When I was a kid, Father’s Day meant handmade cards and breakfast in bed. It’s been 30 years, and funnily enough, that’s still the plan for Sunday morning! But if you’ve decided against the classic ugly tie gift this year, let me suggest Breakaway Experiences for some unique and unforgettable Father’s Day gift inspiration.
For the dad who already has everything, Breakaway Experiences has hundreds of once-in-a-lifetime and bucket list experiences, from blacksmithing classes and craft beer tours, to outdoor adventures like white water rafting or stock car racing. If you left your shopping until the last minute again (not that I would know anything about that), I can help! With Breakaway Experiences, you can buy your gift online any time, and Dad will never know.
Check out some suggestions for what he might be dreaming of this year.
With tracks in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, Dad can strap in, buckle up, and hang on for the racing experience of his life! Give Dad the chance to experience for himself the speed and power that these stock car racing machines bring to the table. From $65.
Surprise Dad with the magical experience of hot air ballooning from one of 9 locations across Canada. A hot air balloon ride can show him the world from a different perspective and give you the chance to spend a relaxing day together. Available in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, and Ottawa. Regularly $325, on sale for $285.
Prepare to get wet and experience the thrill of white water rafting! Get Dad’s adrenaline going riding the lively Green, Lower Cheakamus, Elaho and Squamish Rivers near Whistler, British Columbia. There’s a rafting adventure for everyone at any level! Simply choose the river that suits you and prepare for the experience of a lifetime! From $119.
With restaurants in Vancouver and Calgary, Dark Table offers a unique opportunity to experience dining in a whole new way—in the dark. Dad will be taken on a culinary journey through uncharted territory. Food, drink and friends become a wonder to be discovered and explored, as if for the first time. This is a truly unique dining experience! $84 for 2 diners.
Give Dad the the ultimate vacation touring adventure through Calgary and the Rocky Mountains in the side car of a motorcycle. He’ll enjoy incredible landscapes, catch the scent of mountains and meadows, and stop for a picnic at the headwaters of a glacial stream. Adventure awaits! From $150.
Up, Up and Away – Wetaskwin, Alberta and Ottawa
Take a trip back in time and enjoy a scenic biplane ride. Breakaway Experiences has biplane flights in Wetaskwin (Alberta, south of Edmonton) or Ottawa that will take Dad back in time to the golden age of aviation. Let him strap on his goggles and aviator’s cap and get a bird’s eye view from the open cockpit of a vintage biplane. From $139 for 2 passengers.
Learn the ancient and noble skill of blacksmithing. This experience in Hammond, Ontario, offers Dad the chance to visit a real forge and be guided in the art of making his very own vintage style 1920’s golf putter. $195.
This walking tour will take Dad on a historic walk through the streets of old Toronto and give him an introduction to Canadian beer all at the same time. He’ll visit historic pubs and hear tales of years gone by over a craft beer on this Toronto tour that proves that beer does indeed make history better. $47.
Enjoy a champagne toast above Toronto at sunset. This private flight for 2 will take off right at the foot of the CN Tower, soar over the downtown core, and experience a bird’s eye view of the famous Toronto skyline as the sun sinks below the horizon. From $198 for 2 passengers.
Give Dad the thrill and total adrenaline rush of learning to fly! The Boeing 737 Flight Simulator flying experience is ideal for anyone looking for their first taste of flying. Dad will feel just like a pilot as he pushes the throttle, adjusts the rudder and points his nose towards the sky before attaining optimal altitude. From $129.
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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