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Mother’s Day 2017

by Linda Cvetanovic

Mom, Mother, Mama…they go by many names and on Sunday May 14th we’ll be honouring them all! As a mom to two children, I can tell you that I appreciate the effort that is put into making Mother’s Day special for me and I look forward to seeing what this year brings.  For those of you in the planning stages, here is our guide to what’s happening to celebrate Mother’s Day in Burlington.

Mother’s Day Tea 

Get an early start with the Mother’s Day Tea on May 13th at Ireland House Museum.  Guests will enjoy premium teas from 3Teas and traditional accompaniments such as sandwiches, scones and sweets.  In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, there will be a special Maple Black Tea blend featured.  Each sitting will also feature a reading over tea for each mom and a guided tour of the Museum.

There are three sittings available – 11:00 am, 1:00pm, or 3:00 pm and tickets must be purchased in advance.  This event is for guests 12 years and older.
tea cup

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea or Brunch at the Royal Botanical Gardens are sadly already sold out but you can still enjoy a visit to the gardens to take in the spring blooms.

Spring Flowers @ RBG

Wildflower Walk for Mom

Celebrate Mom’s special day at Crawford Lake on Sunday May 14th with a Wildflower Walk for Mom.  Enjoy a beautiful spring slideshow followed by a guided wildflower walk to see what is in bloom in the Crawford lake woodlands. Follow up your hike with a relaxing afternoon tea and light snacks. Pre-registration required.

Mother’s Day at the Streetcar Museum

Ride the rails with mom and she’ll enjoy free admission with one paid youth.

Halton County Radial Railway_Streetcar

Centro Garden Market
Downtown Burlington- Sunday May 14th – 9am-noon.  Join local producers and vendors at the opening day of this community based market. Grab a coffee, shop the market and enjoy a day in Downtown Burlington.

centro garden - tourism week

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Centre

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Burlington Convention Centre

Other brunch locations in Burlington (check out our brunch blog for some inspiration!)

No matter how you spend your day and who you spend it with, we hope it is a good one! Remember our visitor centre located at 414 Locust St. in Downtown Burlington is open daily from 9am – 4pm to help you plan your visit to Burlington.


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