Get ready for Maple Season at the Maple Magic Festival and where to satisfy your maple cravings in Mississauga

Posted March 15, 2023 | by Compten Management Inc.

March is here which means it’s maple season. If you have a sweet tooth, make sure you visit the Maple Magic Festival in Mississauga.

Mississauga’s Bradley Museum hosts the Maple Magic Festival each year. Starting on March 11th visitors are encouraged to come to Bradley Museum to take part in a wide variety of maple themed activities. Maple Magic is open noon until 4pm March 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th. Advance tickets are available now, or purchase tickets at the door. Children 3 and under are free.

The Maple Magic festival hosts a gift shop, outdoor guided tours, crafts, games, and more. Families will love the Great Maple Syrup Slurp Up puppet show at 12:30pm, 2pm, and 3pm each day. This story will entertain all with its suspense and excitement. 

This year, on March 11th and 12th only, visitors will get the chance to learn about Indigenous maple sugaring traditions. Enjoy firsthand storytelling from Elder Mark Sault of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. He’ll also demonstrate the Anishinaabe teachings of the maple harvest over an outdoor firepit. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Indigenous maple traditions.

For those visitors who enjoy scavenger hunts, from now until April 7th, you can use the GooseChase app to explore the Bradley Museum with the game code 1GLB9J. Enjoy sweet maple facts and 10 missions in a self-led scavenger hunt. 

Want more maple-y goodness? Sap Restaurant on Bay Street in Toronto, just 25 minutes from our Linwood Apartments in Mississauga or  20 minutes from our Cartac Community apartments in Toronto, is the place to go. Sap Restaurant has brought back their Sugar Shack menu. Available until April 2nd, guests can enjoy maple inspired appetizers, mains, desserts, and even drinks all day long. Some of their most popular creations include Maple Cream Espresso Martini, Maple Pecan Pie, Sappy Brussels Sprouts, and Fried Chicken & Waffles.

Making your own maple treats is easy. These Maple Syrup Bars (much like a butter tart) are ready in an hour.  Fudge is savory and sweet, plus it’s easy to make at home. Satisfy your sweet tooth with this Old Fashioned Maple & Walnut Fudge recipe.