With Father’s Day just around the corner (literally), plan a day with Dad to show him just how much you appreciate him! Here are some last-minute made in White Rock ideas to get you started:

Go for a Walk
Walking the promenade and the pier is a great way to hang out with Dad, with beautiful views, a refreshing breeze and an ice cream cone, it is one of the best ways to spend your day. And Father’s Day is a great day to try your hand at crabbing off the end of the pier! Just be sure to get your Tidal Waters License and read up on the rules!

Pack a Picnic
Head uptown and spend the morning exploring the White Rock Farmers’ Market! Pick up everything you need for the perfect picnic and then head to the beach, or find a grassy spot in one of White Rock’s parks and spend the afternoon relaxing with Dad and playing bocce or frisbee. 

All the Chocolate from Chez Christophe
You can never go wrong with chocolate, and the chocolate at Chez Christophe is next level! This year, the team at Chez Christophe have partnered with Burnaby craft brewery Dageraad Brewing to curate a collection of truly dad-friendly treats.  On Saturday, June 17, treat Dad to a “Beeramisu” cake –  made with Dageraad Brewing’s Vast Indifference Stout Beer and includes a stout sponge soaked in coffee, beer-soaked layer with mascarpone mousse and salted caramel coffee mousse with dark chocolate beer ganache.  Or maybe Dad loves the croissant cubes at Chez Christophe – this year’s signature Croissant Cube is filled with caramel beer pastry cream, featuring Dageraad’s 10’ beer.  And the Father’s Day showpiece is, “Daddy’s Caddie” – made entirely of 63.6% dark and 25.9% white chocolate, with white chocolate crisp pearls. (Open Tuesday – Saturday – 1558 Johnston Road)

Give the Gift of Beer
Gift your craft beer-loving dad the gift of a “craft brewery crawl”. White Rock’s local craft breweries, White Rock Beach Beer Company and 3 Dogs Brewing are literally a 3-minute walk apart, and Galaxie Craft Brewhouse is just down the hill at the beach … perfect brewery crawl distance! Pick up a growler and a gift card. And each brewery has an awesome collection of branded goods like pint glasses, beer coozies, toques, T-shirts and keychains. 

Shop Local
Does Dad love local and unique? Whether it’s a grooming kit for that glorious beard, a White Rock art print, flavoured salts to amp up grilling season or a wooden quick-catch bottle opener to hang on the wall, let the lovely people at The Handpicked Home help you pick out something for Dad that he will love.

Games, Games, Games
Sometimes the best gift is the gift of time together. And what better way to spend time with Dad than with a new board game! Head over to Greyhaven Hobbies & Games for classic board games or elaborate role-playing games, you’ll find them in this friendly uptown White Rock shop. And if you’re not quite sure what game you’re looking for, owner Adam can help steer you in the right direction.