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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

We've got mothers on the mind here at FortWhyte Alive! We're happy to help you to celebrate the moms in your life with outdoor experiences and fun, earth-friendly gifts.

1. Experience something new together

Need some inspiration? See, smell and taste your way through nature with a wild edibles workshop. Watercolors and Wanderlust and Mother's Medicine are two new offerings, and opportunities to explore your creative side together. There are lots of experiences for you to enjoy this spring – have a look at our events calendar! They make a great last-minute gift.

2. Hit the trails for some quality time

You know that all Mom really wants is to spend time with you, so perhaps quality time is all that she really needs this spring. Fill up those thermoses with whatever you two fancy and head out for a walk in the fresh spring air. Now is the time to look out for pussy willows, unique birds and all the signs of spring. Wheelchairs are available for anyone with limited mobility so that everyone can enjoy outdoor time together.

3. Something special for the new mother

There are a lot of awesome things happening at FortWhyte for new moms this spring. A FortWhyte Alive favourite, Born to Be Wild is an opportunity for parents (dads, too!) to take some time for themselves in nature with their newborn in tow. The popular stroller fitness series Fit 4 Two returns once again for moms to enjoy outdoor exercise while hanging out with other moms and tots!

4. Mother's Day #brunch in the wild

We make it easy to look like a hero on Mother’s Day – we have a jam packed schedule for the whole family to enjoy together! Start your morning off with a beautiful brunch and a glass of something bubbly to make Mom feel extra special.

5. Something special to cherish

Prefer to give her something unique to unwrap with her (hint hint) breakfast in bed? Check out the Nature Shop for local and handcrafted finds that will love! If you need some help the visitor receptionists will be happy to help you make a great choice and to wrap it up beautifully.

Happy Mother's Day!


The Nature Shop is here to connect you with nature and the community — and leave you feeling good about each and every purchase. Not only do we take great care to select items that are produced with the planet in mind, proceeds from the Nature Shop support environmental education programs for young people. How can it get any better than that?


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