15 Things to Do to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Halifax

Are you stuck trying to choose between chocolates, flowers and a loving card for your Mom? Listed below are a few ideas about where you could take your Mom to show her how much you love her this coming Mother’s Day.

Omega Pi Sorority Mother’s Day Fun Run

The Omega Pi Sorority is holding a Mother’s Day Fun Run at Point Pleasant Park with all the proceeds going to Adsum House Women N Children. It is a family event where you can walk, jog and run to support a very worthwhile cause.

5530 Point Pleasant Dr., Halifax

May 12, 2019 at 9:30 am

Adults 18+: $15, Children 5 – 17: $12, 4 and under are Free, Groups of 4: $50

Annual Mother’s Day brunch

The Family Service Association of Halifax presents its annual Mother’s Day brunch. Mothers and family can relax and enjoy an impressive brunch buffet offered by RCR Group (responsible for restaurants like ONYX, Shuck, CUT and Waterfront Warehouse), while listening to live musical entertainmen; a low-key mix of swing, Broadway and jazz standards by Waterford Jazz.

Sunday, May 12th from 11am – 2pm at the Cunard Centre.

Adults/Teens $55, Children 6-12yrs $25 and Children 5 & under: Free
Children 5-under are Free.

The Color Purple, The Musical

Neptune Theatre is showcasing the Canadian Regional Premiere of the Tony Award winning musical, The Color Purple. The Color Purple is a story of a woman and her family over 40 years. The magical score includes jazz, blues, rhythm, gospel, and ragtime music.

Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street, Halifax

Saturday and Sunday – 2 pm & 7:30 pm

$55 to $86


EDNA is another popular brunch spot, and their Instagram worthy dishes have raised the bar on what this hybrid meal can be. EDNA has been in the top three Brunch locations named by The Coast. They also have a wide range of hot drinks, cocktails and beers to enjoy with your brunch.

2053 Gottingen Street, Halifax

En Vie

If you are looking for a healthier brunch or a vegan brunch location, En Vie is for you. Their brunch menu is offered on the weekend, even has vegan options for brunch favorites like French toast and eggs. Even non-vegans enjoy En Vie options.

5775 Charles Street, Halifax

Mic Mac Bar & Grill

Mic Mac Bar & Grill often has a line up on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The Coast 2018 Best Brunch winner serves brunch all week long. The brunch menu features a classic breakfast-lunch hybrid menu. It is worth the wait or waking up early to get in line.

219 Waverley Road, Dartmouth

The Carleton Collective

Mom can celebrate her special day when she listens to The Carleton house band, The Carleton Collective, which is made up of some of the best musicians in the city. They play a mix of killer Rock’n’Roll tunes that Mom can certainly dance to, especially if dancing is her thing.

1685 Argyle St, Halifax

May 11, 2019 from 10:00 pm to May 12, 2019 at 1:30 pm


Halifax Game of Thrones Crawl

Is your mom a GoT fan? If she is, then give her a ticket to the Halifax Game of Thrones crawl being held by Dart Frog Events on May 11th. Each ticket includes a GoT t-shirt, in the house of your choice, a bar pass to get in all the bars, and a collectible GoT house pendant. Get your tickets today because there are only 150 for sale.

Downtown Halifax

May 11, 2019

$25 per person

Spirit Spa

Pamper mom on her special day by taking her to Spirit Spa for a day of rest and relaxation. Mom can choose from a selection of salon and spa services that will let her relax and recharge, so she will look and feel her very best on her special day.

5540 Kaye St, Halifax or 5150 Salter St. #200, Halifax

May 11, 2019 from 9 am to 6 pm and May 12, 2019 from 10 am to 5 pm

Varies depending on service received

Take Mom shopping

Take Mom shopping and out to lunch at the Halifax Seaport Market. While you are there you can browse the vendor’s tables for the perfect surprise gift for her or let her pick out whatever her heart desires.

1209 Marginal Rd, Halifax

May 11, 2019 from 7 am to 3 pm

Varies depending on the items purchased.

Have Coffee with Mom

If Mom has an insatiable sweet tooth, then this is definitely the place to take her for her special day. This family-run coffee shop is known for being a charming and quirky place to enjoy delicious local coffee and a decadent sweet or savoury pastry, eclairs, cinnamon bun, tart, brownie or one of their other many delectable treats. You can even sit in a bathtub-loveseat while you spend quality time with your Mom.

The Old Apothecary Bakery & Café, 1549 Barrington St, Halifax

May 11, 2019 from 9am to 5 pm

Varies depending on items ordered

Gourmet meal at Stories Fine Dining

Is Mom a ‘Serious Gourmand’, then make reservations to take her out for a gourmet Mother’s Day meal at Stories Fine Dining. They have delectable dishes like Carpaccio, Guinea Hen, Duck Magret, and Queen Crab Cake that will make mom feel like royalty. They also have decadent desserts that Mom will love.

5184 Morris St, Halifax

May 11, 2019 from 5 pm to 9 pm

A La Carte Pricing

Linda Brooks Mother’s Day Weekend Concert

Take your mom to St Matthew’s United Church to enjoy the music of Halifax-based singer-songwriter, musician, gardener and author, Linda Brooks. She will be performing a special Mother’s Day concert supporting the release of her new CD and companion book, ORCHESTRA IN MY GARDEN: Lessons Learned From Digging Deep.

1479 Barrington Street, Halifax

May 11, 2019 from 7 pm to 9 pm

$25 per person, $85 for Mother’s Day Gift pack of 2 tickets, book and CD

Sugah Confectionary & Ice Cream Emporium

If your mom has a sweet tooth, take her out for a real Sugah! rush at Sugah Confectionary & Ice Cream Emporium. Their philosophy is that fresh is better, local is better, and pure is better. They make their confections by hand, using century old techniques in small batches, with pure, simple ingredients like the finest Belgian chocolate. They also mix classic flavors with more modern, inventive combinations.

1479 Lower Water St, Halifax

May 10 & 11, 2019 from 10 am to 6 pm

Prices vary depending on item

Harbour Hopper Tours

Take Mom on a fun cruise of the Halifax Harbour with Harbour Hopper Tours adventure that will introduce her to the best of Halifax by land and sea! The 1 hour tour starts out on land and goes by some of Halifax’s most famous sites. The real adventure begins when the amphibious vehicle makes the big SPLASH into the Halifax harbour and goes past Georges Island, Cable Wharf, the waterfront boardwalk, and the Historic Properties. Reservations are required for this tour.

5050 Salter St, Halifax

May 11 & 12, 2019 from 10:15 am to 8 pm

Adult: $38.59, Senior (65+): $34.64, Youth (7-15): $22.04, Child (2-6): $13.13, Infant (0-1): Free,
Family (2 Adults and 2 Children): $99.74, Add a child to family rate (2-6): $11.50

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