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BC Forest Discovery Centre Bigleaf Maple Syrup Festival

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Dates: February 06, 2017
Upcoming Dates: February 06, 2017
Recurrence: Recurring every week day
Venue: BC Forest Discovery Centre
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 10am - 4pm
Address: 2892 Drinkwater Road Duncan, BC V9L 6C2
Admission: $10 Adult/Senior/Student. $8 Child
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The Bigleaf Maple Syrup Festival is an exciting celebration for Cowichan and Vancouver Island. The event will be held at the BC Forest Discovery Centre on Saturday, February 4th and Sunday February 5th from 10:00-4:00.

This event will give the community an opportunity to learn how sap is tapped from local Bigleaf maples and turned into syrup that rivals the flavor of any produced in the Eastern Provinces while highlighting local producers. The event is hosted by the BC Forest Discovery Centre, a charitable, non-profit museum with a mandate to tell the story of forestry in coastal British Columbia, including the rich opportunities of the present and future. The BC Forest Discovery Centre has partnered with the Vancouver Island Sapsuckers, a group of local maple syrup producers, to put on this event for the community. Visitors will explore many facets of maple sugaring in a fun festival atmosphere with live entertainment and the aroma of hot syrup from the evaporator.

Tapping demos, syrup tasting and mini-workshops will occur throughout the day including the availability of start-up kits and other tapping supplies so visitors can go home and tap their own trees. This festival is one of the few places visitors can sample and purchase Bigleaf Maple Syrup in the Marketplace featuring all things maple produced locally. While visiting the centre, be sure to take in the many other museum displays and buildings, warm up around the fire pits, enjoy a maple pulled pork sandwich from the concession, and take unlimited train rides on the Green Hornet! There are lots of fun things to learn and do for all ages.

Visit www.bcforestdiscoverycentre.com for all event and membership information. This event is the first many events throughout the year included in your membership. As the purpose of the festival is to educate the public, this event depends on community support for organizing, sponsoring, and hosting. Businesses, community groups and individuals interesting in helping are asked to call (250) 715-1113 to find out how to get involved, or to purchase their 2017 Memberships.

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