Perfect Father’s Day Gifts and Activities for Calgary Dads

It will be Father’s Day in t -minus 4 days! Buying for Dad’s is often challenging, but by shifting your focus to local shopping, activities and events it just might become a little easier. Here are some of our picks to surprise your Dad with this Sunday (June 21st)

Grill Gifts or a Barbecue Clean

Check out Barbecues Galore for their many grill accessories and tools- there are almost too many to choose from! If you are on a budget and cannot make a purchase put your own time and energy into cleaning Dad’s grill for him. Now that’s a perfect present! Check out The Who To Call guide for a quick “How To” for completing the chore.


Natural Toiletries

Calgary has recently gotten a large selection of local personal care products in the past few years. They all have a large selection of items for men and their products are all natural and toxin free. Some great companies are: Harlow Skin Co., Juniper Ridge, Medicine River Soap Co. and Rocky Mountain Soap Co.

A Night Out

Treat Dad to a night out at one of Calgary’s favorite community breweries that, have tap room pubs such as: Last Best Brewery, Wild Rose Brewery or Big Rock Brewery. You could also book a tour and spend an afternoon exploring one of Calgary’s local breweries like Village Brewery or The Tool Shed Brewing Company.

Car Wash

Make Dad’s car look like brand new again with an on site car wash by Steam Details. Using steam they can transform his car to its original condition, right in his own driveway!

Steam Details

Job Jar Help

Give the gift of time by gifting a few hours from a Handyman. Check out Who To Call for a list of Handyman companies that you can get in touch with to relieve Dad of some of his “to dos”.

Spa Treatment

Get Dad’s feet a treat and in shape for flip flop season, with a pedicure from a local spa. Book an appointment for the two of you, or pick up a gift card from Swizzlesticks or Sante.

Update his wardrobe

Support local clothing designers and go shopping in some of Calgary’s up and coming boutique neighbourhoods. A great one is Camp Brand Goods in The Livery Shop and Espy Experience, both in beautiful historic Inglewood.


Brunch/ Lunch

Heritage park is having a great brunch that you can bring the whole family too, or check out the inaugural YYC Lobster fest at Billings Gate Market and enjoy a fresh lobster while supporting the Calgary Firefighters Burn Unit.

Family Day

There are plenty of events happening around the city this Fathers Day that are perfect for both you and the kids. Check out Rad Dad Day at Calaway Park, Weekend at the Museum at the Glenbow and see their new exhibits OR Wings and Wheels at the Aero Space Museum.

Spend the time- not money

Instead of spending the money go for a walk with your Dad in Calgary’s best parks, explore down by the river, check out the newly opened St. Patricks Bridge or even take a peak in the new Simmons Building- experience Calgary as a tourist and rediscover our beautiful city.

Let us know if you end up choosing one these ideas and share your Father’s Day memories with us!




Alana Kitchen
Alana Kitchen
Alana Kitchen, founder of Who To Call Inc. Taking care of a house with three boys I always needed a good drywaller on speed dial. When I moved to Calgary I quickly discovered it was an Olympic sport to find home service businesses that provided the quality service and advice I was looking for. This experience inspired Who To Call – a website dedicated to helping Calgarians find quality home service repair companies. Sign up to post your project and find quality companies today!
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