The best part of the tour was the people we visited with.
– Trevor McGarry

Food was amazing at every venue. The foodie in me was elated!
– Stephanie Park

OTTAWA VALLEY MAPLE ADVENTURES

<b>Ottawa Valley Maple Adventures - Join the Adventure</b><b>Ottawa Valley Maple Adventures - Join the Adventure</b><b>Enjoy unsurpassed Bed and Breakfast hospitality on a heritage maple forest farm.</b><b>Follow in a farmer&#39;s footsteps, make your own maple syrup and take home a world-class memory.</b><b>Experience delightful tastings -  the Valley&#39;s finest maple syrup and culinary maple products.</b><b>Wander in awe amid the oldest sugar maple trees in Canada.</b><b>Sample craft maple beer in a chummy pub setting.</b><b>Indulge in delicious restaurant maple meals in historic locales ... or be a chef for a day and create your own maple feast.</b><b>Build the forest of the future - plant a maple tree.</b><b>Spend a day on a self-directed maple adventure in Algonquin Park.</b>
1 Day/1 Night
Ottawa Valley Maple Adventures - Itinerary
2 Days/2 Nights
Ottawa Valley Maple Adventures - Itinerary

Ontario Footprints is excited to collaborate with local tourism partners to deliver exclusive Ottawa Valley Maple Adventures.

Our ONE DAY or TWO DAY group packages and customized itineraries will satisfy participants’ curiosity and desire for profoundly engaging experiences consisting of first-rate personal encounters, hands-on explorations and moments that forge unforgettable memories.

Two full tours are described here. Your group (of 4 - 8 persons) can also plan their own tour and contact us for assistance with booking a one-of-a-kind adventure.

Please note that 30 days advanced notice is usually required in order to guarantee you space(s) on a tour.

“The best part of the tour was the people we visited with.” – Trevor McGarry

2 DAYS/2 NIGHTS - FULL IMMERSION TOUR

Day 1

Your two nights/two days adventure begins at The Deakins B & B with a welcome activity consisting of delicious samplings of maple syrup followed by a three course scrumptious dinner at the award winning Wilno Tavern restaurant.

Day 2

After a restful sleep and The Deakins’ hearty signature maple breakfast you’ll travel the scenic route to Algonquin Park, Canada’s oldest provincial park, to spend the day wandering the trails, touring exhibits, discovering breathtaking views and just maybe spotting a bull moose feeding on the tall grasses along the roadside. After leaving the Park you’ll drop in to Spectacle Lake Lodge where Sharon and her staff will either serve you a maple-inspired dinner or, if you choose, coach you as you prepare your own maple delight.

Day 3

The next day at The Deakins after breakfast you’ll spend the morning on a forest orientation tour, listening to Don’s stories full of local colour and history and making your own maple syrup in a rebuilt 1910 sugar shack. At Shaw Woods you’ll enjoy a leisurely picnic lunch and marvel at the oldest sugar maple trees in Canada.  Next, you’ll be greeted by Carol and Ray Bonenberg of Mapleside Sugar Bush where you’ll learn about the perfect blend of traditional and modern syrup production methods and taste a wide range of their award winning maple syrup products.  With shovel and compost you’ll help the Bonenbergs grow their forest with a ceremonial tree planting. Lastly, you will be greeted by Chris Thompson, a Whitewater Brewery owner who will conduct a tour of his facilities and a tasting of some quality brews – yes, maple beer included! A delicious, relaxing sit down pub style dinner will cap off a busy and satisfying tour.

“Food was amazing at every venue. The foodie in me was elated!” – Stephanie Park

This tour includes:

  • 3  dinners (2 with maple menus) (supplemental charge for cooking a maple dinner under the direction of a chef)
  • 2 nights Bed & Breakfast accommodations based on double occupancy, maple products tasting, signature maple breakfast
  • forest tour and making your own maple syrup workshop
  • tour of a modern maple syrup production facility, maple products tasting, tree planting
  • brewery tour, beer tasting (maple in season), pub dinner
  • a day of discovery in Algonquin Park (picnic lunch, vehicle day pass, suggested itinerary)
  • old growth forest wandering, picnic lunch

DATES: May 1st - November 1st

DURATION: 2 nights/2 days

ITINERARY:  Click Here

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Easy 

RATES: From $433 per person based on a group of six (6) persons.


1 DAY/1 NIGHT - SAMPLER TOUR

The one day/one night tour features the same venues as the broader tour  (see 2 nights/2 days tour above) with the exception of the day of discovery in Algonquin Park and the option of having participants cook their own maple meal.

This tour includes:

DATES: May 1st - November 1st

DURATION: 1 night/1 day

Start time is optional  - 13:00 or 16:00 on the day of arrival. Itineraries will vary slightly depending on start time.

ITINERARY:  Click Here

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Easy 

RATES: From $300 per person based on a group of six (6) persons.