huge hit, as well as visits from local police and fire departments. Horse-drawn wagon rides are a perennial fa​vourite, along with War of 1812 re-enactors, and of course the crafts and displays.

For more than a decade, the Rotary Club of Barrie has been an invaluable part of the planning and support of this event, which has grown by leaps and bounds.

Funds raised at Spring Tonic help support Rotary programs as well as education and conservation programs at the Tiffin Centre.

For more photos and details on upcoming events, visit us on Facebook!

Maple Syrup Tours

Our education program hosts maple syrup field trips throughout the spring. To learn more about our education program for pre-school to high school, visit our Education page.

Tiffin Centre Syrup.jpgSyrup for Sale

Syrup made right here at the Tiffin Centre's own sugar bush can be purchased at the NVCA Administration Office while supplies last!

Price list:

  • 50 ml - $3.50
  • 250 ml - $10.00
  • 250 ml (maple leaf bottle) - $13.00
  • 500 ml - $15.00
  • 1 litre - $25.00