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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 2024 it’s on Sunday, June 16th. 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. Don’t spend all your money at Amazon and online with big box stores. Buy local and support local as much as you can!

 

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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 is 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 comedy show and beer. There is a Pops & Hops which is about fathers, backyard ball games and bad puns.
  • Burnaby Village is an interesting place to visit on Father’s Day. The museum has a few special extra activities most years including live music on the day.
  • Take Dad to a baseball game with the Vancouver Canadians at Nat Bailey Stadium (and maybe also buy him a hot dog and beer). The team plays every day of the weekend in 2024.

 

Things to Do in the Fraser Valley

  • Another free event is Sasquatch Days at Harrison Hot Springs. It takes place one weekend after Father’s Day, so on June 22nd and 23rd. 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, June 16th. You and he can see hundreds of collectible vehicles at the Old Car Sunday in the Park event. Admission is by donation.

 

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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 CATS and School of Rock. The shows take place outdoors at Stanley Park in July and August.
  • Treat dad to a Bard on the Beach show at Vanier Park. Twelfth NightHamlet, The Comedy of Errors, and Measure for Measure run on select days from June 11th until September 21st.
  • If your father likes pop music, then get him tickets to a tribute concert. Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic shows feature the music of Queen. There are concerts in Chilliwack, Coquitlam and Richmond in the week leading up to Father’s Day. Another upcoming concert is the Michael Jackson History Show. There are concerts in Chilliwack and West Vancouver in late June.
  • If Dad likes music from yesteryear, then he might love tickets to one of the Summer Night Concerts at the PNE. Bands playing in 2024 include Barenaked Ladies, John Fogerty, Blue Rodeo and other artists from both the past and present day.

 

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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).

For ideas on other places to spend the day with your father, check out the following articles:

 

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