Celebrate this special day with Dad: gift him a memorable weekend of togetherness and enjoy some of the events and activities offered in and around Edmonton.
For more ideas, see Things to Do This Weekend in Edmonton
I. Father’s Day Brunch/Dinner/BBQ
With Father’s Day just around the corner, what better way to celebrate than a delicious BBQ Kit (which you can grill to your heart’s content), brunch or dinner that gets delivered to your door? Or since Edmonton restaurants have reopened, why not go and dine-in! See the list for a selection of restaurants ranging from classic steaks, hearty comfort food, to amazing, unique brunch options to celebrate Father’s Day at home or dine out with quality food.
If your like craft beer, why not have a craft beer dinner at one of the breweries.
Fire up the grill and cook with dad with a barbecue kit from Edmonton restaurants.
Would you rather like to have a picnic in the park? Then, elevate your outdoor gathering with Picnic Kits to-go, Picnic Services, and just overall Perfect Picnic food (all available to-go).
Celebrate Father’s Day and Indigenous Peoples Day with delicious food from restaurants serving indigenous cuisine.
Want to eat something new? Edmonton is home to amazing restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world. Travel the world and try something new like Turkish foods, authentic sushi, Ukrainian perogies, the famous French Beef Tartar, or a huge variety of other cultural delicacies.
II. Gifts & More
- Spoil dad this Father’s Day with a gift made just for him and just for this day. You could create a picnic out of the huge variety of edible gift boxes from local shops or create an Edmonton-made gift box just for him.
- Edmonton is full of hidden gems when it comes to shopping. If you’re looking for that perfect item to gift your Dad, check out these shops.
- Whyte Avenue Art Walk: Buy something for Dad from Alberta artists.
- Black-Owned Market Edmonton (BOM YEG) Cultural experience: Enjoy an Ethiopian & Eritrean Cultural Coffee Ceremony cultural experience on June 19th.
III. Explore Edmonton Through Fun Activities:
- The Edmonton Ripper:Think you have what it takes to catch a killer? CluedUpp is an exciting, outdoor detective adventure – and it’s coming to Edmonton on Saturday the 19th June 2021.
- Edmonton River Valley 90-Minute Segway Adventure: Experience the scenery of Alberta’s Edmonton River Valley on a Segway, an electric, self-balancing scooter. Learn now to maneuver the vehicle from a certified Segway trainer before venturing out into the valley, listening to your guide’s commentary as you travel.
- Edmonton Scavenger Hunt: Alberta’s Charming Capital: Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to experience the city like you never have before. Snap pics, race against the clock, and put your navigation skills to the test as you wander at your own pace.
- Edmonton Ghost Tours in Old Strathcona: Join for a ghostly walk through Old Strathcona and listen to spooky, but true stories that come from area residents and business owners.
IV. Visit Alberta Museums and attractions
Now that Alberta museums are open, visit Edmonton’s stellar museums this weekend. Remember to book tickets in advance.
- Muttart Conservatory open.
- Royal Alberta Museum – Reopens June 16th
- Alberta Art Gallery – Reopens June 19th
- Snow Valley Aerial Park – Open
- Marine Life (WEM)- Reopens June 10th
- DRIVE – open
V. Go Fishing
Looking for a great fishing spot to call your own? Alberta Conservation Association and Alberta Environment and Parkshave stocked waterbodies across the province to create over 130 different fishing opportunities.
VI. Watch a Movie at the Theatre
Watch arthouse movies at the Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre).
Movies playing at Cineplex Theatre
VII. Father’s Day Drive-in Opera
Treat him to the sounds of music! On June 20th, the Jubilee Auditorium will hold a unique drive-in experience in which an opera performance takes place on the roof of the Jube, while you listen in your car in the back lot of the theatre. Just like the drive-in movies, the concert’s music will come through your car’s FM radio. There are two showings with the first at 1pm, and the second at 3pm.
VIII. Go Golfing
Alberta golf courses are open. The city of Edmonton also has reopened some of its city-run courses. Why not book a tee time?
IX. Go Tubing
- Have family-friendly river tubing experience on theNorth Saskatchewan River from Voyageur Park in Devonwhich is located just 40 minutes southwest from downtown Edmonton.
- Enjoy breathtaking views of the Pembina River Valley by taking aleisurely float down the Pembina River. During your float, you’ll be able to admire the 62 meter gorge and different kinds of wildlife while bathing in the sun. Pembina River Tubing
X. Go Camping this weekend
Did you not reserve a camping site for this weekend? No worries, Alberta Parks has many camping sites near Edmonton that are drop-in or first come first serve.
XI. Go Hiking or Visit Nature Areas
Enjoy a leisurely walk or go on a day trip with the family at any of these locations:
XII. Father’s Day Stay Local Package
Treat dad and the whole family with a staycation in downtown Edmonton! This family-friendly overnight package includes a seated brunch on the morning of check-out, as well as 20% off at the Share Restaurant if you want to include dinner, too. The Westinn can accommodate your kids by turning the king bed into two queens and providing kids’ menus at brunch. Let them know upon reserving your room who all from your household will be joining in on the fun.
For more things to do this Father’s Day weekend, see Weekend Activities in Edmonton