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Socially-Distanced Experiences to Gift This Christmas

A woman snowshoes in between snow-covered trees. She is snowshoeing and illustrating one of many socially-distanced experiences we can still enjoy.

Socially-Distanced Experiences to Gift This Christmas

This year has been completely different. All the holidays that have passed have been different but, we’ve adapted and enjoyed them fully but, differently.

Christmas will be no different.

If anything, thinking outside-the-box and giving unique gifts that give an experience will be one of the top gifts to give.

Even with social-distancing and taking more safety measures, there is plenty of fun, unique, and unforgettable experiences you can give a loved one.

Breakaway Experiences have over 1000 experiences to choose from. Bucket list and once in a lifetime experiences like car racing and helicopter rides.

Certificates never expire and you can always exchange your experiences. No hassle. I love the flexibility!

Plus, if you are here because you left Christmas shopping for last-minute, Breakaway Experiences has got your back with an instant gift that will give memories to last a lifetime.

Read on for a list of socially-distanced experiences that has a little something for everyone!

A group of people in a social bubble enjoying one of many socially-distanced experiences that Breakaway Experiences offers.

1. Whistler Snowshoe Tour

Discover the stunning winter scenery of the Whistler backcountry on a snowshoe tour through old-growth forests and backcountry trails on Whistler Mountain.

Choose the route to match your fitness level and follow your guide deep into Whistler’s snowy wilderness.

2. Blue Mountains Hummer Snowshoe Adventure

Experience all the enjoyment and adventure that our Canadian winters bring with a Hummer Snowshoe Adventure in the Blue Mountains near Collingwood.

The Hummer Snowshoe Adventure is a great way to get together with friends, family, or coworkers and take in wintery side of the Blue Mountains.

From high atop the Niagara escarpment, you’ll be able to take in a gorgeous view of Georgian Bay, Collingwood and Wasaga Beach at one of the highest elevations along the Bruce Trail.

3. Banff Snowshoeing Tour to the Paint Pots

This easy 3-kilometre trail through Kootenay National Park is the perfect introduction to snowshoeing near Banff.

Following your professional guide, you’ll snowshoe on a trail that crosses a bridge across the frozen Vermilion River and along a snowy path winding through a forest of pine trees to the Paint Pots, a cultural treasure within the National Park.

A group of super cars are parked on a race track.

4. Exotic Car and Supercar Driving Experience

Take to the track in one of the finest and fastest cars in the world at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

Choose from 10 Super Cars and Exotic Cars for an unforgettable drive around a professional racetrack with no speed limits.

A mock murder scene is shown with a man lying on his stomach with fake blood on his back. A great way to enjoy socially-distanced experiences at home.

5. Play-at-Home Clue Solving Adventures – The Brotherhood Mystery

Do you have what it takes to follow a trail of clues around the world? Mystery, Suspense, Intrigue! They are all there in this three-part virtual adventure.

This unique scavenger hunt style, clue solving adventure is your chance to explore the world AT HOME with friends.

6. Vancouver Superhero Adventure Outdoor Game

Team up with your best superhero friends to save the planet in a ‘socially distanced’ scavenger hunt style outdoor adventure game along Vancouver’s Coal Harbour waterfront!

Vancouver Superhero Adventure Outdoor Game is like a scavenger hunt and an escape room adventure combined into one.

Except unlike escape rooms, you are outdoors, and the game area covers approximately 2km rather than being inside in a locked room.

7. Adventure Drive: Operation Black Maple

Are you ready for an adventure in your car with your family or friends? Operation Black Maple is a 2-hour action-packed drive around the Niagara escarpment on a thriller spy mission.

Plus, you won’t have to share your personal space with strangers! One of many socially-distanced experiences to enjoy.

8. Calgary Clue Solving Adventures

Embark on a socially-distanced outdoor adventure for teams of 2-4 people. One that transforms Calgary into a real-life puzzle board where you are the game pieces!

