Sundays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;
and during the School March Break:
Wednesday, March 18th & Thursday, March 19th.
Times: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Westfield Heritage Village, not far from St. George – just north of the village of Rockton, is a picturesque place in the country where our past greets our present; and March is an exciting time of the year when the Maple tree yields its gift of syrup and sugar; a time-honoured tradition that is older than Canada itself.
Join the good people at Westfield Heritage Village for Maple Syrup Season – for a living history programme not to be missed!
Discover one of Canada’s most time-honoured and delicious traditions. Explore the making of maple syrup from the tree to the table in three different time periods: the 18th century methods of Canada’s First Nations, early 19th century pioneers, and modern times.
Families will join early Canadian settlers as they encounter the legends and techniques that surround the production of maple syrup; discover how Canada’s First Nations’ made syrup and sugar using a hollowed-out log and hot rocks; watch 19th century pioneers as they use the three cauldron method of preparing the sweet syrup and learn how the modern method uses the evaporator to make the delicious syrup. Families can also embark on an old fashioned horse and wagon ride through time; stroll through a rural 1860’s village, visiting historical homes and shops along the way.
Enjoy the best pancakes in Ontario prepared by the St. George Lions Club.
(Pancakes are not included with the admission fee.)
For more details, visit: http://www.westfieldheritage.ca/maple.htm
Westfield Heritage Village
1049 Kirkwall Road,
Rockton, Ontario L0R 1X0
TEL: 519-621-8851, or toll-free: 1-800-883-0104
Adults $9.75, Seniors/Disabled $8.75, Youth 6-12 years of age $5.75,
Children 5 years and under are free. Parking is free.