gift experiences

Everyone has that one person on their list. That one person who seems to have everything and keeps telling you: “they don’t want anything…” because they truly don’t want anything. Or maybe you have a budding teenager who just keeps shrugging at you when you ask what they want for Christmas. These people are the biggest problems on your Christmas list, which is why I have a few ideas. So do yourself a favor this holiday season: gift experiences.

All over Canada there are incredible things to do and experience and so many of us haven’t even tried all of them! With so many things to choose from you might find it hard to know where to start, but I have a trick. Breakaway Experiences is a great website where gifting an experience is what they do along and they have a huge database of amazing adventures perfect for anyone on your list.

What kind of  gift experiences?

The Chef & The Dish – Cook with Chefs Around the World in Your Kitchen
Any kitchen, anywhere

The Chef & The Dish Cooking Class is a kitchen to kitchen culinary experience. Get step-by-step coaching and cooking tips from Chefs for a private, one-to-one cooking class, all live via Skype. Choose from dozens of cooking classes like Paella, Jambalaya, Clam Chowder, Gumbo, Pad Thai, Gyoza, Singaporean Chicken Rice, Massaman Curry, Maki Sushi Rolls, Cashew Chicken and Tom Yum, Baklava, and so much more. A great date night experience!

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Dark Table Restaurant – Dining in the dark!

Dark Table Restaurants in Calgary and Vancouver offer a truly unique dining experience where your senses of touch, taste, smell and hearing are intensified.

Winter Eagle Viewing Float
Squamish, BC

For a truly unique experience gift, give them a gentle ride down the Squamish and Cheakamus Rivers to witness the spectacular natural phenomenon that is the world’s largest gathering of bald eagles coming to feast on spawning wild salmon.

Light the Night Kayak Tour
Vancouver, BC

Watch the sun go down as you explore the waters off Vancouver’s Granville Island by night on this unique 1.5-hour kayak tour. Paddle into English Bay and enjoy breathtaking views of the city’s famous skyline as the sun sets your kayak’s LED lights illuminate the water. When my hubby and I did this we absolutely loved it and we couldn’t recommend this more highly for those who love to be on the water.

Helicopter Tour

Surprise them this Christmas with a thrilling experience gift– a helicopter tour over TorontoOttawaVancouverWhistlerNiagara Falls, the 1000 Islands or Mont Tremblant, Quebec is a high flying gift they will never forget!

Clue Solving Adventures

Are you ready for an adventure? Using logic, determination and teamwork solve interactive scavenger hunt style mysteries while discovering the history and hidden facts about your city. Breakaway Experiences’ Clue Solving Adventures in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria are great experience gifts for the puzzle solving adventurers in your life and makes a great day out with the family. From $59 per adventure for up to 4 people

Exotic Car Test Drive
Hamilton, ON

Get behind the wheel of your favourite Exotic Car or Supercar for an unforgettable 30-minute test drive experience. Discover first-hand the thrill of driving the car of your dreams on a country roads with minimum traffic.

Edmonton Old Strathcona Brunch and Bakeries Tour
Edmonton, AB

Become part of the spirit of Old Strathcona in Edmonton with a tummy full of brunch, spirits, and baking on a guided walking food tour. What a great idea to gift to someone who loves to brunch and loves to explore. Not only do you get to eat you also get to have a drink, learn about the city and learn a little bit about baking!

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Maritime Lobster Supper at Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market
Toronto, ON

Indulge in a four-course traditional Maritime lobster dinner in the historical St. Lawrence Market. Toronto’s Chef Scott brings you a traditional East Coast Kitchen Party filled with sharing recipes, cooking demonstrations and a fisherman’s feast. What better way to experience the amazing lobster here in Canada than fresh off the fisherman’s boat!


Now guess what?!

Breakaway Experiences is going to be giving one of you lucky readers a chance to win a $100 gift card to enjoy or gift your own experience this Christmas. So make sure to enter below for your chance to win before the holidays!Gift ExperiencesGift Experiences

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  1. oooo Would love to do the St. Johns food tour! Thanks!

