It’s true, Canada’s sheer expansiveness means it’s often cheaper to fly out of the country than within it. But if you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to shake things up this winter or for 2021, homegrown holidays can be a solid option – no passport required.
We’ll show you how to love where you live with affordable domestic flights that go for about $300 or less.
Dreaming of a 2021 Getaway? Try These Top Affordable Flight Routes
Whether you’re planning a fun city break or an outdoors adventure in nearby Banff, Calgary always makes for a great trip.
With the recent news of YYC’s rapid testing pilot project, flights to Calgary have been looking very affordable lately, even from Pearson airport! You’re looking at around $250 or less for several dates through early winter.
Let’s see… 10 hour drive or 90 minute flight? When you just want to escape the cold for the weekend, flying over the Rockies is a no-brainer. Spend a couple of days shopping and dining in Vancouver, and enjoying the milder temperatures.
Airfare between YVR and YYC can be on the volatile side, but that makes it easier to spot a cheaper-than-average departure date. A $200 ticket budget is totally doable.
Skiing, snowshoeing, winter wine tours, scenic horseback trails… Kelowna has it all! Take a break from the city with a short jaunt to gorgeous Kelowna. The key to airfare under $300 between Vancouver and Kelowna is to plan ahead. Prices start to climb the closer your departure date is, so ask your Travel Expert to help you grab a great deal while it’s still here.
Edmonton is blessed with beautiful provincial parks to for healthy activities and wildlife watching. But if you’d rather keep out the cold, there are enough galleries, museums, eateries, and shops to warm you up all day. Flights here from Kelowna average about $250 a pop when you book a few weeks in advance.
Toronto is perfect for every occasion! Solo travellers, couples, families, and friends can find the perfect trip itinerary in Toronto. Plan a waterfront photoshoot, a foodie extravaganza, art gallery weekend, or all kinds of brilliant fun in and around the big city.
For trips out of Edmonton, even last-minute flights are pretty consistently under $200 bucks
Talk about personality! Beautiful Montreal is a must for its dynamic food scene, historic neighbourhoods, trendy shops, and lots of snow-friendly activities. Plan a couple of weeks in advance, and you’re working with flights right around the $200 mark.
Get the Timing Juuuust Right
Remember, flight prices are always in fluctuation. Even within a matter of hours, airfare can change right before your eyes. But that’s the beauty of planning your travel with the Experts.
When you book your seats with a Flight Centre Travel Expert, you’ll not only have the benefit of locking in a price that works for you, you can save extra cash with our Price Drop Guarantee should you spot a lower price before your departure.
Plus, if your calendar is flexible, just ask us for insider tips on the best time of year to travel on a budget. We’re always just a call, email, or online chat away.
Enjoy the Flexible Booking Policies You Need
For flights set to travel between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021, you can make a one-time change or cancellation without a fee, and rebook later if your original travel is between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021.
All flights booked between March 3, 2020 and December 31, 2020 will be allowed a $0 one-time fee waiver for changes or cancellations. The value of cancelled flights will be returned as a Travel Bank credit, valid for 24 months from the date your flight was cancelled.
Book a flight to any destination by December 31, and if your travel plans change, you can reschedule your travel dates or destination (or both!) at no charge up to 24 hours before departure.
If you want to cancel your flight, you may be eligible for a waived cancellation fee depending on your seat class, and you will receive a transferable future travel credit with no expiry date.