Consider this your warning; Father’s day is fast approaching!

On Sunday, June 20th it’s time to come together and show your dad or father figure how much you appreciate all that they do with some quality time together and the perfect gift.

If you’re still stumped on the latter, here are 11 local gift ideas you can surprise dad with on Father’s Day this weekend:

Fishing Derby Tickets

Nootka Sound’s famed Salmon Enhancement Derby is on from June 26th to June 27th. You can snag your ticket today by calling 1(877) 337-5464.

Tickets to the derby are also available online here.

Don’t forget to book your accommodation along with it!  This year’s derby in-person events will be physically distanced along with other virtual offerings. Ceremonies and live auctions will be moved online.

Check out all of the event’s COVID-19 protocols here.

A Nerf and Laser Tag Game

IRL Battle Arena has announced free “Sunday Funday” games at Mount Doug Park throughout the summer. The event series begins this Sunday, just in time for Fathers Day, and includes games such as Laser Tag and Nerf Wars.

The IRL Battle Arena event is open to all ages 8+ and all gear is provided. COVID precautions are in place. Be sure to register online in advance as drop-ins will not be accepted.

  • Location: Mt. Doug Park
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, June 20th
  • Price: By Donation to the Island Prostate Center
  • Registration: Book your spot online.

Restaurant Gift Card

If your dad appreciates a good meal, treat him with a restaurant gift card to one of his favourites.

Ideas include 328 Taphouse + Grill or Nautical Nellies for dinner, or Jam Cafe if he loves brunch!  Fingers crossed he takes you with him!

Glory Treats from Sidney Market

If your dad has a sweet tooth, treat him to an assortment pack of Glory Bakehouse brownies.

Each box contains a dozen brownies, with 6 assorted flavours that change each week! Boxes can be purchased at the Glory Treats booth at the Sidney Market.

  • Location: Outdoor parking area at the Mary Winspear Centre
  • Hours: Every Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Price: $22 per box

A fresh cut or hot shave

Help your dad feel refreshed with a haircut or hot shave at Status Barber Shop or Victory Barber.

Cookies from the Cookie Guy

Freshly baked, made-to-order cookies delivered straight to your door. Is there a better gift?

WildPlay Adventure

Adventure courses, ziplining and axe throwing! A WildPlay adventure is the perfect gift for the adventurous dad.

You can snag 20% off your ENTIRE booking at WildPlay Victoria with the exclusive discount code: BUZZ20 – head online to book your adventure today!

Pizza at Bilston Creek Farm 

This weekend, treat your dad to a delicious meal at Bilston Creek Farm. Try their fresh wood-fired pizza, cheese platters, and tea boxes in a beautiful, calm setting.

  • Location: 4185 Metchosin Road
  • Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Side Hustle BBQ Box

Side Hustle BBQ has announced their Father’s Day Box with everything you’ll need for the perfect fathers day feast.

Each box costs $100 and comes with 1lb of pulled pork, 1lb of beef carnitas, and 1lb of cheese and banana pepper hot links. The box also contains slaw, buns, locally made tortillas, pico de gallo, pit beans, smoked cheese, peach trifle, a 4 pack of mixed Spinnakers sodas.

These boxes have limited availability, so order online in advance. Pick up will be Friday, June 18th, and Saturday, June 19th.

Devine Spirits Box

If your dad is a fan of trying new spirits, gift him a sampler from a local distillery. The ‘Globetrotter Spirit’ box from Devine Spirits is a trio box and includes two gins and one spiced rum.

  • Location: 6181B Old West Saanich Road
  • Price: $95.00. Order online and pick up within 24 hours.

Parachute Ice Cream 

Parachute Ice Cream has introduced a new flavour just in time for Father’s Day! “Bourbon Almond Roca” is filled with almonds, skor pieces and milk chocolate with a creamy browned butter bourbon base.

Be sure to try it soon, this flavour is only available for a limited time!

  • Parachute Ice Cream Victoria: #105 2626 Bridge Street
  • Parachute Ice Cream Langford: #129 735 Goldstream Avenue

If none of the above tickle your fancy, you could always just let him sleep in or make him breakfast in bed – those kinds of gifts NEVER go out of style!

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