Your Best Bets for Celebrating Mother’s Day in Calgary
Mother’s Day in 2023 falls on Sunday May 14, 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
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 | saskatoonfarm.com
Saturday May 13 – Sunday May 14 from 9 am – 5 pm
Whether you’re in the mood to shop til you drop, are hungry for a delicious meal or snack, or just want to browse, the Mother’s Day Market at the Saskatoon Farm is the perfect spot to spend a day with your favourite gal. 60 local vendors will join live musicians performing all day, and a mouthwatering brunch buffet will be 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 $6; kids 5 and under are free.
Mother’s Day Market at Southcentre Mall | southcentremall.ca
Friday May 5 – Saturday May 6 from 10 am – 8 pm
Southcentre Mall has amazing shopping to begin with, but their Mother’s Day Market in partnership with Collab is the perfect place to discover hand-crafted goods from 18 talented local makers. Art, clothing, clay creations, jewellery, candles and more make up some of the offerings you’ll find at the Mother’s Day Market!
Authentically Indigenous Market | authenticallyindig.com
Saturday May 13 – Sunday May 14 from 10 am – 5 pm
Over 30 Indigenous Artist vendors from Calgary and the Treaty 7 area of Southern Alberta will be gathering together to sell beautifully handcrafted goods like art, jewelry, crafts, prepared food and more. Tickets are $5 for adults for one day or $8 for the weekend. Kids 12 and under are free!
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!
Mother’s Day Brunch at Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown | eventbrite.ca
May 14 from 10 am – 2:30 pm
Head over to the Rocky Mountain Ballroom at the Delta Hotel downtown on Sunday May 14, for a delicious brunch spread from shoe & canoe. Enjoy elevated buffet stations with themes including “the smoothie train”, “all things sweet”, “break of dawn favorites”, and “best loved classics” as well as chef’s attended station, “meat me over there”. Snap a selfie at the photo wall and have a blast decorating cookies as you enjoy live entertainment by Alice Jane Music. Tickets are $81 for guests 13 and older and $33 for children 4-12.
Fairmont Palliser Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet | fairmont.com
Sunday May 14 from 10 am – 2:30 pm
For a one-of-a-kind dining experience, make your way 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 $129 + tax per person, $65 + tax per child 12 and under, and children under 5 eat free.
Hotel Arts Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet | hotelarts.ca
Sunday May 14 with 9:30 am, 10:30 am and 12:00 pm seatings
If you’ve never had the chance to try the brunch buffet at Hotel Arts, run – don’t walk – to make your reservation for Mother’s Day. In addition to many classic savoury and sweet breakfast options, there’s also chef attended stations including a build-your-own omelet station, a waffle station, a cookie decorating station and an ice cream cone station! This event welcomes families of all ages and sizes; they’ve got high chairs, stroller parking, and interactive activities to keep kiddos entertained while mom eats in peace. Prices are $80 for adults, $65 for seniors, $40 for children 3-12 and free for children 2 and under.
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 | lougheedhouse.com
Saturday May 13 from 11 am – 2 pm
Soak in history as you sip your tea and munch delicious treats at the Lougheed House. Your menu includes items including Petite Savouries such as cucumber and mint cream cheese sandwiches, traditional tuna salad, turkey, cranberry goat cheese tartlets and more. Enjoy seasonal macarons, gourmet treats and sweets, mouthwatering scones, fresh berries, and Trade Company Tea. Tickets are $59.95 per person and $39.95 for kids under 10. Reservations must be made in advance.
Lina’s Mother’s Day Parisian Tea | eventbrite.ca
Sunday May 14 from 10 am – 1 pm
Enjoy an assortment of bite-size French and Italian pastries, mini tarts and savoury snacks, as well as two cups of French tea and your choice of Santal Juice. Tickets are $65 for two people and $35 for each additional person. Pre-booking is required by Friday May 12th and limited spaces are available!
Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Eau Claire Distillery | eventbrite.ca
Sunday May 14 from 11 am – 4 pm
For a twist on the traditional afternoon tea experience, Eau Claire Distillery is including a Mother’s Day themed cocktail with their High Tea-inspired bites & sweets (including delicately filled sandwiches, a variety of s tarts, squares, shortbread sammies, bundts, delectable specialty marshmallows, & scones with jam & Earl Grey Gin butter.) There’s also a a variety of herbal teas. The Speakeasy is located in Turner Valley, two doors west of Eau Claire Distillery. Tickets are $50 per person for anyone 8 years and older. Parties must be booked together to ensure you’ll sit together!
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.
Ribbon Skirt Making Workshop | cree8.ca
Saturday May 13 and Sunday May 14 from 1:30 – 6 pm
Cree8 is making this Mother’s Day one to remember as they guide you and your mom through the process of making your own Ribbon Skirt. Ribbon skirts are a style of Regalia that reflect Indigenous culture, histories, families, personal stories, and the way we connect to Mother Earth. As you create your skirt, you will be guided by Chantal, who will share the Teachings of the Ribbon Skirt as well as the significance and teachings behind the Number and Colours of ribbons used. Tickets are $150 per person bringing no materials, $100 per person bringing sewing materials and $75 per person bringing sewing materials and ribbons. Pre-registration is required.
Check out a Workshop at Plant | plantshop.ca
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 wreath 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 $60.
Try a Paint Workshop at Pinnovate | pinnovate.ca
May 13 from 6 – 8 pm
Check out Pinnovate on Saturday May 13th for a Family Paint Night just in time for Mother’s Day! Whether you want to paint solo or would like to create a larger conjoining piece with your family, Pinnovate will guide you through the process of creating a work of art you’ll treasure forever. Come with an appetite at 5:30 and grab a pizza and drinks for you and your mom to enjoy before the instruction begins! The event is recommended for family members aged 5 and up.
Learn to Knit, Weave, Stitch and More at Stash | stashlounge.com
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 | fairmont.com
Available May 1 – June 30
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 $489 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, chocolate truffles, and valet parking for one vehicle.
How will you be celebrating Mother’s Day in Calgary in 2023? We’d love to hear your ideas and suggestions in the comments!