The older I get, the more I find I just don’t want or need more stuff. Especially since the kids came along, I’ve been much more about collecting experiences and sharing memories with my family and friends. Spending quality time together on a family vacation, challenging myself to try something new, saving up for a bucket list adventure – these are the memories that last!
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 pampering couples massages and gourmet food tours, to outdoor adventures like white water rafting and biplane flying lessons. Did you leave your shopping until the last minute again? You can buy your gift experience any time – even in your pyjamas! – and they’ll never know.
Breakaway has gift experiences for individuals, couples, and families all across Canada coast to coast, 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 900+ experiences you can find at Breakaway Experiences!
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 $65
Swim Like A Mermaid: Learn how to swim through the water like a mermaid in this fun and dynamic 60-minute aqua-fitness class. Adults and kids can learn different synchronized swimming techniques to get you feeling like a beautiful mermaid. Available in Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton, and Montreal. $60
Hot Air Balloon Ride: Take to the skies for an unforgettable ride and experience the magic of soaring over a changing landscape, suspended in a basket under a glorious hot air balloon. Available in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, and Ottawa. $325
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. $79-$119
Cowichan Valley Wine Tour: Discover the wines of Cowichan Valley on this tour from Victoria. Spend a fun day sampling and sipping your way through three wineries along the Vancouver Island wine route in the Cowichan Valley. $120
Food Tour of Vancouver’s Gastown: Discover the mouth-watering flavors of some of the best places to eat in Vancouver’s Gastown and become immersed in an exciting cultural Vancouver food tour unlike any other. Experience the savory tastes, sounds, and sights of Gastown’s many superb eateries, pubs, and shops. $69
Vancouver Whale Watch Tour: Experience Killer Whales, Humpbacks and Gray Whales, porpoises, seals and more in their natural habitat on a 3 to 5 hour tour in an open or semi-covered zodiac style boat. Enjoy commentary delivered by professional wildlife guides as you travel through the spectacular Gulf and San Juan Islands. On board hydrophones allow you to hear first-hand the wild calls of the Orcas. $80-$130
Edmonton Distillery Tour: Discover the “spirit” of Edmonton’s craft distillery scene with a tour of 2 urban distilleries, each with their own unique origin story, and sample a variety of spirits crafted from locally-grown botanicals and grains. $95
Cowboy Cookout & Horseback Covered Wagon Ride, Banff: Enjoy Banff the cowboy way! Take a horseback or wagon ride along the base of Sulphur Mountain, enjoy a BBQ feast western style, and return along the banks of the Bow River. This adventure is perfect for a group of friends or a unique family excursion in the spectacular wilds of Banff National Park. From $99
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. $74
Luxury for 2 Couples Massage at Novo Spa: Experience the healing power of aromatherapy combined with the therapeutic benefits of a massage in luxury couple’s suite. Novo Spa, a premier urban retreat spa in Toronto’s stylish Yorkville neighborhood, will cater to your wellness needs with this luxurious couple massage. $291
1000 Islands Helicopter Tour: Feel the excitement as you lift off and become mesmerized by the beauty and richness of the 1000 Island, St. Lawrence Parks, and Boldt Castle as only seen from the air. From $99
Forge Your Own Golf Putter Blacksmith Class: This unique experience offers a chance to visit a real forge and be guided in the art of making your very own vintage style 1920’s golf putter. From this blacksmith class, you will get a sense of the trade and its history while enjoying the artistry of the craft. $195
Toronto’s Ultimate Chocolate Tour: Discover the sweet side of the city on Toronto’s Ultimate Chocolate Tour. Join your expert guide on a stroll through the classy neighbourhoods of King West, Queen West and Dundas West and sample chocolaty sweets from 6 unique stores. $35-49
Maple Sugar Shack Stay and Play Experience: A visit to the sugar shack is the ultimate experience in capturing the Spring’s sweetness. Escape the city and enjoy an overnight Maple Sugar Shack Stay and Play experience at La Vallée des Rosiers in the Pontiac. You’ll get first hand maple sugar bush experience learning all that goes into making delicious maple syrup and maple treats. $399
Yarmouth Craft Breweries and Lobster Dinner Tour: This tasty tour is a great way to discover Yarmouth country, sample craft beers at their breweries and savour a delicious Nova Scotia style lobster dinner. You can choose from 3 delicious beer and lobster dinner experiences. From $125
Afternoon Escape Wine Tour: This is your chance to indulge in the best of Nova Scotia Wine Country while spending a day relaxing in the Annapolis Valley. Discover the best kept secrets of this wine region with a passionate, informed guide who will introduce you to the wines, the wineries and the local stories behind them. Enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing and wine tasting at 3 unique wineries completed with a picnic cheese tasting. $77-$85
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. 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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