It's not everyday that you show your mom how much she means to you. Realistically, our moms have taught us everything we need to know in life. Obviously, our dads have too, but you will always have a special bond with the woman who carried you for almost 10 months. Props to you, mama. 

You don't need a reason like Mother's Day to treat her, and we should probably treat them every once and a while. An 'I love you' every night before bed works too, but if you want them to feel special, here are 10 spots in Ottawa you should take your mom!

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J'adore Beauty Bar & Lounge // 329A Elgin St

This beauty bar and lounge is the perfect spot to treat your mom. They do every possible treatment you could want, as well as every possible drink you could want. What's better than getting your nails done while drinking cotton candy champagne with your mom?!


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Nordik Spa-Nature // 16 Chemin Nordik

Every single mom deserves a spa day. Treat her to Nordik Spa-Nature for some relaxation time. You can chill out in the pools, get a hot stone massage, or even just drink wine all day. 


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The Urban Element // 424 Parkdale Ave

Your mom has probably cooked for you all your life. Now it's your turn to learn. Take a cooking class with your mom so you can both learn something new. You'll probably learn what a spatula actually is, and she'll learn a new dish to make for the family. But still, it's an amazing time to bond. 


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The Dailey Method // 99 Fifth Ave #10

If you and your mom are super active, but maybe not together, doing a workout class with each other is a great way to spend time. The Dailey Method is a barre and cycle workout, and the classes are so much fun and engaging! You'll love doing this with your mom, especially if it's raining, snowing, or you both want to try something new. 


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The Savoy Brasserie // 334 Richmond Rd

The Savoy Brasserie has unreal food, especially brunch. Their most popular brunch item is the Cornflake crusted French toast, which will bring both of you back to your childhood. Treat her to a delicious mimosa as well!


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Canadian Tulip Festival // 203-1525 Princess Patricia Way

Even though the Canadian Tulip Festival is only on around Mother's Day, that's still a reason to go with your mom. You can take family pictures here, or just spend quality time with your mom while looking at the beautiful flowers. They'll be so happy to just spend time with you!


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Fairmont Château Laurier // 1 Rideau St

Is it just me, or is it a well known fact that all moms love tea? You'll feel super fancy at High Tea with your mom at the Chateau Laurier. It will feel like you and your mom just time travelled to London for afternoon tea!


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Shaker Kitchen + Mixology // 1100 Boulevard Maloney

Maybe you're your mothers daughter and both of you like to have a drink. Shaker Kitchen + Mixology is an amazing place to go if you want to treat your mom to a drink that's not just a rum and coke at a local restaurant. They have every single drink option you could want, and some you've never even heard of. Try a few, and get drunk with your mom! Cause why wouldn't you?


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Andrew Haydon Park // 3169 Carling Ave

If you're both low key, or maybe you're broke but still want to do something with your mom, then why not throw her a picnic? Andrew Haydon Park is a beautiful park that looks onto the Ottawa River and the sunsets are stunning. A little cheese and wine never hurt anybody, right?


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Cineplex Cinemas Lansdowne and VIP // 325 Marché Way #107

Even though Bridget Jones's Diary came out years ago, moms still want to go to the movies. No matter what time of year it is, you can treat your mom to a VIP experience at Cineplex Cinemas Lansdowne and VIP. Sit back, relax, buy her some Sour Patch Kids and a glass a wine and you're her favourite child. 

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