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Give The Gift Of Experience This Holiday Season With Breakaway Experiences! #MakingAList

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Christmas shopping is not something I tend to experience any difficulty with. I usually have gift ideas for everyone on my list.

This Christmas, however, I’m stumped about what to get my dad for a gift. After all, dad is almost 90 years old. He has everything he could want or need. He has already received a lifetime’s worth of clothes, books, and music. He really doesn’t “need” anything.

So this year, I’m getting him an experience.

This Christmas, create a memory. Give the gift of an experience! @BreakawayExp Click To Tweet

You may remember the fantastic experience we had this past summer when we took a flight over Parliament Hill in Ottawa in a biplane, courtesy of Breakaway Experiences. What a fun and exhilarating experience that was! We will never forget it!

“At Breakaway Experiences, you’ll find Canada’s most exciting experiences. With 100’s of experience gifts to choose from, we’ll make shopping for Christmas presents as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!”

After losing my mother this past fall, I know the time we have with our parents is precious. So rather than getting my dad some new clothes (he has a closet full of them!), or more CDs and books (he has 80+ years of those!), I’m choosing to give dad the gift of an experience this year.

An experience he and I can enjoy together.

I love this idea for so many reasons.

Finding something dad will enjoy doing, while at the same time I get to spend time doing it with him…and seeing the joy it brings him.

Sounds like the perfect Christmas gift to me!

Of course, finding an appropriate experience for a family member or friend is a little easier if you are not picking out an experience for someone who is almost 90. I do admit that makes it a wee bit harder! After all, dad isn’t terribly steady on his feet, and most certainly isn’t into bungee jumping off platforms 200 feet in the air!

But that’s the thing with Breakaway Experiences. There’s truly something for everyone, no matter your interests or abilities.

For example, I could take dad out for a special meal, a helicopter ride over Ottawa, or maybe even a hot air balloon ride.

For the more adventurous, your friends or family might like to experience a flying lesson, a stock car racing experience, or a white water rafting experience.

Breakaway Experiences are offered coast-to-coast in Canada. In fact, new experiences have been added this year, right from Vancouver to Halifax.

Create and share your Christmas Wish List and you could WIN a @BreakawayExp! (ARV $500) Click To Tweet

Purchasing a Breakaway Experience couldn’t be easier.

Hassle free. Stress free.

Breakaway Experiences are booked by the recipient which allows them to book a time that works for them. Any Breakaway Experience purchased can be exchanged for a different experience (because we don’t always know what a friend or family member may wish to experience). Be sure to check the rules for exchange on the experience you are purchasing.

One of the best things is that your Breakaway Experience does NOT expire! Your Breakaway Experience, holds its value for 12 months. After one year you can still redeem your Breakaway Experience, you just have to pay the price difference between the original price and the purchase price at the time of reservation.

Not sure what experience to buy someone and are afraid you’d choose the wrong one? You can simply purchase a Breakaway Experiences gift card so your friend or family member can choose their own experience.

Breakaway Experiences

Right now, Breakaway Experiences has a terrific contest happening! Create and share your Christmas Wish List with them and you could WIN the ultimate Christmas experience gift – your ultimate Breakaway Experience (up to a $500 value)! So many fun experiences to choose from! Make sure to enter (no QC)!

And guess what?

Our friends at Breakaway Experiences are giving one lucky Canadian Blog House reader the chance to WIN a $100 Breakaway Experiences Gift Certificate towards the Breakaway Experience of your choice!

Here’s how you can enter for your chance to WIN!




  1. December 15, 2016

    angela m

    I would love the Annapolis Valley Wine and Lunch Escape

  2. December 13, 2016

    Maritess S

    I would like to do a dog sledding adventure in Canmore, AB

  3. December 13, 2016

    chris arnott

    romantic helicopter ride to mount tremblant with dinner

  4. December 13, 2016


    I would like the hot air balloon ride.

  5. December 13, 2016

    Kaitlyn F

    I would love to try Discover Scuba.

  6. December 12, 2016


    I would like to experience a flying lesson

  7. December 12, 2016

    Marilyn Legault

    I like the UrbanQuest Adventure and Dinner for 2

  8. December 11, 2016

    Jennifer P.

    My husband and I would love to try the Superfly Zipline and Treetop Adventure Package at Whistler!

  9. December 11, 2016

    Doreen Lamoureux

    Lady’s Spa Day at Novo Spa ….. of course 🙂

  10. December 11, 2016

    Tara Betterley

    I would like the Self Guided 1000 Islands Kayaking Tour. I would do it with my hubby. Something I have never did.

