Make your mom feel special this Mother’s Day by treating her to one of these special events in Edmonton on May 12!
1. Rejuvenate yourself in floral displays
At Rejuvenate: Mother’s Day at the Muttart, you’ll spend a tranquil afternoon exploring the beautiful floral and fauna displays in the pyramids at the Muttart Conservatory, including planting, music, and more. $12.50 Adult; $10.50 Senior (65+)/Student (13-17); $6.50 Child (2-12); Children under 2 free; $37 Family.
Muttart Conservatory | 9626-96A St. | 780-442-5311
2. Take her out to a movie
Northwestfest runs until May 12, and it’s a great opportunity to see a new documentary flick. View films from around the world commenting on global human rights, social and environmental issues, and the strength of the human spirit at Canada’s longest-running documentary film festival. See the complete schedule on the website.
3. Feast on a lovely brunch
Though most restaurants in the city will be serving a fantastic brunch, be sure to make a reservation to guarantee a spot! At Zinc Restaurant—on top of an artfully prepared meal—all mothers get complimentary access to the Art Gallery of Alberta for after their brunch! Or, Fort Edmonton Park includes favourites like Eggs Benedict to personalized omelettes, a pierogi station, fresh salad bar, and specialty desserts, as well as performances by renowned magician Ron Pearson, a craft station for the kids, and a chance to capture the memory at a photo booth.
4. Purchase a hand-crafted gift
Browse the beautiful boutique-like displays from independent vendors selling unique handmade clothing, jewellery, accessories, artwork, toys, and magazines from May 10–12. The Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair welcomes all that is weird and eclectic from across western Canada!
Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair | Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre | 8426 Gateway Blvd. | 780-436-6606
5. Enjoy tea and cake together
Celebrate Mother’s Day in the beautiful U of A Botanic Garden, surrounded by outdoor gardens bursting with roses, lilacs, peonies, fauna, and more. Stroll the gardens, dine on strawberry shortcake and tea, enjoy live harp music, and a receive a special gift for mom’s garden.
University of Alberta Botanic Garden | Located on Hwy 60, 5 km north of Devon | 780-987-3054
6. Enjoy Mother’s Day at the Zoo
The Valley Zoo is putting a spotlight on moms—animal and human—this Mother’s Day! Enjoy airbrush tattoos, animal encounters, planting activities and live music. The zoo’s resident animal moms will be getting special enrichment treats throughout the afternoon.
7. Spend a day at Prairie Gardens
Head out to Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm for a special brunch to celebrate Mom and spring with brunch amongst the blossoms! Reservations include a petting farm with baby goats, kids’ planting projects, spring crafts, and a bale maze. Don’t have brunch tickets? You can still enjoy gem mining, train rides, and all the farm fun activities at this charming Bon Accord attraction about a 40 minute drive from downtown Edmonton.