24 Unique Experiences to Give Mom for Mothers Day Gifts in Vancouver | Fun and Experiential

Posted on

Mothers Day Gifts Vancouver – Adventure Gift Guide on CTV Morning Live News

Click here to watch Jami Savage of Adventure Awaits, live on CTV News, as she chats about 3 unique experiences to share with moms this Mother’s Day!

Are you looking for the best Mothers Day gifts Vancouver? 

There’s nothing better than spoiling the one you celebrate on this special day. Whether it’s Mom, Grandma, Aunty, adopted Mom, or friend, we’re encouraging you to celebrate the one you love with the best Mother’s Day experience gifts, found in and around Vancouver. This will allow you to give them a gift they will never forget and if you want you can join in on the special day with them, giving the most important gift of all, the gift of time! 

I can tell you for sure, I can’t always remember the gifts my kids give me, but when they plan to take me out on an adventure, I NEVER forget it!

Disclaimer: While I share my own thoughts and stories about these experiences, should you click on the affiliate links, I may receive a small commission on that sale which helps fund Adventure Awaits.

23 Unique Experiences to Give Mom for Mother’s Day Gifts in Vancouver (2023 Edition)

1. Food Tour With Chew On This Tasty Tours, Fort Langley

high tea at the little white house, part of the chew on this tasty tours in fort langley, a great Mother’s Day Gifts Vancouver
Photo Credit: Little White House

Chew on This Tasty Tours in Fort Langley is a relatively new tour that is gaining and quickly garnering attention! Your tour guide will meet you in the heart of the birthplace of British Columbia and give you a customized itinerary for your afternoon in the Fort. Guests can expect to delve into the rich history of Fort Langley while indulging in delicious treats, special tastings, and even surprise gifts from local shops along the way. This is a mouth-watering journey through artisan bakeries, craft breweries, a chocolatier, and more. Along the route, you’ll also get to stop and explore some of the local history, the best places to capture a photo and see some of the region’s historical landmarks. This tour is perfect for groups of 2 or more, so feel free to invite Grandma and Aunty if you’re wanting a larger family outing!  From start to finish, Chew on This Tasty Tours provides an unforgettable feast for the senses that is perfect for locals and tourists alike.

Location: Fort Langley, BC 
Cost: $129-149 per person 
Website: www.chewonthistastytours.com
Best time to visit: Booking ahead allows you to secure a spot that works for your schedule. 
E-Cards Available: Yes
Gift (if you must): Small locally sourced items from one of the stores that they will be passing by on tour, such as freeze-dried cranberries from Cranberries Naturally.

2. Take To The Skies At WildPlay Adventure Park, Maple Ridge

high ropes course at wildplay, a fun Mother’s Day Gifts Vancouver
Photo Credit: Wildplay

If your Mom is a more adventurous type, why not take to the skies and do a ropes course with her? A Wildplay Adventure Park experience would be a great experience gift for Mom. Wildplay offers a variety of activities, including zip-lining, rope courses, and freefall jumps, all of which are a fun way to bond with Mom. I’d recommend that you schedule an actual experience wither her, and if that doesn’t work, surprise her with a gift certificate so you can coordinate schedules and then go!  If your Mom loves the outdoors but isn’t ready to swing in the trees try their fun Axe throwing! 

Location: Maple Ridge 
Cost: $44- 54 per person, based on the course. 
Website: www.wildplay.com
Best time to visit: Booking ahead allows you to secure a spot that works for your schedule. 
E-Cards Available: Yes
Gift (if you must): Fun basket of snacks she could take with her to refuel after the adventure. 

3. Get Gardening at a Local Garden Centre

little boy putting dinosaurs into a pot full of plants.

Instead of just buying your Mom flowers, why not plan a day to take her to the local gardening centre to pick out flowers with her? Do you have a little dinosaur lover or fairy friend? Why not create a customized fairy garden or dino dig pot with Mom? Whether you head back to her garden to help her do the planting, or just load up her car with goodies to take home, it’s always fun to spend time at the gardening centre with Mom! 

Location: Various locations
Cost: Budget-friendly, with excellent prices you can choose how much you want to spend. 
Best time to visit: Warmer weather always makes for nice gardening conditions but rainy days are great for having the place all to yourselves! 
Gift Cards Available: Many gardening centres have gift cards are available on-site for purchase.
Gift (if you must): If you can’t go to the garden centre with Mom, bring the garden centre to her and stock up on her favourite flowers and deliver them on Mother’s Day.

