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Flights to Canada in 2021

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Popular inNovemberHigh demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$192Average for round-trip flights in May 2021
Round-trip from$359From Las Vegas to Canada
One-way from$10One-way flight from Las Vegas to Canada

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Canada right now?

There are current restrictions for travel to Canada at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of Canada citizens and travelers alike and are as follows: Entry restrictions

Canada has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals. Travelers who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people registered under the Indian Act may only enter Canada for essential purposes. Entrance will be denied to people traveling for tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits or religious functions. Canada has suspended all flights to and from the UK until January 6. Foreign nationals who are eligible to travel to Canada are immediate/extended family members of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, person who is authorized by the Public Health Agency of Canada to travel to Canada for compassionate reasons, person who is authorized by the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage to travel to Canada for the purpose of an International Single Sport Event, temporary foreign workers, international students, person approved to become a permanent resident, transiting passengers, members of the Canadian forces, accredited diplomats and their immediate family members, air and marine crew members, French citizens who live in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon and have been in only Canada. Immediate family members of a national or permanent resident of Canada must be traveling to be with the national or permanent resident and intending to stay in Canada for 15 days or more. Extended family members of a national or permanent resident of Canada must be traveling to be with the national or permanent resident, intending to stay in Canada for 15 days or more and have a written authorization from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Entry requirements

All passengers five years of age or older, must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers without a negative test will be denied to board their flight. Travelers from a country where PCR testing is unavailable will be required to report to a designated Public Health Agency of Canada quarantine facility for the duration of their mandatory 14-day quarantine. Delays in obtaining test results does not apply. Those exempted from this requirement include children who are not five years of age or older, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling. From February 1, in addition to the mandatory pre-departure test for travelers arriving in Canada by air, all international passengers flying into Toronto Pearson airport are required to take a further COVID-19 test on arrival. Travelers are subject to health screening. Travelers showing symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed to board their flight. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals. Anyone who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons must be in possession of a medical certificate. Travelers are required to submit their information digitally through Canada’s ArriveCAN app before they board their flight. This includes travel and contact information, quarantine plan and COVID-19 symptom self-assessment. They must have evidence that they have submitted their details digitally. Travelers must have a plan to quarantine for 14 days when they arrive in Canada (including a suitable place of quarantine, how to get to their destination, get groceries and access essential services and medical care). Check the Government of Canada website for more information. Foreign nationals traveling to Canada for a compassionate reason must get authorization from the Public Health Agency of Canada. Foreign nationals traveling without an advance written approval for an exemption of a border restriction may be denied entry into Canada.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost. Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result. Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.

Transiting rules

Before traveling passengers must make their travel arrangements to transit through Canada well in advance, make flights and connections as direct as possible to limit their contact in Canada; multiple domestic connections may not be considered appropriate, make connections that are as short as possible; if their connecting flight is more than 24 hours apart they will need to quarantine (self-isolate) until their next flight. Transiting passengers must remain in the secure transit area of a Canadian airport to complete their connection. Should they need to leave the airport or the secure transit area due to a flight cancellation or delay, they become subject to mandatory quarantine until their flight departs, comply with any guidelines provided by the Airport Authority and follow all flight requirements, follow the provincial and territorial restrictions, depending where they are transiting through.

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Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Domestic flights, as well as flights from Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon and cargo-only flights will remain exempt.

If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.
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Cheapest Prices for Canada flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Canada found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Canada is March. The most expensive month for flights is August. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Canada?

Average Toronto flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
$202 - $335
33.8 - 77 °F
1.14 - 1.93 inches

Peak season:

Canada’s peak tourist season stretches over the warm summer months from June through to August when domestic travelers are on their annual vacation. Hotel prices peak during this period, city sights are packed with visitors, and the hiking trails throughout the country’s national parks are incredibly busy. There are also plenty of festivals taking place, such as the famous Montreal Jazz Festival, so if you plan to travel during this period, be sure to book your accommodation well in advance to get the best deals.

Off season:

Outside of school holidays, the spring, autumn and winter months are generally considered the “off” season in Canada and you can get some great flight and accommodation deals if you opt to travel during these periods. Spring sees the national parks ignited in blossoming flowers, autumn brings with it the changing of foliage, and in winter snowfall blankets the landscape a glorious white. January and February are generally the coldest months, with temperatures in the north of Canada dropping to well below freezing point, so if you are visiting during this time, come prepared with lots of layers!

