Does your husband look tired and drained lately? Perhaps a weekend away with the boys is just what the doctor ordered. After a couple of days of living with beer-burping and snoring buddies, he’ll come home feeling recharged and with a new appreciation for family life. With Father’s Day around the corner, we’ve got 10 of the best ideas for a boys’ weekend away.
1. Explore the great outdoors on quad bikes
Fully-guided ATV tours through Southern Ontario’s largest forest make a weekend getaway your husband will be talking about for months to come. All tours include training for newbies, safety instruction, riding gear and lunch. A full-day adventure and overnight deluxe accommodation will set you back $274 per person.
2. Tee off on Canada’s No.1 golf course
If you’re married to a golfing fanatic, then he’ll love nothing more than playing the fairways of Canada’s No. 1 golf destination: Prince Edward Island. Special vacation packages start from $309 per person.
3. Raft the rapids
You’ll find some of the best whitewater rafting on Kicking Horse River near Lake Louise, Alberta. Wild Water Adventures caters to all levels of experience, from beginners to the dude who wants two days’ maximum excitement. Book a night’s accommodation at the beautiful Fairmont Chateau to make the weekend unforgettable.
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4. Viva Las Vegas
There’s no brocation destination that compares to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Book the pack leader a suite at Caesars Palace — home of The Hangover — with explicit instructions to not get arrested or come home with facial tattoos.
5. Hunting and gathering
If your man fancies himself the Bear Grylls type, then he’ll enjoy a weekend in the rugged outdoors, camping under the stars and hunting for food. Whether it’s wrestling with black bears or surfcasting for fish, AllCanda.com features over 300 destinations with lodges to make booking the surprise easier.
6. Cruising in the car
Get your sneaky on, and arrange for the boys to take him on a surprise road trip. Pack everything your man needs for a weekend away, including a sleeping bag, tent and enough money for food, and tell him you’ll see him on Sunday.
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7. Let him rule the roost
Brocations don’t have to cost a lot of money. If you’re on a budget, you could just arrange to stay at your mother’s with the kids and let him and his buddies have free rein of the house for a night. Make sure you stock the fridge with beer and rent a few action-packed movies you know he will love.
8. Ride with cowboys
City slickers are in for the adventure of a lifetime with a weekend on a real working cattle ranch. Your husband can strap on his chaps and spend two nights hanging with real cowboys. He’ll be saddling up his horse, checking cattle and learning to lasso. It’s a real learning experience and one he’ll never forget. Prices start from $395 per person.
9. Motorsports live
Burning rubber, the smell of gasoline, the atmosphere of the crowd going wild — what’s not to love about motorsports? The 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series schedule has race meets twice a month up until September, but there are plenty other races to choose from across North America. Tickets are available online.
The adrenaline junkie will love the exhilaration of ziplining high above the spectacular scenery of Whistler, British Columbia. Book nearby accommodations, and turn it into a fun-filled weekend during which he can forget about his responsibilities and be a big kid again.