The Places You’ll Go: Amazing Made-in-Canada Adventures with Breakaway Experiences

This year, as we all know, is a special one. Not only is it our 150th anniversary, the government has also granted free park entrance to all Canucks looking to explore our magnificent national and provincial parks. But perhaps you’re looking for a little more direction or inspiration to get you started on your journey. Or maybe you’re hoping for something a little closer to home. Well my friends, Breakaway Experiences – a longtime favourite gift idea on my blog – has got you covered. Today, I’m highlighting some of their most unique experiences from coast to coast, so you can get outside and see all the amazing things our nation has to offer!

B.C.: Light the Night Stand Up Paddle Board Tour – $65
Spend 90 minutes under the stars on Granville Island – or just off it – with this evening standup paddleboard tour. Take in the Vancouver skyline and get an intimate look at the shoreline at night during this peaceful, magical experience.

Alberta: Banff Discover Grizzly Bears Tour – $195
Want to see a piece of the wild up close? This guided tour takes you through the world’s largest enclosed and protected grizzly bear habitat, with a guaranteed bear sighting, scenic gondola ride, and gourmet mountaintop lunch included.

Prairies: Hot Air Balloon Rides – $285
Go up, up and away and see the vast prairies in a whole new way with a majestic hot air balloon ride. Available in all major prairie cities including Regina, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg, this hour-long journey is a one of a kind experience that’ll take your breath away.

Ontario: Toronto Islands Canoe Paddle & Beach Dining Escapade – $149
Enjoy a slice of history as you paddle out across Lake Ontario to the Toronto Islands in a replica heritage freighter canoe. Once there, explore the land and enjoy a gourmet picnic dinner with 10+ dishes featuring the flavours of Canada.

Quebec: Romantic Mont-Tremblant Helicopter Flight with Dinner – $249
Start your evening off with a helicopter ride over the stunning Laurentians and scenic landscapes of Mont-Tremblant. From there, you’ll end at a romantic rustic lodge with amazing views and a dreamy candlelit dinner. Perfect for anniversaries, proposals, or a really impressive first date.

Maritimes: Stock Car Racing Experiences – From $65
If you have the need for speed, Breakaway Experiences has got you covered. They actually have stock car racing in a number of cities across Canada, but I was impressed to see the likes of P.E.I. and New Brunswick in the mix. Speed around the track for your choice of laps after receiving instruction from a pro driver. The best gift for any adrenaline junkies in your family.

Nova Scotia: Wine, Craft Beer and Spirits Good Cheer Trail Tour – From $112
One of my favourite parts of living in the Maritimes was the access to some amazing local wineries (and breweries). This day-long adventure tour includes a visit to a brewery, winery, distillery, and cidery, plus a delicious lunch at Luckett Vineyards. A lovely way to see the province’s gorgeous landscapes – and enjoy a little buzz.

Excitingly, the lovely people at Breakaway Experiences want to celebrate Canada’s 150th with readers of the Canadian Gift Guide. In fact, we’re giving away a $150 gift code in celebration of #Canada150! Want to win it? Here’s how to enter:

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 July 26, 2017 with a link to the 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.

93 Responses to “The Places You’ll Go: Amazing Made-in-Canada Adventures with Breakaway Experiences”
  1. Sherry Kinnear says:
  2. Sherry Kinnear says:

  3. doreen lamoureux says:

    I subscribe by email…. I would love to try the I love that site. Thanks for the info. and the giveaway.
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  4. Aimee says:

    I’d like to try a hot air balloon ride. I am a subscriber

  5. KELLY E says:

    I would like to get the Drifting and Spinning Experience for my husband.

  6. bkick1 says:

    The Best of Halifax Foodie Adventure is the one that I would love to win.

  7. Judy says:

    They all look fun, but I’d like the Discover Grizzly Bear tour

  8. abluesgirl9 says:

    The Niagara Scenic Flight Tour is something I’d love to gift to my husband

  9. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I would love the Niagara’s Twenty Valley Wine Tour with Cheese Pairing experience!