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

The cheapest flights to Canada are available between May and June, although this depends somewhat on where you’re flying to. There are a lot of festivals and events in Toronto for example between June and October, so this will make it a lot more expensive to purchase your flight tickets. Do research into the country you want to fly to and figure out what, if any, festivals are on during the time you want to visit before your book your flights to Canada. If you can be flexible with your dates, you’ll have the best chance of finding deals on your flight tickets. You can also find cheap flights to Canada if you book at least 1 or 2 months in advance. 

Which day is cheapest to fly to Canada?

The cheapest flights to Canada are usually found when departing on a Thursday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Canada?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Canada trip. A flight at noon will more often than not be of higher cost.

Canada Travel Guide

With its stunning array of destinations – the Rocky Mountains and national parks in British Columbia to Niagara Falls in Ontario, the Nahanni National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories to the Bay of Fundy in the Maritimes – and friendly, safe and cosmopolitan cities, it’s no wonder that travelers from around the world search for cheap flights to Canada.

And, with such natural wonders on the doorstep, it’s not surprising that so many Canadians choose to book domestic flights and vacation “at home”.

There’s plenty to see and do. The festivals alone would provide a challenging itinerary. Spanning the country from West to East, Vancouver hosts the largest fireworks competition in the world, Calgary has the stampede, Toronto the International Film Festival, Quebec City the Winter Carnival and Nova Scotia the Celtic Colours International Festival.

For centuries this has been a country offering better opportunities and the different communities all live tolerantly together enhancing Canada in both tradition and cuisine.

Tourists booking airline tickets to Canada should pack their maps – the provinces can get confusing. Here’s a quick breakdown of the regions for travelers: Western Canada consists of British Columbia and three provinces: Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Eastern Canada consists of Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Northern Canada contains three territories: Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. On your flight to Canada you’ll learn that each of the provinces has a slight independence from the national government, and each one boasts its own provincial symbol.

When your flight to Canada arrives, you’ll be in one of the world’s wealthiest nations and North America’s largest country. Influenced by the French and British, depending on where specifically you book a trip to Canada, will depend on the type of food, culture and attractions to experience. Regardless of where your Canada flight lands, a country full of character, culture and opportunity awaits. Check out our information about traveling to Canada to make your stay in the great white north as enjoyable as possible. 

What’s the weather like in Canada?

Canada is an enormous country and its climate ranges from long, cold winter nights in the Arctic Circle to the mild seasons of British Columbia. Both Montreal and Quebec City have warm summers that can become hot and humid. The cities’ winter season lasts from October to early May with cold and snow. You‘ll find the warmest summers in Toronto. The bitter winter cold has become part of the country’s culture. In Ottawa you can enjoy the warm summer days, but head inside to escape the chilly nights that can drop into the low 30s. Snow starts to fall in October and temperatures can drop close to zero.

How long is the flight to Canada?

Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada serves multiple international and domestic airlines, with varying flight times depending on your exact location. If you’re traveling to from the U.S., flights from New York and certain states in the Midwest are relatively shorter than flights from southern states, due to their proximity to Canada. Flights from New York to Canada are typically just over an hour, while flights from Minneapolis are approximately two hours. Flights from Los Angeles generally last about five hours, and flights from Miami are just under three hours.

Which airlines fly to Canada?

Finding a flight into Toronto should be no problem, as Toronto Pearson International Airport accommodates a wide variety of major U.S. and international carriers. U.S. carriers that fly into Toronto include American Airlines, Delta, Miami Air International and United. International airlines outside of the U.S. served by Toronto Pearson include AeroMexico, Air France, British Airways, China Eastern, Fly Jamaica and Air China.

What should you pack for a flight to Canada?

While you may think of Toronto, Canada as a cold, snowy city, locals bask in the four seasons, with warm spring months and summers that typically reach temperatures in the 80s. If you’re traveling to Toronto in the winter, temperatures can drop as low as 20 degrees with considerable wind chills, so make sure to pack warm clothing, snow boots and winter outerwear. During the rest of the year including early fall, the average temperature ranges between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, so you’ll want to pack light outerwear, T-shirts and comfortable shorts or trousers. In general, the city is known for a casual attitude, so whatever clothes you feel most comfortable in should most likely fit in here.

If you’re traveling into Canada from the U.S., it’s important to note that local shops may not carry the same brands of your favorite beauty products and toiletries, so you may also want to pack shampoo, soap and mouthwash if you prefer a specific brand. You’ll also want to be prepared while in-flight, so it’s a good idea to pack a small pouch with travel-size items and first-aid supplies.

