Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For The Adrenaline Seeker

We all know someone who lives on adrenaline – always seeking out heart-racing and nerve-wracking experiences. From mountains to waves and lush forests to mysterious caves, there is an amazing adventure on Vancouver Island waiting for the thrill-seekers in your life. This gift guide is sure to have your palms sweating and heart pounding. 

Go Underground

For those who aren’t afraid of the dark, pick up a gift card for Horne Lake Caves. Your friends and family can try their hand at spelunking by crawling and climbing their way through each cave on the Multi-Cave Explorer or see incredible crystal formations and ancient fossils on the Riverbend Cave Explorer. 

Climb In the Treetops

For those who aren’t afraid of heights, pick up a gift card to WildPlay Element Parks in Victoria or Nanaimo. Adrenaline-seekers can climb through the trees on the adventure course or plunge off a 150ft bridge! For those who always wanted to fly, give them the gift of zipping through or above the treeline with Adrena LINE Zipline Adventures or West Coast Wild.

Ride Bikes Through The Mountains

All islanders know someone who is crazy about cruising through singletrack or flying downhill between trees on a bike. For the mountain bikers in your life, stop by one of Vancouver Island’s fantastic mountain biking shops for gear, bikes, and expert advice on the best local trails. Gift an unforgettable weekend in Cumberland with a stay at the bike-friendly Riding Fool Hostel and a gift card to a local bike shop to keep all systems go!

Hit the Slopes

For the winter lovers in your life, treat them to a season or a weekend at Mount Washington Skiing Alpine Resort. Know a whole crew of skiers? Pick them up Mount Washington’s 6ixPak tickets for a whole family or adventurous friend group. Or book an incredible ski in ski out Winter Getaway Package for all your friends and family. 

Conquer the Waves

For the adrenaline-seekers in your life looking for a new challenge, gift the magical experience of conquering west coast waves in Tofino. The avid surfers at Tofino Surf School, Pacific Surf Co, and Surf Sister Surf School are always eager to share their passion for the sea and surf. Grab some awesome sweaters, tees, hats, and toques from Pacific Surf Co to add to your gift pack. 

Get a Bird’s Eye View

For the truly adventurous, challenge them to explore the island from the sky. 49 North Helicopters and West Coast Helicopters can take your loved ones on the adventure of a lifetime to hidden lakes, waterfalls, and snowy mountain tops. For those who aren’t content staying inside the comforts of an airplane, grant them their wish with a skydiving experience with Skydive Vancouver Island. Guaranteed to unnerve even the most adventurous adrenaline-seekers in your life.

We’re excited to include this article as part of our Holiday Gift Guide! For more gifting inspiration, check out our full Holiday Gift Guide here.