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Mother’s Day in Vancouver 2019

Mother's Day in Vancouver

Mother’s Day takes place on the second Sunday in May each year, so on May 12 in 2019. It’s a day to celebrate mothers everywhere, including in Vancouver.

It’s a day to treat mothers (and grandmothers) special and to thank them for all they’ve done over the years.

Mother’s Day in Vancouver

There are lots of great ways to spend the Mother’s Day Weekend in the Lower Mainland. Below we list events that took place on the Mother’s Day Weekend in 2018 (and which happen most Mother’s Day weekends including, likely, the one on May 10-12 in 2019). We also list general suggestions on other ways to spend time with Mom and make her feel special.

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Events on Mother’s Day

The following are some of the events that took place on the Mother’s Day Weekend in 2018:

In 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.
  • Playland – some (but not all) years mothers get free admission and ride access on Mother’s Day if arriving between 10 am and 12 pm when accompanied by a paying companion! Unfortunately this didn’t appear to happen in 2018. The venue was open though from 10 am to 6 pm on both the Saturday and Sunday.

In Richmond

  • Mother’s Day Tea & Plant Sale – the annual plant sale and Mother’s Day Tea takes place at London Heritage Farm at 6511 Dyke Road in Richmond, not far from Steveston Village. Both activities take place on the Saturday and Sunday. The plant sale usually starts each day at 10:00, the tea begins at 12:00, and both run until 5:00.
    • TIP: Go for a walk or bike ride afterwards along the waterfront and around Steveston Village. Or, if you buy plants, go for the walk beforehand so you don’t leave your purchases to cook in your hot car!
  • Richmond Night Market – at 8351 River Road in Richmond.
  • Richmond Olympic Experience – Moms get free admission to the interactive sports museum on Mother’s Day (when accompanied by at least one paying family member).

On the North Shore

  • Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market in West Vancouver at Ambleside Park.
    • TIP: After shopping, go for a nice stroll along the waterfront. On a sunny day, the entire region is spectacular!

In Surrey

  • Glades Garden Mother’s Day Event – at 561 172nd Street in Surrey. Admission is about $7 but free for children under age 12. Parking is extremely limited but shuttle service is available from Halls Prairie Elementary at 18035 8th Avenue.
  • West Coast Amusements – carnival rides in Surrey all weekend in the parking lot at Guilford Mall. All-day wristbands are $40.

In the Fraser Valley

  • Abbotsford Tulip Festival – Mother’s Day was the final day of the season for the 10 acres of tulip fields open to the public in Abbotsford at 36737 North Parallel Road.

Other Mother’s Day Activities

There are lots of other ways to thank moms and make them feel special in the Lower Mainland, including in the following ways:

Take Mom Out for Brunch

Regardless of your age and that of your mother, a Canadian Mother’s Day tradition is to take mom out for brunch. Many restaurants across the Lower Mainland offer special brunch menus on Mother’s Day, including some of the region’s finest establishments as well as some of the most reasonably-priced.

Check out Top Mother’s Day Buffets for a list of places to treat Mom!

TIP: Restaurants offering Mother’s Day buffet brunches often fill up well in advance, so book early.

Take Mom out for Dinner

Instead of taking one’s mother out for brunch, many people go out for lunch or dinner. For a list of great places, check out Metro Vancouver’s Best Restaurants.

Spend the Day with Mom and the Family

In addition to a nice meal out and taking in special weekend events, a popular way to treat Mom special is to take her to one of Vancouver’s best places outdoors. If the weather is good, great venues for family time include anywhere in Vancouver’s Top Parks and Places in Nature. Some of our favourites include the following:

For other ideas on things to do with Mom and the family, check out the following:




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