How to get around the city of Canada

Canada’s major airports include Toronto Pearson International Airport, Vancouver International Airport, Calgary International Airport       and Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. All offer a range of ground transportation options to get you into the city and to your accommodation. For those that want a private airport transfer that will drop you directly at your hotel door, then your best option is to take a metered taxi from the ranks outside the airport’s domestic and international terminals.

Most offer fast and efficient rail systems that will whisk you directly from the airport to downtown stations, without having to negotiate the inner city traffic. There are also public bus routes which are often a cheaper, but longer, option, offering a wider choice of stops throughout the city.

Shuttle buses service many of the major hotels, offering a door-to-door service that is hassle-free, and most can be booked online prior to arrival. There are also a number of long-distance buses that depart directly from Canada’s airports to major tourist destinations in the surrounding area, preventing you from having to negotiate multiple forms of public transport.

Given the huge distances between cities, booking local Canada flights is a good option. CanJet serves 15 destinations in Canada and the U.S. including St. John’s, Halifax, Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Air Canada Jazz, a regional airline, serves more than 70 destinations in Canada and the U.S.

The train offers a good way to see the countryside, and VIA Rail Canada offers several packages for intrepid travelers. The one most often recommended however is the Canrailpass, which offers 12 days’ travel anywhere in Canada during a 30-day period.

Renting a car can give you the freedom to follow your own itinerary. Car rental companies are represented at all the major airports. Travelers looking to drive around Canada should search for discounted car rental rates when booking flights to Canada.

What are some things to do in Canada?

Toronto is a vast, beautiful city with plenty of sights and sounds to partake in, from outdoor activities to museum tours and everything in-between. Labeled one of the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World,” the CN Tower in downtown Toronto is a popular attraction that offers visitors breathtaking views of the Toronto skyline from a height of 1,815 feet. The tower boasts four observation decks and a restaurant where you can dine and take in the views at the same time.

If you’ve got some time during your trip to get back to nature, schedule a ferry ride to Centre Island. One of the three Toronto Islands, Centre Island offers gorgeous beaches and parks for picnics and recreation, as well as Centreville Amusement Park, where you’ll find a petting zoo, 30 different rides and even a boating lagoon where you can rent a paddle boat and take a leisurely cruise along the water.

For a fun-filled day of shopping in one of Toronto’s most historic areas, visit the Saint Lawrence Market in Old Town Toronto. Foodie experts have named the market one of the best in the world, due to its abundance of food vendors, including the Carousel Bakery, known for its peameal bacon sandwiches. The market is divided into three buildings, with the North Market and South Market offering food and produce, and St. Lawrence Hall offering a wide variety of retail items. Sample some tasty Canadian fare, pick up some fresh veggies, then enjoy a day of retail therapy all within a two-block radius.

Tips for Your Stay in Canada

  • Although not well-known, Canada’s capital is a charming cosmopolitan city and possibly the most British of the Canadian cities. Downtown Ottawa has renovated Victorian houses serving as homes, restaurants, and shops. The architecture and historical significance of the Parliamentary buildings attract visitors, as does strolling along the Rideau Canal and watching boats go through its eight locks. Ottawa hotels offer something for any traveler’s budget, any time of the year.
  • Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city known for its natural beauty and mild climate. As a year-round tourist destination, there’s always something to do: water and land sports and film, jazz, folk, and theater festivals. Vancouver also offers opera, ballet, symphony, and an exciting nightlife.
  • Parts of Canada are transformed into winter wonderlands by the snowy weather and several cities make the most of the big freeze including Quebec City(Winter Carnival and its ice hotel), Montreal (High Lights festival) and Ottawa (Winterlude, a winter carnival) to name just three.
  • On Sundays, entire families do the Grouse Grindin Vancouver. An almost two-mile trail takes you up the face of Grouse Mountain, nearly 3,000 feet. If you are fit, it should take about 50 minutes. Hike up, but take the gondola down to protect your knees of course.
  • Visitors to Montrealshould take note of the “Sunday Tam-Tams” in Mount Royal. Tam-tams are a type of hand drum, and hundreds of Montrealers and visitors turn up on summer Sundays to play around the monument to Sir George-Etienne Cartier. Find your perfect Montreal hotel before you arrive in this little French city.
  • As well as nearby Niagara Falls, Toronto claims the world’s tallest building. The CN Towerstands at 1,815 feet. Once at the top – by elevator naturally – there is plenty to do including walking on a glass floor, eating at the revolving restaurant and enjoying the view.
  • Bring your Stetson. The Calgary Stampedetakes place in July, and is the province’s most popular tourist attraction. It features a rodeo, chuckwagon races, concert and amusement park.
  • Canada’s British Columbia is a nature lover’s paradise, with captivating mountainous landscapes, endless hiking trails and an intriguing wildlife that make it one of our Kiwi blogger picks as a “Top Destination for 2015”.
  • Vancouver’s seven-story public library has an uncanny resemblance to Rome’s ancient Colosseum, and while the similarity was apparently not intentional, it still makes the list of our “12 Carbon Copies of World-Famous Landmarks”.
  • Montreal is home to one of the world’s largest-scale underground cities, known as the RESO, which spans about 20 miles of tunnels beneath the downtown area and includes shops, restaurants, galleries, metro stops and even hotels!
  • From the Rocky Mountain scenery of Alberta to the indigenous cultures of Saskatchewan, Canada is home to 10 different provinces, each with their own unique tourist appeals.
  • If you feel like you need to add a little more adrenalin to your next ski adventure, then head to Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia where heli-skiing on their half a million acres of pristine snow wilderness will make all your wildest ski dreams come true!

