10 Awesome Experience Gifts

In our family, we love giving, and getting, experience gifts! Especially with a small child, it’s so much fun to get out and have a unique adventure that you might not have ever planned for yourself. Below, we list 10 amazing experience gifts that you might want to consider adding to your Christmas shopping (or wish!) list.

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There are a few companies that compile experience gifts for you to browse and purchase, either for yourself or someone else. These include perfectday.ca, lifeexperiences.ca, epicexperiences.ca and breakawayexperiences.com.

The gift: Tree Trek Adventure for 2

About: You can take a Tree Trek Canopy Walk adventure through the treetops, taking in a bird’s eye view of cedars, hemlocks and firs. On your tour, you’ll cross seven suspension bridges and two rigid bridges, as well. $85.


Location: Whistler

Website: http://www.perfectday.ca/experience/nature-experiences/tree-trek-adventure/tree-trek-adventure-for-two

The gift: Falconer Experience

About: For a truly unique experience, send someone you love out for an afternoon learning about birds of prey – your gift recipient will tour the facility, learn about the birds and then handle the bird on a walk through the forest. $89.


Location: Maple Ridge

Website: http://www.perfectday.ca/experience/nature-experiences/birds-of-prey-experiences/falconer-experience 

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The gift: Ultralight 30-Minute Flight

About: With this gift, you’ll be flying high in an ultralight, and then receive some expert tuition about flying this speedy and maneuverable aircraft. $119.

Location: Vancouver

Website: http://www.perfectday.ca/experience/flying-gifts/ultralight-flights/ultralight-30-minute-flight 

The gift: Primal Swing

About: This is a swing experience you’ve never had before! Swinging over 100 feet, you’ll get to see a unique view of the Okanagan from this height. $69.99.

Location: Kelowna

Website: https://www.lifeexperiences.ca/product.php?region=10&category=1&product=4411

The gift: Whale Watching

About: This gift purchase is for one, three to five-hour whale watching tour. This is a trip you’ll never forget. $99.

Location: Vancouver

Website: https://www.lifeexperiences.ca/product.php?region=10&category=1&product=1513

The gift: Winter Eagle Viewing Float

About: Bundle up and take a winter float down the lower Cheakamus and Squamish Rivers looking for bald eagles that gather here every year. $108.99.

Location: Squamish

Website: https://www.lifeexperiences.ca/product.php?region=10&category=1&product=4441

The gift: Okanagan Flyboard Experience

About: Now this is an experience you won’t soon forget! Strap on the special boots and you’ll soon be zooming high above the water. $124.

Location: Kelowna

Website: https://www.okanaganflyboard.com

The gift: Parasailing Experience

About: Go parasailing and get a bird’s eye view of Kelowna and Lake Okanagan! $90.

Location: Kelowna

Website: https://epicexperiences.ca/shop/parasail-experience-solo/

The gift: Full-Day Snowmobiling Experience

About: Leave in the morning and spend the whole day snowmobiling the Paradise Basin in Panorama. You’ll go out with a group and operate your own snowmobile on this trip. $110.

Location: Panorama

Website: https://epicexperiences.ca/shop/paradise-basin-full-day-snowmobiling/ 

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The gift: Dogsledding

About: Dogsledding is a truly Canadian adventure that everyone should have the chance to experience! You’ll take a dogsled trip through the Rockies on this adventure. $152.

Location: Valemount

Website: http://www.perfectday.ca/experience/nature-experiences/dog-sledding/valemount-dog-sled-experience

BC is also home to several unique dining options. You can dine in the dark at Vancouver’s Dark Table; try the Fly ‘n’ Dine to Bowen Island, where you can a 20-minute plane ride from Vancouver’s Coal Harbour to Bowen Island for a three-course meal at Doc Morgan’s. Visit http://blog.hellobc.com/10-unusual-dining-experiences-in-british-columbia/ for more amazing ideas.

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