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25 things to do with dad in Calgary this Father’s Day

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Kristy Archibald Jun 14, 2017 4:22 am 390
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Dad’s are the hardest to buy for, no matter what the occasion! This year instead of buying tour Dad a new tie or shall we say it, package of socks, spend some time with him in a way that suits his interests and shows him how much he is appreciated.

Make him feel special by giving him your time and creating beautiful memories that you can both cherish in the years to come. These is a great opportunity to try something new, experience a new place or participate in something you may have otherwise passed up for a lazy day in bed.

Here are 25 things happening around Calgary to celebrate Father’s Day that you simply can’t miss out on!

Fathers Day BBQ & Afternoon Tea

  • What: Celebrate Father’s Day at Mount Engadine, while basking in the beauty of the Canadian Rockies! Depending on your Dad’s style you can grab a burger or a beer at their Father’s Day BBQ or sit down for a formal Afternoon Tea. Nonetheless, be sure to spend some time adventuring in the surrounding trails and enjoying what the area has to offer. Reserve your spot by emailing: [email protected].
  • Where: Mount Engadine – 1 Mount Shark Road Canmore, Alberta
  • When: June 18
  • Cost:
    • Burger + Beer: $25
    • Kids Burger + Drink: $15
    • Afternoon Tea: $17.50/person

Father’s Day Brunch at the Guild

  • What: Treat your dear old Dad to a delicious brunch at The Guild, located in the historic Hudson’s Bay Building on Stephen Avenue. The ambiance of the space is the perfect setting for a laid-back celebration, featuring an extensive brunch menu created by Executive Chef, Ryan O’Flynn which will include hearty dishes, such as a 7oz. Tri-Tip Steak & Eggs, Breakfast Poutine, House made Black Pudding and more!
  • Where: The Guild – 200 8 Avenue SW
  • When: June 18
  • Cost: Varies

Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt at the Core

  • What: Explore the best of what the Downtown Core has to offer in this FREE, fun-filled scavenger hunt that includes, snapping selfies and solving mysterious clues. The hunt is on all weekend and if completed, you will receive a CORE gift card, along with the chance to win two grand prizes – a $300 CORE gift card or Chefs Table at Earls on Stephan Avenue. Good luck!
  • Where: The CORE Shopping Centre – 333 7 Avenue SW
  • When: June 17 and 18
  • Cost: FREE

Father’s Day at Azuridge Estate Hotel

  • What: Say ‘thank you’ to your Dad for being so incredible, by treating him to a delicious meal at Azuridge. Choose between an extensive brunch menu that will be served in the opal room from 10am-1pm or Burgers and Beer that will be served on the gazebo from 5pm-9pm. Whatever suites your Dad’s fancy!
  • Where: Azuridge Estate – 178057 – 272 Street West, Priddis, AB
  • When: June 18
  • Cost:
    • Brunch: Adults: $69, Children (6-12): $39, Children (under 6): free
    • Burgers & Beer: Burgers: $35, Signature Burgers: $50 (both include a Craft Beer pairing)

Father’s Day BBQ at National

  • What: Enjoy a delicious BBQ at the National in Westhills, paired with live music, games and fun for the whole family to enjoy. Phillips Brewery will also be making a special appearance so you will have the opportunity to try 4 of their signature beers.
  • Where: National, Westhills – 180 Stewart Greet SW
  • When: June 18
  • Cost: $45

Brew & Brunch Buffet

  • What: Celebrate your Dad over brunch and $5 Trolley 5 core beers. A portion of the proceeds will be going to Meals on Wheels.
  • Where: Trolley 5 – 728 17 Avenue SW
  • When: June 18
  • Cost: $25 Adults, $10 Kids

Grillin’ on the Patio

  • What: Treat your Dad to a chill BBQ on the patio of Cibo, happening all weekend long, will sipping on delicious Tuscan wines. On Sunday they will be doing a draw for a four burner BBQ, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to enter!
  • Where: Cibo – 1012 17 Avenue SW
  • When: June 17 and 18

6th Annual Wings and Wheels

  • What: Celebrate your Dad in a unique way this Father’s Day, at the 6th Annual Wings and Wheels event. Explore and sit in the different aircrafts that they have on display, while also getting the opportunity to browse the “wheels,” their collection of vintage cars and motorcycles from local car clubs. The Western Canadian Robotics Association will also be there to demonstrate how to build basic robots – how fun! Dad’s get in free with an accompanying paid admission.
  • Where: The Hangar Flight Museum – 4629 McCall Way NE
  • When: June 17 and 18
  • Cost: $12 – Helicopter rids are an additional fee

Telus Spark’s 50th Birthday Bash

  • What: Celebrate your Dad, Neighbour Day and the 50th Anniversary of Telus Spark all at once! There will be a ton of fun family-friendly, birthday activities happening throughout the day, along with a FREE BBQ, live music, face painting, Harvey the Hound, The HORIZON Dome Show and the Grand finale.
  • Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St. Georges Drive NE
  • When: June 17
  • Cost: FREE

Father’s Day Market Celebration

  • What: Head out to Canmore for the day and spend time with your Dad shopping local makers and artists at this market geared specifically to the needs and wants of your Dad. This is a free family event and the first 35 Dad’s to arrive with their son or daughter in hand will receive a free small gift.
    Where: Canmore Recreation Centre, Lady MacDonald Hall – 1900 8 Avenue, Canmore
  • When June 18
  • Cost: FREE

Dads and Grads Promotion

  • What: Show your Dad you care, by purchasing him a $100 gift card from Cross Iron Mills, between June 12 and 25 and receive an extra $10 for your dad to treat himself!
  • Where: Cross Iron Mills – 261055 CrossIron Blvd Rocky View, Alberta
  • When: June 12-15
  • Cost: Buy $100 worth of gift cards and get an extra $10

