March and early April are all about the sweet stuff. Maple syrup, that is. Quintessentially Canadian, a good maple syrup festival is great fun for the whole family. And besides, maple syrup is a source of antioxidants and one of the healthiest ways to sweeten food and drink, so we're loading up on locally produced syrup while we can. Start dreaming of maple taffy and flapjacks, because the sap is running! Pancakes and other activities are not usually included in the price of admission so check for additional fees and reservations before visiting.