Mother’s Day is a special occasion to honor and appreciate mothers all around the world.

Celebrated on the second Sunday of May every year, it is a day to recognize the hard work, sacrifices, and unconditional love that mothers provide. It is a day to thank them for all that they have done and continue to do for their families. Whether it is a simple card, a bouquet, or a lavish gift, every mother deserves to be pampered and made to feel special on this day. So, if you are looking for ways to celebrate Mother’s Day around Nanaimo in 2023, here are some ideas that you may find helpful.

Here are a few places where you can enjoy the day with your mom:

The Nanaimo Museum:

If your mom is interested in history and culture, the Nanaimo Museum is a great place to visit. It offers a fascinating look into the city’s past, with exhibits and displays that cover everything from the First Nations to the present day.

Maffeo Sutton Park:

If you want to spend some quality time outdoors with your mom, Maffeo Sutton Park is an ideal location. It is a beautiful park with scenic views of the harbor and plenty of amenities, including picnic areas, playgrounds, and walking trails.


The Nanaimo Bar Trail:

Nanaimo is known for its delicious Nanaimo bars, a sweet treat that is a must-try for anyone visiting the city. Take your mom on a tour of the Nanaimo Bar Trail, where you can sample the best Nanaimo bars in town and learn about the history of this iconic dessert.

Nanaimo bars – traditional Canadian dessert with wafer crumbs, almond, walnut, and cocoa layer, vanilla custard filling, and chocolate topping.

Milner Garden

Milner Gardens and Woodland is a beautiful botanical garden on the east coast of Vancouver Island, near Qualicum Beach, in British Columbia, Canada. The garden is set on 70 acres of lush forest and includes a variety of gardens, walking trails, and a historic house. This historic house was built in 1930 and has been preserved as a heritage site. Mother’s Day is a perfect time to visit Milner Gardens and Woodland with your mom and spend quality time together. You can explore the Gardens, you can visit the Rhododendron Garden, the Alpine Garden, the Rose Garden, the Sunken Garden, and the Japanese Garden. Have a Picnic, there are plenty of beautiful spots in the garden where you can spread a blanket and enjoy a picnic with your mom. You can bring your picnic basket or purchase one from the on-site cafe.

Tigh na Mara:

Tigh na Mara is widely regarded as a luxurious retreat on Vancouver Island, offering stunning ocean views, a beautiful spa, and upscale dining options. With its peaceful and tranquil ambiance, Tigh na Mara provides the perfect escape for anyone looking to relax and unwind. Whether you’re treating your mom to a weekend getaway or planning a family brunch, Tigh na Mara is sure to impress. So, why settle for the ordinary when you can give your mother the gift of an extraordinary experience at Tigh na Mara?


Mother’s Day is a special occasion to show your mom how much you appreciate her. Whether you choose to treat her to a luxurious weekend at Tigh na Mara, take her on a tour of the Nanaimo Bar Trail, or spend some quality time outdoors at Maffeo Sutton Park, the most important thing is to spend time with her and make her feel special. Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture all the lovely memories!

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