4. Ebike Tour in Vancouver, Downtown Vancouver

group of people on a bike tour in vancouver
Photo Credit: Destination Vancouver/Cycle City Tours

If you have an active Mom, an Ebike Tour around Vancouver is the perfect way to explore this beautiful city. Electric bikes are easy to ride, helping reduce physical limitations and they give you the opportunity to see Vancouver without being stuck in a car. If you want a tour, the Vancouver Ebike Tour takes you through some of the most scenic parts of the city, and it’s a great way to get out and make some memories with Mom and makes a great Mother’s Day gifts Vancouver.

Location: This bike tour highlights the best of Vancouver including Stanley Park, English Bay, False Creek, Chinatown and Gastown.  
Cost: Adults $130 
Website: www.cyclevancouver.com
Best time to visit: March to September
E-Cards Available: Yes.
Gift (if you must): New reusable water bottle

5. Glow in the Dark Paddleboarding, Downtown Vancouver

people standing on glowing paddleboards in false creek in vancouver, a fun Mother’s Day Gifts Vancouver
Photo Credit: Vancouver Water Adventures

Why not try something new with Mom a gift of Light the Night paddleboarding in Vancouver? Paddleboarding is a great way to get out on the water and enjoy some time in nature, and with glow-in-the-dark paddleboarding, you can experience the beauty of Vancouver’s waterways at night. You’ll be provided with all the equipment you need, including a paddleboard, life jacket, and of course, glow sticks so all you need to do is show up and have fun. This is a great activity for groups of friends or family members, and a way to spend the day celebrating Mother’s Day together. 

Location: Vancouver
Cost: $105.00
Website: www.vancouverwateradventures.com
Best time to visit: May-August 
E-Cards Available: No
Gift (if you must): Waterproof pouch to carry valuables while paddle boarding.

6. VanDusen Botanical Garden Annual Membership, Vancouver

one of the areas within VanDusen Gardens in vancouver

If your Mom, Grandma, or Aunty likes gardening, how about giving the gift of a VanDusen Gardens Membership? With over 22 hectares to explore in the heart of Vancouver, VanDusen Gardens is one of Vancouver’s most treasured oases. Situated on 255,000 square feet of stunning floral displays, meandering streams, and tranquil ponds, the gardens are a perfect place to get lost in a garden and enjoy time spent among the fruits of the gardener’s and designer’s labour. A VanDusen Garden Membership allows unlimited access to the gardens throughout the year, as well as discounts on park programs, events, and workshops, a perfect Mother’s Day gifts Vancouver. 

Cost: $50 (1 year), $90 (2 years)
Website: www.vandusengarden.org
Best time to visit: Open year round 
E-Cards Available: Yes
Gift (if you must): Seeds and garden tools to grow their own garden.

7. Fun Vancouver Scavenger Hunt With Vancouver Mysteries, Downtown Vancouver


One of our family’s favourite adventures in Vancouver is Vancouver Mysteries, a unique way to get the whole family together to work as a team to solve clues around downtown Vancouver.  Vancouver Mysteries offers a variety of different scavenger hunts and mystery games that take place in some of the city’s most popular locations. Participants will have the chance to use their detective skills to solve clues and uncover hidden secrets about the city, a fun Mother’s Day gifts Vancouver for the whole family.

Location: Downtown Vancouver 
Cost: Varies based on tour and group size. 
Website: www.vancouvermysteries.com
Best time to visit: Anytime, this is open year-round. 
E-Cards Available: Yes
Gift (if you must): Fun matching T-shirts to head out on your adventure. We did the superhero tour so we all dressed like superheroes.

8. Book a Mother’s Day Retreat at The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver

secret garden area at the westin bayshore hotel in downtown vancouver
Photo Credit: Westin

Mother’s Day is a Mom-entous occasion at The Westin Bayshore and they know how to celebrate the amazing women in our lives! They invite you to spoil Mom by whisking her away for a rejuvenating staycation, either escaping the hustle and bustle or using it as a basecamp for adventure (and you can take part in some of the other adventures we have listed here). Book your vacation and earn up to a $100 credit per night on stays of three nights or more. The hotel also has an amazing high tea, Mother’s Day brunch, and great hotel amenities including a heated outdoor pool, cedar barrel saunas, and a world-class fitness centre. If you’re looking to splurge, this would be a great group gift or a long escape with Mom!

Location: Downtown Vancouver 
Cost: Varies based on room selection 
Website: www.westinbayshore.com
Best time to visit: May to get the discount and resort credit.
Gift (if you must): Fun matching PJs for your slumber party!

