What’s in Season?

It’s Maple Syrup Season!

Have you noticed the warm days are finally longer than the frosty nights? We are in Maple Syrup Season!

Every year between February and April, maple syrup producers throughout our region tap their trees, boil the sap, and invite thousands of people to taste the many products they make from maple syrup—some even invite you to come visit them while tasting!

Savour Ottawa invites you to experience the first truly seasonal taste of the year, and have put together a handy guide to help you explore the various producers in the region. These experiences are designed to help immerse you in the tastes, sounds, and scents of this unique season.*

(*If you’re a local maple syrup producer who’s not on the list, get in touch today via savourottawa@justfood.ca — this is a free service for you!)

Ferme et Forêt

  • Ferme et Forêt is an ecological farm and wild foods enterprise nestled in the Gatineau Hills, near Wakefield, QC. French meets English in the region, as hills meet valleys, and arable fields meet temperate hardwood forests. Maple syrup is really a wild food too, but deserves special mention – Canada’s natural and local sweetener.
  • A taste of our fields and forests delivered to your door in the Ottawa Gatineau area. Order online
  • For more information visit their website, follow them on Instagram, or or their

Garland Sugar Shack

  • Get to know the Garland family and their passion for all maple/sugar products 
  • For more information visit their website or their

Stanleys Olde Maple Lane Farm

  • Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm has been open for business since 1993. Located 25 minutes south of downtown Ottawa, Stanley’s is in the heart of the countryside. 
  • Their 29th Maple Syrup season started March 4th, and they are open on weekends from 10am-3pm until Apr 17th
  •  With taffy, tractor-drawn rides and a barn full of animals, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Do not miss this visit
  • Order online
  • For more information visit their website, follow their Instagram or visit their 

Érablière J.B. Caron

  • Where the pleasures of maple are synonymous with good food! In a warm atmosphere, come and taste  delicious maple products! A maple grove with more than 13,000 taps, it’s not to be missed!
  • Open From March 11 to April 16
  • For the 2022 sugaring season, Érablière JB Caron offers you two possibilities to savor maple traditions: order your meal box online  or reserve your seat by contacting them.
  • For more information visit their website or Instagram 

Forest Farm

  • Forest Farm provides quality Maple Syrup for Eastern Ontario. In a time when many of us don’t know where our food comes from, Forest Farm is proud to offer you the chance to get fresh, quality, local products directly from the people who have made it. 
  • Their maple syrup is also available at Tara’s Natural Foods in downtown Kingston.
  • For more information visit their website

Fortune Farms

  • The Fortune Family has been making maple syrup in Eastern Ontario since the 1840s, across six generations. Their sugarbush has always been a popular destination.
  • The maple season runs during March and April every year.

    Open for visitors March 16

  • They are gearing up for their 50th season!

  • Curbside pick up, delivery or shipping arrangements can be made by placing your order online
  • For more information visit their website

Fultons Pancake House and Sugar Bush

  • Taste The Tradition! This family has been tapping majestic sugar maples on their farm in Pakenham, Ontario since 1840. They are proud to nurture a strong connection to forest, customers, and community. They enjoy working together and crafting quality products in small batches with love for you.
  • Open until Apr16: Trails & Maple Shop daily 10 am-3 pm.
  • Fulton’s takes their organic certification seriously.
  • Order online 
  • For more information visit their website or visit Instagram 

Log Farm

  • Come out to the farm to experience sugarbush 2023. Take a wagon ride out to the sugarbush. See how maple syrup is made. Then take a walk through the trails of the sugar maples and taste some sweet taffy on the snow. You and your family can help gather the sap around the sugarbush. 
  • Running weekends from March 4th until April 10th.
  • More information visit their websitecheck out Sugarbush 2023 in the Menu, follow this link to purchase your tickets, or follow their Instagram page

Maple Country Sugarbush

  • The Hupes take great pride in their sugarbush and are happy to welcome visitors to their farm or you can find them at the Byward Market. In addition to maple syrup, maple sugar and taffy are also both available to satisfy any sweet tooth.
  • They will happily show you the production from start to finish with no charge; you just need to call before you stop by.
  • They are open every day at the byward market 9-5:30 as well
  • The maple syrup season started March 13
  • For more information visit their Facebook page

Proulx Farm Shop

  • The 15-acre sugarbush with its 150 seat restaurant is open from March 5th to April 10th, 2023, serving a traditional sugar bush brunch.

  • The outdoor activities opened Sunday March 5th, 2023 from 9AM to 5PM with limited tickets available to help spread out the crowd

  • The Pancake house opened Sunday March 5th, 2023 with indoor/outdoor dining and takeout options

  • Capacity is limited, see their Weekend Visit Maple Festival page for full daily details

Rock-N-Horse Farm

  • Rock N-horse farm is located in Lanark County. The maple syrup is wood fired, to give it a distinct, rich flavour you do not find with the “big” producers. Taste the difference for yourself.
  • For more information visit their website

Temples Sugar Bush

  • Temple’s is a unique Maple Sugar Bush, located a short drive west of Ottawa, between Carleton Place and Perth just minutes from Hwy #7.
  • Their authentic two hundred seat timber frame building and the surrounding forest and gardens make it a lovely setting for pancakes and syrup on a sunny spring morning.
  • The restaurant is open for sit-down dining between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday.
  • Their sugarbush store is open to order online
  • For more information visit their website