Things To Do This Mother’s Day In Vancouver
Set yourself a reminder: Sunday, May 14th, 2023 is Mother’s Day in Canada. As the flowers bloom and the days begin to warm, what better time to recognize and celebrate the matriarchs in our lives? After all, they do so much for us! From Moms and Nanas to guardians and caregivers, here are some beautiful ways to say thanks to the “Mother” in your life.
Flowers & Sunshine
Take the opportunity to soak up some vitamin D and explore one of Vancouver’s lush outdoor spaces. In May, Stanley Park is beginning to burst with colour. Why not take a stroll to enjoy spring blooms and budding trees? Alternatively, visit the VanDusen Botanical Garden where stunning Rhododendrons, Camelias, and Magnolias are just some of the plant life marking the season.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate, head to the Blodel Conservatory where you can enjoy a slide of paradise in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Park. More than 100 exotic birds and 500 exotic plants and flowers thrive within its temperature-controlled environment, which has been welcoming visitors since 1969. Bonus: Adult tickets are less than $10 each!
Where To Find Brunch This Mother’s Day In Vancouver
Looking for a Mother’s Day brunch in Vancouver? Look no further than Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar! They’re offering an unmissable 3-course, prix fixe brunch menu for you to savour. Highlights include a rich Lobster Bisque, a delicious Wild Salmon Roësti, and a seasonal Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake with shortbread crumble. To top it off, take advantage of Boulevard’s Mimosa feature–a bottle of sparkling wine accompanied by fresh orange juice and fresh grapefruit juice.
Looking for later in the day? Boulevard is pleased to also offer an a la carte Mother’s Day dinner menu. Our go-to has to be the Seafood Linguine, where Chef Roger Ma combines mussels, clams, prawns, and squid in a delectable shellfish butter sauce. It’s incredible washed down with a nice Sauvignon Blanc and even better when partnered up with a side of glazed asparagus.
Find the Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner menus, and make a reservation, on the Boulevard website here.
Have An Afternoon At The Spa
Vida Spa at The Sutton Place Hotel is recognized as one of Vancouver’s best spas. Escape to a sanctuary on the mezzanine level and enjoy access to the indoor pool, steam room, and health club as part of your booking.
Treatments at Vida Spa include massage and esthetics. A Hydrating Body Wrap is a great choice for Mom and it will leave her skin feeling soothing and nourished. Another great option is the ‘Girls' Night Out’ package. It includes a clarifying facial (choose between traditional or anti-aging), a spa pedicure, a spa manicure, and a hydrating serum gift. It’s exactly the way to treat the Mother in your life!
Take The Ferry To Bowen Island
If Mom’s an adventurous soul, a trip to beautiful Bowen Island will be just the tonic! It’s a short 30-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay but you’ll feel a million miles away. We recommend spending some time exploring Bowen’s trails and immersing yourself in its picturesque surroundings. Killarney Lake and Mount Gardner are both great options.
Explore the boutiques and cafés in Snug Cove and be sure to head to Artisan Lane to browse the wares of some local artists and makers. It’s easy to get lost in the magic of Bowen Island and you’re sure to leave feeling revitalised.
Go To The Circus!
Surprise Mom with an evening under the big top! We know it doesn’t seem particularly conventional for Mother’s Day but we think that’s why it’s such a great gift!
The Royal Canadian Circus will be in Vancouver May 11-14, 2023. Witness elite circus artists from all around the world as they mesmerize, astound, thrill, and captivate audiences of all ages. Expect high-wire stunts, trapeze, aerial acrobats, clowns, magic, and so much more! Tickets are on sale for around $35 each. Don’t worry if you can’t make the Vancouver show; there are also shows in Surrey and Richmond.
Looking For The Perfect Gift?
Sometimes, we’re just after a nice little card and a thoughtful gift. In that case, head for Granville Island. It’s a vibrant community of artists, craftsmen, and food artisans–perfect for bagging the perfect present. It’s a popular attraction located in False Creek, just south of downtown Vancouver, and is easily accessible by car, bus, or water taxi.
Head for Paper-Ya where you’ll find a great selection of cards, before browsing the market and boutiques where you can discover work from local potters, forgers, jewellery makers, painters, sculptures, and more. One nice idea would be to put together a gift basket and fill it with cheeses, cured meats, bread, and preserves from several of Granville Island’s producers!
We hope you found this blog useful! Remember, spring is a beautiful time in Vancouver and so you may decide to take Mom for a coffee and a wander to check out the beautiful blooms on show. Here are our favourite places to see spring blossoms in Vancouver.