Are you looking for something fun to do with your dad this Father’s Day? Well then you’ve come to the right place! We have gathered together a list of the best family-friendly activities and events happening in the Ottawa region this Father’s Day weekend. Whatever your dad’s interests may be, there is bound to be something to take his fancy going on in our Nation’s Capital this weekend!


Father’s Day Brunch at the Museum of Nature

Where: Museum of Nature

When: Sunday, June 17th

Cost: $48.50 per adult / $25.50 for children aged 3-12

Enjoy a delicious family brunch at the museum, including main dishes, cheeses and charcuterie, a selection of salads, and delectable desserts! Follow up your meal with a tour of the museum, discovering the wonder of Canada’s natural history.


Father’s Day Free-Play Brunch Buffet

Where: House of TARG

When: Sunday, June 17th, 11am – 2pm

Cost: $20 per adult / $15 for kids under 12

If your dad is an old-school gamer, then he’ll love the free-play brunch buffet at House of Targ. Along with a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet is a range of all-you-can-play classic arcade games!


Vintage Car Show

Where: Billings Estate

When: Sunday, June 17 – 10 am to 4 pm

Cost: $6.50 single; $10.75 pair; $17.25 family

Celebrate this Father’s Day in style at the Vintage Car Show at the Billings Estate! Take your time checking out the beautiful range of vintage vehicles on display, then follow it up with a guided tour of the museum and explore the latest exhibition – City in Motion.


Ottawa-Gatineau’s Garden Promenade

Where: Various locations

When: June 16-24

Cost: Free

Is your dad a keen gardener? Does he love the outdoors? Take him to experience the beauty of Ottawa-Gatineau’s nature by touring the Garden Promenade  – a showcase of 40 gardens offering more than 70 unique garden experiences. You can walk, drive or bike along the Garden Promenade. Pick a pre-planned route, or choose your own!


Ottawa Italian Festival

Where: 301 Preston Street, City of Ottawa Parking Lot

When: June 6-25

Cost: Free with some payment required for specific events

You don’t have to be Italian yourself to appreciate Italian culture! The Ottawa Italian Festival is held in the heart of Little Italy and celebrates everything it means to be Italian: music, art, and food!


Bloomsday Afternoon Tea

Where: Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts

When: Saturday June 16th, 2:00pm

Cost: $20 in advance

If your father is a lover of literature, he may be interested in an afternoon tea inspired by Irish author James Joyce’s infamous tome, Ulysses. Enjoy sandwiches and sweets while sipping on tea! Drinks can also be purchased at the bar.


However you decide to spend Father’s Day this year, we hope you and your dad enjoy yourselves! For other fun activities happening in Ottawa throughout the year, take a look at our diverse range of listings on

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