15 Fantastic Things To Do in the Okanagan to Celebrate Mom

15 Fantastic Things To Do in the Okanagan to Celebrate Mom

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Well known for the wineries, orchards, lake and outdoor activities, the Okanagan area in British Columbia is a marvellous place to spend time with Mom, celebrating how much you love her. Incorporating the cities of Kelowna, Kamloops and Vernon, there are plenty of fun and interesting things to choose to do in the Okanagan. Make the day super special by finding an event or activity that will show exactly how much you care.



Ride the rails on the Kettle Valley Railway this Mother’s Day! Enjoy a 90-minute ride, and all mothers enjoy a free tea and receive a flower on this incredible journey. There are two train times available, and Kiwanis will be hosting a pancake brunch for only $6.00 per person in between train departures. Details


While this event is not strictly just on Mother’s Day, we think this is a great option to treat the ladies in your life. Of course, this is more for adult children and their mothers than for families with young kids, but we know that those moms who love wine will also love this event. The event starts on May 2, but if you want to celebrate your mom on the exact day, there is a Mother’s Day Wine Brunch featuring both wine samples and yummy treats to snack on. Details


This is actually a weekly event that occurs in the Kelowna area on Sundays, so it just so happens that it also falls on Mother’s Day. If your mom is into yoga or hiking, then why not share this unique activity with her! At just $5.00 per person and destinations that change every week, you can’t go wrong. Details


Alright, so we know that this event is not happening exactly on Mother’s Day, but why not start celebrating earlier in the week with this fun activity in Kamloops. Try your hand at painting, and with the glass of wine and appetizers that are included in the price, you will be sure to have tons of fun with your mother here. Details

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This event is being held on Saturday, May 12th, from 2:00 to 4:30 pm, at Better Earth Gardens and Tropicals in Kelowna. This is your chance to get your Mom dressed up in her favourite sundress and sun hat and have some fun at an amazing garden party. Indulge in some quality time with Mom while sipping on BC wines, nibbling on snacks, enjoying live music, and trying out the life-sized games. Partial proceeds go to Mamas for Mamas. Details


Pamper your Mom with a visit to this beautiful lakeside location, where she can enjoy three yummy courses paired with three tasty bubbly drinks. Encore Vineyards is located in Summerland and provides two seating on this special day. Make a reservation to guarantee a spot for your Mom. Details


Take advantage of the fact that this date is the 25th anniversary tour of the renowned of Canada’s Gryphon Trio and treat your classical music loving Mother to an evening out to this event. Beethoven’s epic Triple Concerto and Dvorak’s glorious 7th Symphony will be performed, so if your family are fans of this genre, this is definitely the event for you. This event will be held at the Performing Arts Center in Vernon. Details


What a way to spend the day in Kamloops with your fantastic Mom! There is so much to see and do here at the Wildlife Park that not only will kids of all ages love it, Mothers definitely will as well. With a wide mixture of activities are available including yoga, crafts, wildlife encounters, science activities and an artisan market on-site means that kids can find that last minute gift as well. A fun day out to enjoy as a whole family. Details


If your Mom is up for a night at the casino, then take advantage of the marvelous deal that is being offered for brunch or dinner at the Cascades Casino in Kamloops. Mothers eat for free, and since there is family friendly restaurants here, it is possible for underage children to attend a meal. Otherwise, for adult children treating their Moms, this is a premier entertainment destination that offers slots, table games and lots of fun. Details


Bring your kids and Moms and Grandmas can attend this event for free! The fantastic opening day celebrations combine with the Mother’s Day Event. Live folk music, an artisan market, demonstrations, hands-on activities, tea tasting, and much more is available at this historic ranch in Vernon. There is even a quilt show in the heritage building for everyone to enjoy. Details


In Kelowna you will find the lovely House of Rose Winery, where you can enjoy some quality time with your Mom as you wander the vineyard or the orchards or have a sit down in the picnic area. There will be special tastings for everyone who attends and even a gift for Mom to take home! This peaceful setting will be the perfect place to reconnect with your Mother. Details


Intrigue Wines is a boutique winery in Lake Country who is pairing with local artist Leanne Spanza for a fun afternoon of creating art with your special Mom. Enjoy some bubbly and snacks and choose a glass of wine to tide you through, before you pick up a brush and paint your heart out. What a fun and creative way of being with your Mom on Mother’s Day! Details


West Kelowna hosts the divinely situated The Cove Lakeside Resort, home to the Bonfire Restaurant. An amazing waterfront view and the spring blossoms will create an ambience that will really make your Mom feel blessed and special. The delicious brunch created from the best local produce includes free bubbly for moms. Details


An extremely affordable opportunity to spend some time with your Mom enjoying some tastings and small bites at Noble Ridge. Located in Okanagan Falls, this vineyard offers award winning wines and even a gift for Mom to take home with her. Just $10.00 for the tasting fee and free for all Moms! Make sure you make a reservation, because this is a perfect way to celebrate. Details


A little pampering or a lot of pampering, either way a spa day with Mom might be the perfect way to acknowledge her! Show that amazing woman that she is worth it, and book one of the many services that are available in the area. Massages, manicures, pedicures, and more are all great ways to spend some time with Mom and treat her like the queen she is. Details


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