Breakaway Experiences: Socially Distanced Gifts for Everyone

Christmas is inching closer, and we’re all looking for the perfect gift. Something they’ll really appreciate. Something that shows how much we care. Something they’ll remember forever.

If you’re on the hunt for a unique and unforgettable gift this Christmas, check out the gift experiences at Breakaway Experiences! Since 2014, Breakaway Experiences has been offering once-in-a-lifetime and bucket list experiences, from blacksmithing lessons and gourmet food tours, to outdoor adventures like stock car racing and flying lessons.

Of course COVID-19 has changed everything this year, and our holiday plans will likely need to change as well. Even if you can’t spend time with all your loved ones this year, Breakaway Experiences makes it easy to choose the perfect gift online and send it directly to them to let them know you’re thinking of them.

Breakaway Experiences partners are working hard to adapt gift experiences to be as safe as possible for both the public and for their employees. Tour pages now lay out the safety steps you can expect at each provider including social distancing, personal protective equipment, limited capacity, sanitizing, and daily checks. And if plans change, any experience can be exchanged for its full value toward any other experience.

Breakaway has hundreds of gift experiences for individuals, couples, and families all across Canada, from Vancouver Island to St. John’s. Whether you’re looking for something romantic or thrilling, challenging or relaxing, you can find it here. Here’s a small selection of just a few of the experiences you can find at Breakaway Experiences, perfect for gift giving this holiday season.

Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post for a $100 gift card good towards any gift experience!


Play-at-Home Clue Solving Adventures – The Brotherhood Mystery
Do you have what it takes to follow a trail of clues around the world? Mystery, Suspense, Intrigue! They are all there in this three-part virtual adventure. This unique scavenger hunt style, clue solving adventure is your chance to explore the world AT HOME with friends. $39 for up to 4 people.

Clue Solving Adventures
Are you ready for an adventure? Using logic, determination and teamwork, solve interactive scavenger hunt style mysteries while discovering the history and hidden facts about your city. Breakaway Experiences’ Clue Solving Adventures are great experience gifts for the puzzle solving adventurers in your life and make a great day out with the family. Available in Victoria, Vancouver, Richmond, Whistler, Nelson, Banff, Canmore, Calgary, Kananaskis, Cochrane, Edmonton,, and Crowsnest Pass. From $39 for up to 4 people.
The Chef & The Dish – Cook with Chefs Around the World in Your Kitchen
The Chef & The Dish Cooking Class is a kitchen to kitchen culinary experience. Get step-by-step coaching and cooking tips from chefs for a private, one-to-one cooking class, all live via Skype. Choose from dozens of cooking classes like Paella, Jambalaya, Clam Chowder, Gumbo, Pad Thai, Gyoza, Singaporean Chicken Rice, Massaman Curry, Maki Sushi Rolls, Cashew Chicken and Tom Yum, Baklava, and so much more. Available in any kitchen, anywhere. $399 for 2 people.
Stock Car Racing Experience
Slide behind the wheel of a race primed stock car for a high octane, adrenaline fueled NASCAR style stock car racing experience. See for yourself the speed and power that these machines bring to the table. Strap in, buckle up, and hang on for the ride of your life! Available in Agassiz, Medicine Hat, Saskatoon, Delaware, Millgrove, Peterborough, Fredericton, Antigonish, and Halifax. From $75 per person.
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Murder Mystery Adventure in Gastown Vancouver
This murder mystery adventure in Gastown is like an escape room and scavenger hunt adventure combined. Play detective deciphering clues and solving puzzles around Gastown in an outdoors, socially-distanced scavenger hunt style clue-solving mystery with family and friends. $35 per person.
Gulf Islands Kayak Tour
Explore the Gulf Islands on a guided Kayak tour from Vancouver Island’s Swartz Bay. Paddle through the marine wilderness by kayak and admire uninterrupted views of the Saanich Peninsula scenery. $73 per person.
Private Whistler Helicopter Tour
Take to the skies for a tour that will show Whistler and Blackcomb mountains from a unique perspective. Experience breathtaking views as you fly across alpine lakes, glaciers, and over the mountains surrounding Whistler. From $370 per person.
Winter Eagle Viewing Float
See magnificent bald eagles in their winter habitat as you enjoy a gentle float down the Squamish and Cheakamus to witness the spectacular natural phenomenon that is the world’s largest gathering of bald eagles coming to feast on spawning wild salmon. $89-$129 per person.


