Choose Your Own Adventure

We’re in the serious home stretch for Christmas now my loves – so how about one more great gift idea you can nab online (and a giveaway to go with it)?


What It Is: One of my favourite gift ideas for the holiday season is the idea of gifting quality time together. While it can be something as simple as an afternoon lunch or a spa visit, you could also break out and do something really different. I’ve written about Breakaway Experiences a few times now and I don’t have any reluctance to bring them up now (and I swear to you, I’m not being paid to write this either!) The reality is, they offer up some of the most unique and interesting experiences you can imagine (and beyond) and are continually adding to their collection of ‘buyable experiences’ across Canada.

Some of my new favourites from their lineup are highlighted above. Shopping for foodies? How about a Catch & Cook Crabbing Tour in Vancouver or a day of Wild Rainforest Foraging with Lunch? For the sporty types, go for an axe-throwing lesson in the Niagara region or spend a cool night on the water with a stand-up paddleboard tour. Thrill seekers will get a kick out of a family snowmobile trip (including dual-ride or mini snowmobiles for the kids) or mountaintop yoga where you’re transported there via helicopter! The options are endless and can be tailored to suit your giftee’s interest, age, and location. Not sure what to gift them? Start with a Breakaway Experiences gift card and choose your own adventure together.

Who It’s For: Your longtime spouse, to reinvent the idea of ‘date night’. Your parents, to shake up their weekends. Your adrenaline junkie kid, for a day they won’t forget.

What It Costs: Experiences can start at really reasonable prices – like $30 per person – and gift cards can be bought for as low as $25.

Where It’s At: Start planning your next adventure online at Breakaway Experiences.


Interested in getting going on your next great experience? I’m giving away a $100 Breakaway Experiences gift card to one lucky and lovely reader. Here’s how to enter for your chance to win!

1) Heads up: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then leave a comment by January 5, 2017 telling me which experience you’d most like to get or gift from Breakaway Experiences

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around January 6, 2017 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: There are a two ways to score extra entries into this exciting draw. Whatever entries you do, it is imperative that you leave proof of your bonus entry activities in separate comments. If you do them all in one comment, they won’t be counted.

Like Breakaway Experiences on Facebook and leave a comment on their wall telling them what your favourite activity ideas are. Link back to your FB wall post in a separate comment below.

– Follow Breakaway Experiences on Twitter and send out a Tweet about this giveaway that tags them and me (@cdngiftguide) and links back to this post. Link back to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

114 Responses to “Choose Your Own Adventure”
  1. DebP says:

    The Dark Table sounds like an interesting experience. It’s certainly unique!

  2. Judy says:

    The catch and cook crabbing tour sounds fun!

  3. Alyssa says:

    Well the spa sounds nice to me!!

  4. CLC says:

    Seeing as there were no adventures in my own province, I’d choose

  5. Tainan Lu says:

    I’m interested in the Annapolis Valley Wine and Lunch Escape

  6. Nicole B says:

    I would love to take a ride in the helicopter over parliament

  7. Grace says:

    I would like the Driftaway at D Spa experience!

  8. Janice Lewis says:

    I would love to gift my boyfriend the experience to fly a helicopter. I think it would be so cool an he would love every minute of it.

  9. aclily19 says:

    Dog Sledding and Snow Shoeing Stay and Play Adventure

  10. Heather Swanson says:

    I would give the race experience to my son-in-law

  11. Angela Eagle says:

    Tandem Hang Gliding with High Perspective Inc.

  12. veronica says:

    couple massage at a Spa of course 🙂

  13. Angela Eagle says:
  14. Sherry K says:

    When Pigs Fly Walking Tour is something I have seen before and would love to do with with my daughter and my husband.

  15. Gigi says:

    I would love to go on the hot air balloon ride!

  16. maltichaitan says:

    I think I would enjoy the snowmobile family tour….

  17. Aimee says:

    If like to try the family snowmobile package. I’ve never been on a snowmobile. I am a subscriber.

  18. Susan says:

    I’d like to try the Lady’s Day Spa at Novo Spa.

  19. katydidit21 says:

    I would get my partner the Stock Car Racing Experience at Flamboro Raceway.

  20. M. Archambeau says:

    I want to try hot air ballooning.

  21. Lynn M says:

    I think the Halifax Food Tour would be a lot of fun.

  22. mousecat says:

    I’d most like to get the Sock Car Racing Experience in Medicine Hat, AB

  23. edmontonjb says:

    I would love to do the hot air balloon ride in Edmonton


  24. Tom D. says:

    I opt for the Catch & Cook Crabbing Tour in Vancouver.

  25. corkrose says:

    I love the idea of catching and cooking – crabbing tour next time in Vancouver.

  26. Ruby says:

    HOla! I would LOVE the Tandem Skydive – 12,500 ft, because I’ve always wanted to try skydiving lol YOLO!

  27. Kaitlyn F says:

    Tandem Hang Gliding with High Perspective Inc sounds like an amazing experience.

  28. Ann Gulyas says:

    Oh the spa sounds good to me,,in need of one,have a lot of tension in my kneck,would love a massage

  29. Linda Webster says:

    I’d love to go on a whale watching tour

  30. Catch and cook crabbing sounds awesome !

  31. gloria konelsky says:

    I’d like to experience the Halifax Food Tour.

  32. Erin McSweeney says:

    i would like to try the Niagara Falls Scenic Flight Tour

  33. Jessica L says:

    Spa sounds great

  34. The mountain yoga perfect for my daughters

  35. Kathleen L says:

    I want to try stock car racing

  36. Chantal says:

    I would love to try the Dog Sledding and Snow Shoeing Experience.

