June 10, 2015

Looking for that perfect gift for Dad?

Oakville has some great options

1. Defy the law of gravity

If Dad is the adventurous type, he’ll love a trip to Oakville’s iFLY! For anyone who wants to experience flying without the added fear of extreme heights iFLY has the wind tunnel of your dreams! It’s an opportunity to experience the sensation of a free-fall. Imagine a 14-foot cylindrical diameter vertical tube that is 45 foot tall in which the airstream is passing at a speed of 175 km per hour. Once inside the wind tunnel, you will have a real sense of what skydivers experience during the free-fall portion of their jump, which is generally done from 13,500 to 3,500 feet of altitude at a speed of 200 km an hour. All of that in an environment so secure, it is safe for young children.

Information: For more details visit www.iflytoronto.com or phone to book a flight at 289-795-4000.

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2. Explore history

The Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum is a great place to discover the real game of golf, from its champions and championships. This is the only golf hall of fame in Canada and is open year round. Everyone from the serious golfer to history buffs and children can enjoy a "round" in the 18-hole exhibit gallery. Visitors can immerse themselves in the history of one of Canada's oldest and most popular games. Situated on the scenic grounds of the Glen Abbey Golf Club, host of the 2015 RBC Canadian Open. for a record 27th time.

Information: 1333 Dorval Dr, Oakville, ON, 905 849 7000

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3. Get back to nature

Bronte Creek Provincial Park is equipped with 144 Electrical Sites, each with fire pit and picnic table. Other amenities: dumping/ filling stations, laundry, showers, and playground. Souvenir shop, with firewood, ice, and refreshments. 4 Group Camping sites and 3 Yurts available.

Reservations are highly recommended. Campers with valid camping permits can access the day-use area and facilities such as five great hiking trails that showcase the natural beauty of the park, nature centre and Spruce Lane Farmhouse. Campers receive a reduced rate on the daily pool fee.

Information: 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, ON, 905 827 6911 www.brontecreek.org

4. Go fish!

If your dad likes fishing, BOOMERS Sporting Adventures has the perfect place for him to enjoy his Father’s Day. Your fishing adventure starts in Oakville from Bronte Outer Harbour by boarding one of their comfortable yachts. They are fully equipped and crewed for great fishing for trophy Chinook and Coho Salmon, as well as Rainbow Trout.

Information: For any questions or to book by phone, please call: 289-838-8669, Bronte Marina, Oakville, Ontario., or email guy@boomerssportingadventures.com

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5. Tempt his tummy

Oakville has some fabulous options for lunch with Dad this Father’s Day. Here are a few he may enjoy:

Glen Abbey Golf Club

Glen Abbey Golf Club hosts their award winning brunch that features traditional breakfast foods, a full seafood buffet, an oyster bar, omelets made to order, a waffle bar, chef’s salads, delectable entrees and delightful desserts! The only thing that will compete with the view of this meal will be the spectacular views of the course.

Information: Call 905-844-3383 to book a reservation today.

Ben & Florentine

At Ben & Florentine, “It’s all about the food.” Welcoming everyone with a hot cup of coffee and cheerful “hello,” we are proud of our excellent customer service. The stage is set for a great family outing. From hearty breakfasts to healthy lunches, food is lovingly prepared with fresh, quality ingredients.

Information: 146 Lakeshore Road West, 905 338 6333, www.benandflorentine.com

Jonathans

Jonathans has set a standard of fine dining excellence among discerning clientele over the last 33 years. The restaurant is consistently voted a favourite by both locals and visitors.  The beautifully renovated restaurant has seven dining rooms, including the chique-casual J-Bistro, Jonathans Fine Dining and Jonathans Patio.

Information: 120 Thomas Street, 905-842-4200, www.jonathansofoakville.com

Wishing all the Dad's out there a happy day!