Mother’s Day in Canada

Mother’s day date in Canada comes every second Sunday of the May every year.  In 2018 Mother’s Day is on May 13.  It is a day meant to honour mothers and appreciate their role in society and their role in families. Many people in Canada express their gratitude towards mothers and mother figures on Mother’s Day. Mother figures may include step-mothers, mothers-in-law, guardians (eg. foster parents), and family friends.

Mother’s Day is not a federal holiday in Canada but it is on a Sunday, when many organizations, schools, and government offices are closed. Public transit systems run to their normal Sunday schedules and restaurants may be busier than usual as some people take their mothers out for a treat.

Early celebrations of Mother’s Day originated from Canada’s neighboring country, the United States. Carnations are a popular Mother’s Day symbol in both Canada and the United States. Some people may choose to wear a carnation as a brooch on Mother’s Day. However, other flowers are also given to mothers or mother figures to symbolize one’s love and appreciation for them.

If you don’t know how or where to celebrate Mother’s Day, out list is for you!


Mother’s Day Breast Cancer Walk
Help raise money for the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.
There are 4 locations in Ontario for May 13 walk:
Canatara Park, Sarnia, ON
Streetsville Memorial Park, Mississauga, ON
Gibbons Park, London, ON
Walter Baker Park, Ottawa, ON
Click here for details 

Mother’s Day special offer brunch
At OpenTable site, you can find 12 restaurants in Toronto that offer Mother’s Day special offer.
Just note that you will have to make a reservation in advance.
Click here for the full list at Open Table

Mother’s Day Brunch at Casa Loma
This is an annual event for mother day. Tickets from $75
Click here for details 

Mother’s Day Boat Cruises by Cruise Toronto
Brunch buffet with background Jazz music and onboard Magician entertaining you throughout the cruise. $68 per person ages 16 and up, $39.50 per person ages 5-15, $3 per person age 4 and under.
Click here for details 

Treat mom to a fun and intimate concert in Spadina Museum’s drawing room, featuring baritone Mark Daboll accompanied by Sarah Westbrook on the 1882 Steinway Grand Piano.
Tickets for $35.
Click here for the Facebook event

Vancouver Mother’s Day Brunches – Vancouver’s best places to treat your Mom with the brunch. 

Mother’s Day Tea and Plant Sale – the annual plant sale and Mother’s Day Tea at London Heritage Farm at 6511 Dyke Road in Richmond, not far from Steveston Village.

Create a Mother’s Day feast to remember at Stanley Park. You can make reservations for a picnic in the park.

Click here for the Best Montreal Mother’s Day Brunch Spots 

Atwater Market is a local landmark on the edge of the Lachine Canal, and the perfect place to pick up a fresh bouquet for Mom.

Montreal boasts over a dozen sprawling public gardens and arboretums, but some of our top picks for a peaceful meal include La Fontaine Park and Mont Royal Park.

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