If you're spending Father's Day weekend in town, we've got some great ideas - sure to please everyone in the family! Whether it's a scenic bike ride from downtown Richmond to Steveston's beautiful waterfront, or some quality time on a sun-soaked patio, we've got it all.


#1 Go Fish! Just in time for Father’s Day weekend, the 19th annual BC Family Fishing Weekend is back! This is a free event to enjoy on the lakes across the Lower Mainland, with expert assistance - and for this weekend only, no fishing licenses are required!


#2 Put in Some Quality Patio Time If the Dad in your life is a low-key guy, this kind of activity might be right up his alley! Fire up the grill for some great eats out in the sun on your back deck. If you’d rather someone else do the cooking, head on over to The Flying Beaver, Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant, or Pajo’s Fish & Chips. Just be sure to book your reservation early, though - these fill up this time of year!


#3 Vancouver’s Car Free Day Feel like getting into Vancouver for the day? Just be prepared to be on foot - Father’s Day marks the return of the annual Car Free Day festivities. There are tons of live entertainment, vendors, and kids’ activities to enjoy.


#4 Explore the Richmond Night Market Where else can you enjoy deep-fried squid, fish-shaped waffles, and mini donuts - all in one place? Undoubtedly, the food is always the main attraction at the Richmond Night Market - so if Dad’s a foodie, bring him here for some adventurous samplings! Plus, there is live entertainment, vendors galore, and bumper cars, and carnival games to test your skills. Check it out Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from 7PM-12PM (11PM on Sundays), at 8351 River Rd., Richmond.


#5 Enjoy the Great Outdoors Father’s Day can be a great time to get back to the basics! Strap on your helmets, and bring your bikes to some of your favourite cycling destinations. We’re lucky to enjoy beautiful scenic and shoreline views (plus relatively flat, level-ground!) which makes for easy, ideal biking for all skill sets.


Do you have any fun ideas for Father's Day weekend?


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