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 in 2022
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 are looking much better this year in Metro Vancouver.
Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 19th, in 2022. 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.
- Kilby Historic Site hosts their Father’s Day Rendezvous on June 18th and 19th this year. The special event features live demonstrations along with axe throwing, black powder gun shooting and other fun activities.
- 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.
- Langley Community Day happens on the Saturday at Douglas Park. The event is free to attend and offers live entertainment, food trucks, mini golf, a beer garden and more.
- 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. As always, 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
- Mexico’s oldest and most famous mariachi band is coming to town. Book tickets to see Mariachi Vargas in at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on July 22nd.
- Give Dad tickets to an exceptional Theatre Under the Stars performance. This year’s productions are We Will Rock You and Something Rotten! The shows take place outdoors at Stanley Park in July and August.
- Treat dad to a Bard on the Beach show at Vanier Park. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Harlem Duet and Romeo and Juliet run on select days from June 8th until September 24th.
- The Vancouver Bach Festival runs in July and August. Pick one or a few of the amazing shows and buy tickets for your dad.
- Buy tickets to see the Royal Canadian Circus in Surrey or Richmond. The circus is incredibly entertaining and is in town between June 23rd and July 3rd. Enjoy watching talented acrobats and performers under a big top tent. (TIP: If you use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES you can get two general admission tickets for the price of one! Also, if you subscribe to our E-newsletter or start following Vancouver’s Best Places on Twitter or Instagram you could win four VIP tickets! Click 2022 Circus Contest for Details.)
Experiential Activities and Adventures
- One adventurous family-friendly outing is to WildPlay Element Park in Maple Ridge. The attraction has ropes courses of varying difficulties along with ziplines, axe throwing and other activities. It’s so much fun!
- Give dad tickets for Prince of Whales tours in Vancouver. The company offers different types of whale-watching tours that depart from Granville Island. The excursions are unforgettable!
- Does your dad enjoy storytelling and hearing about Vancouver’s history? If so, book a guided tour with Forbidden Vancouver. Local actors and/or tour guides take you on interesting walks through downtown or Stanley Park.
- Treat dad and your whole family to a fun outdoor adventure game. Vancouver Mysteries offers murder mysteries, spy missions and other games in downtown Vancouver.
- Book an educational walk with Historical Chinatown Tours. Judy Lam Maxwell leads groups of people through Vancouver’s Chinatown district.
- If you’re thinking of traveling soon, head up to Whistler and enjoy spectacular activities by The Adventure Group! The company offers RZR All-Terrain Vehicle Tours, Superfly Ziplines, white-water rafting and more.
- Other upcoming events that you can buy tickets for include Carnaval del Sol, Vancouver Craft Beer Week, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, the Odlum Brown Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival and other concerts and events.
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).
For ideas on other places to spend the day with your father, check out the following articles:
Other articles that may be of interest include the following:
- Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
- June Calendar of Events
- July Calendar of Events
- Vancouver Father’s Day Activities