Canada is an enormous country with vast untouched tracts of wilderness, and many visitors who arrive on flights to Canada are not disappointed by the breathtaking scenery. Most of Canada’s population of around 30 million people live in the the south along the US border. Cheap flights to Canada land in the biggest cities – Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa and Calgary. These bustling and exciting cities are clean, green and host plenty of exciting festivals and events throughout both summer and winter. Summer (late-May to early September) is the peak season for booking cheap flights to Canada, since this is the best season for outdoor pursuits, camping and caravanning. Winter (November to March) can also see the price of flight tickets rise due to winter-sports enthusiasts searching for cheap flights to ski resorts.
Winter is considered the low period for travel, though many keen skiers and snowboarders book flights to Canada for the winter tourist season. January and February are the coldest months with temperatures falling to minus 20C in some parts and most of the country is covered in snow during this time. The country is well set up for keeping warm during the chilly season, however, even if you’re not into winter sports.
Canada can be visited at any time of the year, as the country has a plethora of natural and cultural attractions for every season. However, the best times to look for cheap flights to Canada if you don’t favour bitterly cold weather is during the spring, summer and autumn. During spring and autumn especially the lakes and national parks are picturesque and wildlife are at their most active, and you can also get good deals on flight tickets.
Flights from Sydney to Canada – 14 hrs 10 mins
Flights from Melbourne to Canada – 16 hrs 30 mins
Flights from Brisbane to Canada – 16 hrs 35 mins
Flights from Perth to Canada – 20 hrs 15 mins
Air Canada operates flights to Canada from Australia and serves all major cities. Other airlines that fly to Canada from Australia include: China Eastern, United Airlines, Qantas and Virgin Australia. The cheapest flights to Canada are flying from Sydney to Vancouver. Toronto, Calgary and Montreal are also popular flight destinations. Flights to Canada are most expensive during the summer time. Several airlines offer relatively cheap flights to Canada for January/February – perfect if you’re going for the snow.
Vancouver Airport (YVR) and Toronto Airport (YYZ) both have rapid transit trains that will take you quickly and conveniently to the city centre. Montreal Airport (YUL), Calgary Airport (YYC) and Ottawa Airport (YOW) have dedicated airport buses that will take you directly to the city. Purchasing day or weekly train or bus passes can be a saving if you’re planning on doing a lot of sightseeing within a city. Courtesy shuttles and taxis are more expensive but can be a more convenient option if you have a lot of luggage. Renting a car can give you the freedom to follow your own itinerary. Car rental companies are represented at all the major airports.
(prices quotes are from London)