25 Things to Do With Mom in Edmonton

25 Things to Do With Mom in EdmontonSpending some one-on-one time with your mom shouldn’t be limited to just one day a year on Mother’s Day. There are so many ways to spend some time together or treat mom to something new throughout the city. Check out the list below for just some of what Edmonton has to offer.

Treat Day for Mommy & Me

1. Spa Day

Pamper yourself and mom with a spa day. Edmonton spas, such as Life Stiles on 124 Street are ready to welcome you. Life Stiles, a 3,200 square foot luxury spa, has you covered head to toe. Manicures, pedicures, hot stone massages, facials, and more are all available. Check the websites for monthly deals.
Address: Life Stiles 10314 124 ST NW
Phone: 780-453-3538
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2. Creme de la Creme Beauty Lounge

Creme de la Creme Beauty Lounge is more than just a makeup store. All the makeup and nail polish is made by hand in small batches, ensuring the best quality. What really sets them apart, though, is that they offer appointments where they help you to custom make your own shade of lipstick that’s just as one-of-a-kind as you are.
Address: 182 150 Chippewa Rd Sherwood Park
Phone: 587-269-0669
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3. Sweet {Jolie}

Sure, there are lots of places to have a shopping spree with mom, but Sweet {Jolie} sets itself apart by being a message of love. They believe beauty begins when you feel comfortable in who you are and aim to empower women. A portion of the sales from their extensive clothing line goes back to non-profit organizations such as the Zebra Project.
Address: 10914 105 Ave
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4. Little Plant Shop

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Credit: Little Plant Shop

Being a plant mom is all the rage right now. So whether it is you or your mom who is working on the green thumb, plant shops are the place to go. Little Plant Shop is just that. They offer a wide range of exotic plants, helping you bring a little greenery inside your home. You can also find terrarium supplies, living art arrangements, living frames, and botanical jewellery!
Address: 8116 Gateway Blvd
Phone: 780-399-7817
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Food & Drink

1. Coffee Date

Catch up with mom over coffee at one of the city’s coffee shops. Consistently voted as one of the best, Block 1912 serves up more than handcrafted caffeinated drinks. Add some dessert, sandwiches, gelato, and more to the conversation. Plus, join them on Monday evenings for live jazz.
Address: Block 1912 10361 Whyte Ave NW
Phone: 780-433-3575
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2. High Tea

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Credit: The Art of Cake

What could be classier than high tea with your mom? Join The Art of Cake for their traditional English high tea. Finger sandwiches, sweets, pastries, scones, strawberry preserve, and bottomless pits of Earl Grey tea…all that’s missing is you. Check the website for dates and information on how to book your spot.
Address: The Art of Cake 11811 105 Ave
Phone: 780-441-1339
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3. Brunch

Brunch just may be the best meal of the day. Grab mom and let Canteen prove it. This casual, 50-seat diner will make you feel comfortable and right at home. And their hearty weekend brunch menu, with rotating specials, will have you making a reservation for next weekend.

Address: Canteen 10522 124 Street
Phone: 780-485-6125
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4. Winery

Sure, Edmonton and area may not be what springs to mind when you think of wineries – but it should be! Barr Estate Wineries makes three varieties of fruit wines from raspberries, rhubarb, and strawberries. Book your private tour to see the working fruit farm and get a taste of their delights.

Address: Barr Estate Winery 51526 RR 231 Sherwood Park
Phone: 780-819-9463
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5. Jacek Chocolate Couture

Award-winning artisanal chocolate? Yes, please! Jacek’s chocolate started out as a local secret, but it’s hard to keep something this good quiet. The Spring 2020 collection just launched with new seasonal flavours to try. Visit the website for events such as Coffee & Chocolate pairing.
Address: 10140 104 St
Phone: 780-705-9927
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Keep It Classy

1. Live Theatre

Get you and your mom tickets to see actors take the stage in a performance you won’t forget. The Citadel Theatre’s 2020/21 lineup features Edmonton-based “The Garneau Block,” the catchy “Elvis: The Musical,” the comedy “Peter Pan Goes Wrong,” and many more. Get your tickets before they sell out.
Address: Citadel Theatre 9828 101 A Ave
Phone: 780-425-1820
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2. Royal Alberta Museum

