Local Tips May 3, 2018

BETTER THAN BRUNCH: 13 Non-Brunch Things To Do for Mother’s Day in Halifax

Special brunch or lunch not your mom’s style? No problem! There are plenty of other great things to do with Mom in Halifax instead:


1 – Enjoy the simple pleasures of wine and colouring.

Head to the Board Room Game Cafe on Barrington Street to drink wine and colour with your original best palFor $10 you get to colour to your heart’s content and share some snacks while creating your masterpieces!


2 – Lace up your sneakers and head out for a hike!

Get outdoors and out of the city to hike any one of these five outstanding hikes within the HRM.


3 – Get dressed up and head to an art show.

View a collaborative and immersive art installation at the Anna Leonowens Gallery. The Woods present: I AM ANNA.

The show is dedicated to honour the work and words of famous and “feisty heroine of film and theatre,” Anna Leonowens.


4 – Bond with Mom over music.

If you and your mom enjoy live music, don’t miss the Halifax Jazz Festival’s Mother’s Day concert at the Halifax Central Library featuring the Holly Arsenault Trio, joined by Dave Burton and Chris Churchill.


5 – Treat Mom to the most affordable harbour cruise around.

Take the ferry across the harbour and explore Downtown Dartmouth. Ferry fare is just $2.50 and when you sit on the upper deck you’ll enjoy a stunning view of the harbour on both sides!

For a truly special Mother’s Day experience, visit the Dartmouth Memorial Gardens to release a white dove with your mother, or in honour of your mother. There are only 20 doves so be sure to get there early at 2 p.m.


6 – Take your mamma to Mamma Mia at Neptune Theatre.

Neptune Theatre has a great Mother’s Day gift; 2 tickets to any upcoming show at Neptune for just $99!

If your mom is a true Dancing Queen, get 2 tickets to Mamma Mia for just $129!

Buy Online or call the Box Office at 902-429-7070.


7 – #DrinkCreatively together.

#DrinkCreatively with your mom and head to Freeman’s on Dutch Village Road from 7 to 9 p.m, OR RockBottom Brewpub on Spring Garden from 3 to 5 p.m. for a Mother’s Day Paint Nite. Save 40% by using the code HALIFAX40 when booking your reservation.


Busy on Sunday May 13th (Mother’s Day 2018 for those who don’t know!)?

You can still take your mom for a bite to eat anywhere in Halifax or spend the day bonding over something different than your regular routine!

Here are some ideas:


8 – The ultimate bonding activity: two people on one bike.

Take Mom tandem biking! Blind Sports Nova Scotia is hosting a free tandem biking session, complete with safety information, on Saturday May 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the St. Andrew’s Community Centre.

Email tandembikes@blindsportsnovascotia.ca to RSVP.


9 – Take mom for a night out!

Enjoy a Fleetwood Mac Tribute at The Marquee Ballroom on Saturday May 12!


10 – Learn  something new together (it involves wine!)

Learn how to pair wine with food with a certified sommelier at the Brightwood Golf Club in Dartmouth. The “New World Meets Old World” wine experience includes a silent auction too!


11 – Get the perfect gift with this hack.

Find mom the perfect gift by letting her pick it out herself at the Lawrencetown Spring Craft Show. Open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lawrencetown Community Centre.


12 – Pamper the hardest working woman you know.

Be it your wife, your friend, or your own mother, moms work hard! Give her the gift she truly deserves: relaxation.

Treat her to a Mom’s Night In: facials, massages, and manicures for just $5 at Bay B Boutique in the North End.


13 – Spend a full week of quality time together enjoying the city!

The first annual Halifax Attractions Week starts on May 12 and runs through to May 19.

It’s a great excuse to spend the entire week treating your mom to fun outings and spending more quality time with her.


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