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Celebrate dad this weekend at family-friendly events across Greater Victoria – Vancouver Island Free Daily

Celebrate dad this weekend at family-friendly events across Greater Victoria - Vancouver Island Free Daily

Looking for something fun to do this Father’s Day weekend?

Family Fishing Weekend kicks off summer events

To kick off the summer fishing season, free Family Fishing Weekend events are taking place across the province. On the Malahat, Victoria Fish and Game Protective Association hosts an event from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on June 18. Hands-on instruction along with loaner rods, reels and tackle are available with the opportunity to fish in a local setting. For more information, go to

Maritime-themed Father’s Day open house

Point Hope Maritime is hosting its annual open house on Sunday, June 19, with shipyard and Victoria Harbour Ferry tours. Also on site will be the Fairway Gorge Paddling Club with dragon boats, a Model Shipbuilding Society exhibit, live music, local artists, and a Ralmax Group job fair.

This free, family-friendly event runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 345 Harbour Rd. Attendees are asked to wear closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops).

The water ballet by Victoria Harbour Ferry also runs at 10:45 a.m.

Father’s Day walk honours men

The Raymond James Father’s Day Walk Run is a family-friendly event hosted each year on Father’s Day to honour men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and remember those who have been lost to the disease. Opening ceremonies begin at 9:45 a.m. at the Vancouver Island Technology Park, 2201-4461 Markham St.

Sunday matinee celebrates family

The Victoria HabourCats take on the Coquitlam Angels during a Sunday matinee starting at 1:05 p.m. at Royal Athletic Park, 1014 Caledonia Ave. For more information or tickets, go to


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8 gifts & events you can treat your Dad to this Father’s Day in Calgary

8 gifts & events you can treat your Dad to this Father's Day in Calgary

They’re trendsetters, go-getters and everything from a shoulder to lean on to the family’s BBQ legend. This June, celebrate your Pops -biological, chosen, or otherwise – with some quality time or a box that’ll make them giddy! Not sure what’s going on? Here are 8 gifts and events that you can treat your Dad to this Father’s Day in Calgary!


There’s nothing that the average Dad loves more than a round of golf – but not everyone has their long-distance swing on par. Luckily there’s a fun and exciting solution! This Father’s Day, check out Deerfoot City for a mini-golf extravaganza, instead. Here you don’t need to be good at the sport – you just need to be willing to try!

When: Friday, June 17th – 19th
Where: 901 64 Ave NE, Calgary
Cost: FREE

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If of course, sports just aren’t your thing, you can also just enjoy a drink with ’em! With a limited number available – Calgary’s Burwood Distillery has the perfect gift for your Dad this Father’s Day! This year, pick up a DIY Old Fashion Kit – which includes a burn after reading instruction card, a bottle of award-winning whiskey, sugar cubes, some bitters, and a dried orange garnish!

Cost: $94.99


Who doesn’t love a little healthy competition? This Father’s Day check out Granary Road where they’ll be holding a shot-gun-style mini-golf tournament and BBQ! Hot dogs and a chance to win? Sounds like a pretty solid day to us!

When: Saturday, July 18th – 19th
Where: 226066 112 Street West, Foothills County
Time: 11 am
Cost: $15.95+


Some might try to tell you that socks are a cliche dad gift – but we’d strongly disagree! Who doesn’t love a comfy pair of feet bags?! From fish and golf balls, funky designs, and ‘world’s best’, get you Pops a pair that showcases his unique personality. Heck – get him a few and support local in the process.

Cost: $16+


Who doesn’t love brunch? After all, it’s the most important meal of the day! This Father’s Day, treat your dad to a tasty meal at the Calgary Zoo and make a day of it! With a dessert spread and cuddly creatures, you can never go wrong!

When: Sunday, June 19th
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE
Time: 9 am
Cost: $44+


All aboard! This Father’s Day, Alberta’s Aspen Crossing will be holding an exciting train excursion and BBQ that you won’t want to miss! From stunning views of the prairies to tasty grub, this event will be unlike anything in and around Calgary. Enjoy!

When: Sunday, June 19th
Where: Box 30 Mossleigh, AB
Time: 11 am
Cost: $123+


Is your Dad a coffee aficionado? This June, gift your Dad with a java subscription from Calgary’s Rosso – a local favorite – and celebrate with the gift that just keeps on giving!

Cost: $42+


Carving stations, skillet, pancakes, and more? Take our money! This Father’s Day, treat your Dad to a wholesome brunch at Calgary’s Heritage Park – one of the happiest places in the city. After that, check out the sights and sounds of the area! Here’s to hoping for great weather!

When: Sunday, June 19th
Where: 1900 Heritage Dr. SW
Time: 9:30 am
Cost: $36+

And there you have it, friends! 8 gifts and events that you can treat your Dad to this Father’s Day in Calgary! Now get out there and enjoy!