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Beyond Brunch: Fresh Ways To Celebrate Mother's Day in Halifax


Go beyond brunch this Mother's Day and celebrate motherhood in all of its many forms with some fun local suggestions. 

Venture out on a coastal hike

If Mom loves the outdoors, head out on a coastal hike together. We’ve compiled a list of local favourite hikes where land meets sea, boasting unspoiled views of the rugged Atlantic coast. Kick it up a notch and make a staycation out of it with a travel-conscious itinerary. 

Unwind Nordic-style

Pamper Mom with passes to a nearby Nordic spa – hop across the harbour to downtown Dartmouth and experience Nature Folk’s indoor thermal circuit, featuring two large Finnish saunas, a cold plunge pool, warm pool, ritual corner, and various areas to sit and relax. 

Take it outside and unwind at Oceanstone Resort’s outdoor hydrothermal spa, featuring two vitality pools, a cold plunge pool, Kneipp river walk, salt-inhalation hammam, aromatherapy sauna, fireside recovery stations, outdoor showers, and more. 


Get crafty at a pottery painting studio

If Mom loves some leisurely crafting, surprise her with a trip to The Hive Studio + Espresso Bar for a pottery painting session. Pick your piece of pottery from an expansive selection of options and spend some quality time with Mom as you paint your pieces together. The Hive will fire your work of art, and you’ll be able to pick it up later. 

Frolic around a therapy farm

Get outside and up close with some fuzzy friends at Ataraxy Farm. Take a free tour around the farm and cuddle with therapy goats, horses, donkeys, and a mule – you can even participate in a goat yoga class on Saturday evenings. Be sure to treat Mom to some artisan apothecary goods made on-site with milk sourced straight from the goats to tie the whole experience together. 

Splurge on a local shopping spree

Treat Mom to a shopping spree around some of Halifax’s most beloved local businesses. From art to clothing and more, we’ve rounded up a selection of sustainable local shops to browse and spoil Mom at.