Where to shop for Father’s Day gifts in Vancouver

Dads can be notoriously difficult to buy gifts for. Surprise him this year with the best present he can’t wait to get his hands on. Forget the neckties and garden tools. What dad really wants is something he can enjoy! [Photo credit: iStock/g-stockstudio]

Long & McQuade

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368 Terminal Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A 3W9

There are several Long & McQuade locations in the Lower Mainland. Visit one of them to find the biggest selection of musical instruments – from guitars, drums, pianos and more! There’s even music lessons to get dad started on guitar riffs for beginners.

Dunbar Cycles

2
195 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1P4

This full-service bike shop offers a wide selection of road, hybrid and mountain bikes. The Dunbar Cycles staff are super helpful and knowledgeable, so finding pops the right fit will be a breeze. If your dad is the original Flahute, you will want to make sure he has all the latest gear, so he’s fully protected while braving the elements.

The Gourmet Warehouse

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1340 Hastings St E, Vancouver, BC V5L 1S3

For dads who love to cook, grill or have a cocktail, Gourmet Warehouse is like a giant toy store for the master chef in your household. From kitchen accessories to high-end cookware and gadgets, spices to icing, your executive chef will be equipped to cook you a five-course meal tonight!

Candrone

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319-2999 Underhill Ave, Burnaby, BC V5A 3C2

Seriously! Forget the neckties and watches. Get dad the tech gift he really wants. Candrone offers entry-level to high-end drones, accessories and repair kits. Spend some quality time with dad, as you build one together and test it out at the park.

Peak Golf

5
2077 4th Avenue W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1N3

Your favourite golfer will love one (or more) of the items from Peak Golf. This neighbourhood golf store has two locations in Vancouver and on the North Shore – and the staff will help you choose the best set of clubs, apparel, bags and accessories. No one said this will improve his swings, but at least dad can look smart on the putting green!

Every day can be Earth Day when you shop with an environmentally-conscious mind. There are plenty of shops offering sustainable and fair trade products – to help reduce your carbon footprint – in our beautiful city. Next time you shop at the following stores, you can feel good about helping the environment! [Photo credit: iStock/lolostock]
You are what you eat, so why not nourish yourself from within. These conveniently located grocers offer organic, sustainable and ethically raised meats that are free of hormones, antibiotic and chemicals. More than just somewhere to pick up the milk, these Vancouver grocers are supporting a community of local farmers and growers.
Why try one brewery’s beer, when you can try a few? Sip your way through the city at some of these popular tap rooms. These spots are excellent for sampling local B.C. craft beer. Best of all, some offer great patio seating and delicious food menus! [Photo by Suzanne Rushton]
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