Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival

Every spring for the past 44 years we have been welcoming visitors to come and experience a Canadian Spring in our sugarbush at Purple Woods Conservation Area.  Here we collect sap from over 800 sugar maple trees and boil it down on site into delicious maple syrup.

 Almost 10,000 visitors come out every spring to visit our modern evaporator and enjoy fireside demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides, games, activities and, of course, pancakes with real maple syrup!

Sponsorship Opportunities

March Break Camp


Sponsor a March Break Camp on Wednesday, March 18 or Thursday, March 19. Up to 30 campers will have the opportunity to experience the Festival including admission, pancakes, a maple treat and a wagon ride free of charge. 

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Lantern Walk


On the evening of Thursday, April 9, guests will enjoy apple dumplings, served with real maple syrup and then head out with a lantern to explore our sugarbush by candlelight.


The history of maple syrup will be told by firelight and guests will taste different grades of maple syrup. 

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New Canadians

Sugarbush Experience


Treat up to 40 new Canadians to the Maple Syrup Experience at our Festival on March 28 or April 4.  While learning about this truly Canadian tradition, they will tour our sugarbush, taste pancakes with real maple syrup, and enjoy our horse and wagon ride.


Transportation from the Ajax and Pickering Welcome Centres will be included.  

Horse & Wagon Ride


Sponsor horse-drawn wagon rides through the sugarbush for half the day on Sunday, March 22 or Sunday, March 29.  Regular cost is $3 per person.

Children's Craft Activity


Sponsor a children's craft for all 12 days of the Festival.  The craft activity is delivered in Heritage Hall by volunteers.

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Sponsor half the admission fee for up to 500 guests on the morning of Friday, March 13 or Sunday, April 5.

Appropriate for employees and clients or the general public.

Half-Price Afternoon Admission


Sponsor half the admission fee for up to 500 guests on the afternoon of Saturday, March 14 or Sunday, March  29.

Appropriate for employees and clients or the general public.

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Sponsor Recognition

All sponsors are recognized through on site signage, event promotions, Central Lake Ontario Conservation's website, and social media. 

Sponsors also receive 10 guests passes to attend the Festival on any day.

To become a

Festival Sponsor,

please contact:

Patricia Lowe

Director of Community Engagement

Central Lake Ontario Conservation

905-579-0411, ext 126