Your Best Bets for Celebrating Mother’s Day in Calgary

Best Bets for Mother's Day in Calgary - SavvyMom

Mother’s Day this year falls on Sunday May 12, in case you (or your family) haven’t marked it on your calendars yet! Whether you want to find a special way to celebrate the mom in your life, or are a mom looking for a little pampering yourself, here are some of our favourite ways to make this Mother’s Day in Calgary an extra special one.

Best Bets for Mother’s Day in Calgary

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Take Mom Shopping for Mother’s Day in Calgary

There’s definitely no shortage of places to shop in YYC, but visiting a local market is a fun way to check out amazing local vendors and goodies you won’t find anywhere else!

Saskatoon Farm Mother’s Day Market |
Saturday, May 11 – Sunday, May 12 from 9 am – 5 pm

The Saskatoon Farm is the perfect place to spend an afternoon, especially this Mother’s Day! They’ve got over 60 vendors to browse for a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gift, live musical performances will be happening all day, and if you happen to work up an appetite, you can stop for a treat or a meal, including a mouthwatering brunch buffet served in the Redhouse. The Redhouse buffet is $30 per plate for adults and $16 per plate for children 10 and under. Kids will love burning off energy playing games and jumping in the bouncy castles, while mom can enjoy yoga in the Greenhouse, join a Bring Your Own Planter workshop, and more.  Admission to the market is $7; kids 5 and under are free. Admission to yoga and plant workshops must be purchase in advance, online, for an additional cost.

Calgary Farmer’s Market |
Sunday, May 12 from 11 am – 2 pm

Moms, prepared to be pampered at the South Location of the Calgary Farmer’s Market! Together with their spectacular vendors, CFM is creating an unforgettable experience that will make mom feel like a queen!

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Take Her for Brunch for Mother’s Day in Calgary

Calgary is filled with fantastic brunch spots; what better time to test out a new one than Mother’s Day? Be sure to reserve your spot ahead of time to make sure you don’t miss out!

Fairmont Palliser Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet |
Sunday, May 12 from 10 am – 2 pm

For a brunch experience that feels straight out of a movie, head downtown to the Fairmont Palliser for a gorgeous brunch in the iconic Crystal Ballroom. Fill your plate with favourite breakfast items, omelettes from the made to-order station, meats from the carving stations, tasty seafood, and sweets from the table of decadent desserts.  Tickets are $144.90 + tax per person,   $72.45 + tax per child 12 and under, and children under 5 eat free.

Telus Spark Brunch Buffet |
Sunday, May 12 with seatings at 9 am – 11 am and 12pm – 2 pm 

TELUS Spark knows how to show your mom that she’s out of this world! Reserve your spot at the brunch buffet and enjoy a variety of delicious eats including baked breads and pastries, cheese and charcuterie, salads and shrimp, slow roasted top sirloin, stuffed crispy chicken, mini Dutch style pancakes, farm fresh scrambled eggs, and more. Vegan and gluten-free options are also included. Don’t forget to grab dessert before heading to the science centre to check out the exhibits, live science shows, a photo booth, a craft corner, and a free flower for mom. Tickets are $80 for Adults (13 and above) $40 for Youth (3-12) and free for kids 0-2.

Granary Road Mother’s Day Brunch |
Sunday, May 12  

Spend the day eating, shopping and playing at Granary Road! Kids will have a blast on the Active Learning Park, and mom is sure to enjoy the Farmer’s Market and delicious brunch options on her special day. Choose between a brunch buffet or a la carte brunch offerings from Cravings Market Restaurant. The a la carte options include eggs benedict with your choice of smoked salmon, smoked brisket or grilled asparagus or a build your own omelette bar. Buffet options include cold items including cheese and charcuterie, antipasto, grilled shrimp, breads and butter, salads, fruit and more. Hot options include carved Alberta beef with au jus and mini Yorkies, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pan fried potatoes, pancakes, churro French toast and more. Satisfy your sweet tooth with pastries, cakes, squares and a sundae bar with all the toppings! Tickets are $65.92 for adults, $61.98 for seniors and $34.23 for kids. Brunch tickets do not include admission to the Active Learning Park.

