Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.

Let’s celebrate the mom(s) in your life with the ultimate Mother’s Day in Gastown. From brunch to garden parties, we’ve planned out your entire day-night so that you can make it one to remember. Besides, mom deserves a whole damn day.

This Mother’s Day is brought to you by yours truly, Gastown. 

1. Brunch & Mom’osas

Kick off your ultimate Mother’s Day with the ultimate brunch. Because who doesn’t love bloody brunch?

Check out these food & drink specials happening around the neighbourhood this weekend. And don’t forget to reserve your spot.

Water St. Cafe – Jazz Brunch

Smith’s of Gastown – Brunch & Sunday Roast (with complimentary mom’osa)

Pourhouse – 2 for 1 mimosa’s, champagne buckets, and confetti waffles.

Jules Bistro – half off bottles of wine and a complimentary sparkling cocktail for mom


Di Beppe

Hot tip! The forecast is in and it’s looking like it’s going to be a hot one – book a spot for you and mom on one of the many Gastown patios.

2. Shop the Gift Guide

Old Faithful

Now that you’re fuelled by mimosa’s, it’s time to hit the shops.

We’ve curated the ultimate assortment of gifts that will show your mom just how much you care. From luxurious candles to beautiful ceramics, Gastown truly does have something for every mom. 


3. Attend the Gastown Garden Party

Six Acres

The Plaza is transforming into a stunning garden oasis filled with drinks, pastries, live entertainment, and games.

This Saturday, Six Acres, in collaboration with Community Thrift, Angel and OK Boot Carrall, invites you to their spectacular Gastown Garden Party, where it’s always tea time. 

Saturday, May 13 from 2-8pm @ Maple Tree Square


4. Tend to that Sweet Tooth

East Van Roasters

It’s time for that afternoon pick-me-up.

Treat your mom with a chocolate experience, pairing, or special collab. Don’t forget to book ahead.

East Van Roasters Mother’s Day Extravaganza – An exclusive and intimate chocolate tasting experience (two seatings, $50 per two people).

L’Abattoir x Beta 5 Collab – book the ‘CHEFS MENU’ OR PRE ORDER CHOCOLATES.

Di Beppe – Special Mother’s Day Treats Made by Kei

5. The Encore

Finish off with a bang… and some live music.

With more than five venues to choose from, give mom an experience to remember. Check out one of these live music venues strumming up something special for that special momma.

Guilt & Co. – early show: amarElas / late show: Brejera (two shows nightly. 7 days a week)

2nd Floor Water St – Mothers Day Dinner with The Jeremy Wong Trio (6:30pm-10pm)

Is That French – Jazz Night on Sunday (6-8pm)

Pourhouse – Poorboy Trio (7pm-10pm)


Thank you to all those #momsofgastown out there. The world simply would not be the same without you.