Celebrating Mom in The Shipyards District: 6 ways to make her Mother’s Day


This Mother’s Day, why not treat your special lady to a day of loveliness in The Shipyards District? While there are always fun things to do, unique places to shop, and deliciousness to taste in the neighbourhood, celebrating someone you love is the best time to visit this special part of North Vancouver for a one-of-a-kind experience they’ll never forget! Without further ado… 

How do you love her for Mother’s Day? Let us count the ways:


1. Level-up her self-care at Blue Teapot:


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If the mom in your life is a true tea lover, Blue Teapot is the perfect place to indulge her fancy. Located in the Lonsdale Quay Market, you’ll have over 120 premium loose leaf teas to choose from, as well as fragrant herbs for cooking, assorted jams, beautiful teapots and other tea accessories. You’re also sure to find a thoughtful gift for mom among their selection of locally-made pottery, prints and textiles; or you might opt to create your own tea blend to add to her collection!


2. Indulge in a day of relaxation at Balay Spa

Everyone deserves a nice dose of TLC now and then, especially the moms of the world! Set aside some time in the day for both of you to soak up a massage, facial, or one of Balay’s restorative package options, and you’ll be able to enjoy Mother’s Day as much as she will!  Be sure to check out their Eminence products for sale too, or consider a skincare consultation to discover the best options to care for her skin. Meet the owner Donna in our latest edition of Riveting. 


3. Pamper her paws at Pink Magnolia Nails

What better way to shower the hands that raised you than with a professional manicure? A neighbourhood staple for many years, Pink Magnolia is known for its friendly and creative staff who will take extra care to make you and mom feel special. Be sure to make an appointment ahead of time, and try some of their fancy nail art too! 


4. Treat those tresses at T’Sala Salon Spa


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A Kevin Murphy salon that offers a range of services from chic cuts and colours, to keratin and scalp treatments, T’Sala is a great idea if your mama might enjoy a few hours of pampering in style. Check their site for current specials they may have going on too, like an express root touch-up or toner for just $48!


5. Afternoon tea at Butterlane Bake Shop 


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Who doesn’t love the idea of relaxing tea time, decadent desserts, and a view of the pier from a dockside patio? Mosey over to Butterlane in the Quay Market for English high tea, or a light lunch and demi tea; don’t miss out on their homemade scones and cakes too. If you feel like gifting mom her Mother’s Day tea service at home, you can also pre-order everything she needs (complete with champagne or a bottle of rose) to be delivered right to her door!


This time of year, there’s nothing too good for the main matriarch in your world. Let her know you care every day of the year, but especially on Mother’s Day, let the local businesses of The Shipyards District help make her celebration one she’ll be sure to remember all year long.

For more info about everything The Shipyards District has to offer, visit the directory and happy exploring!