Mother’s Day is coming up, so it’s time to start planning something special.
Whether it’s your mom, grandmother, aunt, or just a great woman who has been that mother-figure to you, there is plenty of fun things to get up to this Sunday.
Check out 10 things to do with your mom in Montreal this Mother’s Day.
Take your mother to enjoy the pristine Montreal Botanical Garden. Featuring a tree pavilion, blooming flowers, and Montreal’s very own Japanese garden, the Botanical Garden is a great way to show your mom you love her.
Where: 4101 Rue Sherbrooke Est
Want to scope out some cute home-decor finds with mom? The Creative Collective Etsy Montreal is hosting a special seasonal market on May 12 and 13. You’ll be able to get your hands on fantastic homemade and local goods. Hundreds of creators from Montreal and around the world will be on site with their products.
Where: Technopôle Angus, 2600 William-Tremblay Street
For all the wine-loving moms out there, taking your mother to a bring your own wine restaurant is an ideal way to spend the holiday. From spicy Indian food to classic French cuisine, Montreal has a BYOW restaurant for all taste buds. Check out this list for a little inspiration.
Where: Various locations
Go for a springtime walk up Mount Royal
The weather has finally turned so why not take advantage? Go for your first spring walk up Mount Royal! Explore the flora and fauna, wander a new trail, or even have a picnic at Beaver Lake. There is so much to explore at this Montreal landmark.
Where: Mount Royal
Boasting one of the most impressive art collections in Canada, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is a true gem, so why not surprise your mom with a trip to this incredible museum? Show them around the permanent collection or wow them with one of the museum’s temporary exhibitions.
Where: 1380 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Has your mom been hinting she’d like a relaxing afternoon at the spa? There’s nowhere better than Spa Bota Bota! Situated in Old Port overlooking the Saint Lawrence River, this tranquil setting is the ideal spot to spend a Sunday afternoon. Treat your mom to a specialty package, or enjoy some quality mother/daughter time in their famous water circuit!
Where: Entrée McGill Coin De la Commune et McGill, Promenade du Vieux-Port
Enjoy High Tea
Treat yourself a la the queen of England with an exquisite high tea. Tiny cucumber sandwiches, small French pastries, scones with cream and jam, cupcakes, and macarons on a three-tiered platter are sure to delight you. Bar A Beurre serves up a yummy and colourful afternoon tea, however, if you’re looking to splurge, the Ritz-Carlton is known for their fancy high tea.
Where: 350 Rue Notre-Dame E (Bar A Beurre), 1228 Rue Sherbrooke O (Ritz-Carlton), 4354 Ave Christophe-Colomb (Le Parloir)
The rainbow balls art installation, otherwise known as Aires Libres, is complete! Marvel at this colourful installation in the Gay Village’s pedestrian strip this Mother’s Day!
Where: Sainte-Catherine Street East between St-Hubert and Cartier
Bixi bikes are back on the roads which means it’s time to start exploring our city’s beautiful bike paths. With bike paths all around the city, cycling in Montreal has never been easier. And if you know where to go, you’ll find that Montreal boasts some pretty magical bike paths – so magical in fact, they may give you a whole new perspective on your favourite city. So hop on your bike this Mother’s Day, borrow one from a friend, or take advantage of the city’s Bixi bikes and get pedalling! This is sure to be a hit with all the active moms out there. For a little inspiration, check out the most beautiful bike paths in Montreal.
Where: Various locations
Go for ice cream
Ice cream season has arrived, and there’s nowhere better to get your ice cream fix than the Mile End’s Kem CoBa or the Plateau’s La Diperie. Whether you’re into sorbet, dipped soft serve, or creamy handmade ice cream, these joints have it all. Take your mom on a scenic stroll through the neighbourhood before finishing your day off with a frozen treat.
Where: 60 Avenue Fairmount Ouest (Kem CoBa), and for a list of La Diperie locations click here