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Mom’s Special Day: Memorable 2024 Mother’s Day Ideas

Mom's Special Day Memorable 2024 Mother’s Day Ideas

Did you know that Mother’s Day is the day on which people make the most phone calls? As 2024 approaches, it’s time to start planning the perfect celebration that will truly make your mom feel cherished and loved.

If you’re ready to plan an unforgettable celebration filled with love, appreciation, and joy, read on to discover our curated list of the best Mother’s Day ideas in Vancouver!

When did Mother’s Day become official in Canada?

When did Mother's Day become official in Canada

Mother’s day in Canada became official in 1915. Little kids make cute handmade gifts and cards, give their moms flowers, and even whip up special breakfasts on Mother’s Day. 

They usually start getting the hang of this day back in kindergarten, where teachers lend a hand in making crafts and chatting about what Mother’s Day is all about.

Fun fact! The date of Mother’s day actually changes in Canada as it’s held anually on May’s second Sunday. So, mark your calendars for this year – Sunday, May 14th, 2023!

Head to the Royal Canadian International Circus


Address: 6150 176 St, Surrey, BC V3S 4E7, Canada

When: May 16 to May 20, 2024

Price: $35 – $60

There’s nothing like an exhilarating circus show! The Royal Canadian International Circus will take you on a wild ride filled with heart-stopping live performances, from jaw-dropping acrobatics to mind-boggling stunts. 

You’ll get to see performances like high-flying acrobatics, death-defying tricks, clowning and towering feats, among others. There are three types of seat: general admission ($35), VIP seating ($40), and ringside seating ($60).

Pro tip:
Kids aged 3 and under get in for free as long as they’re not taking up a seat!

Watch the Game at Nat Bailey Stadium

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Address: 4601 Ontario St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3H4, Canada

When: May 7 to May 12, 2024

Price: $33.48

If your mom likes sports, we’ve got a treat for you! 

Nat Bailey Stadium, fondly known as Nat, is Vancouver’s beloved baseball stadium, and it’s the perfect spot to treat Mom to a thrilling game between the Vancouver Canadians and the Everett AquaSox.

Pro tip:
The first 500 moms to arrive will snag a special Mother’s Day Visor as a little token of appreciation!

Share a Laugh with Momma at the Improv Centre


Address: 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S4, Canada


  • Wednesday: 6:30am to 9:30pm
  • Thursday and Friday: 6:30am to 11pm
  • Saturday: 2:30pm to 12:30am
  • Sunday: 6:30am to 9:30pm

Price: $10

The Improv Centre on Granville Island is the place to be for an afternoon full of laughter, featuring some of Vancouver’s top comedians. It’s a family-friendly show where the audience’s suggestions inspire hilarity.

After the show, why not head to the waterfront patio and lounge for a couple of beers with Mom?

Pro tip:
You can catch happy hour prices right here at the Improv Centre every Thursday starting at 7:30 pm!

Have a Brunch Buffet at Westin Bayshore


Address: 1601 Bayshore Dr., Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4, Canada

When: 11:30am to 3pm, daily

Price: $35 per person

Down on the ground floor of Westin Bayshore, you’ll find the restaurant H2 Rotisserie & Bar. It’s a spacious spot where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner while taking in views of the courtyard.

They offer a variety of options for breakfast, including made-to-order dishes and a buffet spread. Alongside classics like eggs benedict and pancakes, you’ll also find treats like handcrafted chocolates, smoothie shots, and pastries.

Pro tip:
When evening falls, try to go to the outside area as it transforms into a magical scene with fairy lights twinkling among the trees.

Hop on a Mother’s Day Cruise


Address: 4535 Slocan Street Vancouver, BC V5R 1Z8

When: May 12, 2024

Price: $85

On May 12th, 2024, Vancouver Boat Parties is hosting a special cruise for moms and their families. It’s a fantastic way to celebrate Mother’s Day while soaking in the stunning views of the city.

On the boat is an evening filled with DJ music, dancing, and the breathtaking Vancouver skyline at night. These cruises usually last a few hours and typically return by midnight or shortly after.

Pro tip:
Make sure to save a copy of your e-ticket as it will serve as your proof of purchase and boarding pass for the cruise. 

Go Tulip Picking at Abbotsford Tulip Festival

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Address: Lakeland Flowers, 39171 No 4 Road, Abbotsford

When: April 14 to May 14, 2024

Price: $8 – $25

The Abbotsford Tulip Festival kicked off on May 1st, welcoming you to stroll through endless rows of vibrant flowers. 

You’ll have the chance to wander along over 5 kilometers of pathways lined with tulips, showcasing more than 70 varieties in an array of colors, shapes, and sizes. It’s a perfect outing for Mom, Grandma, and the little ones!

Pro tip:
We highly recommend that you go here early in the morning on weekdays so you can take photos without other people in the background.

Take Photos at Parq Vancouver


Address: 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5E7, Canada

When: May 14, 2024

Price: Free

Parq Vancouver is that casino resort along Smithe street, and on Mother’s day, every mom will receive a free carnation while supplies last. There’s also a complimentary photo booth session with your mom and take home a printed photo as a keepsake.

Pro tip:
While you’re here, enter a shot at winning up to $250,000 by springing the Big Wheel for a guaranteed cash prize.

Attend a Concert in Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden


Address: 578 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2, Canada

When: May 14, 2024

Price: $15 to $25

On Mother’s Day, there’s a special concert at the Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden where you’re treated to mesmerizing new music for the Chinese flute by the renowned composer Yong Sun. 

Not only that, but the concert will also showcase pieces by Michael O’Neill and feature guest soprano Emily M Cheung, accompanied by new arrangements from composer-in-residence Alan Lau.

Pro tip:
Upon entry from the street, you’ll encounter two doors: the first door leads to the paid section, while the second door grants access to the free section.

Explore the Mother’s Day Garden Market


Address: Lulu Island Winery, 16880 Westminster Hwy, Richmond

When: May 13 to 14, 2024

Price: Free

Lulu Island Winery’s Garden Market is the perfect way for you and mom to wander through a variety of vendors offering garden goods, handmade gifts, and delicious treats. 

As you stroll through the winery lawns and Grapevine Tunnel, sip on their award-winning wines for a truly enjoyable experience. There’s also live music that will serenade you under the Grapevine Tunnel, making your day even more special. 

Pro tip:
Take this opportunity to pick up the perfect gift for her while you’re there!

Meet Adorable Animals at Maan Farms


Address: 790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7N4, Canada

When: 790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford

Price: $30-$60

Abbotsford’s Maan Farms is offering a Mother’s Day experience that features a Superhero Brunch with a super-powered menu and appearances by Spider-Man and Supergirl.

After brunch, head to the Barnyard Adventure where you can experience seven exciting farm attractions with mom. You can ride the zipline, meet the barnyard animals, and get up close and personal with adorable baby chicks, pigs, and goats.

Pro tip:
We recommend you wear rain boots as the ground can be very muddy.