11 things to do with your dad in Montreal this Father's Day

Jun 13 2018, 5:57 pm

Once you’re done cooking your dad breakfast and after you’ve handed him the “World’s Best Dad” coffee mug, take him out to celebrate Father’s Day.

From local events to restaurant deals, there’s plenty of activities happening around Montreal for you and your pops to enjoy.

Club de Golf Hemmingford

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Club de Golf Hemmingford

Why not spend the day with your old man on the links?

The Hemmingford Golf Course is gorgeous, secluded and the 36-hole course is an easy 40 minute drive from the island of Montreal.

Treat your dad to one of the Quebec’s most renowned courses. If a full 18 is too much, play the front or the back 9 or hammer some balls on the course’s driving range. All while taking in the calming atmosphere of the quaint town of Hemmingford.

Club de Golf Hemmingford is offering a 2-for-1 deal on everything in the pro shop in honour of Father’s Day.

Where: 313 Route 219, Hemmingford
Time: 6 am – 5 pm
Price: $45 before 1pm, $35 from 1 pm – 3 pm, $23 after 3 pm

Coup Sûr Batting Cages

Take dad to the batting cages for a few cuts on Father’s Day.

Coup Sûr has six pitching machine lanes all throwing either baseballs or softballs at various speeds. They have a closed off radar section too if you and your dad want to test your speed or toss the ball around. They supply bats and helmets and boast an impressive Baseball Town store if you want to buy your dad some gear or clothing.

They have a wide selection of Expos memorabilia too, you can’t go wrong.

Where: 3835 Boulevard Curé-Labelle, Laval
Time: 9 am – 10 pm
Price: 1 token (20 pitches): $5.75/ 5 token special (100 pitches): $23.00

Montreal’s Mural Festival

Montreal Mural Festival

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Father’s Day is the last day of Montreal’s famous Mural Fest.
The massive sidewalk event closes down Boulevard Saint Laurent and hosts dozens of graffiti artists from around the world to paint and graffiti the facades of the street’s buildings. The festival features two coinciding food festivals, Grill Saint Laurent and Street Paella to give yourself and pops loads of food to choose from.

Check out what some amazing artists can accomplish using the walls of buildings as their canvases.

Where: Boulevard Saint Laurent between Sherbrooke and Mont Royal
Time: 10 am – 7 pm
Price: Free

FIFA World Cup

The worldwide soccer tournament starts this weekend and taking your dad out to watch a match is an ideal date for Father’s Day.

With the time change, because the tournament takes place in Russia, there are plenty of places around Montreal that’s showing the games early on Sunday morning. Give McKibbin’s Irish Pub a go, the pub hosts a crowds of English, German, and Dutch fans and serves brunch and alcohol throughout the entire tournament’s morning matches.

Nothing like yelling at a TV screen with your dad to honour his day.

Where: Various bars and restaurants around Montreal
Time: Games start at 5 am, 8 am and 11 am on Sunday

Amaze Escape Room

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Show your dad that he’s the brains behind the family as you try to escape a prison, a military facility, a lost temple, or a laboratory escape room.

Make a reservation, choose your adventure, and then you have anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to get out of any respective room. Each mission is reserved solely for your group and you’re given a walkie-talkie in case you need hints/get scared.

Where: 3550 Rue St. Jacques
Time: 2pm – 10:30pm
Price: $15-$30 depending on your chosen mission (per person). Make your reservation first online.

FolkFest sur le Canal

The 11th edition of the FolkFest sur le Canal is happening on Father’s Day and it’s the last day of the free music festival. Why not catch some tunes with pops?

The festival is set up alongside the historic Lachine Canal and hosts an impressive list of folk genre music and artists from all over the world.

Where: 3653-3667 Rue Saint-Patrick, Centennial Esplanade
Price: Free

Burgundy Lion Brunch

Burgundy Lion serves traditional English breakfasts every Sunday. They’re offering a Father’s Day special menu this Sunday which includes blood pudding, sausages, salmon, and Yorkshire pudding.

The pub also has one of the most extensive whisky menus in the entire city. Buy pops a nice scotch and enjoy the memorabilia-full Burgundy Lion.

Where: 2496 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Time: 9 am – 3 am

Rage: Axe Throwing

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Let your dad show you how strong he is by tossing some axes around. The indoor range has 11 lanes where you can comfortably throw a variety of axes monitored by supervisors and instructors. The facility can host up to 60 people so bring the whole family to cheer on dad. You get an hour worth of axe throwing so make sure to stretch beforehand!

Where: 1436 Rue Amherst
Time: 10am – 11:30pm
Price: $40 – $55 per target, per hour. Tickets available online

Westmount Street Fest

Dozens of Westmount’s shops set up outlets alongside Sherbrooke Street and Father’s Day is the last day of the festival. Restaurant boutiques and bar kiosks are also set up outside and live bands and BBQs also join the party.

The shops all have sales on old items and showcase new items. Spoil your dad with a new pair of shoes for Father’s Day.

Where: Sherbrooke Street from Claremont to Victoria
Time: 8 am – 5 pm

Montreal Science Centre

Show dad how other fathers in the animal kingdom hunt and survive as the Montreal Science Centre bids farewell to its new 3D attraction.

Incredible Predators 3D is an immersive IMAX laser experience that gives the audience an opportunity to watch the polar bear, the cheetah, and the blue whale deploy their prowess in incredible detail with crystalline images and thundering sounds.

Where: 2 rue de la Commune Ouest
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Price: $10.50 – $12, available online

Fringe Festival

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Father’s Day is the last day of Montreal’s famous Fringe Festival!

The festival sums up over 500 artists who had combined to perform over 600 live shows over the past three weeks.

Fringe Fest is summed up on Sunday with the likes of  Lucky, Flute Loops, Clickbait, Rootless Tree, Juan Upon a Time, Girl in the Box, Honeymoon, Awkward Hug, Betch a Sketch, Dance Side of the Moon, What the Hell Happened to my Patio Furniture?! and more!

The shows are a variety of comedy, drama, burlesque, dance and a lot of them involve audience interaction.

The best part – every show is only $10. Times and locations vary, check the website for specific details.

Where: Varies according to show
Time: Varies according to show
Price: $10, available at the door or online

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