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 made in White Rock ideas to get you started:
Learn to Paddleboard
Has Dad always wanted to try stand up paddleboarding? Sea Gods Stand Up Paddleboards has a full staff of certified advanced flatwater SUP instructors who can take you out for an introduction to SUP lesson and coach the basics to get you up on your feet. If Dad is already comfortable on a board, rentals are also available for an afternoon of exploration of Semiahmoo Bay. They’ll be set up along the promenade on West Beach across from Anderson Street all summer from Wednesday to Sunday. Watch for the Sea Gods van, tent and flags. Book lessons and rentals online.
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 1-minute walk apart … the 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. And watch for White Rock’s newest craft brewery, and the first at the beach, Galaxie Craft Brewhouse, to open shortly!
All the Chocolate from Chez Christophe
For Fathers Day, Chez Christophe has collaborated with some awesome local businesses to curate a delicious 9 piece limited edition chocolate box. In addition to favourite flavours like Vanille et Rhum and the signature 70% St. Domingue dark chocolate ganache, chocolate lovers will also find bonbons like Chicken Spice (35% milk chocolate hazelnut ganache infused with Barrique Restaurant’s awesome chicken spice blend), Montreux Whisky (63.6% dark chocolate ganache with Mainland Whisky) and Cinnamon Whisky (42% milk chocolate ganache with Mainland Whisky’s cinnamon whisky and rolled in cinnamon sugar). Order online.
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.
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!
Cocktail Gift Sets from Everbean Cafe
In partnership with South Surrey’s Mainland Whisky, the folks at Everbean have put together 2 delicious cocktail kits! Option one is the Good Old-Fashioned Box which contains a bottle of Mainland Whisky’s Time Machine (rapid-aged whisky), Everbean’s housemade Salted Brown Sugar Caramel Syrup and a jar of Go Nuts for Mixed Nuts, packaged with a recipe for a Salted Caramel Old Fashioned cocktail. While option two is the Berry Cold Fashioned Gift Box containing Kyoto-style Slow Drip Cold Brew, Everbeans’ housemade Strawberry Elderflower Syrup and a jar of Go Nuts for Mixed Nuts along with instructions to make a Berry Good Cold Fashioned mocktail. Order via their website for pickup at the cafe.
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.
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.