Maple Syrup Historical Bus Tour

  • Leave Sunderland School Yard
  • Head south on Albert St. to the old Police Station.
  • Presentation on Piggyland by commentator
  • Visitors have a guide with some pictures
  • Head south on 7/12 and turn at left at the Blackwater Store
  • Commentator talks about the Blackwater Junction Railroad Station. Riders have pictures in guide book
  • Go north up Blackwater Rd. to the 4th of Brock and turn right. Head east to sideroad 18 and turn south to the Pinedale Church. Guidebook has pictures
  • Go south to Layton Corners and turn right. Go west to the Wick School or Wick Church. Time here depends on amount of time left
  • Head back to Sunderland

Time 45 minutes to 1 hour

Bus Tours 2024

Harlaine Farms 2024

Historical Bus Tour

Welcome to Salem Alpacas 2024

Salem Alpacas is a Premier Ontario breeder of high quality alpacas. Beginning with only three breeding females in 2000, we are now home to over 30 huacaya alpacas, having at times, over 70 alpacas on the farm.

Saturday & Sunday – Harlaine Farms and Historical Bus Tour

2024 marks the 27th year that the Sunderland Maple Syrup festival has offered bus tours at an economical price.

This year, tour buses will be visiting Harlaine Maple products and a historical bus tour. Stock Transportation provides the buses and the drivers, and the staff from the CIBC bank in Sunderland take on the responsibility of ticket sales.

CIBC Manager Jodi Buck says, “We love our community and we want to be part of our community.” “We are thrilled that the proceeds all go to the community. We all benefit greatly from the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival and the wonderful work it does.”

“Everyone likes jumping on the bus and going on the tour together,” said Sharon Graham, Charter Coordinator at Stock. “It gives people from out of town a chance to see our community and what it has to offer.” Visitors from as far away as Windsor have joined the thousands of people who take the Stock bus to Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival trip destinations.

Maureen Nicholls, Operations Manager at Stock, pointed out how much the festival has grown over the years. Usually two buses run, but sometimes it is necessary to add more. Local drivers Harry Sarvis, Angela Hubers and Al Simpson have been providing transportation for the Festival every year since it started. Stock has even had a bus driver from Pickering volunteer to participate. “He wanted to be part of it,” said Maureen.

“We have our business in the community and we want to show our support for the festival,” she added. Driver Angela Hubers always looks forward to the Festival. Taking people on the tours “is fun,” she commented.