We’ve all been there, where we are struggling to find a gift they’ll like, want to use and not put in the back of the closet to never see the light of day again. This process can turn a well-intentioned gift into stress and awkwardness for the giver and the receiver. If you’re shopping for friends and family this Christmas who definitely don’t need any more ‘stuff’ then why not treat them to something that’s about creating memories instead?
Experience gifts allow them to go do something. They are gifts of adventure, outdoor activities, tasty tours, relaxation or together time that will create memories instead of collecting dust. Giving the gift of an adventurous day out or unique experience means they’ll have something exciting to look forward to after all the fun of the holiday season is over.
Breakaway Experiences offers certificates for a 100’s of unique experiences across Canada —from gourmet food tours and luxurious spa packages and to the more adventurous experiences like stock car racing, helicopter flying lessons and sea doo expeditions. Breakaway Experiences array of unbelievable Canadian experiences continues to expand and offer unique opportunities that appeal to everyone and their bucket lists.
There are so many bucket list experiences to choose from. Here are a few that stood out to me:
Stock Car Driving Experience
This is their chance to drive a real deal stock car! Strap in, hold on tight and get ready for the most
exhilarating Christmas gift they’ll ever receive. With 8 locations across Canada, you can give the ultimate
driving thrill to the racing fan in your life!
Swim Like A Mermaid
Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton and Montreal: Learn how to swim through the water like a mermaid in this fun and dynamic 60-minute aqua-fitness class.
Winter Eagle Viewing Float – Squamish, BC
See magnificent bald eagles in their winter habitat as you enjoy a gentle float down the Squamish and Cheakamus rivers to witness the spectacular natural phenomenon that is the world’s largest gathering of bald eagles coming to feast on spawning wild salmon.
Romantic Mont-Tremblant Helicopter Flight With Dinner
Enjoy a romantic helicopter flight with dinner over the Laurentians and Mont-Tremblant. Sit back and relax during a 10 to 12 minute flight that whisks you away to a candlelit dinner.
Snow Shoeing and Spa
Experience the beauty and serenity of snowshoeing on Whistler Mountain with experienced guides. After your walk through the wilderness, relax your muscles at the Scandinave Spa. The Whistler Snowshoe and Spa Experience is the perfect combination!
There are so many other great ideas at Breakaway Experiences as well and truly something for everyone. Do you have a hard-to-buy-for person on your list, or someone that you know would absolutely squeal at one of these experiences? Simply visit Breakaway Experiences today to see all the great ideas they have to offer – happy shopping!
I’ve got a $100 Breakaway Experiences gift certificate set aside for one lucky Feisty Frugal & Fabulous reader! Use it to gift someone special the experience of a lifetime, or save it as a winter treat for yourself, we won’t tell.
i would love to do the dark table
I’d like to try the Banff sleigh ride!
I would take my daughter ziplining in Whistler if I won!
Id like the Niagara Falls Scenic Flight Tour
The Banff Sleigh Ride would be a fun experience to share with my grandchildren.
We are hoping to head to BC at some point so I would love the Horse Drawn Carriage Tour of Victoria!
I’d love to give the Winnipeg Wine & food pairing tour to my son
I’d love to hot in a hot air balloon with my mom!
I have always wanted to ride a segway, so I would choose a segway tour.
My husband talks about this one, Fighter Jet Flight, all the time
The Blue Mountain wine, cider, and beer tour!
I would chosse a trip to the Framers market and lunch in Calgary for my daughter.
I would love to do a white water rafting trip
My husband and I would love to do the Superfly Zipline and Treetop Adventure Package at Whistler!
The car experience , so cool going on a ride a long in a racecar
I would choose the Superfly Zipline and Treetop Adventure Package, Whistler for myself and hubby to do together.
I would love to try the Ottawa Hot Air Balloon Ride. It’s been on my bucket list for a while now.
I would choose the 1000 Islands Helicopter Tour.
Hot air balloon ride in Ottawa would be so amazing!!!
