Go On A Fun Adventure With Breakaway Experiences! Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 07/05

| June 4, 2015 | 45 Comments

Finding the perfect gift for a special person can be a challenge, especially for someone who usually just goes out and buys what they want when they want it. Father’s Day is just around the corner, and my best friend, Mike is hard to shop for because he has everything! Since he is like a member of our family, I do like to give him something for Father’s Day, but I was scratching my head about what to get him this year. I was relieved to have the chance to review Breakaway Experiences to find an experience that he would enjoy.

Breakaway Experiences is a service that offers Canadians with a shopping directory of unique packages from different companies that range from spas and restaurants to raceway and helicopter tours to gift to loved ones and friends, or to use for themselves. Their goal: To give the recipient of this service a fun and unforgettable experience they will not forget. They launched this service in 2014.

Fining experience is really easy with Breakaway Experiences. Here is how it is done:

  1. Look through the vast selection of experiences across Canada and select the one that you feel your family member or friend would love to do but hasn’t done yet…or pick something that’s on your bucket list.
  2. After you buy the experience it goes into your Breakaway Experiences account where you can email the experience to a friend (or print and put in a card) when the time is right.
  3. The person who receives the experience as a gift redeems the experience via a code in the email they received.   After this they can activate the experience and contact the experience provider to reserve the activity or exchange the experience for another ( for example, they may prefer a spa day to bungee jumping).
  4. Have fun and add one more check to your bucket list!


After a lot of pondering over what I thought Mike would enjoy the most, I decided to try the Two-9 Holes of Golf experience from the Canadian Golf and Country Club just outside of Ottawa. When I told Mike what we were going to do, he was really excited as he enjoys playing golf when he can. These are the details that were included in this experience:
• Two-9 hole rounds of golf (valid 7 days a week)
• Power cart rental for two
• Two medium buckets of range balls.

Mike and I were excited as we walked up to the Canadian Golf & Country Club. The main building is large and gorgeous! The grounds were green and luscious and nestled around the main building of the facility, adding to the beauty of the building. We then entered the main building into the Pro Shop to check in for our reservation. The staff was really friendly, and was able to answer all of our questions about the course and the facility.

Main Buildinbg Collage

After being handed the keys to our golf cart, we set off to start our day of golf glory!

Cart Collage

The course at the Canadian Golf & Country Club was fantastic! Mike said that this was one of the nicest courses he has played at in the Ottawa area, and he has been to quite a few of them. I really liked how there was variation to each of the holes, and each one gave the facility a different point of view. Since I am not even close to being Arnold Palmer, I always teed off at the half way marks of each hole.

Course Collage

Our golf cart was really fun, not only to drive, but to use throughout our game. It had a GPS installed to it so we could see where we were on the course. It also let us see how much off of the pace of an average player we were so we would know whether we should let other players go in front of us. Our cart was also keeping count of our score for each hole we were on, just in case we did not feel like keeping our score manually on the score card provided to us upon checking in (we were also able to email our score cards to ourselves which I liked as well). Finally, we were also able to order food while we were on the course by pulling up their menu and selecting which meal we would like.

Cart Screen Collage

Mike found it amusing that I would become entranced with the numerous bits of natural beauty found all over the course. There were so many feature that were, both man-made and natural, that made this course one I would want to return to the next time I wanted to pick up a game.

Scenery Collage 

I became a bit parched while on the course, so I bought a drink from the Club’s snack truck. There were plenty of treats, both child and adult-friendly, that would keep your appetite until you wanted to eat a meal once you were finished on the course.


Alas, Mike’s Father’s Day golf game came to an end. We were sad to go, but we are planning to return to play another round of golf. We learned that, along with the course for golfers, there is also a larger holes of golf for visitors and members to play Soccer Golf. When we heard this, we were even more excited about our next visit to the Canadian Golf & Country Club. We were both really pleased with the facility, the staff and, of course, the course! Mike really enjoyed his Father’s Day experience.

Golf is not dad’s cup of tea? Breakaway Experiences has a list of great experiences on their directory that are great gift ideas:

Breakaway Experiences also has a wedding registry so couples can let their friends and family gift experiences to them instead of signing up for traditional wedding registries. These experiences will help to create memories for this new chapter in their lives gifted by you, and it is great for guests to your special day who are unsure what traditional gift to give!

Gift certificates for Breakaway Experiences are also available on their website if you are still not sure what experience to send that special someone you think would love to have a great adventure!

We are both also going to look into using Breakaway Experiences for more fun adventures, not only for ourselves, but to gift to our friends and families so they can have a great and memorable experience! I can’t wait to go on my next adventure!

