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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


​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. 

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.

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

The 2019 festival runs April 6 & 7​.​ ​

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
Please note - Requests for larger quantities of small bottles (50 ml) for wedding favours or similar must be placed by February​.