Father’s Day

With Father’s Day just around the corner, many of you might be looking for a nice gift or surprise for your dad. Whether your old man enjoys outdoor experiences or would much rather have a quiet night in, we have you covered. Here are some ways you could celebrate this special day with your dad and the rest of the family.

For Dads Who Live for Adventure

Father’s Day is a time for you to surprise your dad and gift him an adventure experience. If he is the type who likes heading out for some adventure, do the same—hit the trails or go on a riverside jog with him. An Mt. Norquay climb could be an excellent way for you to bond. If the weather doesn’t seem promising, pull up your favourite online at-home workout from the internet!

 For a dad who loves to be on the water, you might also want to consider white water rafting. There are several places where you can go rafting—three popular ones are the Elaho-Squamish River, Horseshoe Canyon, and Whistler. For dads who prefer fishing and boating, you can head out to a nearby lake for a quiet day in the open.

Meanwhile, if going on a trip to a mountain, a river, or a lake is not in the cards for you, consider having a backyard camping experience. Set up a tent in your yard, roast marshmallows, and tell scary stories around a fire—this is a simple but memorable way to spend Father’s Day.

For Dads Who Prefer the Great Indoors

Some dads prefer staying in on their special day, and that is quite alright. Calgary-based families can learn the basics of Italian cuisine with a private cooking class right at home. In-house cooking classes are a lovely gift experience for parents and children alike. It can accommodate four to ten people, making it a great option for parties and private celebrations. The best part? You can consume the product afterwards!

Another option for dads who want a slow Father’s Day is to have an all-day movie marathon. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the John Wick movies—there are plenty of options for dads who want to put their feet up and relax in front of a screen! If you want a more interactive experience, you can get craftsy with origami, clay figures, recycled art, and many more.

For Dads Who Appreciate the Finer Things

 Wine-loving dads in Vancouver will enjoy going on a wine tour in the Fraser Valley. Besides having the best wines in the region, a wine tour isn’t complete without a spread of the best wines and cheeses in the region. There are other wine-tasting events in other regions, too—make sure you check out resources to find what you have near you!

Another way to spoil your dad is to treat him to a spa day. If you live in Edmonton, you can check out Hot Stones Spa. It houses the region’s first and only European-style sauna, complete with an active salt room.


There are so many ways you can celebrate Father’s Day with your dad. Although dads will surely appreciate anything their children give them, it won’t hurt to turn it up a notch and give him a unique gift experience! Whether you’re splurging and going all-out or keeping it low-key, though, a surefire way of making your dad’s day special is to spend time with him and show how much you care.

Discover other gift experiences for dad through Epic Experiences. Whether you’re in Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, or anywhere in Canada, spoil your loved ones with memorable trips and activities sure to make their day. Browse our offerings and find the perfect gift for your parents today!

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