Celebrate Mother’s Day in Calgary: Rain or shine

by Daniel Reid
May 2024

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Spring in Calgary can be unpredictable — sunny skies one minute, rain showers the next. While the weather might not always cooperate, it doesn't have to dampen your Mother's Day plans, especially when it comes to spending quality time with Mom.

From tranquil indoor gardens to exciting cultural visits that keep you nice and dry, here are some fabulous ways to celebrate Mother's Day in Calgary, ensuring you and your mom have a memorable and dry day.

  1. A Peaceful Day at Devonian Gardens

Escape to an urban oasis without leaving the city at the Devonian Gardens, one of the largest indoor gardens in North America.

Tucked away on the top floor of the CORE Shopping Centre, this beautifully maintained green space offers a serene retreat filled with lush plant life, tranquil ponds, and cascading waterfalls. It’s a wonderful place for a leisurely stroll or a quiet moment of reflection.

Your mom will love the exotic palms, floral displays and koi ponds. She will also love the chance to unwind with a book or simply soak in the peaceful ambiance in the comfortable seating areas.

  1. Brunch and Scenic River Cruise on the S.S. Moyie

Begin your Mother's Day celebration with a delightful brunch at the stunning Selkirk At Heritage Park. Savour dishes crafted using freshly picked produce, harvested just steps away in Heritage Park Historical Village's heirloom gardens, complemented by freshly baked goods from Heritage Park's renowned on-site bakery.

After brunch, step aboard the charming S.S. Moyie for a relaxing cruise around the Glenmore Reservoir. The gentle lapping of the water and picturesque views of the park and the city skyline offer a perfect backdrop for family photos (and lasting memories, too, of course!)

  1. Spa Day for Mom / Indoor Trampolines for the Kids

Treat Mom to the ultimate relaxation with a luxurious spa day at Riverside Spa. Whether she indulges in a soothing massage, a refreshing facial, or opts for a full spa package, it's the perfect opportunity for her to unwind and rejuvenate both mind and body (just make sure to book ahead!)

Meanwhile, Dad can take the kids for an action-packed outing at Flying Squirrel, located a short drive away in south Calgary, to burn a little energy. And if Mom feels up for it after her pampering session, she can join in on the excitement too — on Mother’s Day, Moms jump for free!

  1. A Culinary Tour of Calgary

Explore local markets like the Calgary Farmers' Market, where you can taste local delicacies, pick up fresh ingredients, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. For dinner, book a table at one of Calgary’s renowned restaurants, such as River Café or The Coup, voted Calgary’s best vegetarian restaurant.

  1. Sunset Watching at Nose Hill Park

Wrap up the day with a visit to Nose Hill Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Take a leisurely walk or simply find a quiet spot to watch the sunset. It's a beautiful, reflective way to end the day, allowing the family to enjoy Calgary's natural beauty while spending quality time together.

Whether she’s exploring a garden, relaxing on a cruise, unwinding at a spa, or enjoying a quiet moment, these experiences are sure to make mom feel loved and valued on her special day. Book now to ensure you can give mom the Mother’s Day she deserves!


Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park is a Family Fun Center in South Calgary Alberta with plenty of activities and attractions for all ages! We have child friendly areas, and safety is our top priority!