  37. George Meek says:

    The When Pigs Fly Walking Tour looks like a lot of fun to share with my wife.

  38. Julie Barrett says:

    I would love to try a pole dancing class or any of the spa packages!

  39. Katie says:

    I think the Butlers in the Bluff would be a great gift to give!

  40. karen petrychko says:

    I think a visit to a spa will be great.

  41. KellyPC says:

    I’d love the beer walking tour!

  42. Juliee Fitze says:

    I would like to gift the car racing at Kawartha to my brother.

  43. wawi says:

    I would LOVE the Dog Sledding Adventure – 2 Hour Tour.

  44. Rick Wilson says:

    Mountain yoga for my fiancee.

  45. intensev5 says:

    I would love to go on the Dog Sledding Adventure – 2 Hour Tour in Banff, Alberta

  46. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d love to drift away at D spa!

  47. Linda says:

    I would love to dine in the dark with the Dark Table experience.

  48. I would most like to go on a Boeing 737 Flight Simulator flying experience.

  49. dabrowne says:

    A hot air balloon ride would be an adventure.

  50. Erin Lewis says:

    I would want to do the Half Day Dog Sledding Tour in Banff!

  51. Edmond says:

    I most like to see Paris on top of the Elfel tower.

  52. I would pick a spa pampering in Vancouver or Whistler.

  53. Edith Rennes says:

    I’d love to go on the Vancouver Whale Watching Tour

  54. elldubbs says:

    The whale watching would be great.

  55. J says:

    I want to try paddle boarding

  56. Karen C. says:

    Wild Rainforest Foraging with Lunch

  57. Theresa C. says:

    Love to gift the Pamper/Spa Experience to my BFF, who is so hard to buy for!

  58. Bonnie says:

    Something nearby maybe a massage

  59. Calvin F. says:

    Dark table with my mom would be great

  60. Calvin F. says:

    Bonus twitter

  61. debra says:

    mountain top yoga sounds incredible

  62. aliyadaya says:

    I would love to experience the Hot Air Balloon Ride in Calgary from Breakaway Experiences. Thanks!

  63. Susan Lynn says:

    omg I’d LOVE to try the Stock Car racing experience!! I had no idea they did that here in Nova Scotia! 🙂

  64. israel y says:

    whale watching tour sounds awesome

  65. darci paice says:

    The Catch Crabbing one would be so fun with my boyfriend!!

  66. carrie l says:

    maybe dog sledding, maybe whale watching, maybe hot air balloon? I don’t have one fav!

  67. Rachael Bhardwaj says:

    i would love to do the dark table for 2 in vancouver!

  68. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d love the Edmonton hot air balloon ride for my 2 grandsons.

  69. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. I’d most like to get Breakaway Experiences’ Explora Electric GeoBike Rally Adventure for myself.

  70. Alison K says:

    Bonus @BreakawayExp Entry: Followed Breakaway Experiences on Twitter and tweeted

  71. bkick1 says:

    I would love to gift the Stock Car Racing Experience in Nova Scotia to my son. He would be over the moon.

  72. Shelley Nelson says:

    I would like to get the Biplane flight over Parliament Hill

  73. diane says:

    I’d like to receive the Stock Car Racing Experience, Flamboro Speedway.

  74. joyce s. says:

    Outdoor Rock Climbing Experience sounds like fun!

  75. Leanne S says:

    I think white water rafting would be awesome.

  76. Leanne S says:

  77. Kelly E says:

    I would like the Archery Experience Niagara

  78. Megan Young says:

    the catch and cook crab experience would be amazing!

  79. Jody Doncaster says:

    I would love to try the Taste of Heaven for two at Novo Spa!

  80. Jody Doncaster says:

  81. Rebecca H says:

    I would gift the Barrie Flying Club – Lake Simcoe Flying Lesson experience to my sister! She would freak out!

  82. aketch says:

    I am so tired of cooking after the holidays, that I would love to try the in home dining experiences with chef!

  83. Morgan Stewart says:

    I would love to get the Collingwood Caving Experience!

  84. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    the vancouver crabbing tour looks fun

  85. cookie3 says:

    I wold love to try the Whistler Tasting Tours – Finer Things Dinner Tour

  86. wai man says:

    i would love to try Collingwood Caving Experience, entry pls

  87. Nancy says:

    I would most like to share the Segway Tour Around Halifax.

  88. I’d like to try the 1000 Islands Kayaking – Guided Tour.

  89. tess rosario says:

    My favourite experience is the family snowmobile tour!

  90. Lisa S says:

    Id love to try Mountaintop Yoga!

  91. Taps says:

    I’m going to get the Boeing flight simulator for my husband for our anniversary in January..

  92. Darlene Davis MacLean says:

    I would love to go on the Hummer Offroad Adventure. Offroad Scenic Hummer Adventure
    Where: Collingwood, Ontario
    Whether thrill seekers, family, friends or co-workers the ultimate, unforgettable adventure awaits you with Xtreme Adventures’ Blue Mountain Hummer Tour.

    That sounds amazing!

  93. D Carol MacLean Such a great gift idea. I would love to gift the Hummer Offroad Adventure to my husband and then tag along.

  94. @cdngiftguide @BreakawayExp Such a great contest! Love to win Hummer Adventure.

  95. Lori Sexton says:

    I’d really love a In-home ining Experience with Chef Ajeen

  96. Denae Boucher says:

    I’d put it toward a hot air balloon ride!

  97. Amy Doyle says:

    Would love to try the hot air balloon ride

  98. Chantelle Silverquill says:

    I would like to try the Heli-Hiking experience

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