I’m so happy to have Breakaway Experiences back as part of my Holiday Gift Guide this year! As in years past, Breakaway Experiences offers you the opportunity to gift your family and friends right across the country with experiences in their own area of the country.
COVID-19 has made this a very challenging year for most of the experiences providers they are partnered with but each provider has worked hard and been innovative in adapting their experiences to be as safe as possible for both the public and their employees. The safety steps the experiences providers have adapted have been added to the tour pages to add some reassurance and comfort when you are buying a fun experience for someone special or for yourself to get out and about.
The experiences that are open and available are experiences that do not involve crowding together. Each company has adapted their activities to keep people as distanced as much as possible. Often tours and activities are limited to your covid bubble within the immediate area, along with staff sanitizing and being vetted daily for symptoms.
Here are some Breakaway Adventures tour ideas that you may want to consider gifting this holiday season for use in 2021.
Play-at-Home Clue Solving Adventures – The Brotherhood Mystery ($39) – 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.
1000 Islands Helicopter Tour ($99 per person) – Experience spectacular views of the 1000 Islands from high above on this exciting helicopter tour. Feel the excitement as you lift off from Gananoque and become mesmerized by the beauty and richness of the 1000 Islands as only seen from the air.
Vancouver Murder Mystery Adventure in Gastown ($35 per person) – are you ready to solve a murder mystery in Vancouver’s Gastown! Play detective deciphering clues and solving puzzles around Gastown in an outdoors ‘socially distanced’ scavenger hunt style clue solving mystery with family and friends.
Banff Snowshoeing Tour to the Paint Pots ($82 per person) – This easy 3-kilometre trail through Kootenay National Park is the perfect introduction to snowshoeing near Banff. Following your professional guide, you’ll snowshoe on a trail that crosses a bridge across the frozen Vermilion River and along a snowy path winding through a forest of pine trees to the Paint Pots, a cultural treasure within the National Park. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a uniquely Canadian treat: hot maple taffy poured into snow to make a sweet frozen dessert. Plus, as the maple taffy is being made, try a crazy carpet slide down the hill. Both kids and adults alike love this part of the tour!
There are so many other tours available, and I really appreciate being able to check through the Covid-19 protocols on each one as well.
Certificates from Breakaway Experiences never expire! They guarantee the value of all certificates (if a certificate is not redeemed within a year of
purchase and the cost of the experience increases, the certificate holder will only have to pay the difference between the original value and the new price.) And, if you get it wrong and the person you’ve gifted the Hot Air Balloon Experience to is afraid of heights? No problem, Breakaway Experiences has a hassle-free exchange policy where you can exchange an experience for the full value of the gift certificate.
Enter to win a $100 Gift Certificate to use at Breakaway Experiences! Use it to buy an experience for someone special now, or save it to use yourself when the time is right. To enter to win, just fill in your name and email address in the form below and click BEGIN! Then just leave a comment on this post sharing what experience (aside from the 4 I shared here, I’m making you do some homework now) you’d love to try.
I would choose the Niagara Falls Night Tour with Dinner and Cruise.
I would pick the Banff Horseback Ride and Cowboy BBQ Cookout.
I’d like to try Whistler Zipline experience!
Winnipeg Brewery Tour would make for a unique gift.
I think my granddaughter and the rest of the family would love the Play-at-Home Clue Solving Adventures – The Brotherhood Mystery I think it would be a cool thing to do as a family even though we can’t all be together physically….as it says up to 4 participants and Using the APP you can play with friends remotely….sounds fun for all of us that can’t get together right now..
I’d enjoy the Kingston Food Tour.
I would love to take my son on a hot air balloon ride in Saskatoon once COVID has settled and they are able to run.
Hot air balloon with my sister!
i would choose Sea Kayaking Lesson, Halifax.
I’d like to do the Whistler Snowshoe and Spa Experience the next time I visit BC!
