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22 November 2021

Holiday Gift Guide: Day Trips


This Holiday Season focus on what really matters: reconnecting with loved ones, making memories and creating joy. When considering what to wrap up under the tree, we invite you to look at some of the wonderful experiences Landsby has to offer. This week we are presenting you with a series of gift guides that will make anyone on your list smile.

Take a look at today’s offerings: day trips and cool experiences that can be enjoyed in one afternoon — all within an easy drive of nearby city centres. A perfect gift on its own, or combine it into a larger getaway — our team is happy to help you create the perfect giftable retreat.

Can’t decide? Pick up a Landsby Gift Card and let them choose their own adventure. You’ll be supporting small Canadian businesses and they’ll be thrilled with the chance to experience something new. That’s what we call a win-win!

Québec: Experience the Via Ferrata in the Canyon Sainte-Anne

Just 30 minutes from Quebec City is the beautiful Sainte-Anne region located on the outskirts of the scenic town of Beaupré. You may know Mont-Sainte-Anne as a winter ski haven, but there is another heart-pumping adventure offered in the area year-round but we think would be amazing as a summer-time adventure. The Canyon Sainte-Anne is a 1.2-billion-year-old rock formation that sits among old-growth forests and surrounds the wild Sainte-Anne-du-Nord river as it rushes through. This experience allows visitors to safely scale the granite canyon walls — moving from one side of the gorge to the other, right by the thundering waterfall — on a Via Ferrata. Italian for “iron road,” a Via Ferrata is a cable system that allows climbers to attach their harness to a built-in rope that’s anchored to the canyon wall. Climbers can then scale areas that would otherwise be reserved for only experienced climbers. This activity is safe for kids over the age of six, but exciting enough for adults. It makes a great gift for those hard-to-buy-for teens!

British Columbia: View over Vancouver from Grouse Mountain

If you are looking to gift a fun day of outdoor activities near Vancouver, this experience at the top of Grouse Mountain delivers. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Grouse Mountain offers a panoramic view of the city and the stunning coastal mountain ranges that surround it. From the 4,100-foot peak, you’ll be able to see Coal Harbour, Stanley Park and the glittering city below. On the mountain, you’ll find lots of activities to keep busy, from a visit to the wildlife refuge and hiking to scenic chairlift rides and mountain zipline tours. This is a perfect gift for all ages and makes a great family outing.

Ontario: Niagara Falls from above on a helicopter tour

Niagara Falls is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Southern Ontario, but even those who live here and have visited the Falls many times will appreciate this awesome chance to see the famous view from above. Gift them a private helicopter tour and watch their eyes light up at the chance for an adventure in the sky. Tours follow over the Niagara River and take in all the famous sights: Horseshoe Falls, Whirlpool Rapids, the Rainbow Bridge and the surrounding parks. Photographers and Instagrammers will love this gift as they’ll be able to capture incredible images from overhead.