9. Pottery Lessons – HiDe Ceramic Works, Vancouver

two people making a ceramic bowl on a pottery wheel

If you have an artistic Mom or someone with limited mobility, a pottery lesson would make a great gift. With their slogan, “Don’t buy things, buy experiences” I couldn’t agree more! You and Mom will get to work with clay either in a hand-building class or with a pottery wheel to learn how to shape and mould clay. This can be a challenging and rewarding experience, and the final product can be both functional and beautiful. Pottery lessons provide a great opportunity for people to express their creativity and learn new skills, making for a perfect Mother’s Day gifts Vancouver. In addition, pottery classes are typically very relaxed and enjoyable, making them the perfect activity for a group of friends or family members. 

Location: Vancouver
Cost: Studio fee $47 per person + $2.00 per 100gram of Clay (including trimming, glazing and firing)
Website: www.hideart.com
Best time to visit: Open year round 
E-Cards Available: Yes
Gift (if you must): Book about pottery.

10. Go Shopping at A Local Farmers Market, Various Locations

woman holding vegetables at a local farmers market, a fun outing that makes a great Mother’s Day Gifts Vancouver

Mother’s Day is a special time to show your mom just how much you love her. What better way to spend time with her than to take her to a local farmers market for a fun outing? Strolling through the market, you can admire the fresh produce, sample delicious baked goods, and browse handmade crafts. The vibrant atmosphere, lively music, and friendly vendors make for a delightful experience. Plus, you can pick out some fresh ingredients to take home and cook a special meal for your mom. Taking your mom to a local farmers market on Mother’s Day is not only a fun outing but a way to support your local community and small businesses. So grab your mom’s hand and take her on a unique adventure that she will cherish forever, a perfect easy-going Mother’s Day gifts Vancouver idea.

Location: Various locations around Vancouver and the lower mainland 
Cost: Some charge an entrance fee while others are free to enter. The shopping budget is your own to decide. 
Best time to visit: Take your time and enjoy the experience!
Gift (if you must): Spending money! Cash! Reusable shopping bag!

11. Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver

tree tops adventure at the capilano suspension bridge
Photo Credit: Capilano Suspension Bridge

The Capilano Suspension Bridge is one of Vancouver’s most popular tourist attractions. Whether it’s your first visit with Mom or you haven’t been in a while, planning a day to walk among the trees is always a great gift idea. The suspension bridge spans 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano River, the bridge offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and forests. Visitors can also take part in guided walks through the nearby woods, learn about the area’s First Nations history, and explore a network of tree-top adventure courses. With so much to see and do, a trip to the Capilano Suspension Bridge is sure to be a memorable experience for any nature lover.

Location: North Vancouver
Annual Passes: Adults $66.95, Seniors (65+) – $61.95, Student (18+ with ID) – $53.95, Youth (13-17) – $36.95, Child (6-12) – $26.95 (same price as admission so worth it to get annual passes for everyone!)  
Website: www.capbridge.com
Best time to visit: Open year round.
E-Cards Available: No.
Gift (if you must): Money for them to spend at the store… it is carefully curated with amazing local items.

12. Stanley Park Horse Drawn Tours, Stanley Park – Vancouver

horse drawn tour in stanley park, a perfect Mother’s Day Gifts Vancouver
Photo Credit: Destination Vancouver/Coast Mountain Photography

The Stanley Park Horse Drawn Tours are an excellent combination of educational stories and facts combined with beautiful scenery and experiences, perfect for moms and grandmas alike. Not only will your special guest get to enjoy a scenic tour of one of the most beautiful parks in the world, but they’ll also get to learn about the history and ecology of the park while enjoying the fresh air and exercise. Stanley Park is a world-renowned park so be sure to take advantage and visit this park that is right here in our backyard!  

Location: Stanley Park
Cost: Seniors (65+) – $68.00, Adults $76.00, Students (with ID) – $68.00, Children (3-12) – $34.00, Toddlers (0-2) – Free 
Website: www.stanleypark.com
Best time to visit: March to October 
E-Cards Available: Yes
Gift (if you must): Daypack or water bottle for your adventure day.