Finding Flights from Canada

If you’ve got another destination on your travel agenda after your visit to Toronto or need to book an outbound flight, Toronto Pearson International Airport is a busy hub that services a wide variety of U.S carriers and carriers outside of the U.S., so booking your ticket should be no problem at all.


If you need transportation to the Toronto Pearson International Airport, there are several options available. Taxis and ride-sharing services such as Uber are readily available at most times with just a few minutes’ notice, but you may wish to pre-book your ride to ensure you get to the airport on time. Shared van shuttle services including GO Airport Shuttle and Aeroport Taxi are also available for reliable pick-up and drop off from your lodging location or hotel. Once you arrive at the airport, the Terminal Link train takes passengers between terminals for easy access to your departure gate.

For more information on Toronto Pearson International Airport, take a look at our convenient online guide.


How long is the flight to Canada from the USA?

The flight time to Canada from the United States will vary dramatically depending on whether you’re departing from a city in the north or the south. Since Canada shares a border with the US, it may take 30m or less to reach it, but it may also take several hours if you’re flying out of a southern city, such as Miami. For instance, it takes roughly 1h 42m to reach Toronto from Chicago. However, from Miami, the same trip takes 3h 13m.
Most of the major airports in the US offer service to some of Canada’s most popular destinations. These include Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, Miami International, Chicago O’Hare, JFK, and LAX to name only a few. Some of the more popular destination cities in Canada for US travelers include Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Banff, Halifax, and more. However, remember that Canada is almost as large as the US , and some cities are thousands of miles apart, which will affect travel time.

Which cities offer direct flights to Canada from the USA?

Almost all major US cities offer direct flights to at least some parts of Canada. For instance, Tampa, Orlando, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington D.C. all offer nonstop service to Toronto. Other cities in Canada with direct flights from the US include London, Winnipeg, and Calgary. However, you may want to consider a flight with at least one stopover, as this may be able to save you money on tickets, although it does add significantly to your travel time. For example, a direct flight from Miami International to Toronto Pearson might take 3h 10m, but one with a single stopover could take 6h 11m. A flight with two stopovers from Miami to Toronto might take 14h 9m.

What is the best way to get around Canada?

The best way to get around Canada is by car, and you’ll find car rental companies widely available. You can arrange to have a car waiting for you at the airport, or rent one on arrival if you like. Most Canadian cities also have public transportation networks, including buses and trains/trams. Taxis are also available. For those traveling to farther-flung destinations in Canada, air travel is the best option and you’ll find that Canada offers the same diversity of domestic flights as the United States does.

What are some things to do in Canada?

Canada is a very large nation with a great many things to see and do depending on your personal preferences. It is home to an incredible range of national parks and wilderness areas, but you can also explore destinations like Old Quebec, or Niagara Falls. The Notre Dame Basilica is another prime destination. If you’ll be in Toronto, then the CN Tower is most likely on your itinerary. Add in more remote destinations like Whistler with its Olympic ties and diverse ski options, and you begin to see just how much there is to see and do here.

Do I need a passport to fly to Canada from the USA?

You will need a passport or passport card to visit Canada from the US. It must be valid at the time of entry, but if you intend to go on to Europe from Canada, you’ll need at least 90 days of validity. You do not need a visa unless your visit will last longer than 180 days.

How popular are flights to Canada this year?

Canada has seen a 90% decrease in demand for flights to the country compared to last year.

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