For us Canadians, springtime means two very important things. One, you don't have to wake up early to scrape ice off your car. Two, you can now eat maple syrup everything. It's the time of year when our maple trees flow with endless golden liquid, and we can't wait to indulge in this iconic treat. This spring, you can let your patriotism shine through by visiting the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival.
The Elmira Maple Syrup Festival has been recognized in the Guinness Book Of Records as the World's Largest Single Day Maple Syrup Festival.
Located about two hours outside of Toronto, this charming little town becomes extra sweet each spring.
This year, the festival is celebrating its 56th event, and it promises to be just as mapley as ever.
The festival is brimming with things to do, and you won't want to leave without indulging in all the delicious treats.
Pancakes and maple syrup go hand-in-hand, and you can enjoy lots of fluffy flapjacks doused in golden syrup. You can put your own cooking skills to the test at the pancake flipping contest.
You can even meet a giant real-life pancake and snap some photos with it.
If you're hungry for more, you can head to the Outdoor Mall where you'll find more maple-inspired treats like gooey apple flavours.
Pick up an old-fashioned taffy stick made on a bed of snow for the ultimate Canadian experience.
To add even more patriotism to the day, you can test your lumberjack skills at the log sawing station.
Enjoy live music, tour a sugar bush, hitch a ride on the mini train, and more at this springtime celebration.
Tickets aren't available yet, and the price varies depending on what activities you'd like to do.
You can also visit this super sweet festival in Toronto next month, where you'll find glistening ice sculptures and maple-inspired treats.
Put on some plaid or your finest Canadian tuxedo and head out to this massive maple festival.
Elmira Maple Festival
Price: Prices vary depending on the activity
When: April 4, 2020
Address: 52 Arthur St. S., Elmira, ON
Why You Need To Go: Celebrate this Canadian delicacy at the world's largest one-day maple syrup festival