Summer is here and Father's Day is just around the corner.
Whether you're looking for the perfect gift, an opportunity to spend some time together, or a way to give back this Father's Day, here are our favourite picks for unique and memorable Father's Day gifts and experiences.
1. Bison Safari
Our ever-popular Bison Safaris is our top pick for Father's Day gift. Bison Safaris are a great adventure for the whole family, and are your chance to climb aboard and go beyond the gates, deep into our bison prairie to experience your first up-close encounter with a herd of grunting, munching bison. And if you're looking for a real adventure back in time, check out A Prairie Legacy: The Bison and its People, a specialty experience that includes a Bison Safari, Voyageur canoeing, and so much more. Visit fortwhyte.org/bisonsafaris and fortwhyte.org/ecotours to book your experience today.
New! You can now purchase you Father's Day Bison Safari vouchers online. Click here to purchase today.
2. Camp gear
Camping season is upon us! To celebrate, all AceCamp gear is on sale this Father's Day at the Nature Shop. If you haven't checked out this line of awesome products yet, you totally should. AceCamp makes items such as headlamps, saws, cutlery sets, Nordic walking poles, water pouches and more -- perfect for any dad who loves to be outdoors. Pair it with a FortWhyte-branded enamel camping mug, also on sale this Father's Day. FortWhyte Alive Members save 20% of all AceCamp products and FortWhyte Alive enamel mugs from Wednesday, June 15 to Sunday, June 19.
3. Treat Dad to fishing and a BBQ lunch
Take Dad fishing this Father's Day! Equipment rentals (and bait) are free all day on Sunday, June 19. While you're here, enjoy a BBQ lunch with Dad on the back deck of the Interpretive Centre. The Buffalo Stone Cafe will be cooking up traditional picnic BBQ fare. Eat on the deck of take it to go and find a relaxing spot on our trails. Sounds like a pretty great (and no-fuss) Father's Day to us...
3. Take Dad out on the water
Just can't make Father's Day work? Open Paddle runs every Tuesday at Thursday evening, all summer long, perfect for an early or late Father's Day date. Open Paddle is a great, no-hassle way to take Dad out for an evening of canoeing and kayaking at sunset at FortWhyte Alive. Canoes and kayaks are available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis with help from the experts at Wilderness Supply.
5. For the Dad who has everything...
Maybe your dad is the type who already has all the gadgets, or who thinks of others more often than himself. We love that! You could gift Dad a FortWhyte Alive Membership, or make a donation in his name to your favourite local environmental non-profit. FortWhyte Alive relies on the support of the community to move forward our mission and mandate -- providing environmental education and encouraging actions leading to sustainable living. Truly, every gift counts. So, why not do something different and make a difference this Father's Day?
Happy Father's Day to all of you dads out there!