Mother's Day Ideas

Mother's day is always the 2nd Sunday in May. 
We hope your Mom is still here and sometimes holidays remind us of our losses.  If your Mom has passed, this Mother's Day might be a great day to embrace those memories that bond you together.  That might be a love of books, movies, travel, learning, cooking, hiking, or whatever it was that makes you smile.  Focus on those great moments you had this Mother's day. 

WHAT TO BUY?
Think about what type of person your Mom is when considering gifts.  Is she a cook?  Maybe a cookbook from her favourite chef or maybe she hates to cook and you can get her a Gift Certificate/subscription to one of the food delivery services?

Does she love reading a particular magazine?  Maybe a subscription to that with a pound of her favourite coffee. 
Amazon actually has a search for Mother's Day, check it out.

THINGS TO DO

  1. Brunch.  We have so many great places in the Lower Mainland.  Wherever you live, just google Mother's Day Brunch!
  2. Dinner.  Same as above.
  3. Grab the whole family and go for a great hike or picnic in your 'hood. 
  4. Here are some local events 
  • Mother’s Day Tea and Plant Sale – the annual plant sale and Mother’s Day Tea at London Heritage Farm at 6511 Dyke Road in Richmond, not far from Steveston Village.
  • Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market – in West Vancouver.
  • Fairmont Mother’s Day Run – a 3K, 5K, and 10K run and walk from Stanley Park to Jack Poole Plaza and benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
  • Glades Garden Mother’s Day Event – at 561 172nd Street in Surrey. Admission was $7 in 2017 but free for children under age 12. 2018 details to be confirmed. Parking is extremely limited but shuttle service is available from Halls Prairie Elementary at 18035 8th Avenue.
  • International Summer Night Market – at 12631 Vulcan Way in Richmond.
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond.
  • Playland – mothers get free admission and ride access on Mother’s most years if arriving between 10 am and 12 pm when accompanied by a paying companion! 2018 details to be confirmed.
  • Greater Vancouver Zoo – the first 150 mothers get in free on Mother’s day most years. (2018 details to be confirmed.)
  • Tulips of the Valley – Western Canada’s largest flower festival featuring over 20 acres of tulips in Chilliwack. (To be confirmed and determined by the flower season.)
  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road (to be confirmed).