5 Mother’s Day Picks for 2019 That Aren’t Brunch

This Sunday, much of the world celebrates Mother’s Day. While each country & culture has its own traditions, here in North America, the 2nd Sunday in May usually includes brunch, flowers & family.

While a family meal with the matriarch is common, you might be looking for a different option to celebrate Mom. Here’s a five options for Mother’s Day, May 12, 2019, in Metro Vancouver that don’t include making reservations but do included doing something with Mom.

RUN: Blueshore Financial Mother’s Day Run presented by Westin Bayshore: start the day with a 3k, 5k, 10k family fun run / walk through scenic Stanley Park, from Ceperley Field to Coal Harbour with a festival-like wrap up at the finish line or brunch at Westin Bayshore.


LAUGH: Vancouver TheatreSports celebrates Moms everywhere with its ‘mother of all Mother’s Day shows’ – MOM=WOW – a special, one-performance-only, Mom-themed show just for her at 4:00pm, after toast mom with a sip and the sunny views of the marina from the Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge.

MUSEUM: Celebrate Mom at Burnaby Village Museum, from 11am to 4:30pm, with a day packed with special activities, exhibitions and crafts planned with Moms and families in mind, top off your visit with a visit to the Ice Cream Parlour for a slice of Mother’s Day lavender cheesecake & tea.

TREES: If you’ve taken Mom for a visit to enjoy the gardens of Queen Elizabeth Park, enhance your own urban forest with the Vancouver Park Board Tree Sale, any unclaimed or unpurchased trees from the online sale may be purchased for cash on between 2-4pm at Nat Bailey Stadium parking lot.

MATINEE: Vancouver Academy of Music (VAM) Symphony Orchestra, joined by internationally renowned pianist and VAM alumnus Jon Kimura Parker, brings its season to a close with a riveting performance of Stravinsky’s vibrant, folk-inspired Suite from The Firebird, at The Orpheum at 2pm.

Picks of the Week : May 10, 2017

We’re away in Europe right now but doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to do in Vancouver, these are the picks of the week if we were at home.

Films:  The 2017 DOXA Documentary Film Festival, continues to bring days of docs to screens around the city, until this Sunday.

Improv: Laughter make the perfect gift this Mother’s Day as Vancouver Theatresports League present the Mother of all Mother’s Day Shows, MOM=WOW a special show celebrating Mom’s.

Drama: The new work, The Piano Teacher is on the Arts Club’s Goldcorp Stage at BMO Theatre Centre until May 14th.

Laughs: The laughs and heart tugging tales of the Arts Club Granville Stage Mom’s the Word 3 – Nest Half Empty are held over for another two weeks, now closing May 27th.

Rock: One of the world’s biggest bands, U2, kicks off their Innocence + Experience tour at BC Place this Friday May 12th, supported by Mumford & Sons.

Icon: Firehall Arts Centre stages a unique musical experience, Circle Game: Reimagining the music of Joni Mitchell, until May 20

Runway: Saturday night, RED: a positive day in Vegas brings together an all-star cast of entertainers, designers and models for a fundraiser for Positive Living BC at Harbour Events Centre

Run: Another Sunday, another run, this weekend, celebrate your mom with the Fairmont Mother’s Day Run around downtown Vancouver.

Punk: Vancouver indie pop-punk outfit The Smuggler’s finally bring their reunion to home turf with a show at the Commodore Ballroom on Sunday

Mother’s Day of Giving to support BC Women’s Hospital

Sunday is Mother’s Day, celebrate your Mother with Brunch or Dinner while supporting a great cause. If you haven’t already booked, check out some of the great Vancouver restaurants that are giving back to BC Women’s Hospital this Mother’s Day of Giving, May 14th.

Make a reservation now at any of the following restaurants to celebrate your mom, and the other women and children aided by BC Women’s Hospital.

Ask for Luigi
Bauhaus Restaurant
Bella Gelateria
Go Fish
H2 Rotisserie + Bar
Juice Truck
La Buca
La Mezcaleria
La Taqueria
Les Faux Bourgeois
Los Cuervos
Merchants Oyster Bar
Pizzeria Bufala
Pizzeria Farina
The Sardine Can

Each of the restaurants are donating a portion of their proceeds from the day, Sunday May 14th to BC Women’s Hospital to help continue its great work in helping BC mothers and newborns get their start in life.

Brunch at The Teahouse In Stanley Park

The TeahouseJust in time for Mother’s Day, The Teahouse In Stanley Park has rejuvenated its brunch menu.  The former military officers mess located at Ferguson Point deep in the forest of Stanley Park is a beautiful setting to celebrate any occasion.  The verdant surroundings are punctuated by bright splashes from the flower beds as dinners gaze out the windows.

The brunch menu includes the classic dishes like Eggs Benedict, Steak & Eggs or Belgian Waffles done to perfection.  The unique brunch items like the Smoked Salmon Raft, Montreal Smoked Meat Hash look rich and decadent.

On a recent visit we tried the Classic Eggs Benedict and Smoked Salmon Raft, both very tasty and nicely presented. Finishing with a cup of tea and a slice of Chocolate Milano Cake it rounded off a great meal.

Remember that Mother’s Day is this Sunday, don’t leave it too late to plan your Mother’s Day Brunch.

The Teahouse In Stanley Park is located at Ferguson Point in Stanley Park, Vancouver.
Hours: Monday & Friday – from 11:30am, Saturday & Sunday, from 10:30am
Phone for reservations: 604.669.3281
Twitter: @the_teahouse