A Calgary Fathers Day Guide
Fathers Day is coming up! That special day where dads are presented with hugs, I love yous, and random presents. Below is a list of things you can do with dad, things to buy for dad both local and online.
Things To Do In Calgary For Fathers Day
Here’s a few ideas for things you can do in Calgary with pops. If all else fails just take him somewhere for a beer.
Take Dad To The Shooting Edge Gun Range
Has your dad ever busted a cap? If not, maybe it’s just what he needs. The Shooting Edge is a gun range in SE Calgary where you can either bring your own runs to shoot, or use theirs (not for free lolol). They’re doing a 50% off special of a day pass for dads promo June 15th and 16th, see their website for infos https://theshootingedge.com
The Shooting Edge Fathers Day Contest!
Want to take dad to shoot some guns on the house? Here’s your chance! (can be anyone, this isn’t limited to just dads)
- Win a shooting package for two – it includes ammo (1 box of 9mm each), plus the day rate, rentals, safety gear, briefing. The value is $200.
Thank you The Shooting Edge for the free stuff to giveaway. You guys rule.
The Shooting Edge Video
Back in 2018 a buddy of mine and I attended this event called Scotch and Shoot, at The Shooting Edge. You get to shoot fully automatic weapons, then have Scotch and cigars and pig out on food. It was really fun and here’s some video of it.
Note: this is the ONLY night out of the year that fully automatic weapons are allowed to be used here.
In addition to a hot shave, there’s all sorts of cool shit you can buy for dad there. Also, the barbers at Kent of Inglewood are from Cannibale and they’re legendary.
- $50 Deluxe Shave: The ultimate shave experience, a traditional two-pass hot shave with extra hot towels.
It’s Rad Dad Day at Calaway Park! Bring your Father (or Grandfather) to celebrate how great he is! The best part… Dads and Grand Dads get FREE ADMISSION when accompanied by a child! Open 10am to 7pm. We hope to see you there!
Fathers Day Brunch and BBQs
Dad needs a food baby. Here’s some places which can help.
- $49.95 for adults
- 9:00 am or 11:00 am start time
- Buy Tickets
Make Father’s Day extra special with the most unique brunch experience in Calgary. Enjoy both gourmet and comfort breakfast foods, including a free-flowing chocolate fountain with fresh fruit, Eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon, House Smoked Pulled Pork Eggs Benedict, and much much more. Get your brunch ticket today!
- $19 – $45
- 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
- Buy Tickets
Treat Dad to a special brunch at Fort Calgary. Fill up on our award-winning buffet featuring made-to-order omelette station, eggs benedict, sausages, bacon, hash browns, pancakes, cheese platter, meat platter and many more chef’s selections of hot and cold items. Fort Calgary Brunch also offers complimentary admission to the historic museum!
Finally, a Father’s Day activity that will really get your dad fueled up! Enjoy a delicious brunch on the mezzanine of the spectacular Gasoline Alley Museum. Gear up and step back in time for a Father’s Day that you and your dad will not forget.
- Adults: $34.95
- Children (3-11): $24.95
- Children 2 and under: Free.
Prices do not include GST. Please call (403) 268-8500 to book. Phones open 8:30am to 4:30pm.
From 12PM-5PM, bring your loved ones to enjoy good weather, good beer and good food. For $5, you get your choice of either a hotdog or a hamburger, and a beer courtesy of New Level Brewing or a kid friendly beverage for the littles.
Challenge him to a fully loaded burger tower at the outdoor BBQ, or just chill out with live summer tunes, beer tastings, wicked science, and Calgary’s largest outdoor playground – the Brainasium! Not only will Dad have a blast, but there will be some amazing science activities for the whole family.
- Munch on a delicious BBQ freshly made from Social Eatery
- Beer tasting with Zero Issue Brewing. *Wine will be available for the non-beer drinkers.
- Train your brain with play in our interactive outdoor playground, the Brainasium!
- Experience Live Science Demonstrations
Join us for another spectacular season of Dave Kelly Live, Calgary’s talk variety show at our new home in the Bella Concert Hall at MRU. Featuring special guests, surprise appearances, and the best in Canadian talent, stories, and music. Once again, Dave will be joined by our house supergroup The Flat Whites, world-renowned visual artist Mandy Stobo, and the man with the beer – Jim Button. Celebrate the dads in your life at our show with special guest Bob Kelly reprising his role as Dave’s dad.
