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Make It a Montreal Mother's Day to Remember
How do you celebrate Mother's Day in Montreal? There are plenty of ways to show Mom how much you appreciate her. And a lot of those ideas are anything but original. But that's okay. They do the job and then some, creating lasting memories which bring loved ones closer together.
Next: How to Celebrate Mother's Day in Montreal
Where I come in is in the details. Taking the Mother's Day brunch route? Great. But don't bring her to any old run of the mill chain restaurant. Make this Mother's Day special. Show Mom you did your homework by bring her to the best spot.
Also note that the gifts I recommend are, for the most part, experiences. Not objects. There's a reason for that. And it's corroborated by research.Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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Mother's Day in Montreal: The Flowers
How to celebrate Mother's Day in Montreal? Start with flowers. Obviously.
Montreal's public markets are bursting with floral options, especially Atwater Market and Marché Jean-Talon, which both offer hanging plants, potted flowers as well as bouquets. just in time for Mother's Day.
Consider picking up something salty -raw milk cheese, maple cured salmon, samosas- or sweet -baklava, cake, berries- while you're there.Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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Mother's Day in Montreal: The Brunch
Mother's Day brunch. The quintessential standby activity par excellence. But don't bring Mom just anywhere. Treat her to the best brunch in Montreal.Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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Mother's Day in Montreal: The Stroll
Another choice locale for a lengthy walk with plenty of eye candy? The Montreal Botanical Garden. It's free to walk through its outdoor gardens until Mother's Day itself, May 14, 2017 and with any luck, the arboretum's cherry blossoms will be in full bloom. But no guarantees. Cherry blossom bloom season is short-lived and its onset tends to occur mid-month but it varies every year.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Mother's Day in Montreal: The Tam Tams
Heading out for that stroll after all? If you're thinking of Mount Royal Park, keep an eye out for the Tam Tams, a weekly Sunday fixture in the park in Montreal's warmer months. You could even prepare a picnic for the occasion. Make a bee line for the angel statue, follow the drum beat and you're there.
See Also: Can I Drink Wine in the Park?Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Mother's Day in Montreal: The Compost
Did you choose long lasting potted flowers over ephemeral bouquets for Mother's Day? Take your gift one step further and offer to transplant the flowers in Mom's garden. And fertilize them with free compost made available by the city of Montreal every Mother's Day weekend.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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Mother's Day in Montreal: The Tea
In many ways, a traditional high tea experience can be even more fun than standard brunch. The finger foods, the dainty desserts, the scones with clotted cream, a bag of high-end loose leaf tea for the road... here's where to go in Montreal for the best high tea experience.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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Mother's Day in Montreal: The Spa
Dazzle Mom with a spa experience she's never had before. Dreamy chocolate baths, sensory deprivation (the good kind), Nordic water circuits, and boat spa therapy are a just a few of the many treatments Montreal's top spas offer.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Mother's Day in Montreal: The Cycle
Is Mom the active type? Is the weather forecast calling for clear skies? Treat the family matriarch to a spring bike ride in your company. Just pick a route and go. Here are my favorite cycling destinations in Montreal.
See Also: Montreal's Best Bike RentalsContinue to 10 of 10 below.
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Mother's Day in Montreal: The Something Else