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Vancouver Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Looking for things to do with Dad on Father’s Day in Vancouver? Can’t think of what to get for him? Our list offers gift ideas and experiences to consider.


Gifts for Dad on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is on the third Sunday of June each year. In 2020 and 2021, there weren’t so many special events or attractions to enjoy with fathers because of COVID-19 and provincial health restrictions. Fortunately, things were much better last year in Metro Vancouver, and looking even better this year.

Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 18th, in 2023. There are several events taking place on the Father’s Day Weekend, plus lots more coming up this summer. Now is the perfect time to show your appreciation for your dad and treat him to a fun and memorable day!

Continue reading for a list of things to do on Father’s Day, plus a list of upcoming events that you can buy tickets for as gifts.



Things to do on or Close to Father’s Day

Listed below are events and places to visit in Metro Vancouver on the Father’s Day weekend.

  • On the Friday and Saturday of the Father’s Day weekend, ScotFestBC & the BC Highland Games are held at Town Centre Park in Coquitlam. Take dad to the event and enjoy live music, dancing, workshops, a sports competition and more.
  • Take dad to the Improv Centre on Granville Island for a Fathers Day-themed show and beer on Sunday. Pops & Hops is an improvisational comedy about topics such as fathers, backyard ball games and bad puns.
  • Burnaby Village is an interesting place to visit on Father’s Day. Each year the museum presents a special vehicle and motorcycle display by the Greater Vancouver Motorsports Pioneers Society.
  • Another community event worth checking out this year, especially if you live in Surrey, is Surrey Fest Downtown. The event takes place at Holland Park on Saturday with live entertainment, demonstrations, a kids’ zone and more.
  • Spend time with Dad at Hats Off Day in Burnaby on Saturday. There isn’t a parade at this year’s event, but there is still a family race, street festival and community zone along Hastings Street.


Things to Do in the Fraser Valley

  • Another free event is Sasquatch Days at Harrison Hot Springs. It takes place on Saturday and Sunday. At the festival you’ll find live entertainment, canoe races and a salmon barbeque.
  • Take your dad to Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission on Sunday. You and he can see hundreds of collectible vehicles at the Old Car Sunday in the Park event. Admission is by donation.


Tickets to Buy for Future Events

The list below includes events and fun places to go in the near future. Remember, you can buy tickets to gift your dad on Father’s Day, and then enjoy the experiential gift together at a later date.


Shows and Concerts

  • Give Dad tickets to an exceptional Theatre Under the Stars performance. This year’s productions are Matilda and The Prom. The shows take place outdoors at Stanley Park in July and August.
  • Treat dad to a Bard on the Beach show at Vanier Park. Julius CaesarHenry V, a Beatles-themed version of As You Like It, and Goblin: Macbeth run on select days from June 8th until September 30th.
  • The Vancouver Summer Festival runs from late July until early August. Pick one or a few of the amazing shows and buy tickets for your dad.


Experiential Activities and Adventures


Other Activities

Other things to do with your dad on Father’s Day include treating him to lunch or dinner somewhere, or taking him on a hike or to a lake for fishing. If it’s a rainy day, Dad also might like to visit a museum, like the Fraser River Discovery Centre or Vancouver Maritime Museum (the latter of which offers a 25% discount if you use the promo code BESTVANCOUVER).

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