Father’s Day is around the corner! And if you have left planning an epic day to the very last minute, we have you covered. Check out these last minute things to do with Dad this weekend!

Explore the local trails

With some of Central Ontario’s greatest trails, the Barrie and Area is home to many trails perfect for the whole family. Ranging in difficulties and terrains, whether you’re walking or biking, this activity can be safely done at a distance and makes for a great way to spend some quality time together. You can find our list of great trails here!

Make reservations for a patio meal at one of Barrie’s restaurants

Many patio restaurants are open! Make sure to make a reservation and enjoy some delicious foods along with some quality time. Follow this link for a list of some of the restaurants with patios open now!

Experience some wildlife at Elmvale zoo

Home to Tigers, Lemurs, Zebras Giraffes and many more, at Elmvale Zoo you can admire the beauty of rare and exotic birds and other wildlife in the natural surroundings of the zoo’s 30 acres. The zoo has implemented a number of safety precautions to ensure your visit to the park is safe and enjoyable. Book your visit here!

Open Air Dunlop

Head to Downtown Barrie to enjoy a pedestrian-friendly space every Saturday during the summer, where you can explore local shops, restaurants, live entertainment and more. Visit the website for regular updates on event programming. Visit https://downtownbarrie.ca/openairdunlop/  for more details.

Borden Canadian Armed Forces Day Air Show & Brewfest

Join us for the exhilarating Air Show and an all-day family adventure with helicopter rides, inflatable fun, interactive activities, and military history displays. The spectacular Air Show will feature the Snowbirds, SkyHawks, CF-18 Demo Team and many more!

The all new Brewfest craft beer festival for the 19+ crowd is a competition between five local craft breweries. For $10, sample all five craft beers and vote on your favourite! The winner will be featured on tap at CFB Borden Messes. Space is limited, so purchase your tickets in advance to make sure you don’t miss out.

Give the ultimate Father’s Day experience with VIP access at the event. Avoid getting caught in traffic with VIP parking, skip the lines at the gate, enjoy free food and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) in the VIP area PLUS a perfect view with guaranteed seating near the flight line, all for just $175 per ticket. https://www.bordenairshow.ca