Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning how to celebrate the mom in your life. This year skip the obligatory sweater and give mom what she really wants – the give the gift of time together with these Mississauga experiences.

1. Get dolled up for a night out.

Give your mom a night she won’t forget – and an excuse to dress up – with an evening of entertainment! The Living Arts Centre has plenty of shows coming up this spring, like rock classics The Stampeders and crooners The Dreamboats, as well as the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. Make an evening of it by enjoying dinner at one of Mississauga’s luxe restaurants beforehand, or check out the Night Market TO schedule to see what food truck events are in town.

Be sure to visit to check out all the upcoming live events.

2. Spend a day sightseeing.

Take a tour of Mississauga’s many landmarks, public art, parks and gardens. History and architecture lovers will enjoy strolling by the heritage buildings in Meadowvale and Old Port Credit Village. Grab Heritage Mississauga’s guide to learn more about the local highlights and plan your trip.

For the perfect nature excursion, head to The Riverwood Conservancy. Among this urban nature preserve you’ll spot beautiful meadows and woodlands, local woodlife, gardens and historic structures – among many other highlights.    

To explore even more, get your free Local Gems Pass, a ticket to truly hidden gems and exclusive offers throughout Mississauga.  

3. Indulge in a day of relaxation.

A day of indulgence may be just the ticket for treating mom. Mississauga’s Glenerin Inn & Spa offers world-class services, including a Chocolate Truffle Indulgence Body Treatment if you’re looking for something extra sweet. Or, simply enjoy the spa’s amenities, including the soothing jacuzzi. Take advantage of Ontario’s Staycation Tax Credit to turn your daytrip into a spa-cation with a stay at the Inn for a getaway you won’t forget.

Mississauga also has many beautiful parks and beaches where you can spend a day relaxing without spending a cent. Kariya Park is one of the most tranquil spots in the city, and a picture-perfect spot for family photos – especially when the cherry blossoms are in bloom in late April to early May. Or, pack a picnic and head to the lake shore for a sunny day by the beach.

4. Head out on an adventure.

If an adventurous family excursion is more mom’s speed, reserve a canoe with Port Credit Adventure Rentals and take to the water! Not only do you get to spend some quality time together, you can also explore the stunning natural landscapes of Mississauga’s Port Credit River, or Lake Ontario.

If the weather doesn’t hold up, there are lots of indoor adventures that will keep the whole fam smiling, from virtual reality challenges at Virtual Galaxies, games and axe throwing at The Rec Room, to Mississauga’s newest attraction, Nerf Challenge.

If you’re hosting mom from out of town, make the most of your visit by planning a staycation. With the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit, you can claim 20% of your hotel stay, and for local stays of two nights or more, you’ll also receive a $100 VISA prepaid gift card to spend during your stay.

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