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    Breaking into 2017 contest!



    Breakaway Experiences January 2017 contest

    It’s a new year and it’s time for new adventures. 

    So, you’ve made some resolutions and let me guess…some have already started to waiver or have come to a complete stop.   This is where we can help!


    We all have a ‘bucket  list’ in one form or another – those experiences we’ve always wanted to try but have never got around to doing.


    At Breakaway Experiences, we’ve got experiences … lots of experiences…ranging from mild to WILD!!!


    We want to start 2017 by kicking someone off the couch and checking something off their bucket list with a $200 Breakaway Experiences gift certificate.


    How to enter to WIN!

    1.  Visit , find your favorite experience, and enter this experience below (click “Your bucket list experience” ).

    2.  Refer the contest to your friends on Facebook and Twitter to get more chances to win.


    Breaking into 2017 contest!

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    Interview With Delta Force Paintball

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    Interview With Delta Force Paintball - Breakaway Experiences

    Lock, load and charge forward with Delta Force Paintball.


    For all you weekend warrior wannabes it’s time to gear up, lock & load and charge forward.   Delta Force Paintball, the world’s largest paintball company has landed in Canada with a paintball experience that sets it apart from all other paintball companies.


    Forget pallets, hay bales and old tires scattered around the playing field.   The movie-set paintball scenarios and state of the art equipment, combined with the incredible natural landscape create experiences that enable you to play on the very best theme scenarios in Canada, including Tomb Raider, Tropic Thunder, Prison Break and Resident Evil. Read More…

    Father’s Day Gift Guide

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    Why not spoil Dad!Breakaway Experiences Father's Day Gift Ideas
    This Father’s Day (June 19th …don’t forget!), why not spoil Dad with a gift that is unexpected, unforgettable and something he would not buy for himself? With the wide range of experience gifts in our Father’s Day Gift Guide, you can spend some quality time with your Dad and make memories that’ll last a lifetime. From coast to coast across Canada, from mild to wild, Breakaway Experiences has activities that would make the perfect Father’s Day gift.

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    Expert Interview : The Urban Element

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    Ottawa Cooking Classes with The Urban Element - Breakaway Experiences

    Oliver Schelck, co-founder of The Urban Element, talks to us about their unique cooking classes.  Taking place in a very cool converted Ottawa heritage fire station, The Urban Element chefs transform the home cook in you into a budding kitchen master.   We got the scoop on how it all started and what makes them a unique Ottawa culinary experience.   Read on for our Expert Interview: The Urban Element. Read More…

    It’s time to SPRING into fun experiences and memories

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    Spring is finally here.. The days are  warmer and lighter.  The freshness and warmth of Spring is upon us.!  We’ve been cooped up all winter so we are coiled and ready to get outside and have fun.

    escapade eskimo sugar bush . Fun experiences this spring with breakaway experiences
    Nothing says Spring in Canada more that making maple syrup at a sugar shack.   For the ultimate Spring experience this April you can head out to the Quebec countryside, a short drive from Ottawa – Gatineau, for an overnight experience and learn to transform maple sap into sweet gold.  The Maple Sugar Shack Stay and Play Experience includes an overnight stay at La Vallée des Rosiers, breakfast & dinner and a gallon of sweet syrup.

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    Ottawa Brewery Tours: Brew Donkey Interview

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    Ottawa Brewery Tours - Interview with Brew Donkey - Breakaway Experences

    This week we chatted with Brad Campeau, founder and operator of Brew Donkey Tours. This fun company offers tours of local breweries.   Brew Donkey has expanded their selection of  Ottawa brewery tours and we are excited to find out what makes these brewery tours hop!  Have a read to find out more about these tasty tours of the Ottawa craft beer scene. Read More…

    Interview with Horse Country Campground

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    Horse Country Campground Horseback Riding Ottawa Valley with Breakaway Experiences

    We recently had the pleasure of chatting with Walter Willett, partner at Horse Country Campground.   Horse Country Campground brings a unique horseback riding and camping experience to the Ottawa Valley.   Horse Country Campground allows you to cowboy up and ride high in the saddle. Read More…

    Interview With Sea To Sky Air

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    Breakaway Experience Whistler Squamish Flight Experiences, British ColumbiaThere’s so much to love about flying, from the incredible views to the thrill of taking off and landing.  Add to that the scenic views of British Columbia’s Coast Mountains that are too beautiful to bring to words.  From Vancouver, Squamish is about an hour’s drive and from Whistler, about 45 minutes.   Here is where Sea to Sky Air can take you up high in the sky and introduce you to some of the most breathtaking views you will ever experience.  If you are looking for fun things to do in Vancouver and surroundings, then add these scenic flight experiences to your list.
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    Research Says Experience Christmas Gifts Are The Way To Go

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    Experience Christmas Gifts Breakaway Experiences


    It’s Christmas shopping time and whether you shop online or in stores the challenge is to buy gifts that they will like and appreciate.  The growing trend over the past few years has been to buy experiences as gifts…gifts that involve doing something where the recipient can share the experience with others and can have a memory of doing something that was on their bucket list.


    At Breakaway Experiences we are all about people giving experiences for gifts.  Seriously…that is really what we are all about…start to finish…check out the website…you’ll see…and I bet you find a few experiences you’ve always wanted to try. (More on you later!) Read More…

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    007 Experiences To Becoming James Bond

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    Breakaway Experience 007 James Bond style experiences

    Bond is back with his latest film ‘Spectre’.  James Bond has wowed us movie after movie with countless experiences and adventure that has left us in awe and envy! What if you could be James Bond, at least for a little bit?  53 years of James Bond…the list is long but there are a few Bond worthy experiences in your back yard that can have you putting it on the line for “Queen and country”.  If you want to be ready for that Bond moment or you have a 007 fan in your life who is tough to buy gifts for, these experiences may get you started on the road to Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Read More…

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