On Sunday, June 19, the entire world celebrates Father’s Day. While Mother’s Day in May could be said to be a celebration of spring, Father’s Day definitely marks the beginning of summer. What is your family planning to do?
Here are a few ideas for how to spend Father’s Day in BC:
Start of Aboriginal Week (Fort St James National Historic Site) – In commemoration of National Aboriginal Day, from June 19 to June 25 come join a week-long series of school programs and activities for children that explain how Aboriginal practices helped build Fort St. James into a thriving fur trade centre to life.
Saanich Historical Artifacts Society Summer Fair (Central Saanich) – Besides featuring displays of antique and restored farm equipment, trucks and even horse-drawn wagons, there will also be train rides organized by the Vancouver Island Model Engineers.
Father’s Day Tractor Show (Duncan) – Everyone in the Cowichan Valley – or anywhere else – with an old tractor to show off is invited to the BC Forest Discovery Centre, where tractors are put on display, invited to join a parade and even compete in a slow-paced race where the last tractor to cross the finish line wins.
Cottonwood House Father’s Day (Quesnel) – This year, Father’s Day celebrations at Cottonwood House will include a basket picnic lunch on the lawn and live music. Heritage games, farm orientation, and scavenger hunts may also be booked for special group outings.
Beaufort Gang Train Robbery (Port Alberni) - On Father’s Day, board a train pulled by a shining, black restored 1929 Baldwin logging locomotive right in downtown Port Alberni at a CPR Station dating back to 1912. But watch out! the notorious Beaufort Gang are up to their old tricks again…
Sam Steele Days (Cranbrook) – every year Cranbrook celebrates Sam Steele Days, a celebration of history and heritage. Enjoy performances by artists and entertainers, and sample local delicacies in the shadow of the majestic Kootenay Rockies.