Posted 3.24.14 @ 8:15
Each March Festivals and Events Ontario makes their list of the Top 100 festivals and events in the province, and guess who just won one of the top spots?
Bronte Creek’s Maple Syrup Festival!
In March the maple syrup begins to flow in Bronte Creek Provincial Park, where guides in period costume give tours, demonstrations and even wagon rides out to a heated pancake house where you can enjoy all the pancakes and sausages you like (within reason!).
The annual event draws thousands from all over the province, and while the weather isn’t the best this year, many are still coming in to enjoy the festivities. This is a great award, especially because thousands of festivals from around Ontario are submitted but only a chosen few (well, 100!) are selected and make the list.
What Makes Bronte Creek Maple Syrup Festival a Must See?
Did you now that a barrel of maple syrup is worth 32x crude oil?
This is probably why in 2012 three men were charged with one of the biggest maple syrup heists in Canadian history!
Unlike so many festivals, this is one that is distinctly Canadian - and that’s why it made it to the top of the list. The festival is dedicated to preserving a way of life that, for much of North America, has been lost.
From the guided tours of Maple Lane to guides that are dressed just like Canadians were over a 100 years ago, you’ll learn how to tap a maple tree, make maple syrup and even how to make maple sugar. A wagon ride to a heated pancake house, just like people did so many years ago, gives everyone a delicious peek back into the past.
If you’re interested, the festival runs on the weekends through March and every day of March Break.
Just One of Oakville’s Many Festivals
The Bronte Creek Maple Syrup Festival is just one of the many festivals and celebrations Oakville has rolling throughout the year (though most occur during March break, Thanksgiving and Christmas). It’s one of the most widely known festivals around the GTA, second only to the Courage Polar Bear Dip (recognized internationally, no less!).
The 2013 Canadian Open in Oakville was named one of the best fan favourites, not to mention all of the wonderful Canada Day festivals and the world famous Oakville Jazz Festival. While many smaller cities are dying on the vine or becoming more of the same, Oakville is dedicated to preserving its past and nurturing its future, making it one of the Best 10 Places to Live in Canada.
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