6 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day in New West

One day a year we put aside time to celebrate the father figures in our lives! This year Father’s Day, the day celebrating dad bods and dad jokes, falls on Sunday, June 17th. So show the hard working, funny, supporting, and ultimately loving father figure in your life just how much he means to you with our insider tips. We’ve got you covered with the best insider list of awesome events and restaurants so you can plan the perfect Father’s Day in New West this weekend!

“What did the ocean say to the shore? Nothing, it just waved.”

Take Dad on a Fraser River Adventure – Cruise the Fraser with dad, and explore the longest river in BC this Father’s Day! Treat your pops to a morning brunch (11:30am-2:00 pm), or an evening (5:30-7:30 pm) BBQ Paddlewheeler Cruise this Sunday.

“What is Beethoven’s favourite fruit? Ba-na-na-naaaaa”

Take Your Music Loving Pops to a Concert – The New Westminster & District Band are putting on their annual Father’s Day concert. Round up your family and take dad to enjoy the Senior Concert Band, Jazz Band, Forte Wind Ensemble and Junior Band Sunday afternoon in Queens Park.

“What does a thesaurus eat for breakfast? Synonym Toast Crunch”

Brunch isn’t just for Mother’s Day; Get your waffle on for Father’s Day! – Who doesn’t love bacon? Fill your dad up with the best breakfast New West has to offer at Browns Social House, Angelina’s Restaurant, the Hub, Coming Home Cafe and Boathouse. All of which have delicious brunch plans to treat your dad (and his tastebuds) right.

“Dad, I’m hungry.” Hello, Hungry. I’m Dad.

Chow down on a special Father’s Day Dinner at El Santo – Answer (or just avoid) the ultimate dad joke with a delicious fathers day dinner at El Santo! The award-winning Mexican restaurant will be serving a delicious dinner with a special to be announced drink feature. Follow along at @elsanto on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with updates and prepare for your night.


“Want to hear a joke about a piece of paper? Never mind… it’s tearable”

Have some Dad & Me Kite Fun – Spend some quality craft time together! Purchase a custom kite kit to take home or build a kite together in the Craft Cafe’s self-directed Father’s Day assembly. While quantities last you can practice and access other supplies on location to design your kite together.

Once you’ve built the kite, test out your creation in one of New West’s beautiful parks. Fly it along the boardwalk in the Westminster Pier Park, and finish up your day with snacks from the concession. Or, check out the wind conditions in Sapperton Park and play on their massive modern playground and spray park. You could also fly your new kite in our flagship park, Queens Park, and end the day with a trip to the free petting farm, or some snacks from the concession!

“How do you make a bandstand? Take away their chairs.”

Boogie with dad at Uptown Unplugged – A weekly performing arts series hosted in various locations throughout the Uptown neighbourhood on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 2 pm! This Father’s Day check out Oxlip at the Royal City Centre. Starring Jayne Trimble, her music blends ancient mysticism, folklore, myths and legends with a whiff of sixties psychedelia. Beautifully crafted and profound, she’s a sure-fire crowd pleaser.

What are you doing with your dad this Father’s Day? Let us know in the comments below!

Sarah_Campbell_ThumbnailSarah Campbell

Local Staff Writer at Tourism New West. Obsessed with boardgames, bad jokes, and craft beer. Self-proclaimed coffee-addict on a quest to find the world’s best cup of java – suggestions welcome!