Best Bets for Mother’s Day in Vancouver

Mother's Day in Vancouver - SavvyMom

Mother’s Day is an opportunity to honour all the moms we love – no matter how they came into our lives. It’s a time to recognize the nurturing friendships that help get us through the tough times and celebrate the good times. It’s a day to reflect and recognize the many contributions that mothers give to our society. And for those with kids, it’s a chance to sleep in … well, maybe. This Mother’s Day in Vancouver – May 14, 2023 – be sure to show the moms in your life some love. Whether a well-planned spa day is in the cards or an adventure touring the city is top-of-mind, there are countless ways to give thanks to mom/mama/mere, etc.

Best Bets for Mother’s Day in Vancouver

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

The perfect gift for any nature-loving mom is a day spent outdoors, enjoying the natural beauty of our city. Plan a hike around Rice Lake on the edge of Lynn Headwaters Regional Park in North Vancouver (don’t forget snacks!) or stroll through the stunning flower fields at the Chilliwack Tulip Festival where you’ll find millions of tulip bulbs blooming. Most outdoor activities are low cost (or free!) and unlike with restaurants and hotels, reservations aren’t required. So, lace up those hiking (or rain) boots, breathe in that fresh air and celebrate mom in our West Coast wonderland.

Toast Mom with Tea

Mother’s Day in Vancouver and high tea go together like peanut butter and jelly – a tried-and-true combination that is always a good idea. Several restaurants are offering special menus to commemorate mom’s big day, including the Secret Garden Tea Company and the Neverland Tea Salon. The Vancouver restaurants will both offer their own Mother’s Day High Tea menus from Friday May 12 – Monday May 15, but be sure to make reservations in advance as these spots book up quickly! And, if an at-home tea party is more your style, the Neverland Tea Salon’s high tea is also available for take out.

Have Brunch with the Best

Going out for brunch for Mother’s Day in Vancouver is an easy decision – choosing the right place for the occasion can make it a challenge. There are dozens of restaurants that are offering specialty meals and deals to celebrate mom. Here is a sampling:

Relax and Recharge

No one deserves a relaxing day at the spa more than mom. Treat her to an afternoon at a local spa where she can recharge and feel refreshed. The Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Pacific Rim is one of our city’s finest, offering a range of spa services that are sure to leave mom feeling like the Queen that she is. Spa Utopia is another go-to spot with locations in North Vancouver, Vancouver, and Langley. From now until Sunday May 14, Spa Utopia is running an online bonus gift card promotion – spend $150-$299.99 and receive a $25 gift card. Check the website for more details.

Check out a Show

Experiential gifts continue to be top-of-mind when wanting to gift mom something that is both meaningful and memorable. Purchasing tickets to a play or comedy show – or other type of performance – is sure to make for an unforgettable experience together. Feel like taking in a night of local theatre? Take mom to one the Arts Club Theatre Company’s upcoming productions. How about a musical? The award-winning musical CATS returns to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre May 23-28.

And if health and wellness is more mom’s style, check out a different type of show – the Westcoast Wellness Show in Langley from May 12-13. There’s even a VIP night for mom on Friday May 12.

Explore the City

Take mom on an adventure in the city where you can be tourists for the day. Create a list of some of the amazing places across the Lower Mainland that you’ve yet to experience together and start checking them off! From the Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park (look out for hundreds of exotic birds, plants and flowers) to the historic Fort Langley (lots of cute restaurants nearby) to the Vancouver Art Gallery (always an exhibit worth checking out), make memories while developing an even greater appreciation for the city we call home.


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