Jun 07

Father’s Day Downtown

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Sunday, June 18 many of us will raise a BBQ tong, golf club or glass to celebrate the special men in our lives.

To help you with your plans, we’ve narrowed down some activities downtown to suit the type of person you dad may be from adventurous, to artsy, to curious, to a foodie. Trust me, these are all activities you’ll surely be happy to tag along and be a part of.

The Athletic and Adventurous

Dads can often be competitive and looking for new ways to challenge themselves and prove who is “the Daddest” of them all! Sign your family up for the Do it for Dad’s Walk and Run or, even better, the Downtown Scavenger Hunt for some big prizes!

Downtown Scavenger Hunt - June 17 & 18, 2017 throughout the Downtown and The CORE Shopping Centre
Do it for Dad’s Walk/Run - Eau Claire Market - Festival Square 200 Barclay Parade SW

The Cultured

Sometimes Father’s Day is about taking it easy, trying something new and expanding your palette for more refined taste in music and art.

Leslie Poole /// Birds & Bouquets – Wallace Galleries, 500 - 5th Avenue S.W
The SUNCOR Stage One Festival of New Work - Lunchbox Theatre, 160 9 Ave SE
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s Sci-Fi Spectacular: Star Wars to Star TrekJack Singer Concert Hall, 205 8 Ave SE


The Local Tourist

Rediscover the inner-city sites with a visit to one of our museums or landmarks or a walking tour. Even as a born and raised Calgarian, you’ll be sure to hear a story you’ve never heard before.

Calgary Tower101 9 Ave SW
Glenbow Museum 130 9 Ave SE
Public Art Walking Tour (self guided) - Various locations
CalgaryWalks Downtown Intro Walking Tour (guided) - Various locations

The Palomino Smokehouse BBQ Platter

The Foodie

The way to a father’s heart is through his stomach…or something like that! There are plenty of restaurants with fantastic eats for the foodie in your life.

The Palomino Smokehouse109 7 Ave. S.W
The Guild - 200 8 Avenue SW
Catch and the Oyster Bar - 100 8 Avenue SW
Charcut - 101, 899 Centre Street SW
Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar - At The CORE, 8th Avenue SW and 3rd Street SW

The Aficionado

Appreciate dad over a scotch that is as fine as he is! Downtown has some of the best whisky establishments to give you and the man in your life an experience to talk about time and time again.

One18Empire - 820 Centre Street SE
Buchanans738 3rd Avenue SW
The Derrick Gin Mill & Kitchen - 620 8 Ave SW
Workshop Kitchen + Culture - 608 1 Street SW

If you have other downtown ideas and plans to celebrate the special man in your life, let us know at [email protected]! We’d love to hear and share your suggestions.

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