It is time to celebrate Dad! The loveable guy who makes pancakes on the weekend, plays crazy games with the kids, and does countless things for his family. June 19th is Father’s Day and Family Fun Vancouver has got SEVEN ideas for fun events & activities to keep everyone entertained. Some ideas are in downtown Vancouver and others are spread across Metro Vancouver.

#1 Play a round of Mini-Golf

Whether Dad golfs daily or once a year, everyone will have fun during a game of mini-golf. From Chilliwack to Vancouver, there are mini-golf courses to delight everyone. A favourite of our family’s is Giggle Ridge in Chilliwack.

#2 BC Family Fishing Weekend

Fish on! There is something truly thrilling about feeling a fish dance on the end of your line. Just in time for Father’s Day the annual BC Family Fishing Weekend returns to lakes across the Lower Mainland. There are a ton of events hosted every year to help families learn the sport of fishing. For this weekend ONLY, everyone is allowed to fish without a license for the duration of the weekend.

#3 Go for a Hike

After everyone has stuffed themselves silly at Father’s Day brunch, why not work off the big meal with a hike? Lynn Canyon, in North Vancouver, offers easy hikes perfect for families with young kids. Interested in making Dad’s muscles scream? Take him up the Grouse Grind or the Coquitlam Crunch. If you are looking for a little whimsy in your afternoon stroll, Teapot Hill in Chilliwack is worth the drive.

#4 Bike the Seawall

Nothing beats the Vancouver waterfront. Bring your bikes – or rent one – and bike the Stanley Park Seawall. Pack a picnic or find a restaurant on Denman Street. Try a game of seawall-bingo. Who can spot a harbour seal, a seagull, 10 freighters, 1 cruise ship, the Vancouver Aquarium, a horse-drawn buggy, a totem pole, the miniature train, and Malkin Bowl? Vancouver’s largest park has something for everyone.

#5 Go Back in Time

Are you outside of Vancouver, not a problem! Visit the Burnaby Village Museum and step back to the 1920s. Costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, businesses and shops. Learn about Chinese Canadian history at the Across the Pacific exhibit, Market Garden and Herbalist medicine shop. Explore Indigenous ways of knowing and learning with our Indigenous educators at the Learning House. Wander through the gardens, take a ride on the vintage 1912 C.W. Parker carousel and treat yourself at the Ice Cream Parlour. Admission to the Burnaby Village Museum is free.

#6 Fly Away

Bring dad to the Canadian Museum of Flight this Father’s Day. The outdoor venue is welcoming visitors to pre-book their time to explore their expansive collection of more than 25 static and flying machines. The aircraft range from a WWII Handley Page Hampden to a T-33 Silver Star. The Canadian Museum of Flight possesses the only displayed Handley Page Hampden in the world.

#7 Pedal To A New Destination

Check out a few of the awesome kid-friendly bike routes in Metro Vancouver. Pump up the tires, plop on the helmet, and go make memories together. We have found kid-friendly rides in most cities from Langley to Vancouver.