If you are looking for a new way to celebrate the special lady in your life, why not take a day trip to Victoria BC for Mother’s Day? There are numerous Victoria events taking place over Mother’s Day weekend this year, from several different garden tours to art shows, workshops, and other cultural events.
Regardless of where your mother’s interests lie, you will find plenty to do in Victoria that will leave her feeling pampered and loved. As the capital of British Columbia, Victoria is rooted in its storied history and has retained many of its famous historic buildings, such as the BC Parliament Buildings and the Empress Hotel. Simply grabbing a bite to eat and taking in the many sights of Victoria will keep you busy for an entire day, or more!
Before you solidify your plans for Mother’s Day, considering these awesome day trip ideas to Victoria.
Annual Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour
Mother’s Day traditionally signifies that spring is in full swing, so what better way to celebrate than with a garden tour?
Taking place at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, the Mother’s Day Musical Garden Tour is happening both Saturday and Sunday of Mother’s Day weekend. This event is designed to encourage people to connect with the glory of spring and, with the purchase of a two-day pass, grants you access to 10 enchanting private gardens in Victoria. You will get the chance to explore the exclusive gardens, all while listening to live music.
In addition to perusing the gardens, you won’t want to miss your chance to pick up some plants from the event’s fantastic plant sale. And if your mom is a music lover and just can’t get enough of what she heard, check out Daniel Lapp’s Joy of Jazz concert, taking place on May 10 at 3pm.
Mother’s Day Garden Tour at Fort Rodd Hill
Another garden tour that is not to be missed is the Mother’s Day Garden Tour, taking place at the Garry Oak Learning Meadow at Fort Rodd Hill. Also put on by the Victoria Conservatory of Music, this event gives visitors the opportunity to meet local native plant experts and weave their way through an ocean of blooming camass.
Victoria is home to many great events on Mother’s Day weekend, but one of the best ways to explore the city and celebrate your mom is through one of the city’s many sightseeing tours. Each tour is unique and explores popular attractions, cultural highlights, and historic sites. Whether you want to navigate the city by foot, a horse-drawn carriage, pedicab, or bus, you are sure to find the tour that best fits your needs. Here is a brief look at a few of the most popular sightseeing tours:
- Tally-Ho Carriage Tours
- Trek and Treats: Inn to Inn Hiking
- Gray Line West Coast Sightseeing
- Harbour Air Seaplanes
- Maple Leaf Adventures & Nature Cruises
- Five Star Whale Watching
Paddle Brentwood Bay
If your mom’s idea of a good time is adventure and getting a true taste of the wild outdoors, consider treating her to a guided tour of Brentwood Bay. You and your mom will enjoy a picnic lunch while being guided on a two-hour leisurely tour of the bay, either by kayak, canoe, or stand up paddleboard (SUP). There are several tour dates to choose from on both Saturday and Sunday of Mother’s Day weekend.
In addition to the day trip ideas mentioned above, be sure and check out the 4th annual Creatively United for the Planet Earth Festival and the gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific.
We hope you enjoy your time at these Victoria events!
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