  10. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    Commented on facebook

  11. Carol Oddy says:

    I really like the Prairies hot air balloon ride, have never been up in a balloon, would be fun…

  12. edmontonjb says:

    I would love to do the Rocky Mountain Helicopter and Horseback Riding Tour –


  13. Kathleen L says:

    So many cool choices, but I think the rock climbing looks amazing

  14. angela eagle says:

  15. angela eagle says:

    angela eagle on facebook posted comment on their june 10th stock car post

  16. Susan says:

    I would love to try the Italian Cooking class as my Breakaway Experience.

  17. Israel Y says:

    I would love to try the Toronto Islands Full Moon Sail

  18. karen H says:
    this would be so much fun and yummy thanks canadiangiftguide

  19. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. The experience I’d most like to get from Breakaway Experiences would be their Tandem Hang Gliding with High Perspective Inc.

  20. Alison K says:

    Bonus @BreakawayExp Entry : Followed Breakaway Experiences on Twitter and sent out a Tweet Thanks

  21. Debra says:

    We are driving from Vancouver back to Ottawa trip in a few weeks, so we’ll look into the offerings from breakaway experiences – night time paddling in Vancouver sounds lovely or the Okanagan tour:

  22. janinevan09 says:

    I have always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride, it is on my bucket list. would LOVE to win this!!

  23. janinevan09 says:

  24. Marlene J says:

  25. sonya says:

    Nova Scotia: Wine, Craft Beer and Spirits Good Cheer Trail Tour – From $112

  26. Alyssa says:

    Dinner and boat tour! Def going on this when I’m in Vancouver!!!

  27. CALVIN F. says:

    My twitter bonus

  28. Florence Cochrane says:

    I would choose the paintball adventure.

  29. Vincent Iozzo says:

    I would really love to experience the grizzly bear tour in Banff

  30. Lynn M says:

    The local experience that interests me the most is I noticed that your draw date is January 6, 2017 though?

  31. Jennpup says:

    I most want to try the Niagara Falls helicopter tour with my son!

  32. cookie3 says:

    I would love to experience Light the Night Stand Up Paddle Board Tour, Vancouver. Course, I’d need to get to Vancouver first but it looks like an awesome time to be had.

  33. Bonnie says:

    I would love the picnic excursion

  34. Sunshine G says:

    I’d love to try the paddleboard tour – and it’s local to me, which is great!

  35. aly3360 says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email. I think any of the food tours would make awesome gifts to get or give!! The greektown tour sounds the most interesting to me.

  36. Theresa C. says:

    We are just learning to kayak, and this trip plus visit to the lovely Butchart Gardens in Victoria’s Brentwood Bay sounds awesome!

  37. Kim Yearwood says:

    I always ever wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride. Especially in the Prairie’s.

  38. julie says:

    Quebec: Romantic Mont-Tremblant Helicopter Flight with Dinner – $249

  39. spacey says:

    Oh, there are so many things we’d like to try, but this would probably be our first choice:

  40. spacey says:

  41. Rose Nesbitt says:

    A romantic helicopter flight over Mont Tremblant

  42. Juliee Fitze says:
  43. aliyadaya says:

    I am a subscriber to Canadian Gift Guide. From Breakaway Experiences, I would love to try Hot Air Ballooning:

  44. Edmund to contact me, pls kindly call me first 6048795688 before emailing me says:

    Luv Thank you for the kindness, the contest, and generosity.

  45. Wanda B says:

    I would most like the Alberta Banff Discover Grizzly Bears Tour.

  46. Sara says:

    I think the Thompson river fantasy island getaway sounds amazing!

  47. Allison Matz says:

    There are so many I would love to experience, but the Banff Discover Grizzly Bears tour sounds wonderful.

  48. mousecat says:

    I think this experience would be so much fun! Woohoo!!

  49. Chris MacDonald says:

    I would love to experience the Smoked BBQ Cooking Class…yummy!

  50. Gayle B says:

    So many great choices! I think I’d like to start by taking a few friends “Beer Makes History Better” Thanks for the chance.

  51. Mike Gillis says:

    The Nova Scotia: Wine, Craft Beer and Spirits Good Cheer Trail Tour – looks like a lot of fun!

  52. Lisa S says:

    I would really enjoy the Calgary Craft Beer tour…

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