RMB Gift Guide for Mother’s Day

Suggested books to celebrate Mother's Day from Rocky Mountain Books by a variety of authors are shown against a light background with colourful sketches of flowers overtop of the title "Happy Mother's Day".

Here is a curated list of the best books to help you celebrate Mother’s Day! From wildflower books to travel guides, RMB has the perfect book for the mother, grandmother or special woman in your life. Scroll through the list to help you choose the perfect gift!

For the plant-loving mom…

Drawing Botany Home: A Rooted Life is a new memoir from botany professor Lyn Baldwin. Lyn draws you into her story by weaving art, science and deep knowledge of plants of interior British Columbia. This is a fascinating read for those who want to learn about plants while reading for pleasure! Below are some wildflower guidebooks if you are looking for other options for your plant enthusiast:

For the mom who loves flawless photography…

This new photography book by Victoria artist Taylor Roades will surely please the art lover in your life. To learn more about A Ribbon of Highway: A Photographic Exploration of Canadian Identity, read the review in Pendulum Magazine. More photography book options below!


For the adventurous mom…

In Lights to Guide Me Home: A Journey Off the Beaten Track in Life, Love, Adventure, and Parenting, Meghan J. Ward sheds some light on the thrills and mishaps of being a travel writer constantly on the move while parenting young children. Ella Harvey writes about her time as a front-line worker in war-torn countries in the 70s in A Time of Light and Shadow: To Asia, Africa, and the Long Way Home. Lisa Duncan recounts her solo trip to Africa in Chasing Africa Fear Won’t Find Me Here — A Memoir. These three adventure-driven books are inspiring and offer some time for reflection.

For the mom who is always hiking…

The updated editions of Family Walks and Hikes in the Canadian Rockies (Volume 1 and Volume 2) are now available! Get your mom the best resource for valuable and reliable hiking information. Volume 1 focuses on Bragg Creek – Kananaskis – Bow Valley region. Volume 2 covers the Banff, Kootenay, Yoho, Icefields Parkway (Highway 93 North) and Jasper regions.

Check out these additional RMB guidebooks from other regions that might interest you:

But if your mom is a cyclist, she’ll love this guide!

You can order your copy here.