2022 Maple Madness

Maple Madness is back this March at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area. Yes, that means pancakes!

To keep visitors and staff safe there is a limit on how many people we can welcome each day. Online registration is required to save your spot. Please, do not book multiple dates "just in case" so everyone will have a chance to experience Maple Madness.

March 26-27
Face masks are required to ride the wagons and inside the Outdoor Centre and Sugar Shack
Questions? 613-546-4228 ext. 222

Register for Maple Madness

Last weekend is March 26 & 27
Face masks will be required to ride the wagons, visit the Outdoor Centre, and in the sugar shack to get your pancakes.

Health & Safety Information

Staff have worked closely with Public Health to put on this event. We have a small team that runs Maple Madness, please help us and visitors stay safe and healthy. Proof of vaccination status is not required for Maple Madness.

  • Capacity limits are in place for this event, online registration is required to attend.
  • Face masks must be worn in the sugar shack while ordering pancakes
  • Face masks must be worn on the wagons.
  • Face masks are encouraged while at the interpretive stations in the sugar bush.
  • All high touch areas will be sanitized throughout the day as per public health requirements.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are set up throughout the event.
  • Change tables are available in the Outdoor Centre Washrooms. Privies are available in the Sugar Bush.
  • Dogs are welcome at Maple Madness and they must be on a leash at all times while in the Conservation Area. At this time dogs are not allowed on the wagons.
  • Please do not walk on the road by the warming huts (causeway). This is a very narrow area and for tractors only. Please access the walking trails at the back of the Outdoor Centre. When a wagon approaches on the road, please step to the side and let it pass.
  • Maple Madness runs rain or shine except in adverse weather conditions like a snow storm, freezing rain event, or very high winds. If you are unsure please contact us at the number below to check if the program is running.
Health & safety questions or concerns? Contact 613-546-4228 ext. 222

About Maple Madness

March means maple syrup at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area. Take a tractor drawn wagon ride to our Sugar Bush and learn how maple syrup was made in the olden days and how we make it today. Take a stroll through the Sugar bush and be sure to stop by the Sugar Shack for freshly made pancakes with warm maple syrup.

Dates: All weekends in March and the March Break (14 to 18)
Location: Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area
Cost: $5.00 for adults, $3.50 for children (registration required).
Hours of Operation: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.


  • Self-guided Sugar Bush tour. Visit our interpretive stations where staff, students, and community volunteers will teach you about the process of making maple syrup. (closes at 3:00 pm)
  • Story Walk: take our walking route and enjoy fun information stations while walking back to the Sugar Bush (20-30 min walk).
  • Wagon rides: Pick-up and drop off at the Outdoor Centre and the top of the hill at the Sugar Bush. First wagon is at 9:00 am and last wagon back to the sugar bush is at 2:30 pm.
  • Sugar Shack: Pancakes, hot and cold drinks available for sale (see prices below).
  • Maple Shop at the Outdoor Centre: maple syrup, candy, and merchandise for sale (see prices below).
Download our "plan your day guide" to help make your visit to Maple Madness as smooth as possible.

Sugar Shack Food Prices

A face covering must be worn to order and pick-up food at the Sugar Shack. We accept cash, debit and credit.

  • Single pancake with maple syrup - $2.50
  • Double stack of pancakes with maple syrup - $5.00
  • Triple stack of pancakes with maple syrup - $7.50
  • Coffee, tea and hot chocolate - $2.00
  • Water, juice and pop - $2.00
  • Maple lollipop - SOLD OUT
  • Maple candy, 3 pack - SOLD OUT

Maple Shop Price List

All maple syrup will be sold at the Outdoor Centre.

Maple Syrup & Candy:

  • 2 L syrup - $53.00
  • 1 L syrup - $27.00
  • 500 ml syrup - $17.00
  • 250 ml syrup - $13.00
  • 50 ml syrup in a decorative leaf bottle - SOLD OUT
  • Maple butter -SOLD OUT
  • Maple lollipop - SOLD OUT
  • Maple dip - $4.00
  • Maple candy, 3 pack - $3.25
  • Maple candy, 10 pack - SOLD OUT