In May we celebrate mothers, the Canadian baseball season begins, we venture outdoors as the weather turns much warmer, and some of us run through the city some 42 kilometers . . . for the fun of it! Now that Spring has officially sprung, it’s time to take full advantage of everything our fair city has to offer. Events and activities are aplenty as we kick off with warmer weather and the opportunity to venture outside.
One single day to celebrate mothers is simply not enough, but at this time of year it’s important that we recognize those who have helped raise and shape us and turn us into the (mostly) functioning humans we are today. Vancouver offers a variety of things to do to celebrate your mom on May 14th. The Pacific Arts Market at 1448 West Broadway holds a mom-centric event featuring mimosas, food, activities, and prizes. Toby’s Social Club on Main street will be hosting the Mother’s Day Comedy Night starring comedian John Cullen. Many restaurants in the downtown core are sporting special menus for the occasion. So, no excuses! Make plans with your mom on May 14th!
CANADIAN BASEBALL SEASON
The Canadian baseball season officially begins in May, with minor league and major league regular season games taking a swing for victory. The Vancouver Canadians, a minor league baseball team play throughout the season in Vancouver at Nat Bailey Stadium (next to Queen Elizabeth Park). Tickets are available online through Ticket Smarter. Learn more.
Not for the faint of heart, the Vancouver BMO marathon takes place on May 7th, drawing participants from all over Canada and beyond as they take part in Western Canada’s biggest running race. With 8km and half marathon race lengths available, the real stretch of the legs (and mind) is the full 42km marathon that has athletes running through Vancouver’s downtown, UBC campus, and along the Stanley Park Seawall. There’s even a kids run that takes place on Saturday May 6th for younger participants. Book your stay with stayvancouverhotels.com and receive a $75 discount on your BMO marathon registration. Learn more.
The 405-hectare sprawling park nestled in the heart of the city, with a road along the seawall that loops for approximately 9.5 kms leaves a lot of ground to explore in Stanley Park. Over 500,000 cedar, fir, and hemlock trees fill this natural habitat along with various other vegetation and wildlife. A pool, waterpark, miniature railway, the aquarium, and much more make Stanley Park the perfect way to spend a spring day! Book your stay with Stay Vancouver Hotels and you can even get two half day bike rentals—a great way to explore the park. Learn more.
Whether you’re taking your mother out for a nice dinner or you’re sweating from every pore through a grueling 42km run, always remember to book your stay with stayvancouverhotels.com. The best prices on hotels, and great promotional incentives to choose from, including discounts on the BMO marathon, $100 shopping spree at Pacific Centre, half day bike rentals, and more! Learn more.