Father’s Day in Burnaby 2017 is right around the corner! So, we’ve combed the streets, looking for unique and local things to do this year. Get some inspiration on how to make your dads day extra special.

Show him some appreciation and celebrate Burnaby Fathers Day 2017 on Sunday, June 18. Attend a local community event, visit one of the many Burnaby parks, brush up on your golf skills, or celebrate at a great local restaurant.

Check out our list of the best things to do in Burnaby for Fathers Day 2017…

Things to Do in Burnaby for Fathers Day 2017Things to do in Burnaby for Fathers Day 2017

This Father’s Day in Burnaby 2017, there are so many community events available. The best part is… they’re all super unique to the city. Here are some ideas to take your dad, that he wont see anywhere else in the world!

Burnaby Parks

Burnaby has many beautiful parks and recreation areas. If you’re looking for things to do in Burnaby for Fathers Day, visit one of these parks for a hike, bike a trail, play a sport, eat a picnic, or just relax with nature.

No matter what area of the city you are in, there is a park within walking distance. Find more information on Burnaby Parks near you and plan a day for your dad close to home, for FREE!

Burnaby Village Museum

The Burnaby Village Museum is hosting a family’s day out in honour of the fathers in your life!

An exhibit called “Then and Now” will be on display, with dozens of historic photographs from the past 125 years of Burnaby history. Bring the whole family to explore the village, hop on the electric tram, or enjoy a ride on the carousel.

You can also check out the platen press in action, see the blacksmith at work, or see what teachers used to be like back in the day at the Seaforth School.

This venue is a great way to make your Burnaby Father’s Day 2017 exciting, special, and informative!

BC Family Fishing Weekend

Whether your dad is an experienced fisherman or just a free spirit willing to try something new, check this event out!

All weekend long, there will be free community fishing events all over British Columbia. You can go down and learn how to fish, while picking up lots of useful tips and information from experienced volunteers.

In addition, the whole weekend is licence free for all Canadians. This applies to both fresh and salt water areas, but make sure to check with the local event for any restrictions which may apply.

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

Although this isn’t strictly a Father’s Day event, what dad wouldn’t want to see what it’s like to be a Scandinavian Viking for a day?

There’s a marketplace dedicated to Scandinavian gear and knickknacks. There will also be performances by Vikings themselves and Scandinavian dancers in the Viking Village.

Top it all off with the famous wife-carrying competition, and you’ve got an event that dad is sure to enjoy!

Surrey’s Historic Stewart Farm

This event takes place just outside of Burnaby, at the Historic Stewart Farm in nearby Surrey.

The Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club will be displaying a full set of model trains. In addition, they will be offering train rides by Pacific Trackless Trains!

There will also be arts and crafts, focused on making dads unforgettable Father’s Day cards. Other activities will include conductor style dress up, sack races, refreshments at the farmhouse, and tours of the restored 1890’s farmhouse, complete with a tour guide in costume!

Car Free Day

In downtown Vancouver, there is an event celebrating the annual Car Free Day. Although it’s not in Burnaby, hop on the skytrain or take short bus into Vancouver to celebrate.

Both Main Street and Commercial Street will be closed to vehicles from noon to 7:00 pm. Here you’ll find live entertainment, all kinds of street vendors, and a bunch of activities for the kids.

Ditch your car and take your dad on an adventure doing something a little different this Fathers Day!

Golf on Burnaby Fathers Day 2017

Golf on Burnaby Fathers Day 2017

If your father is the active type and you want to show him your skills (or learn some), take him out golfing!

Burnaby is home to breathtaking golf courses and driving ranges.

If you don’t have enough time to play a full course, or you want to brush up on your skills before playing 9-18 holes, you can also check out one of the pitch & putts.

Burnaby Mountain Golf Course

At Burnaby Mountain Golf Course, take your father out to experience over 6,000 yards of natural, rolling fields. The entire course is lined by trees, creating spectacular views.

This course is challenging, but still doable if you guys are less experienced. It is also a top rated golf course by Golf Digest, so make sure to add this to your list of things to do in Burnaby for Father’s Day!

Riverway Golf Course

The Riverway Golf Course is premier, championship course, spanning 7,000 yards.

If your dad is a top-tier golfer, he’ll be sure to have the time of his life on this links-style fairway. The course is marked by white tan bunkers, water hazards, and other obstacles that make sure every hole is exciting.

Central Park Pitch & Putt

This pitch & putt is located right in the heart of Burnaby, inside the beautiful Central Park. Take dad out to practice your short game and enjoy the natural, stress-free setting of the park.

Kensington Pitch & Putt

Kensington is another beautiful place to practice your short game while surrounded by trees and rolling hills. Perfect for when you and the old man don’t have quite enough time for a full round of golf.

Brunch Ideas for Father’s Day in Burnaby 2017

Brunch Burnaby Fathers Day in Burnaby 2017

Plenty of local restaurants in and nearby Burnaby are offering a Father’s Day brunch. A lot of the things to do in Burnaby for Father’s Day are going to require plenty of fuel. So stop by one of these locations and treat your dad for a bite to eat…

Hart House

The Hart House is inside of an historic building on Deer Lake Avenue. The buffet was approximately $40 per person last year and was one of the most popular brunches in the city.

Details for this year’s event are still forthcoming, but it’s sure to be one of the best brunch spots around!


Tivoli’s is located at the Executive Hotel and Conference Centre. The Burnaby Fathers Day 2017 brunch menu hasn’t been announced yet, but they’ve promised to update their website as soon as it’s ready. Keep checking back for more info.

To get an idea of the possibilities… On Mothers day it included an assortment of over 40 items, a carving station, hot entrees, salad and fruit, and dessert. Call 604-297-4290 to make reservations.

The Paddlewheeler

A unique Father’s Day option, this brunch is served on the Paddlewheeler. This boat is an authentic replica of 19th century paddlewheelers which used to go up and down the Fraser River.

There are two cruises heading out on Father’s Day, one at 11:00 am for brunch and another at 5:00 pm for dinner. Check them out online at vancouverpaddlewheeler.com to see the full Father’s Day menu and to book your reservation!

The Boathouse

With several locations throughout the GVRD, the Boathouse is a brunch staple for many. Although it’s not in Burnaby, it is only a short skytrain station away to either the New Westminster, Richmond, or Vancouver locations.

This year they are featuring an “extra special Champagne Buffet” on Sunday, June 18 2017. Adults will cost $46.95 and children $22.95, with advance deposits required.

TWG Tea Salon & Boutique

TWG Tea is a contemporary French restaurant with American style. It is located on Georgina Street in Vancouver. On Father’s Day, they will be serving a special tea gastronomic brunch menu.

Although this is a bit of a trek from Burnaby, for those willing to go the extra miles, it will definitely be worth seeing what all the buzz is about.

We hope you enjoy some of these things to do in Burnaby for Fathers Day! No matter what you decide, show your dad some appreciation and spend some time with him on June 18!

For other daily Burnaby activities, check out what to do in Burnaby or our great list of Burnaby Parks & Recreation!