Island Lake Conservation Area

Come out and tap into spring!

Enjoy live entertainment, demonstrations, face painting, wagon rides, local vendors, axe throwing and of course real maple syrup and pancakes! Don’t forget to take some maple products back home with you, available for purchase in our Maple Shop!

2019 Public Festival Days & Hours

Island Lake is open 3 days in March only (March 15, 16 & 23)

  • Event Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


General Admissions

  • Adults (Ages 15-59): $8.85 + HST

  • Seniors (Ages 60+): $5.75 + HST

  • Children (Ages 5-14): $5.75 + HST

  • Children 4 years and under: FREE (with adult purchase)**

    **Excludes Daycare, Day Camps and School Groups. To reserve for these, please call 1-800-367-0890.

  • Parks Members: Get in FREE / BUY MEMBERSHIP NOW!

For group visit information and bookings

Groups with 20 or more participants – Please call 1-800-367-0890

Maple Syrup by Lamplight

Dates: Friday, April 5 & Saturday, April 6
Ticket times: 8:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Tour runs 1.5 hours
Cost: $20+HST/person

Ticket times are 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tour runs 1.5 hours
Description: Bring a friend or your sweetheart to be guided by lamplight through the story of the maple sugarbush. Start the tour off with a warm beverage and enjoy the magic of the forest at night as you learn about this very Canadian tradition. End the night with warm campfire treats, a decadent taste of maple taffy and a choice of an alcoholic beverage. Maple syrup and products will be available for purchase. Appropriate for ages 19+ LLBO event. Advanced Tickets Required.

Buy Tickets Online

Online Ticket Special:

Buy your tickets online and receive unlimited general admission to all four festival locations, including Bruce’s Mill, Kortright Centre, Island Lake, & Terra Cotta.*

* Tickets can be redeemed at any location and on any date of the festival, during public hours. Hours and days vary at each location. Must present tickets to receive entry.

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Entertainment Schedule

March 15, 16 & 23

Wagon rides   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Giant games   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Maple scavenger hunts   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Activities with Museum of Dufferin   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wood branding ($)   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Metis trapping and heritage display   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Face painting with Makin Faces ($)   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Axe throwing with Far Shot Orangeville (12+)   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sugarbush tour   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Taffy station   10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All-day pancake breakfast ($)   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Vendors and community booths ($)   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Scott Rowe, chainsaw carver   10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

* Conditions permitting
$ – additional fees apply
** gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and halal options available

Types of payment accepted:

  • • admission, pancake house and maple shop will accept cash, debit, credit
  • • wood branding station will accept cash only
  • • ATM or cashback is not available onsite