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THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010

Mothers Day 2010 Activities in British Columbia

Sunday, May 9th is Mother's Day in Canada (celebrated on the second Sunday of May) which honours mothers and motherhood. There are many activities going on this weekend in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island such as special brunches, afternoon tea, garden tours and shows! You can also take Mom on an adventure of your own to a local garden, park or museum! Have a great Mother's Day and celebrate the most important woman in your life!

Celebrate Mother's Day with events and activities going on to celebrate the special women in your lives: [Mother's Day 2011 Events]I Love Mom!

  • GROUSE MOUNTAIN MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH | May 9th | 9:00am / 11:30am / 2:00pm | Grouse Mountain (map) | $19 - $45 | Enjoy a day atop Grouse Mountain with a spectacular brunch and afterwards, explore the mountain and see the shows and activities (call to reserve: 604-998-5045 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 604-998-5045 end_of_the_skype_highlighting)
  • MOTHER'S DAY OPERA CONCERT | May 9th | 2:00pm | Massey Theatre, New Westminster (map) | Mom will love this selection of opera and orchestra favourites with the singers of DragonDiva!
  • VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | May 8th & May 9th | 8:00pm (8th) / 2:00pm (9th) | Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver (map) | $18 - $79 | Check out two shows at the Orpheum Theatre, the Motown Magic: Radiance & the VSO, or the Scheherazade - two great ideas for Mother's Day!
  • NATURE TEA PARTY | May 8th | 10:00am - 1:00pm | Surrey Nature Centre (map) | Free | Treat your mom to a special celebration for Mother's Day! Decorate cookies and enjoy a cup of nature-inspired tea in the forest.
  • PORT MOODY STATION MUSEUM MOTHERS DAY TEA | May 9th | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Port Moody Station Museum (map) | $5 | Enjoy tea and There are lots of gardens to check out for Mother's Day!scones while listening to 1940s music. Also learn to make traditional yarn dolls or planting a vegetable for your own garden. | Website
  • 28TH ANNUAL VICTORIA MOTHER'S DAY GARDEN TOUR | May 8th & 9th | 10:00am - 4:00pm | $25 | Purchase a ticket for a map (website) | Enjoy Mother's Day in Victoria by taking the Annual Garden Tour. This two-day pass allows for a leisurely self-guided tour through a wide selection of beautiful private gardens in the Victoria area.
  • AFTERNOON TEA AT THE EMPRESS HOTEL | Year Round | Seatings start at 12:00pm | Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria (map) | $18 - $64 | For almost a century, the majestic lobby of this landmark hotel has played host to England's most beloved ritual - the taking of Afternoon Tea. Take your mother for an Afternoon Tea for Mothers Day (call to reserve: 250-389-2727 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 250-389-2727 end_of_the_skype_highlighting / Dress Code: No ripped jeans, flip flops, beachwear or tank tops).

You can also spend Mother's day at some local gardens (VanDusen Gardens, UBC Botanical Gardens or the Nitobe Memorial Gardens), stroll through a local park or visit Stanley Park, check out a cool museum (Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver Art Gallery or the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art) or just spend a relaxing day with the family!






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