Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, July 16th, so now’s a great time to start making some plans. Whether you want to stay in the city or venture out for some water-based activities, here are 10 of the best things to do in Metro Vancouver this Father’s Day.

BC Cider Festival 

The fifth annual BC Cider Festival is setting up shop in North Vancouver this month, bringing over local and international cideries together for the ultimate tasting experience. Guests will get the chance to indulge in craft cider from BC and throughout the Pacific Northwest.

When: Sunday, June 16th
Where: The Pipe Shop, 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Cost: $64.17

Father’s Day Concert – New West 

At 2 pm on Sunday, the New Westminster & District Concert and Jazz bands will perform at the annual Father’s Day Concert.

When: Sunday, June 16th
Where: Queen’s Park Band Shell
Cost: Free admission

Father’s Day Stay & Play 

From 1 to 3 pm on Father’s Day, the Museum of Surrey is hosting a Stay & Play session with oversized board games and a scavenger hunt. Families can enjoy a cup of iced tea and craft a souvenir of the day together.

When: Sunday, June 16th
Where: 13450 – 104 Avenue, Surrey
Cost: Free admission

Father’s Day Brunch at Botanist 

Because brunch is not just for Mother’s Day! Award-winning restaurant Botanist at the Fairmont Pac Rim is hosting a Father’s Day Brunch for two days only, consisting of oven-roasted lamb leg, prime rib, and ham alongside sparkling wine and hand-crafted cocktails from the bar.

When: Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th
Where: 1038 Canada Place
Cost: $89+

Visit the Burnaby Village Museum 

There might not be an official Father’s Day celebration, but Burnaby Village Museum is always a great place to head on a weekend or holiday for free historical exhibits, live demos, and $2.52 carousel rides.

When: Open all weekend
Where: 13723 Crescent Road, Burnaby
Cost: Free admission

Vancouver Canadians

It doesn’t get more quintessential ‘father’s day’ than a game at Nat Bailey Stadium – and fortunately, the Vancouver Canadians are facing off against the Spokane Indians on Sunday.

When: Sunday, June 16th
Where: 4601 Ontario Street
Cost: $10+

Malahat SkyWalk 


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The Malahat SkyWalk is gearing up for an exciting season filled with breathtaking views, live music, and memorable family-friendly events this upcoming season, including on Father’s Day!

When: Open all weekend
Where: Malahat Highway, 30 mins north of Victoria
Cost: Free admission for dads

Work on your short-game

Another classic ‘dad’ activity for you – though it’s something the whole family can enjoy: Mini golf. Like bowling, the skill ceiling is weirdly high, but it’s so straightforward that a total novice will still have fun out there. And Vancouver has plenty of fun spots to check out.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Visit Science World 

When in doubt, a trip to Science World delights adults and children of all ages. Right now, they have multiple exhibits to choose from, including a Tinkering Space by WorkSafeBC, a Living Lab, a play-based Wonder Gallery, and plenty of Puzzles and Illusions.

Where: 1455 Quebec Street
Cost: $33.20 per adult, $22.50 per child

Grab some bikes & ride

Since we’ve been on the receiving end of some beautiful weather so far this season, we thought we’d remind folks that Mobi now has e-bikes available for usage. The 24-Hour Pass gives you access to e-bikes for 25¢/min for the first 30 minutes and 35¢/min thereafter.

So there you have it, Vancouver! Time to show the father figures in your life a great time.