For more information about Breakaway Experiences, you can visit them online, or you can connect with them on their Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ pages!

You can also connect with the Canadian Golf & Country Club on their website, as well as their Facebook, Twitter  and Pinterst  pages!

Disclaimer: My experience was paid for by Breakaway Experiences in order to write this review. My views are all my own.

Breakaway Experience Giveaway!

Breakaway Experience would like for one Ottawa Mommy Club reader to have the chance to have an adventure of their own!

They are giving away a $100 Gift Card so you can go on the experience of your choice!

The giveaway is open to Canadian residents and will end on July 5th, 2015 at 11:59 EDT.

Good Luck to all that enter!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.


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  1. Linda A Cassidy says:

    The Brewery Tour would be a fun experience to share with Kent.

  2. Tiana says:

    pole dancing classes!

  3. holly o'gorman says:

    I would pick the Tandem Skydiving.

  4. Jonnie says:

    I would go on the Edmonton River Valley Segway Adventure Tour

  5. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d want to drift away at the D Spa.

  6. Jennifer L. says:

    I would choose the Caving adventure in Collingwood.

  7. Maegan Morin says:

    I think that the Edmonton River Valley Segway Adventure Tour would be fun!

  8. kathy downey says:

    Would love to do The Brewery Tour

  9. XIAO says:

    I’D LIKE TO TRY “Dog Sledding and Snow Shoeing Experience”! THANK YOU!

  10. jan says:

    the Stock Car Driving Experience

  11. Shelley N says:

    My husband and I love going to the Niagara wine area so I would choose Niagara’s Twenty Valley Wine and Cheese Tour.

  12. Athena says:

    The Brewery tour would be fun

  13. Silvia D says:

    i would like the Vancouver Whale Watch Tour

  14. Alayne Langford says:

    Definitely the car racing for my husband! It is on his Bucket List! 🙂 tysm

  15. Katie says:

    Biplane experience over the hills

  16. Jana L. says:

    I would go for the Zipline Extreme adventure

  17. leah leitch says:

    Brewery tour

  18. sarah sar says:

    I would use it for Great Canadian Bungee – Bungee Jumping experience!

  19. Fan R says:

    I like Picture of 1000 Islands Kayaking – Guided Tour

  20. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I’d like the Niagara’s Twenty Valley Wine and Cheese Tour

  21. Nicole Jubleew says:

    I would choose the Friday Night Wine and Cheese Sails

  22. Marla says:

    Probably golfing

  23. Karine says:

    I would choose the Dinner for 2 with wine

  24. Sunshine G says:

    The Whistler Finer Things dinner tour.

  25. Julie Bolduc says:

    I would pick Cooking Class with The Urban Element

  26. Nicole says:

    I’d choose the Caving in Collingwood.

  27. Janessa Porter says:

    1000 islands guided kayaking! Or if I get to Toronto I would love to do the learn to sail in a day adventure!

  28. Jennifer P. says:

    I would choose the Vancouver Whale Watch Tour.

  29. em says:

    I’d pick Tandem Skydiving. Did I mention I’m afraid of heights? Well I’m challenging myself

  30. KD says:

    I would probably choose the Mommy To Be Pregnancy Massage & Mani/Pedi at D Spa.

  31. Tina L. says:

    Vancouver Whale Watch Tour

  32. linda D. says:

    white water rafting

  33. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’d love the Rainforest Guided Hiking Tour in Victoria.

  34. Valerie Gibson says:

    I would coose the Coaster’s

  35. Valerie Gibson says:

    I would coose the Coaster’s Seafood dinner for 2 with wine.

  36. Valerie Gibson says:

    I would choose the Coaster’s Seafood dinner for 2 with wine.

  37. Valerie Gibson says:

    I would enjoy the Ottawa brewery tour.

  38. Sean Pynaert says:

    I would choose the guided fishing trip with my buddy.

  39. Sandy says:

    The ATV Scavenger Hunt looks like so much fun. My family would have a blast!

  40. Edmond says:

    OMG, Coaster’s Seafood dinner for 2 pls. Wow, prize $100 gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me, pick me!

  41. maria says:

    The paintball experience.

  42. Sarah De Diego says:

    The Friday Night Wine and Cheese Sails would be popular with my husband and I!

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  43. Amber Y says:

    I’d choose the Kensington Market Sweets Tour. I love food tours and activities. Wish there were more of them close to home or even some cooking classes.

  44. Milena says:

    Niagara’s Twenty Valley Wine and Cheese Tour
    Where: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

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