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10 events in and around Victoria to celebrate Dad this Father’s Day weekend


This Sunday, it’s time to celebrate dad. 

Although we appreciate our dads all year round, this Sunday we focus especially on him and take time to thank him for all he does for us.

This year, dads will have the chance to go skiing, take in the views from high heights, try some beers and spirits and more!

Here are 10 events in and around Victoria to celebrate Dad this Father’s Day:

Mount Washington Ski and Soar Event

Thanks to the colder than usual weather, Mount Washington announced it will open this weekend for a ‘Snowmer’ ski and soar event.

The resort will open Saturday and Sunday with the Whiskey Jack Chair operating from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, with access to limited terrain, a coaster and the terrain park.

Single-day lift tickets will be available for $29 for adults, $19 for youth/senior, $9 for children, and fathers will get to ski for free. 

Those with a season pass from the previous ski season (2021/22), and those who have passes for next season, will get free passes for the weekend-only event.

  • Where: Mount Washington
  • When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday June 19th and Sunday, June 19th
  • Tickets: You can get your tickets here. Fathers ski for free!

Malahat Skywalk Father’s Day 

This Father’s Day, Malahat Skywalk will be offering 50% off admission tickets for dads that come with at least one of their children, and yes adult children count.

Even better, they will also be treated to a free cookie!

  • When: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday June 19th
  • Where: 901 Trans-Canada Highway, Malahat

Take your dad to a Cirque du Soleil show

Get ready Victoria, Cirque du Soleil is here in Victoria with a high-energy and high-acrobatic production named OVO.

OVO will perform at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre from June 16th to the 19th for seven performances.

The show is described as an exciting Cirque du Soleil experience, and OVO is a colorful intrusion into a new day in the life of insects; a non-stop riot of energy and movement.

Through show-stopping acrobatics highlighting the unique personalities and abilities of selected insect species, OVO explores the beauty of biodiversity in all its contrasts and vibrancy.

Tickets are limited, so get yours fast!

  • When: 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday, June 19th
  • Where: 1925 Blanshard Street, Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
  • Tickets: Tickets are limited. Get yours here!

All day happy hour at Bin 4 Burger Lounge

On Father’s Day, Bin 4 Burger Lounge locations will be offering an all day happy hour event with deals on food and drinks!

  • When: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday June 19th
  • Where: 3271 Maple Street, 911 Yates Street and 102-716 Goldstream Avenue

Point Hope Maritime Open House


This Father’s Day, take your dad to the Point Hope Maritime Open House. 

The event will feature shipyard tours, Victoria Harbour Ferry tours and live music by Stephanie Greaves. 

You will even have the opportunity to paddle a dragon boat with the Fairway Gorge paddling club!

  • When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday June 19th
  • Where: 345 Harbour Road

Shelter Point Distillery

If you’re heading up Island for a Father’s Day getaway, check out Shelter Point Distillery for their celebrations.

The Distillery will be offering free tastings of their award-winning whiskies and spirits for dad. 

Shelter Point will also be offering 10% off bottles through their online store and door-to-door shipping. 

  • Where: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, June 17th and Saturday June 18th
  • When: 4692 Regent Road, Campbell River

BC Aviation Museum

This weekend, admission to the BC Aviation Museum is free for dads with the purchase of one other adult admission ticket. 

Stop by with your dad to check out a display area spread over two hangars, a classroom, a restoration workshop and a gift shop!

  • When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th
  • Where: 1910 Norseman Road, North Saanich

Father’s Day ‘Picnic’

If your dad loves cars, check out the long-standing ‘Father’s Day Picnic’ organized by the JCCV, Old English Car Club and the Austin Healey Owner’s Association. 

There are sure to be plenty of cool cars!

  • Where: Beacon Hill Park
  • When: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sunday, June 19th

Cheers on a local brewery patio 

This weekend, take your dad out on the town with a visit to a local brewery patio.

If your dad is craving a beer, there are plenty of breweries in the city that have their very own patios. 

So hop on over to a local brewery and cheers with a pint.

You can check out our list here!

Check out a 62,000 piece LEGO replica

(Chateau Victoria)

A Victoria bellman is receiving praise for his striking to-scale replica of the downtown hotel he’s worked at for nearly two decades, which is now on display for all to see.

Waddingham got started on the feat in late 2020 and wrapped up early last month—investing over 500 hours to complete the project, which features around 62,000 individual LEGO pieces.

You can see the replica on display at the Chateau Victoria now!

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