Father’s Day is right around the corner, so we’ve gathered 8 ideas to help make his day as special as him – all while supporting local businesses! Whether you are looking for an activity for the day or simply a gift to give, Sidney has something for you.
Order your favourite photo with dad to be printed at Bowlin One Hour Photo to make for a thoughtful gift. Don’t forget a card – Cameron Rose and Dancing Orchid are two of many shops in Sidney with a variety of funny, heartfelt and artistic cards so you can write a message from the heart.
Indulge his Sweet Tooth:
Go Treasure Hunting:
Spend the day with your dad searching for hidden gems! Sidney is home to many secondhand shops including The Haunted Bookshop, Second Chances Thrift Store, and Galleon Books & Antiques. The hunt is at least half the fun!
Walk or ride along Sidney’s beautiful waterfront Lochside trail. Is your bike a little worse for wear? Pop by Russ Hay’s for a tune up or level up with a new bike!
Witness some Wildlife:
Spend some time with our underwater locals! The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is now open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm (last entry at 4:00 pm). Make sure to check out their website, to learn all their COVID-19 protocols. Or keep your eyes in the sky to see some wild birds go by at The Shoal Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Roberts Bay.
Satisfy a Craving:
Pick up his favourite takeout and spend some quality time over some delicious food! Just looking for beverages? Victoria Distillers are currently offering curb-side pickup. What a great way to celebrate dad!
Find the Ideal Gift:
You know your dad best! Luckily, Sidney has lots of variety, from gardening supplies to new shoes for the office to his next favourite book. Check out a list of Sidney retailers sure to have what you need here
Fix his “Quarantine Hair”: