Celebrate Dad + Support Local

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.

Get Sentimental:

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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:

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Does your dad have a sweet tooth? Check out Lolly Gobble Sweet Shop and pick from a variety of unique candies. More of a pastry guy? The Sidney Bakery has all the baked goods you need! Or stop by Quince to treat him to some Cold Comfort ice cream.

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! 

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Get Outside:

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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:

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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

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Fix his “Quarantine Hair”:

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Is your dad looking a little scruffy these days? Give the gift of good hair with a gift certificate from one of Sidney’s many salons or barber shops. Here are some options to get you started: Going Platinum, Cut Cartel Barbers, and Maxine’s Salon and Barbershop and many more.