Father’s Day is just around the corner and with the hustle and bustle of the kids getting out of school and gearing up for summer, sometimes Dad’s special day gets overlooked (Sorry Dad!). We know that finding a great gift or a fun activity for Father’s Day can be a tricky one, so we’ve rounded up some fun, Surrey activities that we know Dad will love.
Whether Dad is into fishing or just trying it for the first time, this weekend is the time to check it out! June 16 – 18, is BC’s Family Fishing Weekend. Every year, on this weekend only, the BC government waives the requirement for Canadian residents to have a basic freshwater fishing licence, so grab a rod and head to Green Timbers Urban Forest for a relaxing afternoon fishing for Rainbow Trout.
Go Bird Watching
Did you know that Surrey is home to a number of parks that provide year-round birdwatching? In fact, there are over 200 unique species of birds to see in Surrey! Make a checklist of birds to look for, grab your binoculars if you have them, pick up picnic supplies and head out on a birdwatching adventure. It’s an ideal way to appreciate Surrey’s winged wildlife in their natural habitat and get a little exercise at the same time. Here’s a little information about where to go and what to look for.
Go Whale Watching
Whale watching should be on everybody’s bucket list! White Rock Sea Tours & Whale Watch Vancouver depart from the Crescent Beach Marina in South Surrey. Hop on board their state-of-the-art rigid hull inflatable boat and head out on the ocean to watch these majestic creatures in their natural environment.
Go for a Bike Ride
Bike riding is a fantastic family activity and there’s no better way to explore Surrey’s neighbourhoods and parks than by bike. Cyclists of all skill levels can find their happy place to ride as Surrey has an extensive network of parks, trails, gardens and green spaces … all available by bike. Check out some of our favourite local rides, and snack stops, because everybody needs a pre- or post-ride treat!
Go for a Walk
Take Dad for a stroll on one of Surrey’s many walking trails. The boardwalk at Crescent Beach in South Surrey is a favourite of dads and kids. Stroll along the ocean, walk out onto the pier for great views and build a sandcastle. And, if sustenance is in order, make a pitstop at Hooked Fish Bar for fish tacos, or head over to Bravo Gelato for traditional Italian gelato and sorbetti.
Hit the greens with the family at Birdies and Buckets. This Par 3, 9-hole course is suitable for budding golfers of any ability. The facility also features a driving range with fun targets for teaching opportunities.
Father’s Day Patio Party
Mainland Whisky wants to make Father’s Day extra special – with brunch, classic rock and a cornhole tournament! From 12 pm to 5 pm on Sunday, June 18 head to Mainland for Pulled Pork Pancakes with Whisky Maple Syrup and Coco Puffs, and craft cocktails on the patio. Then sign Dad up for the cornhole tourney hosted by Mainland’s one Donny M Whisky.
Father’s Day at the Farm
Celebrate Dad with trains and history this Father’s Day at Historic Stewart Farm. The Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club will be onsite with a large-scale model railway display on the lawn, and be sure to tour the farmhouse and outbuildings.