Inside tips from a resident Walmart Canada Dad on fun experiences we are hoping for on our big day!

Father’s Day is an excellent opportunity to spend quality time with Dad and give him, and the entire family, a fun day to remember. As a dad myself, I’m here to provide you with the inside scoop on what activities father’s look forward to on their special day. I’ve come up with a Father’s Day wish list that is sure to help put a big smile on his face, and give the family great memories to cherish!

Here are some of my favourite ideas for a fun, stress-free Father’s Day and a few products that can help make it happen.

Plan a stress-free Father’s Day

  1. A BBQ with the family
  2. Sunshine, and a game of catch
  3. The gaming man cave
  4. A day on the green
  5. Action packed movie night
  6. Camping under the stars

A BBQ with the Family – Grill Up Some Fun!

The sizzle of the grill is synonymous with Father’s Day in my household; nothing beats a BBQ with friends and family having a fun time. Flipping burgers and enjoying some sunshine with my 4-year-old son is my idea of a fabulous Father’s Day.

Walmart Canada has a great selection of outdoor BBQs that will not only take care of your cooking needs on Father’s Day, but many grilling seasons to come. If you are looking for the best BBQ brands we offer, you’ll find top-quality names like Pit Boss and Char-Broil.

Besides grilling burgers, I’m a huge fan of smoking meat; it provides a rich flavour and tender, fall off the bone meat. If you are looking for a quality smoker, Pit Boss is a great option; it even has a loyal following that loves to trade tips online around getting the most out of your next cook-off.

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Sunshine, and a Game of Catch

While you are waiting for your meat smoker to turn out the goods, consider a fun backyard activity that will let Dad spend even more quality time with the family. Playing a game of catch is a great way to enjoy the weather and get some exercise. Rawlings Canada offers many high-quality baseball gloves that have stood up to the test of time for my family and me. This Father’s Day might be the perfect time to break in a new glove and work on your throw.

If baseball isn’t your forte, Walmart Canada has a wide variety of Sports and Recreation equipment for hours of fun in the great outdoors from basketball to soccer. Growing up in an Italian household I am especially fond of Bocce Ball, or lawn bowling, which brings out the fun, competitive spirit!

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The Gaming Man Cave – Become Dad’s Player 2

I must profess, this is definitely a top pick for my “perfect father’s day” I have so much fun playing couch co-op games with my son! We love going head-to-head in racing  games like Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox One) or Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo Switch) he’s only four, but he’s nice enough to let me win sometimes.

If the dad in your life is into video games, I recommend picking up a few extra controllers for his console of choice and a new family-friendly game that everyone can enjoy together. Walmart Canada features a great selection of family friendly titles, for all major platforms. Give your Dad the gift of gaming and level up his special day!

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A Day on the Green, A Hole in One for Dad!

If dear-old-dad is a fan of golf, why not treat him to a few holes? A memorable, stress-free day could be found out on the course with the family. Sending him there with a new set of high-performance golf balls might be just what’s he’s looking for. Titleist is one of the top names in golf, and these high-quality balls are sure to help him command greater distance with his drive, and add a little more swagger in his step.


Action Packed Movie Night

Why not queue up some of dad’s favourite films and enjoy a family movie night? Walmart Canada has a selection of great films on both DVD and Blu-Ray including some great action films like Aquaman and Black Panther.

Don’t forget to pick up a few snacks, and popcorn!

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Camping Under The Stars

If Dad is a great outdoorsman, or looking for a new adventure, why not consider camping for Father’s Day? If you are new to the camping scene, we’ve got a handy starter’s guide for all that you need in the Canadian wilderness. The pinnacle to a great camping experience is a high-quality tent, with a fast and easy setup. A no fuss solution that won’t leave you out in the cold (literally) is the Ozark Trail 6 Person Dome Tent, which has room for the entire family and offers great weather protection even if mother nature decides to rain on your parade.

I have many priceless memories of going up to the cottage and camping with my Dad. I highly recommend starting to build your own outdoor memories this year; mother nature can play host to some incredible fun!

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I hope my suggestions create some memorable family moments this Father’s Day!

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Matthew has been involved in all things gaming since the 8-bit era. He is a veteran of the video game and tech industry who has been passionate about technology and gaming for over 20 years. He has been covering interactive entertainment and esports on the web, in video series, podcasts and on international television. Follow Matthew’s gaming adventures on twitter and instagram @dapper_tux and join in on the fun!