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Help Dad Experience A Bucket List Adventure For #Canada150 With Breakaway Experiences

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Breakaway Experiences provided Canadian Blog House with a Breakaway Experience in exchange for this promotion. Stay tuned for our review of our upcoming hot air balloon flight over Ottawa, later this summer! All opinions are our own.

Father’s Day is fast approaching! If you are looking for a unique gift idea for Dad, Breakaway Experiences can help.

No matter whether dad is full of adventure and dreams of skydiving, or prefers a tasty beer tour, or a half day bike tour, Breakaway Experiences has something fun for Dad to help him celebrate Canada 150 – and check that item off his bucket list!

Last summer we took to the skies over Ottawa for an adventure with Breakaway Experiences. Our vintage biplane flight over Parliament Hill and downtown Ottawa was one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Incredible!

“Having grown to offer over 800 experiences in 9 provinces, Breakaway Experiences has embraced the growing popularity of “once-in-a-lifetime” and “bucket list” experiences. Breakaway Experiences offers certificates for a remarkable variety of unique experiences across Canada—from stock car driving and helicopter flight to craft brewery tours and unique culinary experiences.”

Always wondering what the heck to get dad for Father’s Day? How about a unique experience from Breakaway Experiences?

No matter where you live across Canada, there are so many great experiences to choose from!

Here are just a few examples!


Breakaway Experiences Primal Swing Nanaimo BC

Victoria: Nanaimo Primal Swing

Soar sling-shot style from a trestle bridge towering over the Nanaimo River. Unleash screams of joy and fear as you plummet 110 feet (34 m) and swing through the rock canyon.

Breakaway Experiences Wild Foraging Rainforest

Vancouver: Wild Foraging Rainforest Tour

Let a knowledgeable chef and biologist take you for an easy ramble through the rainforest on this wild foraging tour. Learn tips and tricks on how to identify, cook and preserve edible wild herbs, berries and mushrooms.

Breakaway Experiences Whistler Jet Boating Whistler BC

Whistler: Jet Boating

Get ready to navigate the tight canyons, braided channels and exciting rapids on the pristine glacier waterways of the Green River. Experience a unique combination of excitement and natural beauty on the Whistler Jet Boating tour.

Breakaway Experiences Rocky Mountain Backcountry Heli-Hiking

Edmonton: Rocky Mountain Backcountry Heli-Hiking

For those who are looking for an adventurous hiking experience, this heli-hiking exploration in the Columbia Icefields is like nothing you have ever experienced before.

Breakaway Experiences Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventure

Calgary: Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventure

Experience the ultimate vacation adventure by touring Calgary and the Rocky Mountains in the side car of a motorcycle. On your Rocky Mountain Sidecar Tour enjoy incredible landscapes, catch the scent of meadows & mountains and stop for a picnic at the headwaters of a glacial stream. Your adventure awaits!

Breakaway Experiences Hot Air Balloon Ride

Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina: Hot Air Balloon Ride

Take to the skies for an unforgettable hot air balloon ride and experience the magic of soaring over a changing landscape, suspended in a basket under a glorious hot air balloon. (available in 9 locations across Canada)

Toronto: Stunt Driving Experience

Learn how to drive a car like the stuntmen and stuntwomen in the movies. Experience the thrill of making a car do some fun, crazy stunts.

Breakaway Experiences Niagara Falls Air Tours

Niagara Falls:  Wine, Dine & Fly Tour

Enjoy a scenic flight of the Niagara Region and chauffeured service to four wineries for wine tasting and lunch.

Breakaway Experiences Kingston Beer Tour

Kingston: Beer Tour

Spend an afternoon tasting the best of Kingston’s world-class micro breweries. Visit a variety of Kingston’s micro breweries, pubs, and hot spots and savour tastings of 8 different local craft beers accompanied by tasty bites while learning about Kingston’s historic downtown and its long history with the world’s king of beverages, beer!

Breakaway Experiences Ottawa Vintage Biplane Ride

Ottawa: Biplane Flight









Biplane Flight Over Parliament Hill

This Biplane Flight over Parliament Hill, downtown Ottawa and the Gatineau Hills is the perfect experience for anyone who has always want to take a trip back in time to the golden age of aviation. Strap on your aviator’s cap and goggles and get a bird’s eye view from the open cockpit of a vintage 1939 WACO UPF-7 biplane.

Breakaway Experiences Montreal Flight Simulator

Montreal: Boeing 737 Flight Simulator Experience

Climb into the Captain’s seat of a Boeing 737 and take to the skies in a jet flight simulator! Enjoy an ultra realistic Boeing 737 flight simulator experience with thousands of airports around the world from which to take-off and land.

Breakaway Experiences Nova Scotia Wine Tour

Halifax: Afternoon Escape Wine Tour

The Afternoon Escape Wine Tour is your chance to indulge in the best of Nova Scotia Wine Country while spending a day relaxing in the Annapolis Valley. Discover the best kept secrets of this wine region with a passionate, informed guide who will introduce you to the wines, the wineries and the local stories behind them.

Breakaway Experiences Stock Car Driving Experience

Fredericton & Moncton New Brunswick, Oyster Bay Prince Edward Island: Stock Car Driving Experience

Strap in, hold on tight, and prepare for the most exhilarating ride imaginable as you feel the awesome power of an authentic stock car explode off the starting line.             (available at 12 tracks across Canada)

Our friends at Breakaway Experiences want to give you the chance to WIN an exciting experience for your dad!

One lucky Canadian Blog House reader could WIN a $150.00 Gift Certificate to Breakaway Experiences, to be used towards the experience of your choice! 

