When it comes to Father’s Day gifts, there’s always the classics. A tie. A bottle of aftershave. Maybe a #1 Dad mug. But if you’re looking for something a little different this year, let me suggest Breakaway Experiences for some unique experience gifts that’ll give Dad a Father’s Day he’ll never forget.
For the dad who already has everything, Breakaway Experiences has more than 900 once-in-a-lifetime and bucket list experiences, from racing a Lamborghini or nighttime kayaking, to gourmet adventures like a craft beer tour or a BBQ class. And if you left your shopping until the last minute again, it’s okay! With Breakaway Experiences, you can buy your gift online any time and Dad will never know.
From the West Coast to the Maritimes, check out some of our favourite suggestions for unforgettable Father’s Day gifts this year.
Take Dad behind the scenes of his local micro-brewery for a fun time spent discovering the secrets of the breweries, or maybe just walking the streets of the city on a guided tour, sipping on samples of cold, crisp, craft beer (and some good food!) along the way. Available in Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg, Toronto, Kingston, Halifax, and Yarmouth. From $47.
Send Dad on the ultimate paintball adventure!. Gone are the days of playing behind trees, wooden pallets and hay bales. The world’s largest paintball company has exploded onto the paintball scene with movie-set quality game zones and state of the art equipment. Available in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Barrie, and Ottawa. Regularly $95-99, now $69-74.
Breakaway Experiences’ clue solving adventures will have dad and family pulling together to use logic, teamwork and determination to find your way through interactive scavenger hunt style mysteries while discovering the history and hidden facts about his city. Available in Vancouver, Victoria, Canmore, Calgary, Edmonton, and Ottawa. From $49.
Dad can watch the sun go down as he explores the waters off Granville Island by night on this 90-minute Vancouver Kayaking Tour. He’ll paddle into English Bay after sunset as his LED lights illuminate the water. The Light the Night Kayaking Tour is the perfect way for Dad to relax after a long week. From $75.
Send Dad on a day of sightseeing and wine tasting as he visits 3 award-winning Langley wineries and vineyards. A trained Vancouver Wine Tour guide will teach him how to assess wine quality and what to expect from the different wine regions in British Columbia. Includes a light cheese and charcuterie lunch along the way. $115.
Off Road RZR Tours are Whistler’s newest and most exciting off-road driving experience. Sit side-by-side as your guide skillfully leads you through the backcountry trails, glacier-fed mountain lakes and temperate rainforests of Cougar Mountain on this exhilarating all-terrain Off Road RZR tour. The 2 seat and 4 seat Polaris RZR’s offer the ultimate in backcountry exploration. From $229.
Let Dad channel his inner cowboy with a horseback or wagon ride along the base of Sulphur Mountain to 3 Mile Cabin where he’ll enjoy a western style BBQ feast and genuine cowboy games like lassoing and horseshoe throwing. On the return trip, he’ll trot up to the Windy Knoll where he can take in some of the most spectacular views of the Rockies. From $99.
Give Dad a traditional razor shave like he’s never had before. He’ll step into downtown Toronto’s Proper Barbers for a genuine barber shop experience as he indulges in a hot towel massage, pre-shave oil and shaving lather, traditional straight razor shave, then soothing after-shave balm massage. $30.
If Dad loves a good BBQ, then this class is for him! He’ll learn everything he needs to know to be a backyard BBQ champion, taught by a BBQ champion. He’ll learn brining, rubs, BBQ and mop sauces, and how to cook the perfect steak, chicken, fish, pork, and vegetables. At the end of the night, he’ll enjoy Chef Jason’s mouth-watering southern style BBQ paired with Ontario craft beer and wines. $129.
Has Dad has ever dreamed of driving a Lamborghini or a Ferrari? Make his dream come true with an experience that lets him get behind the wheel of an exotic sports car and race around the track at Bowmanville’s Canadian Tire Motorsports Park or the Grand Bend Motorplex. From $119.
Not sure which experience to get? You can buy a gift certificate online good towards over 900 experiences offered at Breakaway Experiences. Print it out and slip it in your Father’s Day card or schedule it to be emailed to Dad on the big day. There’s no need for a gift receipt – any experience can be exchanged for its full value toward another experience. Gift certificates can be used as currency towards anything on the website, and they never expire.
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