Bay of Quinte Tourism

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Large white text: Mother's Day, By the Bay, celebrating 'mom', BoQ style. With illustrated images of flowers, spa, yoga, cocktails and shopping bags.

Moms are the best, and after this year—boy, oh boy, do they deserve nothing but the best! No matter who you celebrate on Mother’s Day—a mom, wife, stepmom, aunt, grandmother or mother-like figure—treat the special women in your life to local.

Food + Drink

The Lark, Belleville

Five miniature bottles of cocktails on a bar counter.
Photo: The Lark

While you may not be able to treat her to the ambiance of The Lark, she can still experience sipping one of their craft cocktails from home. You can find The Lark’s pre-mixed cocktails (pocket-sized Old Fashioned, Barrel-Aged Margarita and a New Manhattan, just to name a few!) in their online bottle shop. Just add glassware and a creative garnish. Cheers! Pickup and local delivery available.

Lola’s Café, Brighton

A row of takeout containers with bagels, vegetables and greens.
Photo: Lola’s Cafe

Breakfast in bed is a Mother’s Day staple, and Lola’s Cafe does it best. Treat her to French Toast or authentic Montreal Bagels—and don’t forget the fresh, locally roasted coffee on the side! Take-out only.

Activities + Experiences

The Empire Theatre, Belleville

A black background with white text: Live From The Empire Theatre.A live show might just be the cure for feeling cooped up at home. Check out The Empire Theatre for tickets to a variety of live-streamed and live (only when it is safe to do so) shows for a fun night in at home.

Lil Crow Cabin, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

Two cabins on green grass with blue sky in the background.
Photo: Lil Crow Cabin

Is she in need of a getaway? Lil Crow Cabin nestled in Tyendinaga may do the trick. The site offers four unique cabins and pods for the ultimate glamping experience. The on-site Eagle Pod Gallery by co-owner and world-renowned artist David Maracle is a must see! While you can’t book her a visit quite yet, an IOU for a future date is just as good.

Shopping + Gifts

Starlet, Greater Napanee

A storefront with a chalkboard sign and a dress in the window.
Photo: Starlet

Starlet is the destination for Mother’s Day gifts in downtown Napanee. The boutique stocks Canada’s leading companies and designers, offering a thoughtful selection of jewellery, clothing, accessories and body care. Not sure what to get her? Check out Starlet’s Mother’s Day curated gift guide. Browse their online store anywhere in the BoQ area and receive free shipping on orders over $100.

Dahlia May Flower Farm, Quinte West

A person holding a bunch of ranunculus flowers.
Photo: Dahlia May Flower Farm

Flowers and Mother’s Day always go hand-in-hand. You can find beautiful blooms grown right here in the Bay of Quinte at Dahlia May Flower Farm. Choose from mason jar arrangements or mixed bouquets. Mother’s Day orders go live on their website on May 2nd at 7 pm. Free local delivery in the Quinte area.

Health + Wellness

Beauty Works Day Spa, Belleville

A black door with silver handle and flowers out front.
Photo: Beauty Works Spa

Beauty Works Day Spa knows she deserved to be pampered, even in lockdown. Book her in for a virtual skin consultation and a customized at-home treatment kit. Or, pick out some of her favourite products for an at-home spa day from their website. Beauty Works is also offering gift cards for when they can resume their services. Curbside pickup and delivery are available.

Get Yoga, Quinte West

A person lying on a yoga mat hugging a blanket.
Photo: Get Yoga

Treat her to the gift of relaxation through the practice of yoga. Get Yoga in Quinte West currently offers virtual group classes on Mondays and Wednesdays or month-long programs geared towards stress relief. Prefer a more private environment? Book her a personal, customized class to her level and yoga practice preference.


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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.