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 delicious BBQ Kit (which you can grill to your hearts 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.
II. Food, Gifts & More
- Father’s Day Chef’s Kitchen Tours:Food Bike Tour is now offering a new way to experience and support local restaurants by offering an online Chef’s Kitchen Tour. A Chef Kit from Chef Lino De Oliveira from Sabor will be delivered to your door, with red wine pairing and local beer options.
- Pow Wow Take Out Pop Up:Celebrating Indigenous People’s Month, Solstice and Father’s Day by getting Pow Wow inspired takeout.
- Buy Alberta-made art from Clothesline Online 2020, the online version of the famous Annual Clothesline Festival & Art Sale.
- Get craft beers from Edmonton’s best breweries.
- 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.
III. Twilight Picnic Experience
Gift tickets or get tickets for the whole family for Twilight Picnic Experience at University of Alberta Botanic Gardens during summer.
The event is sold-out for this weekend.
This picnic experience for two includes a gourmet picnic box and exclusive admission to the Garden in the beautiful evening hours. Stroll through the peaceful grounds as the frogs begin to sing, the sun sets over the bridge in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden and lights reflect on the fountains in the Aga Khan Garden. Admission is limited to 30 picnic parties per evening, so it will feel almost as if you have the Garden to yourself!
OR, you visit during the day time this weekend.
Won’t it be nice if you are richer by $50K by Father’s day? Gather round the whole family and hunt for $50K hid within Edmonton city limits.
To get ready, you have to buy a map that maps consists of riddles that take you around your city and require you to learn about the history and culture of Edmonton to solve the riddles and win $50,000.
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 260 different fishing opportunities.
Hermitage Park Pond, Fort Lion’s Community Fish Pond and Morinville Fish and Game Pond have all had rainbow trout stocked.
VI. Watch a Movie at the Theatre
Watch arthouse movies at the Princess Theatrewith the whole family.
VII. Family Fun
Visit Edmonton attractions that are open.Now maybe the best time as there are few “tourists” in the city and you can enjoy the attractions in a leisurely fashion. From Edmonton Valley Zoo to the Royal Alberta Museum, many attractions are open for engaging family visits.
What about going on a segway tour of Edmonton? 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.
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 TubingOpens For 2020 Season on June 19th.
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 AreasThere are plenty of opportunities in and around to enjoy nature.
Enjoy a leisurely walk or go on a day trip with the family at any of these locations:
XII. A bit of Culture
Though there are no in-person events, you can watch plenty of online theatre events from all over the world that you can stream for free. From The Metropolitan Opera to London’s The Globe theatre, there are plenty of famous productions you can watch online.
If you rather enjoy live concerts, there are quite a few of those too.
Calgary’s SideNote Theatre and DIY Theatre present an enchanting, spiritual journey of two searching souls discovering the strength of love online this weekend.
The TD Edmonton International Jazz Festivalpresents the 2020 Festival from the comfort of your home. Join us online starting opening weekend June 19-21 and every weekend until July 31 to enjoy free performances and interviews from musicians locally and around the world.
Virtual Flute Slam: The Edmonton Flute Association is hosting a Virtual Flute Slam!
Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival: Cometogether online to celebrate National Indigenous History Monthwith the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival – Virtual Edition. Tune in for “live” Indigenous music and dance performances.
Tenacity – An Online Musical Experience: Join for unforgettable—and unrepeatable—musical presentations, where we’ll delve to the heart of improvisation and creative collaboration organised by the Ottawa Jazz Festival.
Exotic Car Show
Yorkville Exotic Car Show is a fixture on Toronto’s Father’s Day scene. Though the actual festival is not taking place this weekend, the organizers will be showing off some fabulous cars onlineincluding the All-New mid-engine C8 Corvette.
Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo – Virtual Edition
If your dad likes to collect or sell memorabilia, join with him for the virtual edition.You can buy, sell, and trade in real-time with collectors and dealers across Canada and the USA and beyond.
For more things to do this Father’s Day weekend, see Weekend Activities in Edmonton