  2. 1000 Islands Kayaking – Self-Guided Day Tour with my hubby would be amazing

  3. I would like the dark table experience

  4. I’d like to try the Little Italy in Vancouver Food Tour.

  5. I’d love to experience the Winnipeg Brewery Tour!

  6. I would gift Dark Table in Vancouver!

  7. I would love to gift a helicopter experience in Whistler to my Dad!

  8. i’d love to do the Whistler Snowshoe and Spa Experience

  9. I know my husband would like the exotic car experience.

  10. The exotic car experience would be sweet to try out!

  11. I’d probably gift the kayaking experience.

  12. I’ve been wanting to try the ziplining up at Whistler – although I might wait for it to warm up a bit!

  13. I would love to try Dark Table, it sounds so interesting.

  14. Would love to try the Winter Eagle Viewing Float in Squamish!

  15. I would love to gift my husband with the Whistler Zipline and Treetop Adventure Package to use in the spring or summer (and I’d love to do this one too!).

  16. I’d love to experience the Brewery Tour!

  17. I would chose the hot air balloon ride.

  18. I’d love the Edmonton Old Strathcona Brunch and Bakeries Tour

  19. I’d love to try a hot air balloon ride.

  20. I’d like the light the night kayak tour!

  21. I would love to try Corktown, Canary & Distillery District Toronto Food Tour

  22. I would love to try Greektown on the Danforth Toronto Food Tour

  23. I would do one of the food tours in Victoria BC with my husband. They sounds amazing! Probably the Downtown Victoria City Food Tour.

  24. I would love the hot stone massage!

  25. The late night kayaking or the dark table forsure

  26. i would love to experience the … Bowen Island Dinner and Zodiac Boat Tour

  27. I would like the Niagara Falls Helicopter Tours.

  28. I’d love to do the helicopter tour.

  29. I’d love to spent time with my daughter doing The Chef & The Dish!

  30. I’d love to try the exotic car test drive.

  31. dark table in calgary would be fantabulous!

  32. i would totally get this for my best friend Maritime Lobster Supper at Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market

  33. I would love to try the helicopter ride over Niagara Falls .

  34. I’d like to take my mom on teh Downtown Edmonton Food Tour

  35. Brentwood Bay Guided Kayak Tour!

  36. I would definitely like to experience the lobster dinner at the St Lawrence Market, Why? because I can kill 2 birds with 1 stone, I have never been to the St Lawrence Market. Thanks for the chance, what an awesome giveaway

  37. I would take my son on a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls – so many amazing ideas!

  38. I would love to do the White Water Rafting down the Thompson

  39. I’d like the light the night kayak tour!

  40. I would like to gift the Calgary Inglewood Food Tour for xmas to my brother in law

  41. I have always wanted to do the segway experience in Toronto.

  42. I would love to take the Niagara Cold Climate Wine Tour from Toronto

  43. I would use it on a Jasper Planetarium and Telescope Experience for my family.

  44. I would like to do the Stock Car racing experience in Peterborough

  45. I would love to gift and go on the St. Lawrence Market and Old Town Toronto Food Tour with my sister.

  46. I’d love the Wild Plant and Mushroom foraging rainforest tour!

  47. The hot air balloon experience would be great

  48. The Half Day Halifax Kayak Tour with Lobster Feast sounds amazing!

  49. I would love to treat my husband to the hot air balloon ride.

  50. I would love to do the Banff Via Ferrata Mountain Climbing experience or the Hot Air Balloon Ride over Calgary.

  51. I would love to gift the Summerland Wine Tour to my parents.

  52. The distillery district segway tour 🙂

  53. I would like to give the experience of a wine/food tour to my sister and her hubby.

  54. I would love to do the Introductory Flying Lesson in Brandon, Manitoba.

  55. My brother would love the Exotic Car and Supercar Driving Experience!Thanks 🙂

  56. My brother would love the Exotic Car Test Drive!

  57. I would love to check out the winnipeg brewery tour

  58. I am putting the Whistler Helicopter Tour to Rainbow Glacier on my to-do Christmas Wish List!

  59. I would like to do the Edmonton Old Strathcona Brunch and Bakeries Tour.

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