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5 Great Father’s Day Gifts

By Eastman Tourism

June 19, 2020
Read time: 27 min

Ah, Father’s Day, a day of family, celebration, and lame dad jokes.

You might be searching for that last-minute gift that will put a smile on his face. Well, look no farther! The best part about Father’s Day is spending quality time with your dad, whether it’s heading over to the lake, hitting a few balls at the course, or simply have dinner together. Because at the end of the day, aren’t you the greatest gift of all?

Here are 5 Great Father’s Day Gifts that your dad will absolutely love!


  • Stay home if you have been travelling or do not feel well. Here is an excellent resource if you are quarantined. This will help you find people in Manitoba who are willing and able to help you while quarantined. Help Next Door Manitoba
  • Go out with people within your household, but practice social distancing (2 metres away) with other groups.
  • Stay within your community. Please do not travel to other communities.
  • Please practice Leave No Trace. Clean up after yourself and leave nothing behind such as trash and waste.
  • Social distancing can be easier in rural communities because we live farther apart from each other. If you live in a condo or apartment, please follow the guidelines provided to you to ensure you keep your social distance from your neighbors.

BBQ Dinner

A BBQ dinner is always a great family activity to do. Whether you’re grilling for dear old dad or letting him show off his BBQing skills, the dinner will be full of fun, laughter, and some tasty grub!

You can surprise your dad with Prairie Oils & Vinegar’s new spice rubs! They have added three new spices to their collection that is sure to add that extra “wow” factor to your dinner.

The spices are Kickin’ Chicken that is A warm flavourful rub for chicken wings, breasts, thighs or the whole bird; Smoke & Spice, which is great to rub on your grilled or smoked meats including steak, turkey, salmon, pork or chicken. Also decadent sprinkled on roasted vegetables; and Land n’ Sea the perfect rub for seasoning fish and seafood. Sprinkle on fresh-baked potato, eggs, grilled or roasted veggies or potatoes, or mix in softened unsalted butter to make a delicious compound butter or spread.

For more information on the spice rubs, or to order your perfect Father’s Day gift, visit Prairie Oils & Vinegar’s website.


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We are sooo excited to have collaborated on 2 of these rubs with Peter. Also very excited to announce Kick’n Chicken is back!!!! Stop by and pick them up at our store. #Repost @gourmetinspirations with @get_repost ・・・ NEW!!! We’re excited to announce…. the launch of a line of rubs, just in time for Father’s day… and for the rest of the summer! We collaborated with @prairieoilsandvinegars on some of the decadent flavours. Tap photo to see where you can find our new rubs! . . – Kick n’ Chicken (great on chicken 😉 – Smoke & Spice (put on anything for grilling and smoking) – Land n’ Sea (lemon dill for fish, chicken or potatoes) #gourmetinspirations #lovelocalmanitoba #canadianmade

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There are just about as many ways to barbecue as there are barbecue recipes out there. Different set ups, grills, smokers, pits, fuels, charcoal, campfire – however you barbecue, may you find it enjoyable, may your family be safe, and may your food be TASTY!⁣ ⁣ Remember, any oil you use to grease your grill will burn when it’s over its smoke point. At 415F, EVOO has one of the highest smoke points AND, if its smoke point is exceeded, does not form carcinogens. EVOO will even help stabilize other oils somewhat as it increases the overall smoke point. This is the main reason EVOO is amazing for barbecuing, brushing over your grill grate, lubricating your skewers, marinading and brushing over meats, and more. ⁣ ⁣ Even our flavour Infused Olive Oils have these amazing qualities so you can be assured you’re cooking with the best ingredients while getting supreme flavour for your ribs, burgers, peppers, mushroom caps… we could go on, but that’s what the Recipes section on our website is for… 😉 Find our Recipes link in our bio!

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Ah, fishing. Almost every dad’s favourite pastime. If your dad is a fishing pro, then giving him that fishing rod, equipment, or planning a fishing trip for the two of you will be the perfect Father’s Day gift.

Whether it’s a day trip to his favourite fishing spot or staying at one of the many lodges and outfitters in the Eastman, the quality time of father and child casting a line and catching a fish or two is the best gift out there!

There are so many fantastic fishing locations in the Eastman that it can be hard to pick where to go on your adventure, but here are a few resources to help you choose.

Best Fishing Spots in Eastern Manitoba

Manitoba Lodges & Outfitters Association


Golfing is another great way to spend some time with your dad. The Eastman has incredible golf courses that are perfect for any skill level. From countryside sights, forest landscapes, to riverside heavens, you can find the perfect golf course that both of you will enjoy!

Check out these Five Eastern Manitoba Golf Courses that are perfect for any skill level. Or, head over to ScoreGolf’s website for a full list of Eastern Manitoba golf courses.


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Prairie Oils & Vinegars

Add some extra spice into your dad’s food! Prairie Oils & Vinegars has some great gift collections for you to choose from. From French Fry Gift Pack, Teacher’s Popcorn Pack, to the Ultimate Steak Gift Pack, you can find that perfect Father’s Day gift in their gift collections.

All of Prairie Oils & Vinegars’ products are fresh, healthy, and, most importantly, taste amazing! To see their full selection of gift packs, visit Prairie Oils & Vinegars’ website.


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This fun box was designed by our manager, Virginia! She came up with a creative way to display the bbq brush sticking out the top and was inspired to finish off the look. lol ⁣ ⁣ It’s called the “Ultimate Steak Pack” and it comes in the funny gift box with deluxe handmade gift tag. Inside you’ll find: Fire in the Kitchen Just Steak Spice Rub, Gourmet Inspirations Canadian Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce, 60mL Chipotle Olive Oil, 60mL Italian Herbs Balsamic, and a silicone basting brush⁣ ⁣ Perfect for Father’s Day or a hosting present if you’re invited for a BBQ this summer!⁣ ⁣ Check out all our gifts online or in-store today! See the link in our bio.

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That Dam Restaurant

You can never go wrong with food. Treat your dad for a delicious meal at That Dam Restaurant located in Seven Sisters Falls! With classic food like pizza, burgers, fries, and more, you can enjoy a nice meal without all the hassle of cooking.

Try out the new Dam Burger with a six oz. Patty, smoked cheddar cheese, tomato, pickles, a slice of bacon, onions, mayo, and mustard. Add an order of Dam Crispy Fries, and it is sure to be a Dam good time!

Check out their Facebook Page for more information about their menu.

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