She’s the center of our home; the heart that keeps it running. We may be a bit early in the well-wishes, but Mother’s Day is approaching fast on Sunday, May 8th, and to help you celebrate with your mothers and motherly-figures, we wanted to share some of the best ways to show the love and appreciation for Mom.
Forget chocolates and flowers: Aim straight for her heart with a box of Ladurée macarons. As delectable as they are pretty, these baked treasures from the iconic French patisserie have just landed on Canadian soil for the first time, taking up residence on Robson St. under the green awning. If you care to wait out the line-ups, treat her to tea as well in the location’s 16-seat salon.
Walk and talk: enjoy the beautiful gardens and trails of Queen Elizabeth Park or Stanley Park. If Mom is a more adept hiker, check out St. Mark’s Summit for breathtaking views of Howe Sound. No matter where you choose, the Lower Mainland isn’t short on natural beauty that will soothe and uplift; everything Mom could want to celebrate her adventurous soul.
A short, 30 minute drive from downtown Vancouver, the fishing village of Steveston offers everything for a perfect afternoon away: shopping, an array of eateries, as well as outdoor activities. Snack on renowned fish and chips at Pajos and desert at Outpost Mini Donuts before exploring Gary Point Park and the various heritage sites. Get your walking tour map from the friendly Visitor Center! If she’s a fan of ABC’s Once Upon a Time, Mom’ll love spending the day in “Storybrooke”, as Steveston doubles for this fictional town.
If Mom loves sparkle, treat her to a jewelry making class at Juvelisto in Steveston, BC. Their School of Metal Arts provides all of the necessary tools, supplies and equipment so Mom just has to show up and stretch her creative wings! From stackable rings to dog tags and more, there’s a class for every style. The best part? She comes away with a unique piece of jewelry, just for her, with a wonderful memory attached.
Take her to the edge: the Edge Climbing Center in North Van, that is. With over 15,000 square feet of climbing surface, the Edge offers classes for beginners to advanced climbers with skilled and experienced instructors. The adrenaline rush is sure to remove Mom from her everyday for an unforgettable experience.
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