Mother’s Day in Ottawa: Gifts, Food, Events, and More

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With Mothers Day just around the corner you may still be searching for the perfect experience, gift, or outing. There are many local Mothers Day gift ideas in Ottawa whether you are looking for a meal out, a special experience, or a weekend away.  We are sharing some of our best bets for Mothers Day in Ottawa.

Things to Do + Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day in Ottawa


Whether it’s a morning brunch brought to her in bed or a trip out of the house we don’t know anybody who wouldn’t love a delicious brunch that includes their favourite foods and one that they don’t need to prepare themselves!

Vegan– Check out this Mothers Day Brunch Box from Naturally Vero that you can pick up and bring home to serve up.  Strawberry cream croissants, chocolate covered strawberries, tiramisu cups, quiche Lorraine and more makes this a well rounded box that your whole family will want to dive into.

Family Fun– Check out some of our recommended family brunch spots in Ottawa that the whole family will enjoy and mama doesn’t have to lift a finger! Craft Beer Market is also offering a Mothers Day Brunch special that you may wish to check out.

Day Trip – Head to Montebello and enjoy a fabulous brunch at the Chateau Montebello. Definitely make reservations ahead of time and enjoy this one of a kind extravagant brunch. Even better, why not stay the night?

Bottomless MimosasThe Belmont offers bottomless Mimosa’s for only $25 per person and is a great option if you want to treat mama to some special orange juice drinks!

Mother’s Day in Ottawa Gift Experiences

If you are looking to gift an experience this Mothers Day in Ottawa here are our top recommendations:

Le Nordik  in Old Chelsea, just 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa, offers a lovely spa experience with saunas, steam rooms, hot and cold baths, relaxation areas, massage therapy and delicious eats. This is a great experience for mom to enjoy on her own or with a group of friends.

Wine Tasting – book an experience at a local winery like Kin Vineyards where you can also book a tour of the vineyards and/or enjoy a casual night out with great conversations and fantastic wine.

Mountain Bike Adventures – Know a mom looking for an adventure? Check out these mountain bike adventures throughout the Outaouais.


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Manis & Pedis– Want to treat mom to a lovely manicure and pedicure? Look no further than Smudge Beauty Bar on Dalhousie. Their expert staff are truly one of a kind and you will always be greeted with a smile. Add on a facial to make it a full wellness spa experience.

Go Away for the Weekend for Mother’s Day in Ottawa

How about a Staycation at The Brookstreet for their Spa Experience. She can enjoy the night alone in a large cozy bed, followed by a day of being pampered after a delicious brunch or breakfast in bed. Le Germain is a great option downtown Ottawa with close proximity to the Rideau Centre if your mom loves to shop and would like the opportunity to add a few new items to her closet. Or why not head to Le Moulin in Wakefield or Chateau Montebello for an immersive experience a little bit further away from home. I don’t see any mom turning down these great gift ideas for Mothers Day in Ottawa!

Be a Tourist in Your Own City

Enjoy Ottawa through the eyes of a tourist and take your mom for a walk through the Byward Market. Grab some yummy croissants at Le Moulin Provence and continue with some window shopping then stop in at Bridgehead for a latte. Follow it up with a homemade Italian sandwich from La Bottega Nicastros  before walking up through Parliament to see if any of the tulips have started to make an appearance.


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