An indulgent brunch, fresh flowers, a box of chocolates or a 10K run are just some of the things moms in Vancouver are enjoying today. Each April, Vancouver holds one of the largest 10K runs in the world and with 50,000 participants in the Sun Run, it’s the largest in North America! This year the date was changed to Mother’s Day, and what better way to celebrate your mom than by making her get up early on a Sunday morning to run all over Vancouver? Despite an early morning, the Sun Run is a popular family activity and is somewhat of a tradition for many. The city is well known for being very fit and healthy; between the copious amounts of sushi we eat and the sprawling Seawall, it’s not hard to see why.
If a lazy Sunday is more your thing, there are plenty of restaurants that serve Mother’s Day brunches for the lady in your life to enjoy. Opentable is a great resource when booking any restaurant reservation, and Mother’s Day is no exception – they’ve got you covered and have made it easy to find a spot.
May in Vancouver (sans rain) is lovely; flowers have bloomed, the grass is green and that on-the-cusp-of-summer-air dances through the city like a flash mob dance. A hike at Lighthouse Park is an ideal way to spend a sunny Sunday, or a picnic on any of Vancouver’s beautiful beaches is always a favorite for us locals.
If you’re grabbing your mom some flowers, you’re in luck! Tulip stalls are all over the city right now and you can get three bunches for $5 at some places.
Let’s be honest, most women love chocolate and Vancouver recognizes that and will not let you down. The best chocolate (by far) in the city is created by the masters at ChocolaTas (you can find them at Granville Island, or buy online). They have everything from lavender, green tea, Rooibos, Earl Grey and wasabi chocolates, to name just a very few. They are also beautiful to look at, but don’t let that stop you from eating them. They are well worth the indulgence.
Happy Mother’s Day to all!