Father’s Day in Simcoe County
Mini-itineraries built for whatever kind of dad you have in your life for this Fathers Day weekend (or keep it in your back-pocket for later!)
FOR THE CHILL DAD
IN THE HEART OF GEORGIAN BAY
Life is busy! Slow down and enjoy quiet moments with dear old Dad and prepare for a relaxing weekend ahead.
Before the weekend hits, pre-order your picnic basket for 4 from Farm2Door that includes a baguette, soft pretzels, cured meat and cheeses, beverages and more to prepare for a day of fishing on Georgian Bay. Share laughs and memories on the serene blue waters of Georgian Bay, a fishing mecca covering 15,000 square kilometres that comes close in size to Lake Ontario! Wrap the day with camping at Awenda Provincial Park where you can hike along an ancient trail dune system or kick-back and relax and discover Awenda’s 120+ bird species!
FOR THE ADVENTURE-SEEKING DAD
IN SOUTH GEORGIAN BAY
For the one who is always reveling in his stories of past adventures. You know, the ones you get tired of hearing but you have to admit – you’re a little envious? Time to rid that envy and create your own adventures. Together!
Live your own adventure this weekend! Enjoy family fun for all and book your own water adventure with Xtreme Adventures including tubing, jet ski rentals, wakeboarding and more! If that’s not enough of a thrill, dry off and head over to Wasaga Adventure Park for a round of paintball where they offer 14 different themed fields spread over 70 acres of beautifully wooded, landscaped terrain designed specifically for paintball. End the day on the World’s largest fresh-water beach, Wasaga Beach for their Waterfront Festival for Kite Fest, Sandcastle Building Exhibits, beach games and live music!
FOR THE HISTORY-BUFF DAD
IN NORTH LAKE SIMCOE
Your dad might not be as old as history itself, but he might be a huge fan of it! Surely, he’ll get a kick out of this!
Spend a Saturday touring beautiful, historic Orillia on bike! Tote your own or simply rent some from Humdinger Bicycle Tours and join them for their Sunshine City Bicycle Tour where you and Dad will explore Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe waterfront, parks, public art, historic sites, and unique buildings. Stops include Couchiching Beach Park, the Mnjikaning Fish Weirs, and the Leacock Museum. Enjoy lunch and beer tasting at Couchiching Craft Brewery following the tour (included). Or you can explore Orillia with a free audio walking tour. Your phone becomes your tour guide as you discover prominent points like the Orillia Opera House, Sir Sam Steele building, the old fire hall, Central Public School + more! Just walk and listen to the tour, or stop and play the trivia challenge game at each POI. Then, stop and enjoy lunch in the historic downtown at Mariposa Market and enjoy its quaint, old-timey market with gifts & a coffee shop that also sells pastries, sandwiches & salads.
FOR THE CITY DAD
IN SOUTH LAKE SIMCOE
For the socialite, modern Dad who enjoys the finer things in life.
Shift into high gear this Father’s Day weekend at Friday Harbour Resort! Featuring a variety of fun and memorable activities including luxury vehicles and classics on display, live music, beer garden patio and taco truck at the CIBC Pier, Havana Castle cigar rollers from 2pm to 6pm, and more! If Dad is into golf, he can tee off at the Nest Golf Course! Easy, peasy! End the day with dinner at Taste of the Grille, newly-renovated and surely to impress, specializing in authentic Jamaican food.