13. Vancouver Aquarium, Stanley Park, Vancouver

a man and woman looking into a large fish tank at the vancouver aquarium, a great Mother’s Day Gifts Vancouver experience
Photo Credit: Destination Vancouver/Kindred & Scout

Is mom an animal lover? How about a trip to the Vancouver Aquarium to see their feature exhibit, Nature’s Ninjas, where you can learn about animals that have evolved to protect themselves from attack? Wander the other exhibits where you can catch a sloth having a nap in the Amazon Gallery, see the otters splashing and playing and get nose to snout with the Steller sea lions!  

Location: Stanley Park Vancouver
Cost: General Admission: $41.20 – $53.95.  Family annual pass: $180 – $360 (varies based on adults/children)
Website: www.vanaqua.org
Best time to visit: Open year-round
E-Cards Available: No
Gift (if you must): A donation to a sealife conservation organization of the recipient’s favourite sea animal.

14. Yoga Membership, Various Locations around Vancouver and Lower Mainland

woman doing yoga outside, a fun Mother’s Day Gifts Vancouver

A few times a week you can regularly see me and my Mom, side by side at yoga class, reconnecting with our bodies and each other in the process. Why not sign your Mom up for an introductory program (many studios have a discounted rate for 2 weeks to let you try it out) and then go to your first class together? If she’s not a yogi, help Mom out by informing her of what to wear and what to bring, studios are great at providing their list.  

Location: Various locations 
Cost: Varies based on studio 
Website: www.oxygenyogaandfitness.com
Best time to visit: Anytime is yoga time in my mind!
E-Cards Available: Yes
Gift (if you must): A yoga mat and reusable water bottle.

15. Visit the Tulip Festivals in the Fraser Valley!

woman on a swing in the middle of a tulip field

The fields of the Fraser Valley come alive in May with two tulip festivals for you to explore with your Mom! The Harrison Tulip Festival and the Abbotsford Tulip Festival will be in full swing as of May first and invite you to bring your Mom, your Grandma, and your littles to walk among rows of flowers, where your sensations are overwhelmed with colours and the magnitude of the beautiful tulips! 

Location: Abbotsford – www.lakelandflowers.ca & Harrison – www.harrisontulipfest.com
Cost: Varies based on when you book – Book early and SAVE! 
Website: Above
Best time to visit: Early mornings and weekdays will provide fewer crowds
Gift (if you must): Some bunches of tulips fresh from the fields!

16.  Introduction to Photography Classes


Has your Mom ever wanted to try photography but never made the time to do it? Now is the change! Whether she’s taking photos of a special event or simply documenting your everyday life, moms take a lot of photos, why not learn how to do it like the pros? I personally took several of Dennis’s courses and can’t rave enough about the quality of instruction or the commitment to student success. 

Location: Online – The instructor is based out of Langley and there are some on-location field trips as well. 
Cost: $399 per person 
Website: www.doubleexposure.ca
Best time to visit: Fall or Winter 
E-Cards Available: No, but you can book online.
Gift (if you must): Gift card to a camera store!

18. Family Kayaking Tour With Mom, Deep Cove

kayaks on the beach in deep cove, and adventurous Mother’s Day Gifts Vancouver
Photo Credit: Tourism Vancouver

The Deep Cove Explorer Tour with Deep Cove Kayaks in Deep Cove Vancouver is a great gift idea because it provides an opportunity to learn about the local environment and wildlife while enjoying the beautiful scenery in a family-friendly setting. The local tour is led by knowledgeable guides who are passionate about kayaking and the outdoors, and they are always happy to answer any questions. The kayaks are top-of-the-line and provide a comfortable and stable ride, even for beginners. This is the perfect Mother’s Day gifts Vancouver for an adventurous mom.

Location: Deep Cove, North Vancouver
Cost: $95 for a 3-hour tour.
Website: www.deepcovekayak.com
Best time to visit: May – October
E-Cards Available: Yes, visit their website to choose the tour that’s right for you.
Gift (if you must): Bathing Suit

19. “Spring at the Farm” at Maan Farms, Abbotsford BC

Springtime at the farm means lots of animals, including babies! Mom will love at day at the farm spent visiting the barnyard animals, jumping on the overside inflatable pillow, shopping in the market store and grabbing a bite to eat at Mama Maan’s Kitchen. Is your mom a yogi? Book her tickets to attend one of Maan Farms famous Goat Yoga classes!

Location: Abbotsford, BC 
Cost: varies depending on activities 
Website: www.maanfarms.com
Gift (if you must): Funny goat T-shirt! 

