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Breakaway Experiences: Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences!

Having grown to offer over 1000 experiences and working with over 150 experience companies across Canada and the US, Breakaway Experiences (BE) has embraced the ever-growing popularity of “bucket list” and “once-in-a-lifetime” experiences.

Breakaway Experiences launched across Canada in 2014 with a rapidly growing collection of specialty gift experiences. BE offers certificates for a remarkable variety of unique experiences from gourmet food tours and luxurious spa packages to more adventurous experiences like stock car racing, helicopter flying lessons and sea doo expeditions.

Breakaway Experiences: Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences!

Man giving woman piggyback ride on winter vacation in snowy forest.

Did you leave your shopping to the last minute? No worries: You can buy their present any time of day and instantly print it up to put in a card or simply email them. They will never know you left it so late.

So many amazing reasons why you should purchase a certificate from Breakaway Experiences:

  • A one-stop shop for some of Canada’s unique experiences for gifts.
  • Certificates never expire – BE guarantees the value of all certificates. If a certificate is not redeemed within a year of purchase and the cost of the experience increases, the certificate holder will only have to pay the difference between the original value and the new price.
  • Hassle-free exchange policy – Not sure they will love the experience you picked? With our hassle-free exchange policy, they can simply trade it for the full value of the original certificate.
  • Can’t decide what experience to buy? Breakaway Experiences’ gift certificates are a great way for you to buy them a gift that he/she can use towards an experience that is on their bucket list.

Everyone on your wish list would love to receive one of these once-in-a-lifetime experiences!

Chocolate Lover

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Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Class in Toronto.

For the chocolate lover on your Christmas gifting list there are some sweet, unique experiences for their bucket list. From a Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing Class  or the Ultimate Chocolate Tasting Tour in Toronto to a Dessert Tour in Whistler an or Art Deco and Chocolate Tasting tour in Vancouver, give them an experience that satisfies their sweet tooth.

The Chef & The Dish – Cook with Chefs Around the World in Your Kitchen

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The Chef & The Dish – Cook with Chefs Around the World in Your Kitchen

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

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!

Dark Table Restaurant – Dining in the dark!

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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.

Banff Sleigh Ride

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Banff Sleigh Ride

Banff Sleigh Ride Banff, Alberta

Cuddle up under warm wool blankets as a team of horses pulls you through dazzling snow-covered meadows with spectacular views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Light the Night Kayaking Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia

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Light the Night Kayaking Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia

Light the Night Kayaking Tour, Vancouver, British Columbia

Paddle out into English Bay just before sunset, watch the sun go down and then light up the water with glowing LED lights as you explore the waters off Granville Island.

Segway Adventures

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Segway Adventures

How about a fun gift that tests their skills  one two wheels as they zip around on a Segway. Segways are easy to ride once you get the hang of it and there Segway tours in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Toronto and Niagara are suitable for almost anyone.

Corktown, Canary & Distillery District Toronto Food Tour

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Corktown, Canary & Distillery District Toronto Food Tour

Corktown, Canary & Distillery District Toronto Food Tour

Discover the delicious flavors of Toronto’s Corktown, Canary and the Distillery District during this 4-hour guided food tour. Steeped in history this area was home to the breweries, brickyards, cork stop makers and the largest distillery in the world.

Exotic Car Test Drive in Hamilton, ON

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Exotic Car Test Drive in Hamilton, ON

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.

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BE’s array of unbelievable Canadian experiences continues to expand and offer unique opportunities that appeal to everyone. To learn more about Breakaway Experiences in Canada and the States, you can connect with them on their FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest pages!

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Breakaway Experiences: “Once-in-a-Lifetime” Experiences!

Disclaimer: I was compensated by Breakaway Experiences in order to share these gift ideas with you.

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Bowen Island Dinner and Zodiac Boat Tour would be cool or any of the dining experiences just because I love to cook and appreciate good food!

  2. I would love to book the “Learn to Fly in Squamish” experience because I haven’t flown anything before and it would be a cool experience

  3. I would like to give my son in law the Rocky Mountains Helicopter Tour. When we were talking recently he told me that was one thing he would like to do.

  4. I would love to both give and receive the Whistler Zipline and Treetop Adventure Package – my husband and I would really love to do this together!

  5. I would like to give my parents the experience of dining at The Dark Table restaurant because it would be such a unique way to enjoy a meal!

  6. The Banff Clue Solving Adventure looks great and would be perfect for my friend’s stagette being held next year in Banff! Great group activity and a wonderful way to explore Banff!

  7. I would like to try the Banff Horse Back Riding Adventure in the Bow Valley; I love horses and the area in the mountains around the Bow Valley so a ride would be amazing!

  8. Stock Car Racing Experience, Agassiz Speedway would be a wonderful experience for my son and husband. They would love to watch it and it is local!

  9. I would love to try the Calgary Hot Air Balloon Ride… I would love to check out the views and really experience my city from up high.

  10. The Calgary Inglewood Food Tour would be a fun experience especially with a group of friends. You could discover new places you might not know about.

  11. I’d like to do the heli-fishing in the national park because fishing is one of my favourtie tings and getting way out there in the middle of nowhere would be awesome!

  12. I would like to try the Calgary Sunday Brunch and Farmer’s Market Tour because I love shopping at markets and it would be fun to start with a brunch. I think my hubby would enjoy it too.

  13. I would enjoy the Calgary’s Kensington Village Food Tour because I love going to that area to shop so I would love discovering new restaurants there.

  14. I would enjoy the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Food Tour because the hotel has an interesting history and their food is so good!

  15. Since I love to cook and learn new ideas and techniques I would like The Chef & The Dish Cooking Class – Chefs Around the World in Your Kitchen experience.

  16. I would like to try the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary experience because I enjoy learning about animals and how they fit into the ecosystem.

  17. I would enjoy Calgary’s 17th Avenue SW Food Tour because it would be enjoyable taking a walk and trying different food along the way and talking to the chef’s about their businesses.

  18. The Columbia Icefields Parkway & Glacier Skywalk Tour would be an experience I think I would enjoy as I have never been up on a glacier.

  19. Next time we visit friends in Edmonton it would be fun to take them for an Edmonton Old Strathcona Brunch and Bakeries Tour. It is an interesting part of the city to explore.

  20. The Holly Jolly Hunt – Holiday Scavenger Hunt would be a fun activity for the whole family and it would help make Christmas memories.

  21. Living in the States, I want to try The Chef & The Dish Cooking Class – Chefs Around the World in Your Kitchen (via Skype). It’s a class for 2 participants and is priced $399. I fell in love with the idea before looking at the price.

  22. I would enjoy a day trip to try the Crowsnest Pass Clue Solving Adventure. It would be an out of the ordinary experience to go somewhere we normally would not go to to explore it in a different way.

  23. Calgary Sunday Brunch and Farmer’s Market Tour would be just right to find out what great local producers and products are there. thanks

  24. The West Kelowna Wine Tour would be a fun experience for vacation. I have never been on a wine tour but have heard friends have enjoyed them.


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