- Tickets $20 – $85
Take Dad On A Brewery Tour!
Pretty much every brewery offers a tour of their facilities to not only show you where their beer is made, but explain how it’s done. To be honest it can be a little over most peoples heads (including mine!) but it’s fascinating to learn and see. Some are free.
- Red Bison Brewery: $10 will get you a flight of their beer (4 x 5oz glasses), a tour of their brewery, and 10% off merch.
Red Bison is just one example. Take dad out to whatever brewery you like and get him on a tour, he’ll love it. Call ahead to your favourite brewery if you’re unsure.
Granary Road is offering free dadmission with the purchase of two general admissions. Kids 2 and under are free. There’s a farmers market there too.
They have Llamas and goats and stuff. Check out their IG!
This is a weekly thing but Father’s Day happens to be falling on a Sunday this year, so why not head out and explore the flea market? Grab coffee after in Sunnyside.
Stroll Through The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary (Free!)
If you’ve never been, it’s a piece of land set aside for bird conservation. There’s grounds you can explore, plus an information center. There’s no cost and it’s a wonderful way to spend a few hours casually. To date, 270 species of birds, 21 species of mammals and 347 species of plants have been recorded at the Sanctuary and Nature Centre by members of the public, volunteers and staff.
- City of Calgary website: details here
- Here’s a blog post with lots of info!
Things To Buy In Calgary
Buying local products are cool. You’re local so support local.
You can get whatever you want laser engraved on them! Go see my blog post. If your dad is a beer drinker, you’ll understand why this is not only an amazing gift, it’s perfect. Bonus points if you fill it with beer first.
Like, if your dad has a beard. If not, maybe don’t get him this. They do have other products you could get him that aren’t for beards, go check through their site.
Free growler bottle for dads. You just need to pay to fill it and you will be back in the goods books for a few weeks.
— Township 24 Brewing (@T24Brewing) June 12, 2019
Socks From The Friday Sock Co.
Friday Sock Co is a local sock company that makes high quality socks. Either get dad some cool socks or buy him a subscription to cool socks! That’s right, you can actually subscribe to monthly socks being mailed to you. Check it out.
Locally Made Craft Spirits
The local beer scene is great and all, but what about distilled products? There’s all sorts of local goodness you can pick up that would make a nice gift for dad.
- Burwood Distillery
- Confluence Distilling
- Eau Claire Distilling (Turner Valley)
- Highwood Distillers (High River)
- Krang Spirits (Cochrane)
- Last Best Brewing and Distilling
- Park Distillery (Banff)
- Secret Barrel Distillery
- Starr Distilling
- Stone Heart Distillery (Innisfail)
- Raw Distillery (Canmore)
- Wild Life Distillery (Canmore)
You can find most of these at Co-op Wine & Spirits or through Liquor Direct.
Things To Buy From Amazon
Dads love nothing more than dictating the room temperature, why not pimp out his thermostat.
Bucardo Mustache Mug
If your dad has a mustache (shout out to David Spence’s old stache, we miss you), this mug has a moustache guard.
Shiatsu Back, Neck and Shoulder Massager
This thing looks awesome, it wraps around your body part and massages it into oblivion. I love the description from Amazon: This shiatsu massager is a great gift for your family, the elderly, lovers, friends as well as yourself on special days.
Only on special days!
If dad likes video games.
Or how about a new gaming desktop computer? I was looking through them and saw this one (it’s pricey) but this is what I’d get.
Mini HS220 Drone with Camera
These things are so much fun, especially when camping.
Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt Driven Turntable
Man I kind of want one of these myself.
Camping Hammock with Mosquito Net Bug Tent
If your dad is cool and likes to camp.
For Rectal Use Only Stickers
1000 of these little pill bottle stickers. Your dad will love them. Get one for yourself too, bring it to work. Life is short, have fun.
Fathers Day In Calgary Conclusion
If you’re able to, do something. Take dad to a movie. Step out of your comfort zone because one day your dad won’t be around anymore. Much love <3
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