I’d like to take Flying Lesson from Barrie – Lake Simcoe Route!
would love to do the …
Sea to Sky Sightseeing Flight
Squamish, British Columbia
I’d do the wine tour with my husband!
I would love to send my friend Rebecca on the Light the Night Kayaking Tour in Vancouver. She would love that so much!!
I would love to do a wine tour!
The snowshoe and spa is nearby but am not sure if I would keep it or gift it.
I would love to get my brother the Stock Car racing at Peterborough raceway.
I’d pick a spa day for my partner.
catch and cook crabbing in Vancouver would work for me!
BC has a lot of great experiences, I would probably choose a flight experience for my husband and I!
I would choose the introductory flying lesson in Wetaskiwin, for my husband.
I would choose the Stock Car Racing Experience, Jukasa Motor Speedway in Hagersville for hubby.
Banff sleigh ride, niagra falls
dogsledding in Canmore would be my top pick to do with my kids.
Light the night kayaking sounds fun!
My BFF would love the Nascar experience!
Oooo there’s some interesting things in there!!! I think I’d pick either Dark Dining in Calgary or the Horseshoe Canyon white water rafting!
There’s not a ton close to me, but there are some within an hours drive! I’d choose the Swim Like A Mermaid for a friend of mine and her daughter.
I think the hot air balloon experience would be perfect
I would love to do the Drayton Valley Tandem Paragliding Flight. It says Coming Soon so maybe my husband and I will look into it next summer.
Unfortunately, nothing at all near me… gotta fly somewhere to use this for myself. However, I would love to gift the Stock Car Racing Experience to my dad. He would really love it and lives near one of the tracks. 🙂
I would choose the St. John’s food tour.
I think Butlers in the Buff – Cheeky Butler Service would be fun with some friends.
I would love to take my kids and do the Banff Evening Wildlife Safari!
Queen Street West Pastry Tour. thanks
I would love to take a hot air balloon ride with my hubby.
The Distillery District Segway Haunted Tour looks cool.
Beer tasting is something I would like to do in Toronto.
love to experience the Drifting and Spinning Experience in Milton, Ontario
I would love the Winnipeg Wine & Food Pairing Tour. Would make the perfect gift for my boyfriend that we could both enjoy.
I would love the Banff Trip
I would love to do the Skydiving experience! There is one nearby me.
I’d like the BBQ Cooking Class in Toronto
I think I would choose the Blue Mountains Hummer snowshoe experience
So hard to choose! I want to learn how to fly a plane, or maybe a helicopter ride…or zip lining. 🙂 so much to choose from.
I would love to do the Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour !
I would love to try the Little Italy Food Tour in Vancouver.
I would love to go on the Toronto Chocolate Tour!
Oh the The Blue Mountain wine, cider, and beer tour with my hubby would be awesome
Catch and Cook Crabing in Vancouver
I think archery lessons will be so cool
I would love to go on the Superfly Zipline And Off Road RZR Package with my cousin.
I would love to take a balloon ride with my husband.
Discover Lake Louise Winter Tour sounds amazing!
Would love to do the Distillery District Segway Haunted Tour.
i would love the montreal sight seeing tour
Oh the Otter Lake snowshoeing and dog sledding experience would be amazing in Quebec. I’d love that. These would make a great gift for so many people on my list. I have never given these Breakaway Experiences as gifts but am definitely considering them now.
Kelowna Wine Tours!
I’d love to do the helicopter ride and dinner with my hubby
Distillery District Walking Tour in Toronto for my husband!
My husband would LOVE the Halifax Craft Beer Tour. He’s been keeping a beer journal for as long as I’ve known him 🙂 What a great gift idea!
I would love the Calgary Sunday Brunch Tour.
i would love to experience or gift one of the many amazing spa treatments available from the upkeep shoppe in the ottawa area! thank you so very much for this chance! 🙂
I’d love to take my son on a Niagara helicopter ride – not too far for us! 🙂
The private Okanagan wine tour is close to us and would make a wonderful gift.