Maple Fest

THE SUGAR BUSH AT PROULX FARM

Short and sweet, sugar bush season is our favourite time of year. Winters in Ottawa can be a little long, but we know that once the sugar shack fire is burning nice and hot, our favourite people and a new growing season aren’t far behind.


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Our 2022 maple season:
February 27th to April 18th, 2022

This year will be a little different from our normal traditions due to COVID.

OPENS: FEBRUARY 27th, 2022

The outdoor activities will open starting Sunday February 27th, 2022 from 9AM to 5PM with limited tickets available to help spread out the crowd

Pancake house OPENS SUNDAY MARCH 6th, 2022 with indoor/outdoor dining and takeout options

Capacity will be limited for every time slot, so quantities are limited. Walk-ins will be accepted if space is still available, so we recommend you purchase your tickets in advance to guarantee entrance.

HOURS OF OPERATION FOR 2022

Saturday & Sunday
9am-5pm

Limited tickets available per time slot

Outdoor farm activities and sugar bush visits, 9am-5pm, Open Feb. 27th to April 18th, 2022
(See hours for Easter Weekend)
Hot dog and Smores Kits will be available along with warm soups and snacks from 9:30AM to 3PM.
Pancake House will be open 9AM to 3PM starting Sunday March 6th.
---Last seating at 2pm.
Weekdays

Group bookings available
March 10th and April 14th

Virtual Tours available Tuesday to Thursdays (From March 1st to Apr. 14th) with a reservation only.
Please contact us to reserve. Currently only accepting group bookings (Min. 30+ ppl)
March Break (Ontario)
9am-4pm
March 14-18, 2022
Outdoor farm activities and sugar bush visits will be open Wednesday to Friday: 9am-4pm
Brunch 9-2 -- No reservations accepted.
Easter 4-day weekend
9am-3pm
April 15 to 18, 2022
Outdoor farm activities and sugar bush visits, 9am-3pm
Brunch 9-2, indoor/outdoor dining and takeout.

WHAT MAKES OUR MAPLE SYRUP THE BEST?

We might be biased, but we think our syrup is the best in the area. Our customers agree. Each year our list of reserve orders grows, along with the number of people stopping by the farm to pick up a jug or two. We also supply some of Ottawa’s best chefs, who know that when it comes to maple syrup, there’s no substitute for the real thing.

 

We collect sap starting in late February from our stand of real sugar maple trees. The terrain, rich in clay and stones, differs from the sandier soil of many Quebec maple farms. The extra minerals give our syrup a uniquely rich maple flavour.

At Proulx Farm, we only use sap from sugar maple trees. Our syrup, maple butter, taffy, maple syrup pie and maple cotton candy are made from 100% pure maple syrup. It’s our guarantee.

Planning to enjoy our Maple Fest?

  • Enjoy our brunch: Brunch is held from 9-3 on weekends, last seating at 2pm (no reservation accepted) but on reservation weekdays. Our brunch is also available without reservation during the Ontario March break.
  • Farm & Sugarbush activities: The farm is open for fun activities until 5pm.
  • Visit our farm store.
  • Plan a group visitschool visit: (by reservation only).

Farm Admission, $6.59 - $12.09 +HST/person, kids under 3: free

  • Visit our small animal petting farm – Touch, feed and learn
  • Admission to the farm’s outdoor play parks and slides (snow pants recommended)
  • Admission to the sugar bush
  • Visit the century old production shack
  • Enjoy a guided tour and learn how maple syrup is made in the sugar shack (approx. 20 minutes)
  • A hay ride (horse-drawn on weekends) through our maple forest (approximately 20 minutes).

There is plenty of parking in the main parking lot at Proulx Farm (1865 O’Toole road). We will transport you to the sugar bush by hay ride. Or you could park along O’Toole Road, close to the sugar shack at 1757 O’Toole and walk in.