Within the city of Ottawa and in its surrounding countryside, you can experience Canada’s liquid gold in all its forms – even as spa products! Here are a few delicious highlights:
Ottawa’s Best Sugar Shacks
Maple syrup season usually starts in late February and can run into April – a late winter and spring highlight! Ideal temperatures of +5° Celsius (41° Fahrenheit) during the day and -5° Celsius (23° Fahrenheit) during the night start the sap running through the trees.
Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush
399 Sugar Bush Road, Pakenham
The sugar bush season at Fulton’s runs from February 16 – April 22. Weekdays from 9 am to 3 pm, and Weekends from 8 am – 3 pm
For more details visit Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush
Temple’s Sugar Camp Restaurant
1700 Ferguson’s Falls Road, Lanark
Temple’s Sugar Camp restaurant opens for the season on March 1st, and is open until the end of April. Wednesday – Sunday 9:00 am-3:00 pm.
For more details visit Temple’s Sugar Bush
Omega Park, located in Montebello, Que. – just a 45-minute drive from downtown Ottawa – is a large wildlife park where Canadian animals and First Nations’ history are the focus.
Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm
2452 Yorks Corners Road, Edwards
Opening day is February 23th, and will run Saturdays & Sundays 9am-3pm until April 21st, and through March Break.
For more details visit Stanley’s Sugar Bush
Proulx Maple & Berry Farm
1865 O’Toole Road, Ottawa
Opening day is Sunday, February 24th, and runs until Sunday, April 22nd.
Weekdays, by reservation only.
For more details visit Proulx Berry Farm Website
Wheeler’s Pancake House & Sugar Camp
1001 Highland Line, Lanark Highlands
Wheeler’s is open from 9 am-3pm everyday, all year round (except for Christmas Day).
For more details visit Wheelers Maple
The Log Farm
670 Cedarview Road, Nepean
The Log Farm is open weekends 9:30 am to 4:00 pm from March 2nd until April 7th along with the week of March break.
For more details visit The Log Farm
Sand Road Sugar Camp
17190 Sand Road, Moose Creek, Ontario
Sand Road Sugar Camp opens on March 2nd, and runs until April 21st. The hours are 9 am to 3 pm.
For more information visit Sand Road Sugar Camp
Bean Town Ranch
2891 Plantagenet Concession 3, Plantagenet
Bean Town Sugar Shack is open from March 16th to April 21st, seatings from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm on Saturdays, and until 4:00 pm on Sundays.
Maple Sugar Shack and Festival at Vanier Museopark
300 Peres-Blancs Avenue, Vanier
The sugar shack will be open every weekend from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. between March and April.
Syrup Producers’ Association will be hosting the sixth Annual Maple Weekend on April 4 ~ 5, 2020 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Participants in Maple Weekend can be found across the province in a number of maple syrup producing areas.