Drum, Dance, Discover

  • What: Spend Father’s Day learning and celebrating the Indigenous culture with authentic performances, activities and exhibits happening all day long.
    Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Way SW
  • When: June 18
  • Cost: Regular park admission

Super Dad Lounge

  • What: Just because your dad doesn’t wear a cape, doesn’t mean he doesn’t deserve one! Enjoy free massages, cured meat samples, chicken sausage samples, bison jerky samples, craft beer and more at the Super Dad Lounge at the Calgary Farmers Market.
  • Where; The Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77th Avenue SE
    When: June 17
  • Cost: FREE

J. Webb Market Wines: Super Classes Beer Festival

  • What: Treat your dad to an evening full of tasting some of the best new beers of the summer in a festival style beer tasting.
  • Where: The Calgary Farmers Market – 520 77the Avenue SE
  • When: June 17
  • Cost: $49

Rad Dad Day

  • What: Bring your Pop’s or even Grandpa to Calaway Park for a fun-filled day that will celebrate just how great they are!
  • Where: Calaway Park – 245033 Range Road 33
  • When: June 18
  • Cost: FREE

Sci-Fi Spectacular: Star Wars to Star Trek

  • What: For all those dad’s out there who are Star Wars and/ or Star Treck fans it’s your lucky day. The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra has combined both of these galactic shows, to bring you a performance that is nothing like you have ever experienced before, as you explore the final frontier and relive all of these classics.
  • Where Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SW
  • When: June 16-17
  • Cost:$25-$85

Axe Throwing

  • What: Try your hand at backyard axe throwing! It is a fun way to make memories and spend quality time with your dad, while learning a fun new skill.
  • Where: Battle Axe – 2151 32 Street NE
  • When: June 18
  • Cost: Varies

Laser Tag with Dad

  • What: Relive your favourite childhood activity with the whole family. The best part? Mom’s and Dad’s play for FREE!
  • Where: Laser Quest – 9950 Macleod Trail SE
  • When: June 18
  • Cost: FREE – for Dad’s

Father’s Day at Century Downs Racetrack

  • What: Spend a day with your dad down at the races! Enter a chipping contest for a chance to win various prizes, while also enjoying a delicious outside brunch buffet in honour of your Father’s special day. To book your table contact [email protected].
  • Where: Century Downs Race Track – 260 Century Downs Drive, Rocky View County, AB
  • When: June 18
  • Cost: $32, Members: $28, Ages 13-17: $24, Ages 6-12: $13.50, 5 and under free

Enter to Win A Father’s Day Jackpot at Meraki Supply

  • What: The well known local, adventure boutique, Meraki Supply Co. is giving you a chance to win a whole slew of fun local products for your Dad. Head on down to the shop to make a donation to a local maker’s fight against ALS in exchange for an entry to win this box of goodies. Learn more about the cause here!
  • Where: Meraki Supply – 305 10 Street NW
  • When: Until June 18
  • Cost: A donation

Do it For Dads Walk Run

  • What: This is a family-friendly 5K run or walk that raises awareness for the leading cancer affecting Canadian males, prostate cancer. Dogs and strollers are welcome, as there will be water stations littered throughout the route so your pup stays hydrated. There will be FREE 10 minute massages by Makami Massage, face painting, Snickles the clown and so many more activities for the whole family to enjoy.
  • Where: Eau Claire Market – Festival Square 200 Barclay Parade SW
  • When: June 18
  • Cost: $35 or fundraise $125

Father’s Day at The Distillery: Crafting Dad’s Favourite Cocktails

  • What: Treat your pops to a day that is shaken and not stirred, as you learn how to craft all of his favourite cocktails together at Eau Claire Distillery. If you or your dad are whisky drinkers, then you are in luck, as they will also be doing a tasting of their soon to be released whisky.
  • Where: Eau Claire Distillery – 113 Sunset Boulevard NW, Turner Valley
  • When: June 18
  • Cost: $45

Music in the Park

  • What: Come grab a bite to eat with your Dad from one of Calgary’s best food trucks, while being entertained by a full afternoon of FREE live music in a beautiful outdoor setting. There will be performances happening at various parks around the city, courtesy of the City of Calgary.
  • Where: Murdoch Park – 815 Centre Avenue NE, Stanley Park – 332 42 Avenue NE, Baker Park – 9333 Scenic Bow Road NW, Ralph Klien Park – 12350 84 Street SE
  • When: June 18
  • Cost: FREE

Father’s Day Meal Spots:

  • What: Depending on your Dad’s style, there are various spots around the city offering fancy plated meals, to bottomless beers to delicious BBQ’s.
  • Where:
    • Whitehall – 24 4 Street NE
    • Charcut – 899 Centre Street SW
    • The Deane House – 806 9 Avenue SW
    • Vin Room West – 8561 8A Avenue SW
    • SASSI Kitchen & Bar – 2004 4 Street SW
    • Two-One Bistro – 816 Willow Park Drive SE
    • Bookers BBQ & Crab Shack – 316 3 Street SE

Father’s Day at Crave Cupcakes 

  • What: Choose from an exclusive Father’s Day menu at Crave Cupcakes and get your Dad a treat that will be sure to satisfy his sweet tooth. You can even get him a cupcake that is custom made to fit his personality and interests.
  • Where: Crave Cupcake Locations around Calgary
  • When: Order now until June 18
  • Cost: Varies
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Kristy Archibald
Kristy is a creative Communications and PR strategist, freelance writer, coffee enthusiast and wine connoisseur who has a strong passion for travelling, art, style and fashion. Check out her blog (FloralandBows.com) for a taste of YYC through the lens of a refined, sassy, PR girl working on being a successful #girlboss.

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