Destination Mother’s Day Experiences

20. Send Your Mom to Camp!

Photo Credit: Mom Camp

Send Mom to a 2 night weekend retreat in Squamish. At camp she will have the chance to rediscover herself through workshops by inspiring speakers, delicious meals, movement classes, outdoor adventures, pyjama dance parties and campfires. This is the perfect gift for a mom who doesn’t take a lot of time for herself and who could benefit from some relaxation, rejuvenation, growth and connection.

Location: Squamish
Cost: $1097 (includes accommodation, meals, activities and a Mom Camp welcome bag)
Website: www.momcamplife.com
Gift (if you must): A self care journal for daily reflections.

21. Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Victoria BC

front entrance area of the oak bay beach hotel
Photo Credit: Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your mom how much she means to you, and what better way to do that than by taking her on a relaxing getaway to the stunning Oak Bay Beach Hotel. Located on the outskirts of Victoria, British Columbia, this luxurious hotel boasts breathtaking views of the ocean and features modern amenities that will make your stay both comfortable and unforgettable. From taking a dip in the heated seaside mineral pools to indulging in delicious gourmet meals at the restaurant, the Oak Bay Beach Hotel offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Your mom deserves nothing but the best, and this Mother’s Day, treat her to a truly memorable experience at this remarkable beachfront hotel.

Location: Victoria, BC 
Cost: Varies based on dates 
Website: Click here to book your stay at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.
Gift (if you must): Matching PJs for a sleepover!

22. Whale Watching in Victoria, BC

people looking at orca whales from a whale watching boat in victoria
Photo Credit: Eagle Wing Whale & Wildlife Tours

Whale watching is one of those life experiences that often only happens a few times. Eagle Wing Whale & Wildlife Tours is a company is dedicated to preserving the environment for whales through their carbon-neutral, sustainable whale-watching tours. Book a trip to Victora and be sure to schedule an experience out on the water with Eagle Wing Whale & Wildlife Tours.

Location: Victoria, BC 
Cost: Adults $159 
Website: www.eaglewingtours.com
Gift (if you must): A donation to a whale conservation organization.

23. Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish, BC

view of the howe sound from the top of the sea to sky gondola
Photo Credit: Sea to Sky Gondola

If you’ve never been to the Sea to Sky Gondola, now is a great time to go. With more and more amenities being added up on the mountain top, it’s a great day trip for you and Mom to explore the beauty of the experience and check out all the new things. Located just a short drive from Vancouver, the Sea to Sky Gondola offers stunning views of Howe Sound and the Coastal Mountains. The gondola is a great way to experience beautiful hiking trails, stunning views, and wonderful local food. 

Location: Squamish
Cost: $147.95 Family, $68.95 Adult, $59.95 Senior, $39.95 Youth, $26.95 Child, 5 and Under Free (these are weekend online ticket prices) 
Website: www.seatoskygondola.com
Best time to visit: Open Year Round (check website for seasonal hours).
E-Cards Available: Yes
Gift (if you must): Hiking gear (whistle, ropes, map, safety kit)

24. Scandinave Spa, Whistler BC

birds eye view of the Scandinave spa in whistler, a Mother’s Day Gifts Vancouver idea
Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler

Let mom escape to Scandinave Spa in beautiful Whistler. It’s the perfect destination for moms to relax and enjoy the hot baths, wood-burning Finnish sauna, eucalyptus steam room and refreshing waterfalls. Moms can spend the day enjoying a massage and going back and forth between the different experiences. It won’t be the same thing as cooking, cleaning and stepping on pieces of Lego all day, but I’m sure she’ll survive! 

Location: Whistler 
Cost: Starts at $100 and goes up based on package and dates.
Website: www.scandinave.com
Best time to visit: During the week or during the off-season has better pricing, if you have the flexibility. 
E-Cards Available: Yes
Gift (if you must): Cozy slippers

In Conclusion – Mother’s Day Gifts Vancouver

So now that we’ve given you 24 ways to celebrate Mom with these Mother’s Day gifts Vancouver there’s no reason not to spoil her with the gift of time and create a memory that will last forever! 

About The Author
Jami Savage
Jami Savage
Jami Savage is one of the top Family Travel Writers in Canada, and has been featured on CTV and Vancouver Sun, and more. Go here to read our families story about how we went from backyard adventurers to world travelers, and how you can do the same. If you want to send Jami a quick message, visit her contact page here.
Related Posts


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Jami Savage

Full Time Travel Writer, Mom who is passionate about empowering and educating travelers on how you can use your own tourism dollars as a catalyst for positive change worldwide. Click here to learn more about us, our family, and how we lead an adventure filled life!

Follow Us on Social
Recent Posts