For more information, be sure to follow Breakaway Experiences on Facebook!

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

So stay tuned…sometime this summer we will be up, up, and away in a beautiful hot air balloon ride over Ottawa, as I cross another great experience off my bucket list!



  1. June 13, 2017


    My partner got to do the biplane last year (a joint gift for him and his dad) and now I want to do it!!

  2. June 13, 2017

    Nancy T

    I would love to gift the BBQ Smoking class to my hubby! We bought him a smoker one year for Father’s Day and he still hasn’t used it because he doesn’t know where to start.

  3. June 13, 2017


    Hubby would most like the Stunt Driving Experience + Ride Along.

  4. June 13, 2017

    Anu Chopra

    Boeing 737 Flight Simulator Experience in Toronto would be great for my dad.

  5. June 13, 2017

    Katie Mitchell

    The “dad” in my life is my husband – he would love a stock car experience like the one offered in Fredericton NB!

  6. June 13, 2017

    Elizabeth G

    Would definitely have my husband do that Drifting and Spinning Experience. He’d love it!

  7. June 13, 2017


    would love to do the white water rafting down the Thompson

  8. June 13, 2017


    i think hubby would enjoy the Stunt Driving Experience.

  9. June 13, 2017

    Marilyn Legault

    I’m interested in a pub crawl 🙂

  10. June 13, 2017

    Israel Y

    I would love the Toronto Islands Canoe Paddle & Beach Dining Escapade

  11. June 13, 2017

    Fan R

    I think our dad would love Drifting and Spinning Experience!

  12. June 13, 2017

    Kim K

    He’d love to go on a ziplining experience.

  13. June 13, 2017


    I would love to do the Bow Valley Horseback Riding Experience with my dad

  14. June 13, 2017

    Caryn Coates

    I think my husband would really enjoy Offroad Scenic Hummer Adventure

  15. June 13, 2017

    Judy Cowan

    I think my Dad would love the Kingston Beer Tour.

  16. June 14, 2017

    Doris Calvert

    The Banff Discover Grizzly Bears Tour looks amazing

  17. June 14, 2017

    Florence Cochrane

    I would like the Afternoon Escape Wine tour.

  18. June 14, 2017

    Tara Betterley

    I would love to do the guided kayak tour of the 1000 islands. what a great way to spend the day with someone!

  19. June 14, 2017

    Alex Bell

    I think my husband would love to do the stunt driving experience or the brunch tour!!

  20. June 14, 2017

    Janet M

    The Best of Halifax Foodie Adventure would be great fun.

  21. June 14, 2017

    Dana Miller

    I would be thrilled to enjoy the Whistler Backcountry Air Safari! I love to fly and the views are sure to be breathtaking. I will definitely explore more of Breakaway Experiences packages in the future.

  22. June 14, 2017

    Tania B

    Definitely the Old Toronto Beer Tour.

  23. June 14, 2017

    Krista M

    I would bring my dad with me to experience the culinary treasures our city has to offer with the Calgary’s 17th Avenue SW Food Tour which looks so fun!

  24. June 14, 2017

    Amy Heffernan

    I know my father would love a river raft experience. Thanks!

  25. June 14, 2017

    Jennifer P.

    He would love the Superfly Zipline and Treetop Adventure Package at Whistler!

  26. June 14, 2017

    Melinda Jana

    the stunt driving one looks so cool

  27. June 15, 2017

    Juliee Fitze

    Would like the driving experience at Peterborough speedway.

  28. June 15, 2017


    Heli Backcountry experience from Edmonton

  29. June 15, 2017

    Stephanie LaPlante

    I would like to go on the Niagara Falls Food Tour with both my parents.

  30. June 15, 2017


    I’d love to give my dad the stock car driving experience. He would really love that!

  31. June 15, 2017


    The Beer Makes History Better walking tour in Toronto sounds like fun!

  32. June 16, 2017

    Marlene J

    King and Queen West Sunday Brunch Tour, Toronto

  33. June 16, 2017

    Julie Bolduc

    I would take my dad on the kayaking on 1000 islands

  34. June 17, 2017


    I would love to treat my hubby on a hot balloon ride in Calgary.

  35. June 17, 2017

    Jennifer L.

    I would like to do the Family White Water Rafting Afternoon on the Ottawa River.

  36. June 17, 2017

    Amber Y

    I think any of the food tours would make for amazing gifts. I’d love to give the Kensington Market Sweet & Savoury Food Tour a try myself.

  37. June 18, 2017

    Victoria Ess

    He’d love the BBQ Cooking Class!

  38. June 18, 2017

    Erin McSweeney

    the BBQ Cooking Class, Toronto for sure

  39. June 18, 2017


    My hubby would love the BBQ smoking class.

  40. June 19, 2017


    My husband would like to try the Bowen Island Dinner and Zodiac Boat Tour .

  41. June 19, 2017


    The biplane over parliament looks awesome.

  42. June 21, 2017

    kathy downey

    Love to do the Afternoon Escape Wine Tour in Halifax!

  43. June 23, 2017

    Nicole Jubleew

    My dad would love the hot air balloon ride experience.

  44. June 24, 2017


    I would like the romantic helicopter ride with dinner at mont tremblant!

  45. June 24, 2017


    Would love to do the 1000 Islands Kayaking – Guided Tour

  46. June 25, 2017

    Betty S

    It is hard to decide, I think the Boeing simulator would be awesome

  47. June 26, 2017


    I would love my husband to try the stunt driving experience.

  48. June 26, 2017


    I think he’d like the King and Queen West Sunday Brunch Tour, Toronto!

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