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34th Annual Sweetwater Harvest Weekends

March 23 @ 9:00 amMarch 24 @ 5:00 pm

Celebrate a uniquely Canadian tradition in a distinctively Canadian landscape.

Sweetwater is not your average maple syrup festival – it’s been so much more since 1991!

 The Sweetwater Harvest Festival is the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre’s biggest special event of the year – and ONE ticket gets you access to TWO fantastic sites in 2024!

Join the Friends of Wye Marsh and Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons for an awesome maple syrup experience this spring. Tickets go on sale March 1.  

Early Bird Advanced Tickets: Save $5 per person until 4 p.m. on March 18

  • $12 per adult plus tax and applicable fees 
  • $9 per student and senior plus tax and applicable fees
  • Children three and under are FREE

Regular tickets: Available March 18 to March 24

  • $17 per adult plus tax and applicable fees
  • $14 per student and senior plus tax and applicable fees
  • Children three and under are FREE

All sales are final.


There is limited parking at Wye Marsh. We encourage those who can, to please park at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons (a 10-minute walk to the Wye Marsh), allowing others with limited mobility to park their vehicles directly at the Wye Marsh. Programs run from 9 am- 5 pm. The last Admission is at 2:30 pm.

Start your Sweetwater Harvest experience at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons:

  • Swing by the Sweetwater Harvest Arts & Crafts Market, where you’ll connect with local artists and artisans selling one-of-a-kind products
  • Explore historical objects and ancient artefacts by completing our indoor and outdoor scavenger hunts
  • Taste delicious cornbread in the cookhouse
  • Try on historical costumes in the Shoemaker/Tailor’s workshop
  • Play Indigenous games in En Pilier and take some home
  • Make your own clay pots and okies
  • Create and decorate a corn husk doll
  • Plant the three sisters for your home garden: corn, beans and squash
  • Sample historic teas and listen to Indigenous stories in the longhouse
  • Learn the French and Wendat methods for starting fires in the 17th century

Visit the birthplace of Sweetwater… and fall in love with our natural heritage!

  • Wander through the Sugar Bush
  • Visit the Sugar Shack to see how sap is turned into liquid gold
  • Warm up by an open fire (weather permitting) and roast some Bannock on a stick
  • Play traditional games
  • Join  in some “Barefoot” fun
  • Listen to an Indigenous Storyteller
  • Make’N Take a craft home with you
  • Visit the Birds of Prey Field and say hello to the owls, hawks, and eagle
  • Explore forested trails or head out on the boardwalk to see the marsh stir to life after a long winter’s nap
  • Purchase your supply of local maple syrup and honey

Please Note: Outdoor programs at Wye Marsh may be modified due to high winds.

  • Bannock roasting may be relocated to Sainte-Marie
  • Birds of prey may be seen in the Visitor Centre and/or around the pavilion
  • Sugar Shack pans and interpretive items may be relocated to the pavilion
  • Trails may be closed

For more information call: 705-526-7809.

Visit: www.wyemarsh.com

See you this Spring at 16160/16164 Hwy 12, near Midland!




March 23 @ 9:00 am
March 24 @ 5:00 pm
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Wye Marsh
Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons


Wye Marsh Wildlife Center
16160 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R4K6 Canada
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