Private Banff Sleigh Ride
Enjoy spectacular views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains on a horse-driven sleigh ride through Banff’s snowy mountain meadows. For a truly romantic experience, go on the Private Sleigh Ride for 2 in a small 2-seater cutter sleigh, a true one-horse open sleigh experience. The Private Sleigh Ride includes an alcoholic beverage and chocolates to make your ride truly special, with a chance to enjoy a warm drink by the fire after your ride. The is the perfect ride for a romantic date, engagement or a ‘just because” special treat. $206 for 2 people.
Johnston Canyon Icewalk, Banff
Experience spectacular views as your guide leads you through a maze of colossal pillars of ice and surreal sculptures along a series of catwalks to breathtaking frozen waterfalls. It is no surprise the Canadian Tourism Commission has awarded this Johnston Canyon Icewalk as a Canadian Signature Experience. $82 per person.


Adventure Drive: Alien Invasion
Alien Invasion is a 2-hour action packed drive around Halton County uncovering evidence of aliens and completing a series of missions to prevent a UFO invasion. This adventure combines the elements of a scavenger hunt, a rally drive, a Pokémon style exploration, and a country ramble. Get ready for loads of fun without having to share your personal space with strangers. $105 per car.
Canadian Golf and Country Club for Two
Enjoy playing a round of golf for two at the Canadian Golf and Country Club. Respected for its great layout and outstanding conditions this 27-hole Ottawa golf course, just minutes west of Ottawa, is sure to be the perfect experience gift for any golf lover! From $86 for two people.
Exotic Car Driving Experience
Treat them to a truly amazing driving experience and realize their dream of racing a Exotic Car or Supercar on a real racing circuit! Choose from over 10 Super Cars and Exotic Cars for an unforgettable drive around a professional racetrack with no speed limits. Available in Toronto (Bowmanville) and London (Grand Bend). From $129 per person.
Archery, Knife and Axe Throwing Experience, Niagara Falls
Combine archery, knife throwing and axe throwing for an unforgettable target shooting experience. Start with a brief safety tutorial and learn the basic techniques required for all three tasks. Get ready to test your accuracy and skill during this awesome 2-hour experience. $60 per person.


Romantic Mont-Tremblant Helicopter Flight with Dinner
Enjoy a romantic helicopter flight with dinner over Mont-Tremblant. This private helicopter tour will fly you over the beautiful Laurentians and land at the restaurant for a superb candlelit dinner, overlooking the mountain or the lake and sunset. $249 per person.


Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
During this stand up paddleboarding lesson in Halifax, learn how to balance and paddle your very own stand up, or ‘SUP’ board. You’ll see for yourself why stand up paddling is so popular. $75 per person.
Halifax Scenic Tour including Peggy’s Cove
Explore Halifax and experience the best of Halifax! Tour Citadel Hill, enjoy a scenic drive up to Peggy’s Cove and a comprehensive driving tour of downtown Halifax. $60-120 per person.

Gift It

With hundreds of experiences to choose from, there’s something for everyone! Browse by activity type, province, occasion, or gift recipient. Last minute shopping is no problem; buy your gift experience at any time – even in your pyjamas! – and they’ll never know. There’s no need for a gift receipt – any experience can be exchanged for its full value toward another experience.

Not sure which experience to get? You can buy a gift certificate online then print it out and slip in a greeting card, or schedule it to be emailed to your gift recipient at the time and date you choose. Gift certificates can be used as currency towards anything on the website, and they never expire.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation. Nevertheless, all opinions expressed are completely honest and my own, based on my personal experience. Your experience may differ.

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