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Father’s Day at Home in #BurlON

by Guest Writer

Father’s Day looks a little different this year. With emergency orders and social distancing still in place, you may not be able to take Dad out for dinner or attend the Sound of Music Festival that typically runs each year on Father’s Day, but there are still lots of ways to celebrate Dad and make him feel special.

Teeing off at Tyandaga Golf CourseGolfing in #BurlON

With many #BurlON golf courses opening, Father’s Day is the perfect day to play a round of golf with Dad. With the limitation on the number of players at a time, many courses require booking tee times in advance. Visit our blog for more information on procedures at each course.

Brant St. Pier with walkers and geese in fallA Day in the Park

The City of Burlington has reopened many parks with physical distancing restrictions. Enjoy an outdoor picnic, throw a frisbee, or kick a soccer ball in the warm weather. Visit the city’s website for more information on precautions to take so that everyone stays safe.

Order Take out or delivery

Restaurants at home

Want to order in for Father’s Day dinner? There are plenty of restaurants offering delivery and curbside pickup. For information on restaurants open, check here.  If you’re looking for special menus for Father’s Day, see the blog on the Taste of Burlington site.

Make sure you order in advance as these restaurants will likely be very busy, and you don’t want to be disappointed.

Great Gift Ideas

There are lots of stores where you can find the perfect gift for the Dad in your life. Here are some of our picks.


Menswear at Scrivener’s


Scrivener’s has been a part of downtown Burlington for over 40 years. Specializing in men’s apparel, the store has now opened for shopping with restrictions in place for safety. You can shop in person, use curbside pickup, or book one on one appointments outside of store hours.

socks in a variety of colours and patterns

Fun Socks at Bush’s Menswear

Bush’s Menswear

Bush’s Menswear is open for curbside pick-up or shopping by appointment. Treat your Dad to a variety of quality menswear. Visit their website for more information.

Golf shirt, hat, shoes

Golf apparel at Jeff’s Guy Shop

Jeff’s Guy Shoppe

Jeff’s Guy Shoppe sells a variety of stylish, quality men’s clothes. While the store is not open to the public, you can shop online for the perfect gift and either get it delivered or pick up curbside. Also, take advantage of their virtual personal consultation for assistance getting the right gift.

Village Cigar

Village Cigar is available for online orders. Shop hundreds of cigar products to be safely shipped right to your door.

gift-set-fathers-dayMuseums of Burlington

While the museums are closed, many favourite gift shop items from the Museums of Burlington are available for curbside pickup at the Joseph Brant Museum. Shop fun books, souvenirs, and locally made items. There is also a Father’s Day package, with perfect gifts to give to your Dad.

Nickel Brook Brewing Company product lineNickel Brook Brewing Co.

While the brewery is closed to visitors, you can still enjoy Nickel Brook’s locally brewed beer at home. Fill your virtual cart with your favourite products and have them delivered to your door. Check online for delivery information.

Sweet Treats

Christy’s Gourmet Gifts

Celebrate Dad with a treat from Christy’s Gourmet Gifts. Shop their Father’s Day collection of cookies, chocolates or get Dad this fun chocolate dipped root beer bottle.

Rootbeer bottle covered in chocolate

La Creme de la Creme

La Creme de la Creme is offering a s’mores kit you can pre-order for Father’s Day. Enjoy the gooey treat topped with their artisan chocolate while you enjoy time with Dad by a campfire.


We hope you and your family have a safe and enjoyable Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there and thanks for all you do!

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