Father’s Day is this weekend 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 gifts and 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 18 – 20, 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.
Let’s go ride a bike
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!
Birdies & Buckets with Dad at Dominion Bar + Kitchen
The team at Dominion Bar + Kitchen has crafted a fun way to put all of Dad’s favourite things together: golf, beer, food + family. Make your reservations for a Father’s Day mini-golf putting competition, enjoyed alongside buckets of delicious nibblies and drinks, with Dad or the special person in your life. You’ll get one golf putting voucher (good for an attempt at sinking five golf balls) with every bucket purchase. Show off your golf putting skills and compete against other tables for prizes.
Cocktail Kit from Mainland Whisky
Nothing says “I love you” like Whisky … at least according to the folks at Mainland Whisky! Each cocktail kit contains a bottle of Mainland’s Time Machine, a super-smooth rapid-aged whisky, ingredients and instructions for making 2 different killer cocktails. Call 604.372.4424 or DM them on social media to order.
Limited Edition Chocolate Box from Chez Christophe
This specially curated 9 pc chocolate box is packed with local flavour. The handcrafted bonbons include new flavours made in collaboration with local Surrey and White Rock businesses, Mainland Whisky and Barrique Restaurant. The collaboration flavours are certainly unique and sound amazing; Chicken Spice (35% milk chocolate hazelnut ganache infused with Barrique Restaurant’s chicken spice blend), Montreux Whisky (63.6% dark chocolate ganache with Mainland Whisky) and Cinnamon Whisky (42% milk chocolate ganache with Mainland Whisky’s cinnamon whisky and rolled in cinnamon sugar). A taste sensation Dad is sure to love. Order online.
Gift Sets from Everbean Cafe
With 2 delicious options, you’re sure to find something to suit Dad’s taste! Choose from the Good Old-Fashioned Box which contains a bottle of Mainland Whisky’s Time Machine, Everbean’s Salted Brown Sugar Caramel Syrup and a jar of Go Nuts for Mixed Nuts, packaged with a recipe for a Salted Caramel Old Fashioned cocktail. Or, pick up a Berry Cool Fashioned Gift Box containing Kyoto-style Slow Drip Cold Brew, Everbeans’ Strawberry Elderflower Syrup and a jar of Go Nuts for Mixed Nuts with instructions to make a Berry Good Cold Fashioned mocktail. Order via their website for pickup at the cafe.
Fathers Day Bundle from Cuatro Coffee
Coffee is the perfect gift for any father figure in your life! The Father’s Day bundle from Cuatro Coffee includes a bag of Timbertrain beans (ground to your preference) and 2 coveted Cuatro Coffee mugs. Pop into the shop at #202, 9014 152nd Street to pick up.
Vegan Father’s Day Brunch at Spent Grounds
Treat Dad to Brunch at Spent Grounds this Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. The menu hasn’t been released yet, but it is guaranteed to be delicious! And while you’re there, be sure to stock up on all of Dad’s favourite vegan and gluten-free treats … like cinnamon buns, and doughnuts and stuffed cookies! Watch their Facebook page for the menu update.