By Ray Porrello /

Mother’s day is the perfect opportunity to splurge on your mom and give her something extra special — and nothing compares quite like an adventure vacation for the whole family. Especially one that she doesn’t have to plan!

Of course, every mother is different, but for the active, adventure loving mothers out there, we’ve compiled our top 3 destinations–our most popular adventure vacations for mother’s day–in one spot. If you’re still planning that adventure vacation for mom, or if you plan to take her to see the world after mother’s day, these are the best adventure vacations for mom – mother’s day or not!


Jasper & Banff National Park, Canada

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Jasper & Banff National Park makes the perfect family adventure vacation spot to celebrate mother’s day. With gorgeous panoramic views, a trip to the Canadian Rockies is a great way to get mom away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy the beauty of the spring season. A National Park vacation is the ultimate slice of Americana, and one of the absolute best active vacations for families this mother’s day.


San Juan Islands, Washington

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While the Canadian Rockies are a great place for family vacations, the San Juan Islands in Washington get the top spot when it comes to couples who want a romantic getaway to celebrate mother’s day together. There’s hardly a setting more peaceful than Washington State’s San Juan Islands, ranked #2 on the New York Times list of top travel destinations, and the perfect place for couples who enjoy active travel together.


Yellowstone & Paradise Valley, Montana


Family vacations and couples’ getaways are great – but what about a getaway for the girls? A mother-daughter outing? The answer is in Montana’s Yellowstone & Paradise Valley. This gorgeous national park teems with life and biodiversity and is an adventure traveler’s paradise. It’s also one of the most popular destinations for all-women adventures and mother-daughter vacations.





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