Mother’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, May 14! A day to celebrate the mothers and mother figures in our lives, we know you want to show your appreciation and we hope that we can provide a little inspiration from some of White Rock’s businesses.

Afternoon Tea

Treat Mom to a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea! Served on fine china and usually with a three-tiered serving platter as the table centrepiece, afternoon tea is a lovely way to show Mom that you care, and White Rock has some special spots to indulge in this afternoon delight!

Clancy’s Tea Cosy | 6-15223 Pacific Avenue
Afternoon tea at Clancy’s Tea Cosy is a White Rock tradition. Located near the Five Corners district, the interior is decorated like a traditional tea room and guests enjoy a three-tier spread featuring mini savoury sandwiches – like cream cheese and cucumber finger sandwiches and brie with apple and fig preserve –  Clancy’s signature scones with homemade cream, and decadent desserts.

Hillcrest Bakery & Deli | 15231 Thrift Avenue
Take Mom out for Mother’s Day High Tea at the bakery, or pre-order a Take-Home High Tea Kit to enjoy at home or on a picnic! Both high tea experiences include finger sandwiches, biscuits, clotted cream & jam, cookies and tea. Space is limited for the in-bakery experience, so please book early by calling 604-531-1750.

La Baia Italian Restaurant | 15791 Marine Drive
Just steps from White Rock Beach is the charming La Baia Italian Restaurant. Their traditional English Tea menu features sweets – look for the strawberry panna cotta – scones and savouries like bacon vol-au-vent and a smoked salmon and cucumber cracker, and tea.

Where to Find Flowers

You can’t go wrong with a stunning arrangement of flowers.

Flowers & Company | 1446 Johnston Road

Ashberry & Logan | 1231 Johnston Road

Choco Flowers | 14973 Marine Drive

Umberto’s Flowers | online only

Sweet Stuff

Treat Mom with something sweet. Pastries, cookies and chocolates are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Chez Christophe | 1558 Johnston Road
Pre-order a treat from the 2023 Mother’s Day collection – Croissant Fleur, Blueberry Lavender Cake made in collaboration with Lotus Flower Boutique or “Pot of Love” – Chocolate Showpiece.

Laura’s Coffee Corner | 15259 Pacific Avenue

Verandah Cafe by the Bay | 15782 Marine Drive

Gift Ideas

White Rock is home to some of the best boutiques and gift stores in the region, making it the perfect one-stop spot to scoop up a special gift to say thank you.

The Handpicked Home | 1406 Johnston Road
Give Mom a spa day with a lineup of gorgeous local products.

The Mason Jar | 15254 Thrift Avenue
Beautiful locally made candles for the ultimate relaxation.

Grey Haven Hobbies & Games | 1289a Johnston Road
Does Mom love to play? Pick up a board game and spend the afternoon in game mode.

Happy People by Bella’s Miracle Shop | 14877  Marine Drive
Select a gift for Mom that is as different and as special as she is by choosing a crystal or gemstone.

The Shop Next Door | 1187 Johnston Road
Visit this charming collective of artists and craftspersons and pick out a one of kind gift for Mom.

Things to Do

Show Mom how much you care by planning a day of fun and exploration!

Visit the White Rock Farmers Market (Sunday: 10 am – 2 pm) and check out the local vendors and artisans.

Plan a walk around the neighbourhood and marvel at the cherry blossoms.

Pop into the White Rock Museum & Archives’ latest exhibit – Moroson: The Man Who Painted White Rock

Grab an ice cream, stroll the promenade and head to the beach.

Where to Eat

Islands Cafe - White Rock

Give Mom a break from cooking and plan to do brunch, lunch or dinner at one of White Rock’s restaurants. The following spots are known for their mouth-watering brunches, and be sure to make a reservation!

The Wooden Spoon | 15171 Russell Avenue

Uli’s Restaurant | 15023 Marine Drive

Islands Cafe | 1237 Johnston Road

The Wafflers | 102, 14909 Marine Drive

Alebrijes Kitchen + Bar | 15077 Marine Drive

Cafe 8 | 1490 Johnston Road

Five Corners Cafe | 1173 Johnston Road

Grounds & Green Cafe | 1369 Johnston Road

FIVE White Rock | 15047 Marine Drive