The Sugar Shack is Open!

Join the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) for some classic Canadian maple syrup fun at the GRCA’s Maple Syrup Day. Mark your calendars for Saturday April 1st 2017. You don’t miss out on this great day out with the family at the Ganaraska Forest Centre (GFC) from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm.

Through site tours, demonstrations, stories and games, learn all about the sweet tradition of syrup production. The children will have a blast creating crafts and having their faces painted, while you enjoy live music in the Great Hall before settling in for a pancake feast. You’ll be able to go home with some tasty syrup from Ferguson Farms who will be on site selling the liquid gold and other sweet treats. Also, Treetop Trekking Ganaraska is open for the season and will be offering a special try-it 1 ½ hour zipline and aerial game trek. Spots are limited. Call 905.797.2000 for reservations and pricing, and make sure to mention Maple Syrup Day.

Admission to this event, sponsored by the Capstone Community Enhancement Fund, is $15 per adult and $10 per child (16 and under). Pre-registration is not required; simply purchase your tickets at the Gatehouse upon entry to GFC grounds. For further information please call the Ganaraska Forest Centre at 905.797.2721 or the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority at 905.885.8173 or email

How to find us: If you’re travelling from the west, exit north onto Hwy 115 from Hwy 401 and exit onto Durham Road 9 and travel east, approximately 10 km. Turn left on Cold Springs Camp Road and proceed 4 km to the GFC. From the east, travel west off County Road 28 onto County Road 9 and proceed about 2 km west of Elizabethville, then turn right at Cold Springs Camp Road and proceed 4 km to the GFC.