There’s no place like Niagara Falls to spend Mother’s Day! Treat mom to a special day of food, fun, and lot’s of laughter, and of course, the beautiful scenery that this city has to offer. Mother’s Day is all about showing that special woman in our lives that she is appreciated and treating her to the things we know that she loves. It’s a day for mom to forget about her work and just focus on being pampered and spending quality time with you. The snow has officially melted and the sun is shining here over the Falls and on Clifton Hill, so it’s the perfect destination to spend the day. It’s not too late to use this guide and plan a surprise outing for a day that mom won’t forget!
Boston Pizza on Clifton Hill
Grab a seat on the Boston Pizza patio for lunch or dinner and indulge in an updated menu with 20+ new food choices! Share a delicious starter like cheesy nachos or the new Pizza Poutine dish while you wait for your main course to arrive fresh and hot on your table. Boston Pizza has hundreds of menu items and an equally impressive drink list so mom is sure to find something that hits the spot.
Queen Victoria Park
At the bottom of Clifton Hill you’ll find Queen Victoria Park, a breathtaking oasis of native and tropical plants and flowers that is sure to bring a smile to moms face. The park is bursting with colours and other features to enjoy like a relaxing rock garden, a beautiful rose garden and tons of park benches to take it all in.
Mother’s Day Brunch
On May 11th you’ll be able to treat mom to an early Mother’s Day treat that she will absolutely love. Trius Winery & Restaurant is hosting a seasonal 3-course meal prepared by Chef Frank Dodd and team served with sparkling wine. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the best tastes of Niagara with the best view too. This mouth watering meal starts at $59 per guest and is offered at an exclusive rate for Club members.
Kelsey’s on Clifton Hill
Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Kelsey’s Patio is officially open and ready to be enjoyed! Treat mom to lunch at Kelsey’s where she’ll get to choose from dozens of menu items like classic steaks, tasty burgers, and crisp salads. To make the even a little more special, check out the Kelsey’s drink menu where you’ll find awesome drink options like two handed sangrias and cocktails and an extensive selection of wine and beer.
Canada’s only Niagara boat tour is an experience not to be missed. This unforgettable ride with Hornblower Cruises begins at the Canadian docks at the base of the Great Gorge, past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the very heart of the famous Horseshoe Falls. With this cruise you’ll be able to give yourself and your mom the best souvenir- a memory of the beautiful Falls and time spent with one another.
Please note: Hornblower Opening Date To Be Determined.
There’s no better view of the falls than from up in the Niagara Skywheel. Treat mom to a ride through the sky in a private, climate controlled gondola ride in Clifton Hill. You’ll soar 175-feet above the falls for an epic, panoramic view of this natural wonder.
It’s been described as the “prettiest town in Ontario“, and it really is! Mom will take a step back to the 19th century here, with quaint bed & breakfast inns, restaurants, spas, and shopping. Horse-drawn carriage rides abound, and you can even take in a play at the Shaw Festival.
Visit A Winery
Visit www.wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com for a full list of events happening not just on Mother’s Day, but throughout the year as well. Events happening such as “Sip and Sizzle” feature over 20 wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake that offer a unique grilled food and VQA wine pairing. It’s a relaxing and great way to treat mom to something special this Mother’s Day.
Go For A Hike/Bike Ride
Niagara is well-known for natural adventure with hiking the Niagara Glen, or taking a bike ride along the newly enhanced Niagara River Recreation Trail! The Niagara Parks also offers daily guided hiking tours that leave from the Niagara Glen Nature Centre from 11 am – 2 pm during the Spring and Summer.
Dufferin Islands is a gorgeous park located just minutes from the Horseshoe Falls. It’s the perfect spot to treat mom to a picnic, for children to feed the geese or for a family walk and picture opportunity. It features 10 acres of paradise with several islands connected by bridges and pathways. She will love the scenery, peace and serenity that this hideaway spot will bring.
Located on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, it’s just 10 minutes north of Niagara Falls. The Butterfly Conservatory features over 2000 tropical butterflies that float freely among exotic blossoms and greenery. The paths wind through a tropical environment including gorgeous waterfalls and colorful scenery. It is a self-guided tour and mom will love the peacefulness and tranquility that the building provides.
Take Mom Shopping
What mom doesn’t like to shop? Niagara Falls has the Canada One Factory Outlet for amazing savings, and of course, Canada’s largest open-air mall, the Outlet Collection at Niagara. Don’t forget all of our Niagara-on-the-Lake boutiques, and even the Fallsview Casino Resort has a collection of unique shops in the Galleria for one-of-a-kind items.