It’s already May, and Mother’s Day is swiftly approaching – a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the loving caregiver in your life! If you’re lucky enough to be able to spend time with your mom or mother figure on May 14th, we’ve got ways to help you make the day even more special. From a classic box of chocolates to outdoor experiences shared together, we can help with a bounty of suggestions and ideas you’ll find right here in the Harrison River Valley!
No matter mom’s interests or hobbies, you’re sure to find a gift she’ll adore right here in HRV! Here are some shops with a unique variety of gift options.
Bear Creek Collective 1, 7092 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz
Blue Dandelion Baby & Toy 7056 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz
Blue Dandelion Gifts & Collectables Harrison 140 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison
Blue Dandelion Gifts & Collectables Harrison 104, 196 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison
Casa Lifestyles 110, 196 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison
Canwest Art Gallery 3, 160 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison
Farmhouse Natural Cheeses 5634 McCallum Rd. Agassiz
Harrison Lavender, 3777 Wildwood Drive, Agassiz
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 328 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison
Sasquatch Gifts & Souvenirs 101, 196 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison
FLOWERS & FARM MARKETS
Brighten up mom’s day with a fragrant, colourful bouquet or unique farm-market find. Check out these locations:
Blue Clover Creations 6352 Golf Road, Agassiz
Holly Tree Florist & Gifts 7220 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz
Onos Greenhouses Flower Stand 1694 Tranmer Road, Agassiz
Deroche Farmers Market: Opens for the season on Saturday May 13th with 50+ vendors! Find the perfect last minute gift, or bring mom with you and shop together! Featuring lots of plant starters for her garden (or yours)! Corner of BC Route 7 highway and N. Deroche Road.
Garden House 52905 Yale Road, Rosedale
DINE AL FRESCO
There’s something about dining outside, in fresh air, that makes food taste even better — and with mom along, you know you’ll have fantastic company. Whether lakefront at a picnic table, or at your favourite patio, we’ve got tons of spots to dine al fresco. Order a cheese grazing board from Creekside Cheese and Creamery and enjoy a picnic at one of Green Point’s many picnic tables! Or enjoy a delicious farm-to-table bite on the patio at Muddy Waters Cafe (or take it to go, and enjoy right across the street on a lakeside bench or table)!
Here are some other suggestions for local restaurants that have lovely patios (please call ahead and reserve for Mother’s Day dining).
The River’s Edge Clubhouse 14282 Morris Valley Road, Harrison Mills
Black Forest Steak & Schnitzelhouse 180 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison
Broken Whisk 7205 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz
Morgan’s Bistro 160 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison
Milos Greek Taverna 234 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison
Old Settler Pub 222 Cedar Ave. Harrison
Sasquatch Inn & Pub 46001 Lougheed Highway, Harrison Mills
MOTHER’S DAY AT ROWENA’S INN ON THE RIVER
Rowena’s Inn on the River is featuring their opulent Afternoon Tea on Sunday May 14th. This includes tasty cakes, scones, savoury sandwiches, tea, coffee, or Prosecco. Seatings between 11:30am to 2:30pm in the Upper and Lower Drawing Room at Rowena’s Inn on the River. Drop in or reserve by RSVPing to [email protected].
The River’s Edge Clubhouse is serving up a delectable Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet on Sunday, May 14th. With delicious mains like Eggs Benedict Florentine, Belgian Waffles, Cheese Tortellini, Oven-roasted Chicken, as well as a variety of savoury side dishes, sweets, and beverages, you’ll leave with full hearts and tummies! See the full menu and pricing here.
KILBY HISTORIC SITE
Although Kilby’s Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea quickly sold out, there’s still fun programming that mom will love! On Sunday, May 14th, take a wander through the beautifully blooming gardens, step back in time, and at 1:15pm, watch the “Blushing Bride” fashion show to see a century of wedding fashions! Also, the cafe will be open for regular service on Saturday, May 13th if you want to treat mom to a delcious lunch a day early!
FAMILY FUN EXPERIENCES
Shoreline Tours – Book a Lake Cruise: on this 2-hour cruise, you’ll go around Echo Island and into Cascade Bay to witness the stunning Rainbow Falls. Then head back along the east coast of the lake, passing by Sasquatch Provincial Park. Food and beverage are available for purchase onboard the licensed restaurant!
Rent an e-bike from Harrison Eco Tours and tour the eateries, farm stores, and farm experiences along the Agassiz-Harrison Circle Farm Tour! This tour is a rich mix of things to see, do, smell, and taste! Buy fresh products directly from the makers themselves! Or, if your mom loves the water, take a guided kayak tour or a boat tour. Learn more and book your activity here.
Take a tour of the village on a Quadricycle from Harrison Hot Wheels. Pedal around the village, take in the glorious sights and sounds and fresh mountain air. This is a great group activity and a fun way to spend time with mom!
Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Harrison River Valley! To inspire your next visit to the Harrison River Valley, check us out on Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest or Facebook, or stop by our Visitor Centre & Sasquatch Museum at 102, 160 Lillooet Road. Press the button below to explore even more!