June 15 to 21: Special treats for Dad on Father’s Day
Is your dad’s closet overflowing with the ties you’ve given him year after year for Father’s Day? Is his golf bag bursting with Father’s Day golf balls, even though a few of them somehow end up in the woods every time he plays a round with his buddies? This year, branch out with our suggestions of fun activities to do with Dad on his special day!
Sunday brunch at the Museum of Nature
As we all know, dads love to eat—at least mine does! On Father’s Day, invite Dad to a gourmet Sunday brunch at the Canadian Museum of Nature. And not just any brunch: this is a BBQ brunch! He’ll love the mouth-watering selection of grilled meats and other tasty fare. Afterwards, give your stomach a rest and give your brain a workout with a visit to the amazing exhibition Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out.
High above everything at Altitude Gym
Challenge your household’s biggest monkey to show off his skills on the climbing walls at Altitude Gym. Installed in a converted church, this unique indoor rock climbing facility features over 17,000 square feet of climbing surfaces (Rocktopia and Walltopia) and climbs up to 45 feet. It offers over 50 lead roping routes, over 50 top-roping routes, and a massive central block for bouldering. While you’re there, check out the action-packed Clip ‘N Climb indoor climbing theme park! (Reservation required for Clip ‘N Climb.)
Soaring on Vintage Wings of Canada
Pilot for a day … or just about! One of the National Capital Region’s best-kept secrets, Vintage Wings of Canada has one of the world’s finest collections of World War II aircraft and aviation artifacts, right here in Gatineau. Take a guided tour of the hangar and discover how these aircraft and their heroic pilots helped shape Canada’s rich aeronautical heritage. Dad will get all nostalgic amid the beautifully restored vintage planes, and Mom can have fun picturing him as the star of Top Gun … (Reservation required during the week. Walk-ins are welcomed on Saturday)