Cheap Flights to Vancouver

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When is the best time to fly to Vancouver?

Peak season:

Picturesque and vibrant, travellers love taking cheap flights to Vancouver one of North America's greenest cities. The largest urban green space is 404 hectare Stanley Park right in its backyard featuring parkland, gardens and beaches. The park is a local and tourist favourite for hiking, cycling, picnics and swimming especially in the summer months which is when most visitors arrive on flights to Vancouver. Despite its clean, green appeal (it appears at the top of many global liveability indexes) Vancouver is a city of high­rise buildings. Downtown Vancouver is dominated by gleaming towers clad in green glass and it has many diverse, bustling neighbourhoods including Chinatown, the Punjabi Market Indian district, gay-­friendly Davie Village and bohemian Commercial Drive. Summer is also the best season for festivals when the city plays host to festivals featuring jazz, folk music, fireworks, gay pride, outdoor concerts and more. Canada Day (1 July) is also a good excuse for a huge party and Vancouver won’t disappoint in that respect.

Off season:

Unlike other Canadian cities Vancouver doesn’t receive much snow in the winter though it does rain a lot, so a rainproof jacket is essential. The cheapest flights to Vancouver can be found during the winter, a plus for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts who head to the mountain mainly in January and February.

When is the best time to book a flight to Vancouver?

Flights from Sydney to Vancouver: 14 hours 15 minutes.

Flights from Melbuorne to Vancouver: 16 hours 35 minutes.

Flights from Brisbane to Vancouver: 13 hours 35 minutes.

Flights from Perth to Vancouver: 19 hours 20 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to Vancouver?

Air Canada and Qantas operate direct flights to Vancouver from Sydney. You can also fly from Melbourne and Brisbane using these airlines but they will go via Sydney. Other options include Delta Airlines and United Airlines which fly to Vancouver via Los Angeles.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Flights to Vancouver land at the international airport (YVR) 12 km from downtown Vancouver. TransLink’s rapid transit train line connects the airport directly with central Vancouver and Richmond. Trains depart every 6 to 7 minutes during peak times and every 12 minutes in off peak times. There are more than 500 licenced taxis operating 24/7 and these are located in the International Arrivals area. There are several car rental companies at Vancouver Airport Limousines and town cars are also available.

Vancouver insider information

  • Don’t just catch surfs, catch slopes at Whistler, only a two hour drive from Vancouver. See for yourself why it’s one of the top ski destinations in the world. Check this guide to see more awesome things Canada has to offer!
  • When you think of hot dogs hot spots, think Vancouver. The growing hot dog franchise Japadog has switched things up a bit by introducing ingredients such as seaweed and plum sauce into the mix!
  • Vancouver’s proven quite inventive when it comes to pleasing the ol’ tastebuds. Another one of the finger-lickin’, drool-inducing desserts is the Canadian maple bacon sticky buns.
  • You can count Vancouver as a one of the few de-stress-tination cities to unwind in with Prospect Point and Queen Elizabeth Park giving you spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, and Deep Cove offering you an array of water-based activities to try.

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Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
$ 74.81
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 113.51
$ 4.20
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
$ 2.13
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
$ 1.88
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 1.37
1 hour taxi waiting fee
$ 33.24
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 3.53
1 km taxi journey
$ 1.86
Large bottle of water
$ 2.54
Bottle of wine
$ 18.13
How much does a beer cost in Vancouver?
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 7
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 3
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 6
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 4

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