It’s time to celebrate the fathers in our lives! And though it can be nice to bring dad his favourite 6-pack, we have come across some fun experiences that the whole family will enjoy this Father’s Day!
Top ways to treat Dad on Father’s Day
Tip a pint at Port Moody’s Brewery District
This street is lined with four breweries so Dad can get a taste of everything! There is Parkside, Moody Ales, Yellow Dog and Twin Sails. They are kid and dog friendly and food trucks often stop here for those post beer munchies. There’s also Rocky Point Park across the way for when the kiddos need to burn off some energy.
Protip: Bring bathing suits for the kids and head to the splash pad so Dad can enjoy a few sips in peace.
Murray St, Port Moody
*Free* Take Dad out to the ball game
On Sunday, June 17th, from 1 – 3 pm, the Vancouver Canadians welcome families to play catch and celebrate baseball at the historic Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium. You’re encouraged to wear Canadians colours (red and white) and bring your own baseball and glove. Play catch with dad in the outfield area and warm up the field for our city’s baseball heroes! And it’s FREE!
Nat Bailey Stadium, 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver
*Free* Hike Quarry Rock
Take the whole family on this leisurely hike in Deep Cove. It can be completed in about 2 hours, round trip, with an elevation of 100m – which is rated as ‘easy’. The view is astonishing so be sure to snap pics with Dad at the top.
Protip: Go early as it gets BUSY and cap off your hike with donuts at Honey’s!
Baden Powell Trail, North Vancouver
*Free* Go Fishing at Lake Lafarge
What better way to spend Father’s Day than fishing with the little ones Lafarge Lake for a free family-friendly Father’s Day day of fishy fun and prizes during BC’s free fishing weekend – when anglers can fish BC’s waters without a licence. The Lake is stocked with trout for the day and volunteers are available to teach fishing techniques.
Rent A Kayak
Kayaking is a favourite for many Vancouverites and June is usually when centres open. Rent a kayak, strap on your life jackets and go rowing with the entire fam! Deep Cove, False Creek and Rocky Point are a few popular places to get your rentals.
Protip: If you’re bringing little kids, pack snacks and binoculars!
*Free* Spend The Day At Historic Stewart Farm
This free event is perfect for entertaining dads and kids! The Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club will display their model trains. There will be train rides by donation. The littles will love the craft table where they can make a card for Dad. The sack races will work your appetite for some lemonade and baked treats made on the wood burning stove in the farmhouse kitchen. They are open 10-3pm.
Protip: Check out the garden and orchard.
13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey
Father’s Day at Burnaby Village Museum
Got a car-lover for a husband? The Burnaby Museum and Carousel will have vintage cars and classic motorcycles all shined up and ready for ogling, plus Tin Smith demos, some close shaves and a car movie for viewing! As always the carousel will be open for rides.
Protip: Let Dad linger over the cars and take the kids to the carousel for a spin.
Whisky Paired Dinner at Dominion Bar + Kitchen
Bring Dad on a whisky inspired evening! This Father’s Day menu includes a custom crafted welcome cocktail, appetizers served family style, a choice of entrée, Dominion’s famous Banoffee dessert and a whisky flight to finish. Tastings will be led by Whiskey Ambassador, Dan Volaway. Reservations can be made by email: email@example.com.
Protip: Make sure Dad isn’t the DD on this one.
13475 Central Ave, Unit D1, Surrey
Golf and Brunch At Northlands Golf Course
Enjoy the popular brunch buffet with Dad and then treat him to some putting time on Vancouver’s premier golf course. They’ve been known to spot a few wildlife on the green, including eagles, deer, and hawks! Reservations for brunch are required.
Protip: Take some time out to catch a few wildlife shots
3400 Anne Macdonald Way, North Vancouver
*Free* Car-free Day on Main St
Many of the Car-free Day events take place on Father’s Day. Take in live performances, samplings and community fun on Main St or head to the West End.
Protip: Leave Dad to chill with a cold one at one of the many water holes along the way while you and the kids go for a wander!
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