Cheap Flights & Travel Deals From Canada

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Canada is such a vast country that it really takes up most of the Northern Hemisphere on one whole half of the globe, making air travel an essential part of daily life. How much you spend on national and international flights actually doesn’t deviate much between Canada's most popular airports, with some exceptions. Air Canada, the national carrier, has a presence in virtually every airport in the country, with Westjet following close behind, followed by Porter and international players Delta and KLM. What makes air travel in Canada unique is the mix of regional and long haul routes that are designed to reach both urban areas and isolated cities.

Flying out of Eastern Canada

Airports in cities like Moncton, Halifax, and">Fredericton aren't the biggest ones in the country, but as the first points of contact on the North Atlantic, they are extremely important when it comes to navigation and connections. Your transatlantic flight might very well stop here to gas up and switch flight crews even if this isn't the plane's final destination.

Flying out of the Golden Horseshoe

Canada's most densely populated area and the nation's economic heart, this is by far the busiest area for transportation of every kind. This region includes Montreal in Quebec, the home of Pierre Elliot Trudeau International, and the Greater Toronto area in Ontario. Air travel makes up a big part of that, and there are several airports here to fill the demand. The biggest player is Toronto's airport, Pearson International(YYZ), not only the busiest in the country but also on the entire continent. Geography permitting, virtually all of Canada’s south and eastbound air traffic moves through this airport.

Flying out of Central Canada

This portion of the North American continent actually covers a huge region that stretches from the borders of western Ontario to the edge of the Rocky Mountains. If you are heading to the other side of Canada or into the vast northern regions, you'll be passing through Calgary or Winnipeg. Calgary International Airport, located near the Alberta oil fields, and resorts and parks like Jasper and Banff, handles more traffic, including connections from further west and the United States.This is also where the underdog carrier Westjet got its start, an easy choice when it comes to discounted flights within Canada and to some international destinations.

Flying out of the Arctic

This may be the one location where finding cheap flights is rather difficult, as airline travel is the only way to get here for part of the year, and your selection of airlines is more limited. Yellowknife and Whitehorse are the only cities big enough in the area for large carriers and international flights. There are also few roads in these provinces, and short commuter flights on float planes are more common than long haul flights. Prices during the winter tend to be cheaper, as ground transportation is also available with the ice road open, although the northern lights do draw an international crowd.

Flying out of Western Canada

The Lower Mainland is what locals call the region of southern British Columbia, and here you can find airports and transportation that rivals the Golden Horseshoe back east. The good news about that is that flights are cheap and plentiful, and virtually every global airline is represented. There are no less than four major airports, all hosting a variety of major airlines, including ticket and booking services, within just a few hours of each other. These include airports in Abbotsford, Victoria, Seattle in Washington state, and Vancouver. Vancouver (YVR) and Abbotsford(YYX) are the biggest players in the region, and cruise ship passengers will likely become acquainted with the float plane airports in Coal Harbour and Powell River..