Calgary Zoo Brunch Buffet |
Sunday, May 12 with seatings at 9 am – 11 am, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm , and 2 pm-4 pm

What could be better than brunch followed by a visit to the zoo? In addition to delicious brunch offerings, there will be themed décor on display, kids’ crafts and activities and access to the rest of the zoo for the day. Tickets are $59.95 for adults 16-59, $54.95 for seniors 60+, $37.95 for kids 3-15 and free for infants under 3. Wild Journey Members receive 20% off.

Take Her for Tea

If you’ve ever wanted an excuse to try high tea, let this be your reason! Treat mom to a fancy afternoon sipping tea and dining on dainties at one of these fabulous spots.

Lougheed House Tea |
Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 from 11:30 am – 3 pm

Soak in history as you sip your tea and munch delicious sweets and savouries at the Lougheed House. Tickets are $59.95 per person. Reservations must be made in advance.

Lina’s High Tea |
Sunday May 12 from 11 am – 1 pm

Along with your tea at Lina’s, enjoy an assortment of bite-size French and Italian pastries, chocolate rum balls, fruit tarts, and cupcakes as well as savoury snacks including croissants, chips, and sandwiches. Tickets are $65 for two people and $35 for each additional person. Pre-booking is required by May 10th and limited spaces at their four locations are available!

Lina’s Tea Box For Two |

If you’d rather enjoy your tea and dainties with mom in the comfort of your own home, Lina’s offers a Tea Box For Two, which includes 4 mini cannoli with coconut flakes, 4 tiramisu mini cream puffs, 2 savoury croissant sandwiches with prosciutto, arugula and figs marmalade, 1  caprese salad, pistachio and maldon salt homemade chocolate bark, and 2 tea bags. Mimosa and Spritz cocktails can be added into your box for an additional fee.

Get Crafty Together for Mother’s Day in Calgary

Is your mom a craft room queen? Why not spend some time together creating something special this Mother’s Day in Calgary? Here are a few awesome local classes offering workshops she’ll love.

Mother’s Day Paint Night at The Canadian Brewhouse |
Saturday, May 11 at 6 PM

Grab your brushes, secure a snack and a beverage, and sit down to paint a sweet highland cow with your mom! No prior painting experience is necessary – just follow along as talented instructors guide you through the process step by step. Tickets are $49.26 per person.

Check out a Workshop at Plant |
Various dates

Is your mom a self-proclaimed plant lady? If so, she’s guaranteed to love the offerings of workshops from Plant. There are three Mother’s Day themed workshops being offered this year – a dried floral arranging workshop, a terrarium workshop and an outdoor potted plant arrangement workshop. Of course, there are other workshops you’ll love to check out with your mom even if they don’t have “Mother’s Day” in their title! Prices vary by workshop and start at $65.

Learn to Knit, Weave, Stitch, and More at Stash |

Has your mom been dying to hone her needlework skills? Has she always wanted to learn to knit a pair of socks or weave a gorgeous tapestry? Is embroidery or cross-stitching something she’s been talking about forever? Stash has a variety of fun and interactive textile workshops for folks of all skill levels and areas of interest. Whether you’re an absolute beginner, brave maker, or clever crafter, Stash has a class you and your mama are guaranteed to love. Give them a call at 403-457-0766 to learn more, or check out their classes and register online.

Give Her a Well-Deserved Break

Book Her a Spacation at the Palliser |
Available May 1 – May 31

It’s no secret that moms work hard and rarely have a minute for themselves. Why not make sure she has some time to kick back and relax by booking her a Spacation Package at the Fairmont Palliser? The package starts at $399 per night and includes mom’s luxury accommodation, a $100 gift card to the rnr Wellness Spa located on site, access to the spa’s swimming pool, hot tub, and steam room, a bottle of sparkling wine, a sweet treat, and valet parking for one vehicle.

How will you be celebrating Mother’s Day in Calgary  We’d love to hear your ideas and suggestions in the comments!


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