Sugar Festival

A unique Sugar Festival, in the heart of Ottawa

Vanier’s Sugar Festival has been for a long the meeting point for lovers of Canadian traditions, music, arts, all sorts of competitions, and conviviality!

What: 35th edition of Vanier’s Sugar Festival
When: April 2-7, 2019
Where: 300 des Pères-Blancs Avenue

On the menu this year

Tuesday, April 2nd – 05:30pm

Soup Splash – competition for the best soup with maple products created by the best Restaurant Chefs from the Ottawa region – 25$/person including appetizer + 10 bowls of soup + taffy

Jury’s Favorite 2018:

  1. Le Rituel
  2. Les jardins de la Cité
  3. Le St-Estèphe

Public’s Favorite 2018:

  1. Le St-Estèphe
  2. La cuisine du centre Pauline Charron
  3. Les jardins de la Cité

Reservation: or 613-842-9871 ext.0

Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5

Days reserved for school groups


Saturday, April 6 – 10:00am – 03:00pm

Breakfast: pancakes and sausages under the tent – 8$ adult/5$ child

Shows and activities – to be revealed in early 2019

Sunday, April 7 – 10:00am – 03:00pm

Brunch: traditional breakfast under the tent – 15$ adult/ 7$ child

Lumberjack competition

Shows and activities – to be revealed early 2019

Put on your tuque and come sweeten your day with us! Entrance to the Festival grounds and shows is free open to everyone.

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