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 RunFor 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 brunchBreakfast 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 BloomsGive 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 SpreeCan’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 TeaIf 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!