A stop at the historic Mariposa Market is a must when visiting Orillia

A stop at the historic Mariposa Market is a must when visiting Orillia
19 Feb 2018

Entering Mariposa Market is like stepping back in the past. From the turn of the century building it is in, to the smell of fresh baked goods, you’ll feel warm and welcome at Mariposa Market.


One step into Mariposa Market and you can smell all of the deliciousness cooking in the bakery. Fresh baked cinnamon buns, cranberry walnut bread, chunky homemade apple fritters, Skor cake, and gooey Apple Pecan Chelseas… oh my! There is something here that everyone would enjoy.


Do you want to grab a bite to eat while you are shopping? The Cafe at Mariposa Market will have something to tempt your tastebuds.

mariposa baked meals

Salads, sandwiches, morning pastries, bakery specialties, desserts, wheat-free options, specialty coffees and teas can all be found and enjoyed in the cafe. You can check out their menu ahead of your visit.

mariposa market seasons shop

The Seasons Shop

This unique space changes with the seasons. When we visited just after Christmas, they had an array of winter decorating items.

As well as the Christmas display, they had many gift ideas, including some very unique winter clothes for all ages. They also had brie bakers and garlic roasters, and other cooking supplies.

The Scents Shop

We only quickly glanced into this store, as the kids were preoccupied with the smell of baked goods, and wanting to find the fudge that was advertised on the sign at the front door.

This Victorian themed shop had a variety of environmentally friendly soaps and scrubs from the Rocky Mountain Soap Company, Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries, Canadian made clothes and accessories, unique jewelry, and Guess purses.

mariposa market apple annies

Apple Annie’s

Chocolates, truffles, fudge, gourmet coffees, pottery, and gifts. Annie has something for everyone. When Rachel and Lauren saw the sign that said “fudge”, they asked if we could go check it out. Well, they didn’t have to twist our rubber arm!

mariposa fudge

We walked around Apple Annie’s on the lower floor and quickly found the fudge counter. Oh my, did they have an awesome selection! The attendant offered Lauren and Rachel samples, which they g;badly accepted!

The fudge was on sale – buy 4 get, two free.

mariposa fudge in box

So we walked out with 6 pieces of fudge in a box.

There was also a shelf with candy…

mariposa candy

An area where you could sample Orillia Honey…

mariposa orillia honey

An assortment of maple syrup…

mariposa maple syrup

Lots of local preserves and sauces…

mariposa preserves

And another sampling area where you could try the dips and spreads.

mariposa samples

It’s so wonderful being able to try the various offerings before you buy them.

Visit Mariposa Market

If you are visiting Orillia or surrounding area, be sure to stop in at Mariposa Market. You won’t be disappointed.

Location: 109 Mississaga Street East, Orillia
Phone: 705-325-8885

Monday to Thursday 7am – 6pm
Friday 7am – 8pm
Saturday 7am – 6pm
Sunday 8am – 5:30pm

There is plenty of paid street parking available on Mississaga Street, as well as a paid public parking lot across the street.

Get Social with Mariposa Market

Be sure to follow Mariposa Market on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Disclaimer: Ontario’s Lake Country recommended we drop by Mariposa Market. We covered our own costs. All opinions are my own.

If you would like me to review your product, service, restaurant, or travel destination, please send me an email at craig@bigdaddykreativ.ca or tweet me at @BigDaddyKreativ


Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, blogger, and social media manager. Craig likes to go camping, travel, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and play bass guitar. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, lifestyle, food, automotive, events, parenting, movies, tech, recipes, health, pets, reviews, and giveaways.

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