Get a taste of history at the Royal Alberta Museum. With exhibits showcasing natural and human history, both established and rotating, there’s no shortage of things to learn about. Their new exhibit, “I Am From Here,” opening March 23, shares the stories of Alberta’s black pioneers.
Address: 9810 103a Ave
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3. Art Galleries

Edmonton has several art galleries to visit, from small curated collections to the renowned AGA. With over 6,000 pieces in the permanent collection, as well as rotating exhibitions, they showcase the masters and emerging artists alike. See if you and your mom are drawn to the same pieces or if your tastes vary.
Address: Art Gallery of Alberta 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Phone: 780-425-5379
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4. Alberta Ballet

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Credit: Alberta Ballet

The Alberta Ballet is world-renowned – and when the hush falls over the audience and the dancers take the stage, it’s easy to see why. Treat your mom to a night of beauty at the ballet with upcoming performances such as Swan Lake and Peter Pan. These classic stories, music, and performance won’t soon be forgotten.
Address: 141 18 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-245-4222
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Outdoor Adventure

1. River Valley

It’s easy for you and mom to get close to nature –without ever leaving the city. Edmonton’s North Saskatchewan River Valley, North America’s largest urban parkland, makes it easy see the best of what the city has to offer. Explore by foot, bike, boat, or segway and discover what’s on the shores of the river.
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2. University of Alberta Botanic Garden

Just 15 minutes southwest of Edmonton, the Universtiy of Alberta Botanic Garden opens for the season in May – so mark the opening date on your and your mom’s calendars. It is 97 hectares of cultivated gardens and collections, indoor showhouses, and natural areas. Take in the beauty of the flowers both native and exotic.
Address: 51227 AB-60
Phone: 780-492-3050
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3. Festivals

Edmonton plays host to over 50 festivals a year, so whatever you and your mom are interested in, you’re sure to find like minds. Edmonton Poetry Festival, Edmonton Craft Beer Festival, Taste of Edmonton, and so many more are on the calendar. How many will you attend together?
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4. Elk Island National Park

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Credit: Parks Canada

Elk Island National Park is perfect for every nature-loving mom. Just 35 minutes east of Edmonton, the bison await. Hiking, canoeing or kayaking, picnicking, stargazing in the dark sky preserve, and more… There’s no shortage of outdoor activities – and animals to watch for.
Address: 1 – 54401 Range Road 203
Phone: 780- 922-5790
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5. Edmonton Riverboat

Spring is on the horizon – it won’t be too long before the North Saskatchewan River is free of ice and the Edmonton Riverboat launches once more. Whether it’s just a cruise along the banks or you’re joining them for a meal, it’s the cruise is a nice treat no matter if you’re new to the city or have grown up here to see the city from this angle.
Address: 9734 98 Ave
Phone: 780-424-2628
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Indoor Fun

1. Cooking Classes

You and your mom may be the best at Grandma’s family recipes, but if you’re looking to expand your repertoire, consider going together to a cooking class. There are so many to choose from in the city. Whether you’re looking to brush up on some basic skills or push yourself to try something completely new, there’s something for you.
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2. Catch a Classic Film

You can always catch the latest blockbuster, but treat mom to a walk down memory lane with Cineplex’s Classic Film Series. Put on the pearls for Breakfast at Tiffany’s, swoon over Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief, and more. Visit the website and check with your local movie theater to see when these classic flics will be coming to you.
Address: Cineplex Theatres
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3. West Edmonton Mall

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Credit: West Edmonton Mall

You’ll never run out of things to do at West Ed! The largest shopping and entertainment centre is more than just a mall – hit up the amusement park, ice rink, waterpark, aquarium, movie theatre, mini golf, and so much more. No matter where you and mom decide to spend the day, you’ll both end up feeling like a kid again.
Address: 8882 170 St NW
Phone: 780-444-5321
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4. Escape Rooms

Just how good of a team are you and your mom? Can you solve the puzzles and put together the clues in time to escape? Edmonton has plenty of escape rooms to try, such as Escape City, known for ultra-realistic themed rooms sure to challenge you, some of which are designed for just two people. Can you figure it out and unlock the door before time runs out?
Address: Escape City 5916 104 St
Phone: 780-761-2489
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