Flights to Canada
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Student flights from the USA to Canada
Is there ever a bad time to visit Canada? Not if you own a winter jacket! Besides being a beautiful and diverse country, Canada has the added benefit of being nearby, so it’s perfect if you just have a short break or a weekend.
Canada has a diverse collection of cities within its borders and each one has something unique to offer. Whether you’re looking for a city with history and charm, a city with a cosmopolitan flair and a buzzing nightlife or a city with an outdoorsy edge—Canada has it! Of course, you can also venture outside of the cities to Canada’s natural wonder and parks. With gorgeous lakes, majestic mountains, beautiful forests, there’s plenty to explore outside, whether you’re skiing, hiking or kayaking.
What are the main Canada airport hubs?
Canada is a big country, so there’s a lot of airports to choose from—where you fly into will likely be determined mainly by the biggest city nearby to the area you’re exploring. However, some of the busiest airports in Canada—that have lots of flight options—include:
Toronto Pearson (YYZ): The Toronto airport is one of the busiest airports in Canada and a hub for airlines like Air Canada and WestJet. It’s about 25 miles from downtown Toronto, but you can easily get downtown by train! The UP Express train connects the airport with Union Station in downtown Toronto in just 25 minutes.
Vancouver (YVR): The Vancouver airport is a big hub for much of the west coast of Canada, although Vancouver is an amazing city to explore on its own! Although Vancouver is a pretty big international airport, it’s primarily a hub for Air Canada and WestJet. From the airport, you can take the Canada Line train directly into downtown Vancouver in about 30 minutes.
Montréal-Trudeau (YUL): The Montreal airport is located a bit outside of the city, but has plenty of airlines and connections available. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll need to take either a bus or an Uber into the city. The bus takes about 45 minutes and it costs about $7 for a day-pass. Ubers are a bit faster and cost about $35.
How to fly from the USA to Canada
As our Northern neighbor, Canada is pretty easy to fly to. Whether you’re looking for a quick flight just hopping across the border or heading to the other side of the country, there’s plenty of direct and connecting flights to Canada. The most popular airlines for flights from the US to Canada include Air Canada, American Airlines, Porter Airlines, United Airlines and WestJet.
When is the best time to fly to Canada?
As Canada spans a massive area, there’s no one best time to fly to Canada. However, in general, September-October is one of the best times to visit Canada. The beautiful fall colors, fewer crowds after the summer season and cooler weather makes for great traveling and plenty of opportunities for exploring Canada’s gorgeous outdoors. Early summer is also a good time. June brings warmer weather and plenty of fun events and festivals across the country, from the Banff Festival of Arts to the International Festival of Jazz in Montreal.
When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the USA to Canada?
Prices based on bookings made 21-30 days prior to departure.
Why do American students love visiting Canada?
Canada is a beautiful country, full of diverse and multicultural cities and gorgeous outdoor destinations. Canadians are known for being polite, open and tolerant people generally, making life in Canada—even as a visitor—quite pleasant. With plenty to see and explore and a pretty low cost of living, Canada is a great place for students.
Canadian universities and campuses
Canada is often ranked as one of the best places to live, due in part to its good education, low crime rate and quality of life, so it’s a great place to study abroad—or complete your entire degree! Canadian universities tend to be a lot cheaper for students than American ones—even for international students—and with a low cost of living in many cities, Canada is definitely a good option when considering universities. Although there are many great universities in Canada, The University of Toronto, University of British Columbia and McGill University are all nationally ranked.
Canadian lifestyle and culture
Canadian culture is a lot more than hockey, maple syrup and being super, super polite (although you’ll find many Canadians that do like those three things). Canadians tend to share similar values, such as a desire for equality and diversity and security for all citizens. Canadians are generally very respectful and polite as well, so put on your best manners when you visit! You’ll find that culture varies a lot from city to city, though; from the French-influence of Montreal to the relaxed, adventurous West Coast.
Exploring Canada on a student budget
Canada is definitely possible to visit on a student budget. From affordable hostels and accommodations to plenty of free and cheap activities both outdoors and in the cities, there’s a lot you can do in Canada without much money. Go for a road trip and enjoy one of Canada’s National Parks or see some of the free sights in Canada’s cities, from churches and museums to markets and parks and more. Keep in mind that the US dollar is a bit stronger than the Canadian dollar, so you’ll get even more bang for your buck!