We’re not entirely sure how Mother’s Day is synonymous with flowers and brunch and Father’s Day brings to mind socks or ties… maybe a barbeque if you’re feeling adventurous? But dads deserve special attention too, even if they claim not to care.
Besides these top notch Father’s Day gift ideas, June’s good weather almost demands a fun outing or event to celebrate dad. Here are some fun ways to celebrate Father’s Day in Ottawa.
Dad will surely approve!
Pack a Picnic
Picnic foods are delicious and easy, and planning a picnic in the park is much more relaxed (and more socially distant!) than having a fancy dinner at home. Enjoy the nicer weather and plan for a meal al fresco at one of these great parks for a picnic in Ottawa.
Break for Brunch
Mom doesn’t have the the only occasion worthy of a hearty brunch. While we’re still relegated mostly to takeout, these awesome brunch spots in Ottawa will happily and deliciously scramble an egg or flip a pancake (or both) in dad’s honour. Better yet, grab your supplies, grab your takeout, and hit the park for a takeout brunch picnic; no mushy watermelon need apply.
Feeling ambitious? If the way to man’s heart is through his stomach, we’ve got you covered. Whipping up any (or all!) of these five recipes for Father’s Day will guarantee a memorable meal and memories made in the making of it, too.
A bike ride is an adventure best shared with a loved one. And who better to share that adventure with than the guy who’s likely had his share of putting on and taking off training wheels. Planning a family bike ride on one of Ottawa’s great bike paths for families will put smiles on your (and Dad’s) face and also help to work off all of your various brunches and picnic feasts.
The timing couldn’t be better for heading out berry picking. Most u-pick berry farms are open for the season with Covid-19 regulations and protocols in place. Probably best to reserve your spot in advance at one of these Ottawa berry picking farms.
Pop-Up Art Exhibit on Sparks
For something a little different, why not check out the new, pop-up art exhibit on Sparks Street and experience Canada and Europe from space? The “Where Art Meets Science” exhibit will be displayed along the South side storefronts from Metcalfe towards O’Connor, showcasing 24 satellite images captured by Copernicus Sentinels, the EU’s Earth Observation Programme. For more information, click here.
Local Ottawa Events
Slowly but surely, the city is opening up again. If dad is itching to get out and about as much as you and the kids surely are, you can actually start making plans again. Check out some of these Ottawa June events and see if there’s something you can enjoy along with your favourite guy.