Maple Sugar Festival underway in Ottawa
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Monday, 18 March 2013 08:26
Visitors to Ottawa can attend the Maple Sugar Festival at Parc Richelieu, 300 Avenue des Pères Blancs in the east-end neighbourhood known as Vanier. Those planning to attend should come hungry, as the festival features a pancake breakfast on March 23 and a traditional sugar shack brunch on March 24. Attendees can look forward to sleigh rides, storytelling, a petting zoo and more.
The festival will last from March 17 to March 24 and features multicultural entertainment and live music. This event aims to please the whole family, young and old alike. March 18 is Seniors' Day, complete with a dinner show. In addition to Improv Night with the University of Ottawa's Improvisation League, the following night will feature a seniors' dinner dance at Centre Pauline-Charron.
For those with adventurous taste buds, attending the 7th Edition of Soup Splash on March 20 is a must. Participants will be able to taste maple-flavoured soups prepared by 11 different restaurants competing to prove themselves in this culinary niche. As one of the most popular events of the festival, the limited seats go quickly, so guests would do well to buy their tickets as soon as possible.
The cooks aren't the only ones competing at the Sugar Festival. There are two runs, 1k and 5k, in addition to a lumberjacks' challenge on March 23 and a strong-men show on March 24.