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5 Fun Ways to Spend Mother’s Day in Calgary

Mother's Day Gifts
Christine Laroche

Gifts are great but what mom really wants on May 8th is a little quality time. Here are some great ways to do just that in and around Calgary.

Fun Run

SportChek Mother’s Day Run, Walk & Ride

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For decades, the SportChek Mother’s Day Run, Walk & Ride has been an annual Calgary tradition. It’s an opportunity to get moving, make memories and raise funds for the Calgary Health Trust Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Bonus: All moms are entered to win fab prizes.

No-brainer brunch

 River Café

Image courtesy of the River Café

Breakfast in bed is an accident waiting to happen. Crumbs in the sheets and spilled orange juice? No thank you! Instead, treat mom to a delicious brunch somewhere extra-special. Our favourites? River Café (think stunning setting and always delicious eats) or the Calgary Zoo (to kick off an extra-fun day). Word to the wise: Book your table, stat!

Beauty and Blooms

Esme

Image courtesy of Esmé

Give mom the morning off by sending her to Esmé for some much-deserved pampering. And since this 17th Avenue spot is both a beauty bar and a florist, she’ll leave with perfectly polished digits and some fab florals. Win-win!

Local Spree

Goldgrass Home

Image courtesy of Goldgrass Home

Can’t find the perfect gift? Skip the mall and spend the day perusing some of Inglewood’s best boutiques. Must-visit spots include Plant (for gorgeous terrariums), The Uncommons (for quirky trinkets) and Goldgrass Home (for eco-friendly decor).

Swanky Tea

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Image courtesy of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

If you fancy a cuppa with a view, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel afternoon tea service can’t be beat. Whether you spend the day strolling on Banff Avenue or exploring soaking in the sights atop the gondola, a daytrip to the mountains is a lovely way to spend a leisurely Sunday.

Happy Mother’s Day!

About the author

Christine Laroche

Christine Laroche

After graduating, Christine followed her passion for writing and shopping straight into the offices of LOULOU magazine. Several years and countless pairs of shoes later, she went on to work at VitaminDaily.com and RICARDO. Today, she lives in Calgary and splits her time between freelance writing and exploring the Rockies.

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