With Mother’s Day behind us, it’s now dad’s turn for some pampering. On June 16, take him out to one of these local restaurants, breweries or attractions for a special dining experience.
Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
Head to this historic ranch house in Fish Creek Provincial Park for a memorable brunch experience with dad. Choose from dishes like steak and eggs, smoked salmon eggs Benedict, fried chicken on Belgian waffles, soufflé pancakes, meatball arancini and more. Brunch will be served from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. with reservations available by phone or online.
15979 Bow Bottom Tr. S.E., 403-476-1310, bvrrestaurant.com
The Calgary Zoo’s weekly Safari Brunch will feature a special Father’s Day menu to celebrate dad, complete with classic and gourmet brunch options. Choose from a buffet of fresh baked fruit tulip muffins and croissants, country-style hash browns, cucumber watermelon salad and house-smoked St. Louis ribs. Be sure to save room for dessert, as there will be a free-flowing chocolate fountain and a deluxe dessert bar.
10 St. George’s Dr. N.E., 403-232-9300, calgaryzoo.com
Century Downs Racetrack and Casino
Let dad put his golf skills to the test at Century Downs’ putting contest, which is part of the racetrack and casino’s Father’s Day barbecue brunch. Whether he wins or loses, he’ll be treated to a wide selection of barbecue, including hot dogs, hamburgers, jerk chicken, brisket and more. The brunch will take place in Century Downs’ outdoor event tent starting at noon.
260 Century Downs Dr., Rocky View No. 44, cnty.com/centurydowns
Craft Beer Market
Craft Beer Market is celebrating Father’s Day in grand fashion by pairing their huge draft beer selection with an extensive brunch buffet. Expect classic breakfast items alongside seafood and carvery stations, charcuterie, cheeses and plenty of dessert. The buffet will be opened from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at both locations
Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Rd. S.E., 403-216-2337 and 345 10 Ave. S.W., 403-514-2337, craftbeermarket.ca
Bring dad down to Fort Calgary for a full day of Father’s Day festivities. Start the day right with their brunch buffet consisting of made-to-order omelettes, eggs Benedict, sausage, bacon and much more. Afterwards, take advantage of complimentary admission to the historic museum. Brunch seatings are available at 9:30 a.m, 11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m.
750 9 Ave. S.E., 403-290-1875, fortcalgary.com
The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre
The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre is offering both a brunch and dinner buffet for Father’s Day. At brunch, enjoy breakfast classics like eggs Benedict, made-to-order omelets and maple bacon, along with grilled seafood and carving stations. For dinner, the buffet will feature sour cream and chives mashed potatoes, roasted turkey and shrimp fried basmati rice. Reservations are required for both buffets.
1000 Glenmore Court S.E., 403-720-5288, glenmoreinn.com
Enjoy a brunch buffet at Heritage Park’s Gasoline Alley Museum. Dish selections include cinnamon brioche French toast, Belgian waffles, Spolumbo’s breakfast sausages, smoked salmon and much more. Be sure to pick up tickets early for one of their five seatings on the hour between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
1900 Heritage Dr. S.W., 403-268-8500, heritagepark.ca
Hotel Blackfoot has you covered this Father’s Day with a special brunch and dinner buffet. Head in early for brunch offerings of banana-stuffed crepes, smoked salmon eggs Benedict and crab legs, among other selections. For dinner, stop in for a buffet that includes white cheddar macaroni and cheese, roast lamb with red currant reduction, smoked barbecue pork ribs and more. Be sure to reserve your spot early for either buffet.
5940 Blackfoot Tr. S.E., 403-259-1705, hotelblackfoot.com
Hutch Kitchen and New Level Brewing
Hutch Kitchen and New Level Brewing are celebrating Father’s Day a day early with craft beer and a barbecue on June 15. Enjoy a beer from New Level Brewing with a hot dog or hamburger for $5, with a portion of each sale going to the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre. There will also be a photo booth, a bean bag toss and face painting for the kids. The grill will be fired up from noon until 5 p.m.
New Level Brewing, 4140, 7005 Fairmount Dr. S.E., facebook.com
Legend 7 Brewing
If your dad is a craft beer aficionado, Legend 7 Brewing may be the perfect spot for him this Father’s Day. Not only will there be a brunch of breakfast sandwiches and other classics, but Legend 7 will also be drawing for a “Brewmaster for a Day” experience that includes a chance to brew a unique beer with brewmaster Matt Dean. Brunch will be served until 3 p.m. with seating available on a first come, first served basis.
4025 9 St. S.E., 587-355-3105, legend7brewing.com
Join Market as they celebrate dads with a family-style barbecue dinner for Father’s Day. Along with their regular menu, Market will be serving barbecued ribs and seasonal accompaniments for tables with a minimum of two diners. The barbecue dinner at Market begins at 5 p.m. and will continue until close.
718 17 Ave. S.W., 403-474-4414, marketcalgary.ca
Next Door Wine Bar & Tapas
Take Father’s Day dinner to the next level with a four-course meal featuring rib eye steak and curated Italian wine pairings at Next Door Wine Bar & Tapas. Reservations are available online and by phone for this Father’s Day experience.
1A 8330 Macleod Tr. S.E., 403-255-1222, nextdoorwinebar.ca
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse will be bringing back a classic for all of Father’s Day weekend: surf and turf. The surf and turf menu will only be available for a very limited time — between June 14 to 16 — and includes two cold-water lobster tails and your choice of filet and ribeye cuts.
Calgary Tower, 294, 115-9 Ave. S.E., 403-246-3636, ruthschrisalberta.ca
Head to Spruce Meadows to enjoy a Father’s Day brunch buffet and a world-class jumping competition all in one spot. Spruce Meadows is offering a variety of hot and cold buffet selections in the Gallery on the Green Congress Hall on June 16, which happens to coincide with the final day of the Continental show jumping tournament. Spruce Meadows is offering four seatings for the brunch buffet at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
18011 Spruce Meadows Way S.W., 403-974-4200, sprucemeadows.com
This year, Telus Spark will be offering sky-high burgers and free admission for dads in celebration of Father’s Day. There will be beer tastings courtesy of Zero Issue Brewing, live music and science demonstrations at this all-day outdoor barbecue. Access to the barbecue is included with admission, with food and drink tickets available for purchase on-site.
220 St. George’s Dr. N.E., 403-817-6800, sparkscience.ca
Perfect for any dads who love golf, Trolley 5 will be hosting “Birdies, Brews and BBQ” for the final day of the U.S. Open. Take in the tournament with full sound while enjoying smoked brisket and eggs, paired with deals on beer all day. Reservations can be made ahead of time online.
728 17 Ave. S.W., 403-454-3731, trolley5.com
Two of Vin Room’s locations will be offering three-course meals for Father’s Day. Head to the Mission location for prawn and scallop ceviche, pan-seared petite tender medallions and pineapple cake for dessert. The West Springs location will be serving up shrimp skewers, barbecue baby back ribs for the main dish and strawberry shortcake to end things. Scotch pairings are also available at both locations.
2310 4 St. S.W., 403-457-5522 and 8561 8A Ave. S.W., 587-353-8812, vinroom.com