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14 things to do with mom in Vancouver this Mother's Day

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Daniel Chai May 08, 2017 3:21 am 272

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and Daily Hive has got you covered with fun activities and events for the most important women in our lives! Here are 14 things to do with mom in Vancouver this Mother’s Day.

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Mother’s Day Tea at Historic Stewart Farm

City of Surrey

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  • What: Treat mum like the queen she is with tea at Historic Stewart Farm. Nibble cucumber sandwiches, indulge in sweets and scones baked in our wood stove, and make a craft together.
  • Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
  • When: May 13 and 14 from noon to 3 pm
  • Register: Online, $16

Alaria’s Fiddle

  • What: Alaria’s Fiddle is a full-length musical theatre performance developed by the Smithers-based Valley Youth Fiddlers in collaboration with master fiddlers from across Canada. Alaria’s Fiddle is a fictional tale about a young girl who lives with her mother on an isolated lighthouse on the west coast of Canada.
  • Where: BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts – 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver
  • When: May 14 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $10-$15

Fairmont Mother’s Day Run

  • What: A 3 km, 5 km and 10 km run and walk starting in Stanley Park and finishing at the Olympic Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza. Moms will be greeted at the finish line with a commemorative scarf, and all family members are welcome. Event includes a Finish Line Festival, kid’s activities, champagne giveaways, and more. In support of Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon.
  • Where: Ceperley Park in Stanley Park
  • When: May 14 at 9 am
  • Register: Online

Artisan Market: Mother’s Day

Lonsdale Artisan Farmers Market

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  • What: The scenic setting of Lonsdale Quay is a perfect place to pickup something special for mom or to take her on Mother’s Day.
  • Where: East Plaza of the Lonsdale Quay Market – 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
  • When: May 14 from 10 am to 3 pm
  • Cost: Free

Mother’s Day Brunch

  • What: Treat your mother to a delicious Brunch Buffet at Langley Golf and Banquet Centre. Situated in a beautiful parkland setting, the venue is an ideal location for a memorable celebration.
  • Where: Langley Golf and Banquet Centre – 21550-44th Ave, Langley
  • When: May 14 at 10 am and 12:30 pm

MOM=WOW – The ‘Mother of All Mother’s Day Shows’

  • What: Give the mothers and grandmothers in your life a good laugh (or several) with Vancouver TheatreSports League’s Mother’s Day Special. Featuring Gancia sparkling wines, and scenarios based on “Movie Moms”, “Momvolution” and more.
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 14 at 4 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $25

Mother’s Day Remembrance

  • What: If you would like to celebrate Mother’s Day, but your Mother has passed, or you are estranged from her, join others like you for an enjoyable brunch at Hart House Restaurant in Deer Lake Park. Bring a photo and/or story about your Mother to share. No age or gender requirement. Bookings taken up to May 10.
  • Where: Hart House Restaurant – 6664 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • When: May 14 at 11:30 am
  • Tickets: Online, $45. RSVP required at 778-318-1894

Paint Night with Mom

  • What: Listen to music, relax and paint with mom at Zealous Art. Bring your friends and the whole family along for a fun evening being creative. No experience needed, and yes there will be wine to enjoy.
  • Where: Zealous Art – #104 20218 Fraser Highway, Langley
  • When: May 14 at 5 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $35. Includes a 12 x 16 canvas, a glass of wine, use of all art supplies and 2 hours art instruction.

Artisan Jewellery Show & Sale

  • What: The 4th Annual Mother’s Day Artisan Jewellery Show & Sale, hosted by the Creative Jewellers Guild of BC. Come browse, shop and meet the 18 artisans selling one of a kind pieces.
  • Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 14 from 10 am to 6 pm
  • Admission: Free

Royal Canadian Family Circus: SPECTAC! 2017

Royal Canadian Family Circus

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  • What: For 50 years, the Royal Canadian Family Circus has been providing fun activities and entertainment for the entire family. Gather under the Big Top and be awed by gravity defying performers, including the Argentinian High Wire, the Motor Cycle Cyclone, the Acrobatic Aerial Strap & Silk act and more.
  • Where: Pacific National Exhibition Parking Lot 9B (Vancouver), Sevenoaks Shopping Centre Parking Lot (Abbotsford)
  • When: May 12 to 14 (Vancouver), May 19 to 22 (Abbotsford)
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$50

4th Annual Mother’s Day Portrait Studio at Lougheed Town Centre

  • What: The best moms deserve special treatment. Bring Mom to Lougheed Town Centre’s 4th annual Mother’s Day portrait studio to enjoy an afternoon of pampering and giveaways. Moms will glam up with hair and makeup touch ups by Chatters and The Body Shop before their photo under a beautiful greenery arch. Enjoy live music from Sophia Danai while the kids are crafting up cards for Mom. The event is by donation and all proceeds benefit the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation in support of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
  • Where: Lougheed Town Centre – 9855 Austin Ave, Burnaby
  • When: May 13 and 14 from noon to 3pm
  • Cost: By Donation

Music like Mama used to Make

  • What: Whoever you feel fits the role of your Mama bear, bring them to Cafe Deux Soleils this Mothers Day for a concert by Zach Lancaster, Jim O’Neill, Scotty Vigue and The Magic Pig. Moms get in for free.
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: May 14 from 7 to 11 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $10-$15. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Mother’s Day Weekend High Tea

  • What: Treat your mom to a special Mother’s Day Weekend High Tea with a special at-home tea party or picnic from Secret Garden Tea Party.
  • Where: The Secret Garden Tea Company – 2138 West 40th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: May 13 and 14
  • Order: Online, $26-$36. For pickup only

Mother’s Day at The Glades Garden

  • What: Celebrate Mother’s day in a stunning woodland garden. Enjoy live music from the Armadillo Strings among masses of rhododendrons in full bloom. Gourmet coffees, teas and hot chocolate available for purchase, as well as a spring plant sale.
  • Where: The Glades – 561 172 Street, Surrey
  • When: May 14 from 10 am to 4 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $5, $7 at the gate (cash only). Children under 12 are free.

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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