Things to Do in Edmonton with Mom

By Janis Galloway

Time to face reality. Mom doesn’t realy want breakfast in bed. She wants to relax, get out of the house and spend quality time with herself and those she loves the most – including you! We all know the best present is truly presence, so here’s an ambitious guide to treat the Moms in our lives to a day of gallivanting, pampering and exploring in beautiful Edmonton.

Start the day off right

Photo Opp

Eat Your Veggies

Don’t Forget Dessert

Shop Local

Edmonton has some unique indie boutiques that offer intimate and personalized shopping experiences. Many of them love to help out new Moms who may have strollers or active little ones in tow. Here are a few spots that truly make moms feel special:

So Pretty Cara Cotter + Pura Botanicals

Nestled onto the 124th Street shopping strip behind a pale pink door is a hidden gem shared by jewellery brand So Pretty Cara Cotter and eco-skincare line Pura Botanicals. Delicate jewellery and skin nourishing potions abound in this gold accented, ultra feminine space. Let the friendly and oh-so-stylish staff help your Mom find the perfect pick; whether it be Pura’s cult-worthy Overnight Watermelon Mask or one of So Pretty’s beloved stacking jewellery sets.

Let the Pampering Begin

After all that shopping, it's time for some serious relaxation. Life Stiles Spa on 124th Street is the ultimate zen-zone and takes its services to a luxury level. Recommended: a deep-tissue massage or the highly regarded customized Life Stiles facials that deep clean the skin and address any specific personalized skin care needs.

Happy Hour

Keep your after-facial glow going with a glass of wine, just a hop, skip and a jump down the street at Bodega Tapas & Wine Bar (124th St. location). The vibe is always cozy, with happy diners cheersing over tables full of bite-sized Portugeuse-style appetizers. Think fresh house-made bruschetta on soft fluffy bread and warmed patatas bravas with a subtle spicy kick. If the weather permits, ask if the ‘Secret Garden’ is open and dine al fresco under soft twinkling lights. Make one final toast to Mom and relish in a perfect day.