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12th Annual Bigleaf Maple Syrup Festival

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Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The 12th Annual Bigleaf Maple Syrup Festival is an exciting celebration for Cowichan and Vancouver Island. This event will give the community an opportunity to learn how sap is tapped from local Bigleaf maples and turned into a syrup that rivals the flavour of any produced in the Eastern Provinces while highlighting local producers.

The event is hosted by the BC Forest Discovery Centre, a charitable, non-profit museum with a mandate to tell the story of forestry in coastal British Columbia, including the rich opportunities of the present and future. The BC Forest Discovery Centre has partnered with the Vancouver Island Sapsuckers, a group of local maple syrup producers, to put on this event for the community. Visitors will explore many facets of maple sugaring in a fun festival atmosphere with live entertainment and the aroma of hot syrup from the evaporator. Tapping demos, syrup tasting and mini-workshops will occur throughout the day including the availability of start-up kits and other tapping supplies so visitors can go home and tap their own trees. This festival is one of the few places visitors can sample and purchase Bigleaf Maple Syrup in the Marketplace that also features many other things from maple that are produced locally. While visiting the centre, be sure to take in the many other museum displays and buildings, warm up around the fire pits, enjoy a festival feature menu item from the concession, and take unlimited train rides on the Green Hornet!

There are lots of fun things to learn and do for all ages. For more information, visit our website for all event and membership information. This event is the first of many events throughout the year that is included in your membership. As the purpose of the festival is to educate the public, this event depends on community support for organizing, sponsoring, and hosting. Businesses, community groups and individuals interesting in helping are asked to call (250) 715-1113 ext. 23 to find out how to get involved, or to purchase their 2019 Memberships.

Cost: Adult: $10
Child: $8 (3-12 yrs) 2 yrs &
Senior: $10
Student: $10
Member: $Included
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Craft & Hobby
    Talks | Lectures
Concerts | Music
Everything Else
Sports | Recreation
Location: BC Forest Discovery Centre
2892 Drinkwater Road, Duncan
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Carol Miller
[email protected]
2507151113 ext 23
Event Website
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