Ontario Tourism Blog


By Natalie Monday, June 12, 2023

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to celebrate the special men in our lives! Ontario offers a plethora of exciting activities and experiences to make this Father’s Day truly memorable. Whether your dad is an adventure seeker, a food enthusiast, or simply enjoys spending quality time with family, there’s something for everyone in the beautiful province of Ontario. Let’s dive into some fantastic Father’s Day options!



child on top of mans shoulders

Celebrate Father’s Day in Ontario with a memorable summer festival that offers a perfect blend of entertainment, music, and family fun. With so many to choose from, you can find them all in one place on our Event Calendar. Search by city and region to narrow in on your search and find something close to home or plan the whole weekend around a special event and make a road trip out of it!



Two children sitting on a cliff in a forest

Ontario’s stunning natural landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for thrilling outdoor activities. For hiking, explore the magnificent trails in Algonquin Provincial Park, where you’ll be immersed in the beauty of lush forests, serene lakes, and stunning vistas. Bruce Peninsula National Park is another gem, featuring the iconic Bruce Trail and the breathtaking turquoise waters of Georgian Bay. If you prefer a more challenging hike, head to the Niagara Escarpment, where you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views from spots like Rattlesnake Point and Mono Cliffs Provincial Park. Springtime in Ontario also presents excellent opportunities for fishing. Catch species like walleye, pike, and trout as they become more active. Head to popular fishing spots like the French River, the Ganaraska River, or Lake Simcoe for an unforgettable angling experience.



man golfing

If your dad is a golf enthusiast, Ontario boasts numerous world-class golf courses. Treat him to a day on the greens at renowned destinations such as Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, or Muskoka Bay Club in Gravenhurst. For a weekend getaway, consider Nottawasaga Resort. This all season resort hotel is nestled within the quiet countryside of the Nottawasaga Valley, just 20 min south of Barrie and is equipped with a 100ft waterslide, an indoor tropical rainforest themed swimming pool, indoor mini-golf and 2 golf courses!



a group of people drinking wine

Ontario is home to an impressive array of breweries and wineries, making it an ideal destination for Father’s Day indulgence. Take your dad on a brewery or winery tour, where he can explore the craft beer and wine scene while sampling delicious beverages. Niagara-on-the-Lake and Prince Edward County are particularly renowned for their wineries, while Toronto and Ottawa have fantastic brewery options. For a all in one option, Rockway Vineyards in Niagara, combines the best of golf, wine, and culinary ! Beatuful vineyards surround the 18-hole championship golf course, recently voted “Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest.



A family sitting on the beach having a picnic

Take your picnic experience to the next level and celebrate dad in style, there are many different companies now that will set up beautiful, themed picnic spreads uniquely designed just for you. Picnics in the Six deliver jaw dropping picnic setups and they take care of all the set up and tear down. Imagine a picnic by the water, in the cool shade of a forest, or in your own backyard or opt out for the DIY kits for a more affordable option. Other mentions are Picnic City and Picnic by Design. Sometimes, the most memorable moments are the simplest ones so just planning a regular family picnic or a backyard BBQ for Father’s Day, where you can bond with your dad over delicious food and heartfelt conversations is the perfect day! Make sure to prepare dads favourite dishes, and make him feel cherished with the gift of quality time.

Enjoy the celebrations!


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