Cheap Flights to Canada

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Canada overview

When is the best time to fly to Canada?

Peak Season:

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.

Off Season:

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.

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

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.

How long is the flight to Canada?

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

Which airlines operate flights to Canada?

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.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

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.

Canada insider information

  • Got a sweet tooth? Then Maple Bacon Sticky Buns are a must-try. Find out where to indulge in this drool inducing Canadian dessert.
  • For an underground shopping experience head to PATH in Toronto. Find out more about this extreme shopping spot.
  • The Ice on Whyte Festival in Alberta, Canada made our list of the Top 10 Ice and Snow Festivals around the world. Experience the frozen magic for yourself.
  • Planning a trip to Canada and need some inspiration? Check out our beginner's guide to Canada which lists the top 20 must-do activities.
  • Bring your Stetson. The Calgary Stampede takes place in July, and is the province's most popular tourist attraction. It features a rodeo, chuckwagon races, concert and amusement park.

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How much do things cost in Canada?

Taxi - fixed fee
$ 3.54
1 hour taxi waiting fee
$ 33.39
Meal at McDonald's or similar
$ 9.11
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 1.38
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
$ 1.94
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
$ 13.15
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
$ 1.67
3 course meal for 2
$ 70.83
Bottle of wine
$ 16.19
1 hour taxi waiting fee
$ 29.19
Large bottle of water
$ 2.21
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
$ 1.87
3 course meal for 2
$ 65.77
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 1.22
A dozen eggs
$ 3.19
$ 3.71

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