I want to try with my 80-year old Dad; a brewery tour and beer tastings. A “three-and-a-half-hour guided tour of Calgary’s craft breweries.”
OMg the adventure drive – alien invasion – so unique
The Niagara Falls Night Tour with Dinner and Cruise sounds like a nice date night.
The Whistler Snowshoe and Spa sounds amazing!
I like the Blue Mountains Hummer Snowshoe Adventure
I would enjoy an Annapolis Valley wine tour in Nova Scotia.
I would love to take a hot-air balloon ride in Kitchener!
I would like to try the mornings just got better Niagara-on-the-Lake food tour.
Edmonton Old Strathcona Brunch and Bakeries Tour sounds delightful.
I would choose the Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour.
The chance to do some guided snowshoeing close to home sounds lovely!
I’d really LOVE to try the Heli – Fishing in the Canadian Rockies! It would be awesome!!
I would love to win and gift it to my daughter who would love the Edmonton Segway Tour.
one I would love is the … Helicopter Tour Over Vancouver and Tantalus Glaciers
I would choose a whale watching tour!
I would gift the 2-Day Thompson River Fantasy Island Rafting Getaway to my hubby!
I like to send my husband on an exotic car experience.
I’d have a hard time picking but the alien invasion experience sounds like a blast!
that helicopter ride over the rockies looks absolutely phenomenal
I would love to do the Toronto Beer & History Tour
There is lots of racing and food tours around me. I’d love to gift or receive a food tour like the Kensington Market taste the world tour. I have a few people on my list I think might enjoy that!
Would love the guided tour in the Distillery district.
Luxury for 2 Couples Massage, Toronto would be amazing. After I fly around Toronto in a helicopter!
I would take my Dad on a helicopter ride in Whistler!
I would choose the Edmonton Helicopter tour. It would be for my husband. It is his dream to go for a ride in a helicopter.
WildPlay would be a perfect activity for my family!
sign me up for the alien invasion adventure drive!
I would choose the Helicopter Flight Over Ottawa & The Gatineau Hills.
Stock Car Experience, Delaware ON.
I would do the hot air balloon
I would pick the snow shoeing in Banff and gift it to my friends who travel out to Golden, BC as something to stop and do on the way!
I would love to do the Whistler Zipline and Treetop Adventure Package with my husband.
The Niagara Falls Night Tour with Dinner and Cruise
Love these ideas!!!
I’d love Downtown Edmonton Food Tour
Whistler snowshoe and spa experience looks awesome!
The Vancouver murder mystery sounds like a lot of fun!
I would choose the Adventure Drive: Alien Invasion – looks like fun for our entire family!
I think the crab fishing private tour near Vancouver would be great for my friend.
I would like to have an Annapolis Valley wine tour in Nova Scotia.
My brother would love the ‘Exotic Car – Supercar Tour’! Thanks:)
I would love to bring my family to The Crowsnest Pass and do the Crowsnest Pass clue solving adventure.
I think I would choose Grotto Canyon Icewalk, Banff.
I’d like to do the Body Painting plus Boudoir Photo Experience! Such a cool experience and photo to have!
Banff horse back riding hands down. I went horseback riding in the rockys as a child
The Distillery District Segway Ghost Tour looks good
I would love to do the Half Day Halifax Kayak Tour with Lobster Feast with my hubby.
I’d love to go on a kayaking tour!
SO MANY AMAZING TOURS!! I MIGHT CHOOSE NIAGARA FALLS!
I would choose the Banff snowshoeing!
A hot air balloon ride.
I would pick the introductory flight lesson in Squamish
I would choose the Edmonton Segway Tour
There aren’t any experiences near me (I’d have to travel out of Territory!) but I’d love to gift my dad the “Drive a Race Car” experience in Peterborough, Ontario. He lives nearby and has always loved stock car racing. I used to race my motorcycle on that track before moving away from Ontario.