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7 Father’s Day Events We Love

From craft beer to brunch, here are 7 fun ways to spend time with Pop this Father’s Day.

We know planning an amazing day for your favourite person can be a little high-pressure, so here are a few events and activities across the West that Dad’s sure to love:

Vancouver

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1. Vancouver Brewery Tour

This three-hour tour is the perfect excuse to visit Vancouver’s coolest breweries. Not only do you get to try flights of new beers, you get a behind-the-scenes peek at craft brew magic—often from the owners and/or brewmasters themselves—learning all about the carefully picked and often local ingredients that go into the beer making process along the way.

The Details:

When: Sunday, June 19 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Where: Brassneck BreweryPowell Street Craft Brewery, and Deep Cove Brewers, Vancouver

Tickets: $75; book a tour here.

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2. Family Fishing Day at Rice Lake

The Seymour Salmonid Society, in partnership with Metro Vancouver, will be hosting the annual Family Fishing Day event at Rice Lake in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. Free to attend (and no fishing license required), the event coincides with Father’s Day and features prizes, draws, barbecues, and all the fishing advice you want.

The Details:

When: Sunday, June 19 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Where: Rice Lake, North Vancouver

Tickets: No cost 

Vancouver Island

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3. Fernwood Bites Food and Drink Fest

Fernwood Square’s most delicious event is back for the seventh year in a row (and conveniently enough it falls on Father’s Day!). Fernwood Bites brings together Victoria’s best food and drinks establishments—including hand-crafted beer, B.C. wines, and Saanich cider. We can’t think of a better way to spoil Dad.

The Details:

When: Sunday, June 19 (5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Where: Fernwood Square, Gladstone Avenue at Fernwood Road, Victoria

Tickets: $65; buy your tickets here.

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4. Sooke River Bluegrass Festival

The epitome of a chill time, we can’t think of many other ways your dad would rather spend a couple days. Good music, camping, beers (naturally), and some truly beautiful, very B.C. sights.

The Details:

When: Father’s Day weekend (Friday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19)

Where: Sooke River Campground, Sooke, B.C.

Tickets: $50; buy your tickets here.

Penticton

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5. Father’s Day Brunch

Blue cheese cheesecake and Okanagan Shakshuka (baked eggs in tomato sauce) with Upper Bench gold cheese, chorizo sausage and roasted red pepper on baguette are just a few items on the menu you get to enjoy on the winery’s sunny patio. Remember, dads like brunch too!

The Details:

When: Sunday, June 19 (10 a.m. and 12 p.m. seatings)

Where: Upper Bench Winery and Creamery, 170 Upper Bench Rd. South, Penticton, B.C.

Tickets: $30; reservations are recommended.

Calgary

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6. Jazz in the Woods Series

For something more relaxing (which, incidentally, happens to feature more craft beer), take your dad to see a show at Jazz in the Woods. You’ll also be supporting NWC Jazz, a non-profit dedicated to great jazz and showcasing some of Calgary’s finest musicians. This series is the company’s inaugural presentation (so let us know what you think!).

The Details:

When: Sunday, June 19 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Where: Triwood Community Association, 2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW, Calgary

Tickets: $15; buy your tickets here.

Edmonton

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7. Golf and Father’s Day Brunch (or Dinner)

Of course we’re going to mention golf on Father’s Day. Not only do you get a great brunch, but since you’re there, you might as well take Dad out on these gorgeous greens for a round of his favourite activity.

The Details:

When: Sunday, June 19

Where: Highlands Golf Club, 6603 Ada Blvd., Edmonton

Tickets: Reservations are recommended.

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