YVR Father’s Day Gift Guide

Just in case you’re hard-pressed as to what’ll make Dad smile this upcoming Father’s Day (it’s Sunday, June 17th), we’ve scoured the city and found a handful of great gift ideas guaranteed to have him giddy with appreciation.

Go golfing: treat him to a round of golf at one of our favourite local spots. The University Golf Club is easy to access and won’t break the YP budget. Also worth checking out, treat your Dad to a game at the award-winning, beautiful (and private) Seymour Golf and Country Club, which allows the public to play every Monday and Friday.

Spa it up: Even dads deserve a little R&R. What better a place to do a bit of relaxing than at Victoria’s Spa Magnolia and Magnolia Hotel & Spa, which is offering plenty of weekend packages perfect for pop. This recently redesigned spa guarantees the perfect escape from the city life – all set within the charm of Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

Get grilling: We all know that dads love their grill time. Why not fuel the fire (you’ll benefit, trust us) and gift him with the Le Creuset Barbecue Set? This deluxe, cherry-red cookware set features a large serving platter, flaming barbecue jar and silicone brush, coming at a YP-friendly price ($99).

Feed your Father: What guy doesn’t like some good grub? Kick things up a notable notch and nab dad a few spots for the Dirty Apron’s Ultimate Father’s Day Grilling Class. He’ll score insider, chef-worthy tips and, what’s more, it’s the perfect opportunity to do some serious bonding.

Unleash the adventurer: Treat dad to a day of getting dirty and sign him up for a 4×4 Adventure Tour. He’ll love the day-long ride that gets him out of the city and into the wilderness offered in BC. With multiple stops throughout the day, a gourmet BBQ lunch and memory-making opportunities to take in some stellar scenery, this is a guaranteed hit.

Live la vida Loden: Treat your dad to more than just brunch and book him into The Loden Hotel for a weekend of fun. With special Father’s Day rates, luxe guest rooms kitted out with Wii games, free movies, a bucket of beer, city seaplane tour and big-boy brunch at the Tableau Bar that we think he’ll adore, you’ve landed yourself in his good books for, well, good.

Photo courtesy Seymour Golf and Country Club