Support Local this Father’s Day

Picture of Lobster Dinner

This year, supporting local continues to be more important than ever; and what better way to support local than to give the gift of local this Father’s Day! Whether you get to spend Father’s Day in-person, or if you’re sending a gift from far away, this blog is filled with inspiration for all the different Dads in your life.

Gift cards

Photo of Luckett VIneyards, with a double decker bus from the Magic Winery Tour driving up the road to the vineyard.

Gift cards are universal gifts perfect for any occasion. This Father’s Day, purchase a gift card to a local restaurant, store, inn, or culinary experience. We recognize that not everyone will have the privilege of being with their Dad this Father’s Day and the best feature of gift cards is that they can be redeemed at any time. This makes them the perfect gift for a Dad who is always on the go.

Local take out

Image of South Shore Fish Shack's Fish and Chips outdoors overlooking water

One great way to support local businesses is to purchase take out! By purchasing take out, you’re not only supporting those local restaurants but also the producers and suppliers they purchase from. Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat or a meal for the whole family, there’s a take out option for the Dad in your life!

Golf Getaways

Fox Harb'r Resort Golf Course

For the Dad that loves to spend his days under the sun on the golf course purchase him a round of golf or a golf staycation at Taste of Nova Scotia locations Digby Pines Golt Resort & Spa, White Point Beach Resort, Fox Harb’r Resort, or Amherst Shore Country Inn where there’s ocean views and golf courses just minutes away!

Good Cheer

Image of a table at Sober Island Brewing receiving flights of beer from waitress

This year, gift your Dad his favourite local beer, cider, spirits, or wine. With so many amazing local options to choose from, it may seem daunting, but don’t worry, our members have you covered! For a complete list of all the beverage alcohol options visit or visit our Get Your Hands On Local page to find a product that soothes his ale…ments.

Good Cheer Tours & Experiences

If Dad would prefer a Good Cheer experience, consider booking him an unforgettable tour with Wine and Beer Tours Nova ScotiaUncork Nova ScotiaGrape Escapesthe Magic Winery Bus, or Ambassatours Gray Line.

Taste of Nova Scotia gift boxes

Spoil Dad with a breakfast box filled with delicious local products that will be sure to satisfy any hungry eaters! If breakfast isn’t his thing, don’t worry – we have plenty boxes to choose from. All of our gift boxes feature handpicked, artisanal food and beverage products from Taste of Nova Scotia members. Find the one perfect for your Dad at the Taste of Nova Scotia Gift Shop.

Sweet Treats

Does Dad have a sweet tooth? So many Taste members have easy options for sending treats to Dad – trust us when we say he’ll appreciate it! We suggest checking out Gourmandises Chocolaterie, Chapel Cove Chocolate, Just Us! Coffee, Petite Patrie Chocolate, Sable ShortbreadMrs. MacGregor’s Shortbread, The Cake Lady, Rum Runners Rum Cake Factory, Lunenburg Rum Cakes, or Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet.

Local inspired recipes

Fish and Chip Tacos

Fish Taco

These fresh beer battered haddocks, paired with spicy homemade tartar sauce make the perfect Father’s Day meal. Served with Hickory Sticks on top, these fish and chip tacos are a favourite for friends and families alike!

Atlantic Seafood Crêpes

Atlantic Seafood Crepe culinary guide picture

These Atlantic seafood crêpes will turn Father’s Day morning into a five star brunch. These crêpes are made with local lobster, scallops, shrimp and haddock—a seafood lovers dream. An elegant and tasty way to start off Father’s Day. For more locally inspired recipes check out our website!

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