It can be hard finding something new to do for Dad on Father’s Day. So what ideas are left after he’s stocked up on shirts and movie passes? Around Niagara, a day out is easy to plan and hard to overlook. It can mean the difference between another shirt and a day he’ll be talking about for a long time.
Top 5 Father’s Days Locations in Niagara Falls
1. Grand Niagara Golf Club
If Dad is a golfer, then never underestimate the appeal of the world-class Grand Niagara Golf Club. The course was designed by Rees Jones, one of the best golf architects in the business, meaning a picturesque and challenging course tracking alongside the Welland River. It’s easy to book a tee as a guest, and the course administration frequently offers guest and member perks depending on the time of year and the occasion.
2. Niagara New Vintages Festival
If Dad is more of a wine buff, then he’s in luck around Niagara with the various vineyards around the region he can tour and enjoy. Coinciding with Canadian Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June, the Niagara New Vintage Festival is a celebration of the summer seasonal varieties of wine, expertly paired with succulent food pairings. An example:
Peller Estates – 2014 Private Reserve Riesling paired with Icewine Maple Glazed Smoked Salmon with a Fresh Garden Pea, Potato And Arugula Salad.
3. Niagara Brewing Company
Maybe Dad likes a good drink, but prefers beer to wine? Take him to Niagara Brewing Company to enjoy one of the craft beers on offer with matched side dishes and appetizers to make a full meal of it. With award-winning brewmaster Gord Slater on deck and a healthy variety of craft beers to choose from – the peach radler, the full-bodied IPA, the traditional premium lager – there’s a beer for every pallet.
4. Milestones Fallsview Restaurant
And of course if he’s after something a little quieter than a full day on the golf course, or just wants a good meal after a day out, book ahead for one of the premium restaurants on hand around Niagara Falls. Milestones at the Marriott on the Falls, as one example in the heart of town, is a highly-commended steakhouse and restaurant that should hit the spot.
5. Niagara Falls Fireworks
A great way to cap off an amazing Fathers Day! Niagara Parks will be presenting a special Fathers Day edition of Niagara Falls Fireworks at 10pm. This is free to attend, and great viewing points can be found at Queen Victoria Park, at Milestones Fallsview Restaurant, as well as within the Marriott on the Falls Hotel.
No matter where a father’s interests may lie, it’s easy to keep him entertained with a little forward planning coupled with the sheer variety of activities available around a town like Niagara Falls. Make it a day to remember.
If you’re staying in town overnight stay at the World Class, 4-Star rated Marriott on the Falls, considered Niagara Falls Hotel by locals and travellers alike.