A day out with Dad
Spend a little time with the old man this year would ya? He misses you. Pick something you’ll both love – spend Dad’s Day drooling over shiny vintage cars, watching a CFL practice or taking a guided walk in the woods. Here are three ideas for a day with dear old Dad in the tri-region, just west of Edmonton.
Image of a gorgeously restored 1957 Pontiac Laurentian from Khaos Kustoms on Facebook.
Cars and a campfire in Stony
Bring together two things Dad really loves – cars and camping. Start on Saturday, June 14 by lingering over the vintage cars at the Khaos Kustoms 12th annual show & shine in Stony Plain. Check out what the garage and body shop is up to and talk to other car enthusiasts about their great work.
The shop is right next to the Lions campground and RV park on Granite Dr – so then set up camp or park your behemoth and start a big, really big, campfire. Boom – Dad’s perfect day.
Father’s Day football in Spruce
Spend Father’s Day with the Edmonton Eskimos in Spruce Grove on Sunday, June 15 from 12 – 3:30 pm at the Fuhr Sports Park. Watch a full practice, check out some new players and get an autograph from your faves. Enter Dad in the contest to play catch with the QB and play around in the kid’s fun zone. And get this, it’s all free – Dad’ll really like that part.
A wild walk in Parkland
If your Dad is a total nature nut, drive him out to the Wagner fen for a Father’s Day orchid walk. The fen – 10 minutes NE of Spruce Grove – is a provincially protected natural area with a boreal forest trail. The area’s peaty fens and marl ponds act as a great big water filter and sustain a huge variety of wildflowers and wildlife.
And lucky for you and Dad, the middle of June is the prime time in the park for wild orchids. Members of the Wagner Society will lead walkers around the 1.5 km Marl Pond Trail from 10 to 2 pm on Sunday, June 15. Bring along rubber boots, insect repellent and your faithful dog on a leash.