How to Spend Mother’s Day on Vancouver’s North Shore

Mother's Day Experiences

There a million presents you could get your Mom this Mother’s Day, but the best gift of all is time with you! We’ve come up with a fun list of experiences so you can celebrate your Mom by making her feel special this Mother’s Day.

Afternoon Tea at Butterlane Bakery

Take Mom out to the Lonsdale Quay Market to enjoy a traditional English Afternoon Tea watching the boats go by on Butterlane Bake Shop’s Patio. The High Tea includes elegant finger sandwiches, scones with preserves and Devonshire Cream, cream teas and sweet petite fancies all made in-house. This year, Butterlane Bakery is also offering a Champagne High Tea Delivery for those who can’t be with their Mom this time. Enjoy a post-lunch walk along the Burrard Dry Dock Pier to take in the views.


North Shore Spirit Trail Stroll and a Spa Day

Take your Mom to grab a coffee or fresh smoothie from Heirloom Ambleside and while you are there pick up a banana bread or cookie to have on the go. Heirloom specializes in vegetarian and vegan treats with plenty of gluten-free treats too, so there is something for everyone! Make your way along to Ambleside Beach, a few steps away, to join the North Shore Spirit Trail. The North Shore Spirit Trail is a separated trail, easy to walk while you catch up with your Mom over your coffees. An hour down the path you’ll find Spa Utopia and you’ll be ready for your well-deserved relaxation. Pamper your Mom as she puts on the spa robe and forgets the worries of everyday life while enjoying treatments in private rooms.


Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard

See your hometown through new eyes by vacationing in your own backyard this year. If you and your Mom share a household, treat her to a getaway…right on her own doorstep. Being a hometown tourist for a long weekend, staying in a local hotel, visiting attractions, and eating in restaurants is a great way to support local businesses during this difficult time while giving yourself a break from the norm! Non-essential travel outside of your home region is not recommended. Find the best accommodation deals on our website.


Farina a Legna Picnic

An Italian picnic worthy of your Madre! Farina a Legna is offering a curated basket of Italian treats including salami, olives, focaccia, and bottled Aperol spritzes or craft soda as well as vintage glassware to sip them with! Pre-order here before May 7 to pick up on Mother’s Day weekend. Discover Vancouver’s North Shore’s best picnic spots to find a place to enjoy it.


Shopping and Facials at Park Royal

Pick up your Mom and take her to Park Royal for a day of retail therapy. Park Royal has the biggest name stores and lots of locally-owned shops and boutiques for you to window shop ’til you drop! Follow up your shopping trip with some relaxation with fully customized facials for each of your skincare woes at Skoah Facial Spa.



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