  11. December 11, 2016

    Tainan Lu

    I’m interested in the Novo Recharge Spa Package at Novo Spa

  12. December 10, 2016

    Sarah Alexis

    I would love to take my daughter to the Chilliwack River One Day Rafting Trip

  13. December 10, 2016

    amy fisher

    i would choose the spa day. i have never been to a spa before

  14. December 10, 2016

    Caryn Coates

    I would choose the flying lesson from Barrie to Blue Mountain

  15. December 10, 2016

    Jody D

    The Lady’s Spa Day at Novo Spa is on my wish list with them!

  16. December 10, 2016


    would pick Stock Car Racing Experience, Riverside International Speedway

  17. December 10, 2016

    Florence Cochrane

    I would pick the Paintball experience in Edmonton for my grandson.

  18. December 10, 2016

    Steve Bobula

    I would love to have a life dream fulfilled doing the Stock Car Racing Experience, Agassiz Speedway this would be the ultimate experience

  19. December 10, 2016

    Ashley J

    Omg there are so many awesome choices…it’s so hard to pick one lol. I might go with a spa day for me, momsie and my sisters… 🙂

  20. December 10, 2016


    I would enjoy the Craft Beer Tour that is offered in my city.

  21. December 10, 2016

    Angela Mitchell

    I`d love to gift the Superfly Zipline and Treetop Adventure Package, Whistler to my husband.

  22. December 9, 2016


    I’d take my husband on the Beer Makes History Better Walking Tour!

  23. December 9, 2016


    I’d like to try the Distillery District Walking Tour in Toronto

  24. December 9, 2016


    I would adore the spa day!

  25. December 8, 2016

    Sunshine G

    I’d like to try the Bowen Island trip!

  26. December 8, 2016

    Erin W

    I’d love to give the Bowen Island Dinner and Zodiac Boat Tour to my husband!

  27. December 7, 2016


    Spa day for 2

  28. December 7, 2016

    Linda G

    Spa Day

  29. December 7, 2016

    Jennifer L.

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

  30. December 7, 2016

    Shelley N

    I would pick the Ottawa Scenic Flight over Downtown Ottawa and Parliament Hill since we are going there this summer

  31. December 6, 2016

    heather sibley

    I’d love to go dog sledding.

  32. December 6, 2016


    I would like to try Dark Table dining with my husband.

  33. December 6, 2016


    I’d love to try aerial yoga or pole dancing. (Totally for me but it counts!) Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  34. December 6, 2016

    Brenda Lacourciere

    I would like the Maple Luscious Spa Experience at Holtz Spa

  35. December 5, 2016

    Nicole Jubleew

    I’d love to do the City Slicker Horseback Riding Adventure.

  36. December 5, 2016

    Mark V

    Distillery District Walking Tour in Toronto

  37. December 5, 2016

    Kelly D

    I would want to do the Aromatherapy Relaxing Massage for Two!

  38. December 5, 2016


    I think that Mountain Top Heli Yoga in Jasper would be epic!

  39. December 4, 2016

    Dana Miller

    I would be thrilled to receive the Squamish Floatplane Experience of Phantom Lake! The views must be exquisite.

  40. December 4, 2016

    Israel y

    I’d like to try the Distillery District Walking Tour in Toronto

  41. December 4, 2016


    I’d love the chance to win to go dog sledding.

  42. December 4, 2016


    i would choose the discover scuba for 2

  43. December 3, 2016


    I’d love to try the Bowen Island Dinner and Zodiac Boat Tour

  44. December 3, 2016


    I’d take my family on a Toronto’s Ultimate Chocolate Tour 🙂

  45. December 3, 2016

    joanne darrell

    The Friday Night Wine and Cheese is my choice.

  46. December 3, 2016

    Melissa Marie

    I would choose the relaxing massage for two for my hubby and I.

  47. December 3, 2016

    Kim K

    I would love to gift the Men’s Barber Shop Haircut, Beard Trim and Hot Towel Massage to my hubby.

  48. December 3, 2016

    Jen P

    There are so many awesome experiences to chose from. I think I would pick the aromatherpy relaxing massage for two.

  49. December 3, 2016

    Julie-Lynne McCann

    Friday Night Wine and Cheese Sails

  50. December 3, 2016

    Tammy Mitchell

    We’ve always wanted to go white water rafting on Ottawa river! Thank you be a dream come true!

  51. December 3, 2016

    Nicole B

    I would probably do the helicopter ride over parliament!

  52. December 3, 2016

    Cheryl MacPhail

    I would get the Stock Car Racing Experience, Scotia Speedworldfor my husband.

  53. December 2, 2016

    Erin McSweeney

    i would love the Novo Recharge Spa Package at Novo Spa

  54. December 2, 2016


    How cool would an Introductory Flight Experience be?

  55. December 2, 2016


    I think I would like the Aromatherapy Relaxing Massage for Two.

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