From prime ribs to surf and turf dinner specials, there’s plenty for Dad to eat in celebration of Father’s Day 2022. The question is, are you making a pit stop at Playland for a couple of rides, heading to an auto show, or both? With so many options this year, you might just want to make it Father’s Day week.

Without further ado, here’s our roundup of things to do with your dad in honour of Father’s Day 2022.

Maple Rye Whiskey at Odd Society Spirits

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At 46% ABV per 375 mL bottle, the new limited-edition Maple Rye Whisky at Odd Society Spirits is no joke. But if a sip of whisky is Dad’s preferred way to unwind and celebrate, this is definitely a good choice.

Distiller Joel McNichol put a new-make 100% BC grown rye spirit in maple syrup casks for this exclusive release, waiting almost four years for it to age. He then blended in a small bit of maple-smoked single malt to soften the edges, resulting in a whisky that’s robust and spicy, with notes of dried apricot and toasted marshmallow.

Where: Can be purchased online or at the distillery at 1725 Powell Street
Cost: $40

Classica Auto Italiana 

What could be more “dad” than a free auto show? Car buffs will have a great time at this display of classic Italian automobiles and motorcycles at the Italian Cultural Centre. While food and beverages will be for sale during the show, the organizers are very adamant about not spilling!

When: Sunday, June 19, 2022
Where: 3075 Slocan Street, Italian Cultural Centre



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Parenthood is no walk in the park. In fact – it’s much more like being on a roller coaster, so why not take your dad on one of the 30+ rides at Playland? In addition to the adrenaline-inducing rides and family-friendly attractions, there are also a ton of exciting activities to try out. Play a few rounds of mini-golf, walk through a haunted house, or race up a climbing wall. Or just peruse Playland with a bunch of mini donuts – that’s good too.

Pops and Hops Improv on Granville Island 

The Improv Centre on Granville Island is hosting a family-friendly afternoon show with some of Vancouver’s best comedians. The show will be based on the audience’s suggestions, so grab a couple of beers and get ready to pitch some amazing dad jokes.

What: Bring your dad down to The Improv Centre on Granville Island for an afternoon of laughs with some of Vancouver’s top comedians. The show is family-friendly and will be inspired by the audience’s suggestions. And yes there will be beer.

When: Sunday, June 19th
Where: 502 Duranleau Street, The Improv Centre
Cost: $28.50+

Father’s Day grub

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Let’s face it, the best way to a dad’s heart is usually through their stomach. Luckily, we’ve got a ton of classic BBQ spots and surf and turf deals to toss your way this year.

Go fishing in Squamish

For the seasoned pro or the casual fisherman, there are a ton of fishing spots in Squamish to get you and your dad hooked. Peruse Cheakamus, Squamish, or Mamquam Rivers at your leisure, or book a day with any of the expert guides at Deep Coast Charters, Trout Country Fishing, Valley Fishing, and more.

Where: Various

Beer by the Pier at Lonsdale Quay

Fatherhood is a team sport. At least, that’s what the organizers of Beer by the Pier at Lonsdale Quay believe – and we can certainly get behind that. Father’s Eve is a national event with locations set up across North America. Vancouver’s event will take place after the completion of a community betterment project in Pemberton Heights.

When: Saturday, June 18th
Where: 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Cost: Free!

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Father’s Day Brunch at Glowbal

Who said brunch was exclusively for Mother’s Day? Everyone deserves some smoked salmon eggs benny and mimosas if you ask us. Thankfully, Glowbal’s got options for every kind of craving. Celebrate Father’s Day with an at-home BBQ kit, Italian Feast at Trattoria, or a Weekend Brunch at multiple locations on Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th.

Where: Various
Cost: Visit here for pricing options

Vancouver Canadians – Father’s Day Hat Giveaway

Take Dad out to the ballgame – and buy him some peanuts and cracker jacks, while you’re at it! The Vancouver Canadians will be taking on the Eugene Emeralds from Tuesday, June 14th to Sunday, June 19th. Best of all? There’s a special hat giveaway on Father’s Day for the first 500 dads to enter with a child present. Nothing says “dad” like free swag, right?

When: Sunday, June 19th
Where: 4601 Ontario Street, The Nat
Cost: $20+

APNA Truck Show 2022

We know it’s a bit of a trek to Abbotsford, but if you or your dad are truck fanatics, then this is a must-see. The Tradex Centre is hosting the largest and most attended trucking event in Western Canada, and there is a ton to see and do. Besides trucks, the event is also a Trade Show, complete with seminars by members of the transport industry, a job fair, and even live music.

When: Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th
Where: 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford

Well, that’s a wrap, Vancouver! We hope you spend this Father’s Day celebrating the wonderful parental figures in your life with some tasty eats.