Rules of the Sugar Bush
Updated: March 2nd, 2022 in accordance with new Ontario Guidelines in effect March 1st, 2022
We have a no smoking and no pets policy at the sugar bush.
Please follow the instructions of the main entrance booth greeter and the parking lot attendants when finding a spot for your vehicle. We have a one way traffic parking lot.
There is accessible parking spaces near the entrance to the Lodge (pancake house).
The lodge has a wheelchair accessible washroom.
The sugar bush tour is not accessible.
The sugar bush tours can accommodate air tire strollers, but keep in mind there are stairs and the trails are mainly wood chips.
Wellness includes the provincial and regional requirements to help protect our staff and guests to minimize the transmission of Covid-19. The requirements do change and we will be following the most up to date public health guidelines.
We ask that everyone visiting the sugarbush be respectful of one another to create an environment that all feel welcome to enter.
The Ontario government has removed its proof of vaccination system on March 1, 2022. With this change in the health regulations, we will not require proof of vaccination status to enter our pancake house dining room.
Masking requirements are still in place indoors.
Face masks are required to be worn by volunteers and our guests in all indoor settings. A face mask is defined as: made of tightly woven cloth or fabric, with at least two layers, fits snugly without gaps, covers your nose, mouth and chin.
Masking requirements will be followed indoors. This includes the pancake restaurant, our Maple store, Sugar Shack store and during the indoor tour. Please come prepared to wear a mask in each of these designated areas.
Mask exemptions for medical reasons will be accepted (following Niagara Public Health by-law 2020-46)
Volunteers will wear a face mask at all times indoors.
Volunteers working outdoors will wear a face mask when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
All our guests are expected to maintain physical distancing when walking the trails, on the wagon, in the maple store and waiting in line for the pancake house.
Capacity Limits – to be determined based on the current public health guidelines at the time of your visit.
Cleaning and Sanitizing
Increased cleaning and sanitizing of high-touch surfaces will continue to be a priority during all of our sugar bush areas. Hand sanitizer will be provided in multiple areas and we encourage you to sanitize your hands upon entering high traffic areas (the sugar shack, the hayride shuttle, taffy shack, pancake house, maple store)
Those volunteering need to complete online screening through Ontario Public Health each day they are coming to the sugar bush and sign in at the lodge.
Volunteers will wear a face mask at all times indoors. Volunteers working outdoors will wear a face mask when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Volunteers are to bring their own lunch. A microwave and beverages are provided.