This unique, scavenger hunt style, clue solving adventure is your chance to explore and discover Calgary.

Woman shoots with a bow and arrow at a target.

9. Archery Lesson – Niagara Falls

Channel your inner Robin Hood during a 1-hour archery lesson with a fully qualified instructor, only a short drive from Niagara Falls. Learn key archery skills in a fun, friendly environment.

A woman laying on her stomach while getting a massage.

10. Hot Stone Massage – Toronto

Treat yourself or that someone special in your life to an indulgent hot stone massage. This Hot Stone Massage by a registered massage therapist is the perfect experience gift for someone looking to take some ‘me’ time and truly unwind.

Woman on a paddle board with the Toronto skyline in the background.

11. Toronto Islands SUP Yoga

A SUP Yoga session in the Toronto Islands is a great way to escape life’s commotion and combine quiet meditation with a challenging workout.

Experience Stand Up Paddleboarding Yoga with a certified instructor in an unforgettable location.

12. Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) – Halifax

Experience the fun of paddle boarding (SUP) on Meech Lake, Gatineau. This experience is designed to get you on the water quickly, with the skills to safely handle your board and enjoying time on the water.

This trendy watersport incorporates the use of a single paddle and a long board to navigate the waters.

13. Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) – Ottawa and Gatineau

Experience the fun of paddle boarding (SUP) on Meech Lake, Gatineau. This experience is designed to get you on the water quickly, with the skills to safely handle your board and enjoying time on the water.

A cup of coffee topped with three coffee beans.

14. Montreal Coffee Tour

From cafés and cold brew, to roasting, extraction, and cocktails, discover the world of coffee in Montreal.

Become a barista for a day as you visit five coffee shops focused on ethically sourced, single-origin, small-batch beans.

A hot air balloon ride against a blue sky. One of many socially-distanced experiences to enjoy.

15. Toronto Area Hot Air Balloon Ride

Lift off on a spectacular hot air balloon ride over Kitchener, just west of Toronto. There’s no better way to see the world than from high above.

The only sound you’ll hear is the pilot opening the burner to fly even higher! The fun begins when you meet with your pilot, crew and fellow passengers.

Once the hot air balloon is inflated, everyone will climb into the basket while the pilot continues to heat up the air inside of the balloon.

A flying plane with chocolate, Niagara Falls, and a vineyard is behind it. One of many great socially-distanced experiences.

16. Niagara Air Tour, Winery Tour and Chocolate Factory Tour

Sip Champagne and enjoy locally produced chocolates as you take in the spectacular views of Niagara Falls from high above.

Afterward, you’ll visit Chocolate F/X chocolatier and Konzelmann Estate Winery for a tour and tastings.

Give the Gift of Experience

Skip the ugly Christmas sweater or the typical gifts that may not get used and give a gift that will last a lifetime.

Hopefully, you’ll find a socially-distanced experience to enjoy this winter or next year!

A man and woman cuddle on the couch and show fun experiences to gift below them. A great way to enjoy socially-distanced experiences together.

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I can tell you first hand that giving a gift like this is an unforgettable experience. We gave Darasak a super car test drive for his birthday and we took my parents on a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls.

We had an amazing time and we can’t wait to get book another adventure!

Which socially-distanced experience would you love or love to gift this year?

Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!

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  1. The hubby and I would be off to Kitchener for a hot-air balloon ride!!! That would be amazing for our anniversary!

  2. Morning Just Got Better Niagara-on-the-Lake Food Tour would be really fun to do with my husband. We have done a few wine tours and they were really wonderful..

  3. My husband and I have always wanted to do the Whistler Zipline and Treetop Adventure Package – this would be a great couples gift to ourselves this Christmas!

  4. Hot Stone Massage, Toronto would be incredible. I’ve never had a proper massage from someone that knows what they are doing lol.

  5. The play at home clue solving adventure seems like a good one for the winter or maybe New Years Eve with the spouse

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