Father’s Day is just days away! If you are looking for last-minute ideas that go beyond the basic “World’s Best Dad” mug, the Shipyards District is the perfect place to start. Support local businesses while showing appreciation to the man who raised you. We’ve got gift ideas for every type of father, from the active to the beer-loving, and everything in between.
For dads who appreciate a good fade or hot towel shave, Rexford Barber Shop is the place to go for top-notch grooming. Locals love this spot for great cuts, conversation and sleek decor. Owner Rex Lovado moved to North Vancouver several years ago after cutting hair in Gastown, and now employs a very cool crew—including their adorable shop dog—Sugar.
Does your dad love coming home with a cold six-pack or visiting all the local pubs and breweries on vacays? Then a beer-themed gift may be the way to go! Rather than just hitting up the liquor store though, visit the Shipyards Brewery District—rich with micro-breweries and all the craft beer you need. You’ll be supporting local businesses, just by drinking delicious brews!
Tucked into Lolo Lane just steps from Lonsdale Ave, Streetcar Brewery sells delicious to-go IPA’s, Pilsners, sours and more. Or, enjoy a flight and some delicious eats on their covered patio – complete with fire pits…and did we mention the homemade Radler slushies? Perfect for some quality dad time on a warm summer day!
Green Leaf Brewery is located right in the heart of the action of the Lonsdale Quay. If you are looking for an authentic North Vancouver experience for dad, this is where you’ll find a tasting room and incredible views of the North Shore waterfront all in one place. People watch as you taste lagers, stouts, sours and more while making memories with Pops.
Did you know June is Men’s Health Month? It’s the perfect time for all men to take a closer look at their fitness routines. You gotta love the dad bod trend, but if your Father does want to make a change this year, Functional Athletics is a great place to start! They offer memberships for personal training or coach-led group classes in CrossFit, yoga, rowing, lifting and more.
If he loves to cycle the North Shore trails, then Reckless Shipyards has everything he needs for biking gear. Another great option for the active dad is the local favourite CA5 Athletics! They make sustainable, bamboo activewear and the close-fitting styles are great for performance and speed.
Dads are our modern-day superheroes and most of them love a touch of nostalgia! If your father likes to collect and is into Marvel or DC movies—comic books from Big Pete’s Collectibles may be the ultimate gift idea for him! Discover comic book goldmines like Batman, Black Panther and The Hulk. Reading through one of these classics is guaranteed to make him feel like a kid again!
Are you looking for something your foodie Dad doesn’t already have, or can’t easily find at the grocery store? Mo’s General Store is the perfect place for browsing unique gifts! With summer on the horizon, they’ve got a great selection for outdoor entertaining; including BBQ spices, jams and even cookbooks filled with creative recipes. Plus, Mo’s is stocked up with all the fixings to make artisan craft cocktails and must-try Father’s Day caesars!
If your dad has been looking to escape the quarantine blues, Raglans Bistro is a fun place to enjoy a patio lunch or dinner! The restaurant is surf and tiki-themed so you truly feel like you’ve hopped on a plane to a tropical destination without even leaving Lower Lonsdale. Serving up comfort food and colourful drinks, it’s a Shipyards District favourite for a reason!
This is just the beginning of what The Shipyards District has to offer in terms of gift ideas and experiences for dad! Looking for more? Check out our directory or Instagram for other awesome options.