I never made my mother any macaroni art but I was a champion at adorning construction paper cards with stickers, and felt pen drawings that would bleed through the front cover and speckle the inside page. The delivery of said card was usually followed by coffee and toast in bed, and possibly a flower arrangement pieced together with blossoms from our front garden. Mother’s Day in our house was always about time spent, not items bought — unless you count cake, we always had cake. If you are looking to spend some quality time with the mom in your life this Sunday, here are a few special events and activities happening around Vancouver:
10 Mother’s Day Events in Vancouver
Mother’s Day at the Bloedel Conservatory
Sunday, May 10, 2015 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
This exotic attraction at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park is offering up a Mother’s Day Package for $28 that includes one adult admission to the conservatory, an exclusive silver Umay pendant ($20 value) and special treats from Truffles Fine Foods, Daniel Chocolate, Barefoot Venus, and Evian. Advanced purchase only, purchase online here. Regular conservatory admission rates apply for additional guests.
Mother’s Day at The Glades Garden in Surrey
Sunday, May 10, 2015 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Celebrate Mother’s Day in a stunning woodland garden with live music from the Armadillo String Quartet among masses of rhododendrons in full bloom. Gourmet coffees, teas and hot chocolate available for purchase, as well as a spring plant sale. Cash sales only. Advance tickets $5 per person, $7 at the gate with kids 12 and under free. Rain or shine, no pets. Call 604-501-5100 or register online (course #4404222).
Mother’s Day Brunch at Dockside
Sunday, May 10, 2015 seatings at 10:00am and 1:00pm
Dockside Restaurant at the Granville Island Hotel celebrates Mother’s Day with the Marketplace Brunch Buffet, a spectacular Granville Island Public Market-themed feast. Reservations are required, call 604-685-7070 to book.
Mother’s Day Brunch at Hycroft
Sunday, May 10, 2015 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Enjoy brunch in Vancouver’s most famous and elegant manor with a no-host cash bar featuring mimosas at 11:00am. Indulge in a sweet and savoury selection of gourmet menu items like smoked BC salmon, poached free range eggs with spinach and béchamel sauce, baked black forest ham and mushroom crêpes, and other delightful treats made by our very own Chef Walter Messiah. Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 6th.
Mother’s Day High Tea at Secret Garden
Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th, 2015 at 12:00pm, 2:15pm and 4:30pm
A special Mother’s Day High Tea menu includes Secret Garden egg pinwheels, prawn cake sliders, roast beef tenderloin and rosemary pesto on petit pretzel buns, chai latte mini cake with malted white chocolate ganache, scone with raspberry jam and devonshire cream, tangy mini lemon tart, rhubarb and raspberry chevre cheesecake, milk chocolate-gianduja mousse teapot, and a special take-home treat. Vegetarian and gluten free options available. Space is limited, call 604-261-3070 to reserve.
Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Urban Tea Merchant
Friday, May 8th; Saturday, May 9th; Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Mother’s Day Brunch Service features a three-tier platter filled with savouries such as scrambled egg with Northern Divine Caviar and creme fraiche and sweets such as “Lemon Bush Tea” Panna Cotta. Sitting times are 9:30am and, 11:30am. Mother’s Day Tea Service features a selection of handcrafted tea-infused tea sandwiches, petite savories, and delightful sweets. Sitting Times: 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm. Reservations are required, call 604-692-0071.
Hard Rock Casino: Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Mother’s Day Brunch seatings at 10:30am, 11:00am, and 1:00pm featuring a buffet lunch with live action stations, non-alcoholic beverages, $5 mimosas, and live entertainment from the legendary Dal Richards and his orchestra. All ages welcome, kids 5 and under free. For reservations call 604-516-7147.
Township 7 Winery: Mother’s Day Lunch & Spring Release Celebration
Sunday, May 10, 2015 from 11:30am to 4:00pm
Indulge in an epicurean afternoon with a scrumptious French inspired brunch in the vineyard. Township 7 is celebrating at their south
Langley winery with a delicious three course alfresco meal (a fresh salad,design your own crêpe station, and a homemade dessert) by Chef John Walls of the Culinary House of Magic, paired with a glass of your choice of wine. Be entertained with the acoustic tunes of Paul Tobin and moms get a free gift. Purchase tickets online in advance.
Roedde House Museum Second Sunday Concert Series
Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 3:00pm
Roedde House Museum present their Second Sunday Concert Series – Sounds of Spring on Mother’s Day in the parlour with Jeff Pelletier (flute), Julie Begg (clarinet), and Karen Lee-Morlang (piano). These three high energy players present a seasonal program featuring works by Honegger, Dorff, and Horovitz. A late Victorian home in the heart of Vancouver’s West End, Roedde House was built for Gustav and Mathilda Roedde in 1893. It’s worth a visit on its own and the spring concert series is an extra special treat. Purchase tickets online in advance.
Bloom Market, Fort Langley
Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Browse the Bloom Market in the historic Fort Langley Community Hall. It offers home décor, hand crafted jewelry and paintings from over 30 artisans from across British Columbia. A perfect spot to grab that last minute Mother’s Day Gift or take your mom on a shopping spree. Admission is $2 and all the proceeds go to the Langley Food Bank.