Mother Nature Meets Mother Nurture in Niagara

Mother’s Day in Niagara

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. And so the thinking of  “What to get mom?,” begins. Let us help you with some of that thinking. How about having Mother Nature (a.k.a. Niagara Falls – only one of the most incredible natural wonders of the world) meet Mother Nurture (only one of the most incredible people in your life)?

Here are some of our favourite things to do in Niagara with your Mom:

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar Dungeness Crab Event

Who can resist the classic Dungeness Crab Dinner? Two clusters of sweet Dungeness crab with butter for dipping. Or how about sharing the Dungeness Crab Mac and Cheese? Is your mouth-watering yet? This indulgent menu is here until June 15th. Book your reservation today.

Handmade Market – May 9th and 10th – 13th Street Winery

Treat your mom to an event as unique as her. Featuring 75 artisans, gourmet food and local Niagara Wine. Sounds like the perfect way to share the day with your mom. Check out the list of vendors.

Chicks and Chocolate – M-F at 2pm and weekends at 2pm and 4pm – Peller Estates

The name says it all. Gather your favourite Chicks (and Mother Hen) and head down to Peller Estates for an afternoon of indulgence. Chocolate and wine and Niagara….Oh yes! Learn the secrets of how chocolate and wine complement each other during this tasty event.

Sip and Sizzle – Weekends in May

Picture this! Grilled BBQ classic dishes paired with Niagara VQA wine at 26 wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The tour pass is only $43 per person and entitles you to one VQA wine tasting and food pairing at each of the 26 wineries. Check out the incredible menu.

 Shopping in Niagara-on-the-Lake

You can’t beat an afternoon or evening in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Every mom will enjoy this: shopping at quaint boutique shops, sipping coffee or grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants, savouring wine at one of the many wineries or watching some classic productions at the Shaw Festival Theatre. Sounds like pure bliss!

Dancing Queen – Fallsview Casino – May 8th – 18th

Bring mom back to the 1970’s with this energetic disco production which is sure to get you and mumsy on your feet. Featuring the timeless hits of Abba, The Bee Gees, Village People and many more.

Annual Hydrangea Display

Take some time to smell the “hydrangeas” at the annual hydrangea display at the Floral Showhouse starting on May 11th.

Afternoon Tea at the McFarland House

Enjoy a traditional British tea experience at the McFarland House with mom. For additional fun, don your favourite British tea finery for this special event.

Niagara is the place to be for new adventures with your mom. Stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls, the Niagara Falls Hotel located “In the Centre of it All.”

The Outlet Collection at Niagara


It is hard to believe how quickly The Outlet Collection at Niagara is coming along. Only 3 more months and the doors to this open air outlet centre will be open. The current sign outside the construction site zone says that construction is set to be completed by May 2014. Phase I is going to consist of eight buildings, including a 77,000 square-foot Bass Pro Shop, a food court pavilion and 100 retail stores such as Forever 21, Banana Republic, Bench Outlet, Brooks Brothers Outlet, Calvin Klein, Gap Outlet, Michael Kors Outlet, Naturalizer, OshKosh, Tommy Hilfiger and Van Heusen (just to name a few). Plus there is going to be an event area for a Farmer’s Market and gathering place.

Check out this concept video, which will give you a sense of the overall space


What are your thoughts on this new outlet shopping centre? Will you be making the trip to Niagara to explore this new shopping experience? From a local perspective, Niagara is very excited to see a new shopping adventure in our neighbourhood.