Best Experiences to Give Dad this Father’s Day
They say that a dad leaves his mark on the world through the love he gives to his children. I have been blessed to have been given an amazing father. One that has taught me and my children so much, and has given us an indefinite amount of love.
I have also had the fortune to marry my best friend who is an amazing dad to both of our girls.
While Father’s Day comes around once a year, and we treat our dads to a special day, the fact is–they should be celebrated every day. Plus, after a while, dads really have everything they need. But, experiences are the way to go! I recently gifted my parents with a Niagara Helicopter Tour and they still talk about it today. I was so happy that I was able to give them what is for most, a once in a lifetime experience.
It’s truly priceless.
If you’re looking for the best experiences to give dad this Father’s Day, check out Breakaway Experiences! Read on for a list of gifts that are outside of the box and experiences that he will take with him for a lifetime.
This is Dad’s chance to drive an actual NASCAR style stock car! With you on the sidelines watching, he’ll experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of a fueled heart-pumping, white-knuckle race around the track.
Where: Multiple locations across Canada and the USA.
Has Dad has ever dreamed of driving a Lamborghini or Ferrari? Make his dream come true with an experience that lets him get behind the wheel of an exotic sports car and race around the track at Bowmanville’s Canadian Tire Motorsports Park or the Grand Bend Motorplex.
Where: Toronto and multiple locations across the USA.
Police Car Chase
Get behind the wheel of a police car and drive as fast as you want with sirens wailing and lights flashing. Race at full speed while pursuing exotic cars at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park or Grand Bend Motorplex.
Where: Bowmanville and Grand Bend, Ontario
Scenic Bi-Plane Ride
Dad can take a trip back in time and enjoy a scenic biplane ride. Breakaway Experiences has biplane flights in Ottawa and Wetaskwin (Alberta, south of Edmonton) that will take you back in time to the golden age of aviation. Strap on your goggles and aviator’s cap and get a bird’s eye view from the open cockpit of a vintage biplane.
1000 Island Helicopter Tour
Feel the excitement as you lift off and become mesmerized by the beauty and richness of the St. Lawrence Parks and Boldt Castle as only seen from the air.
Take off right at the foot of the CN Tower, fly over the downtown core, and experience a bird’s eye view of the famous Toronto skyline.
Dark Table Restaurant – Dining in the dark!
How does it work?
All you have to do is choose an experience you will love for yourself or a loved one. Once you’ve purchased it, you can email or print it off. Then you or your loved one can enjoy a once in a lifetime experience when you or they choose. Since you don’t choose booking dates at the time of purchase you can do so at your own leisure.
There are no expiry dates. After a year, your certificate will hold its value forever. If the price of your experience goes up, you just have to pay the difference. You also have free exchanges. Just in case you change your mind or your loved one may not like the original experience. You have options! With this list, now you know the best experiences to give dad.
Ready to WIN?
I’ve teamed up with Breakaway Experiences to give away a $100 gift certificate for the best experiences to give dad! All you have to do is head over to Breakaway Experiences and answer, “Which experience would you want to try the most?” Plus, there are lots of additional giveaway entry options.
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Father’s Day is right around the corner, and with BE, there’s still plenty of time. Plus, now you know the best experiences to give dad. I know that I did for both of my parents with an unforgettable Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour.
Which experience would you or your loved one like the most?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.