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Not only is Vancouver the largest port in Canada with incredible scenery, it is also a wonderful urban centre surrounded by nature, making it the perfect destination for the modern day tourist.

Flights to Vancouver

Vancouver YVR International Airport serves the city approximately 8 miles away from its International and domestic terminals. Daily flights to Vancouver (many of which can be found on great deals) arrive from Asia, Europe, Oceania, and the United States. The new Canada Line rapid transit rail link connects to Downtown Vancouver in just 26 minutes. You can find Shuttle Bus services by the green canopy outside the International arrivals building. Car rentals are on the ground floor, but why not travel with a touch of class in a stretch limousine. If you work up an appetite on your Vancouver flights and cannot wait to eat in the city, try the Hanami Japanese restaurant in International arrivals. There is no shortage of coffee shops, fast food outlets, and bars within the terminals, together with dozens of shops to satisfy all needs and maybe pick up a bargain.

Vancouver Weather

People arriving on Vancouver flights in summer are greeted by warm, comfortable temperatures in the low 70's Fahrenheit, but it is advisable to pack some long sleeves as the evenings can be a little cooler with the sea breezes blowing in. A jacket is definitely required any other time though; between October and March, it rains every other day on average. Nevertheless, people book flights to Vancouver to enjoy the city's outdoor recreation, and much of the time the weather permits some classic photographic opportunities with the oceanfront, mountainous backdrop, and wonderful parkland to admire.

Getting Around Vancouver

Vancouver flights into YVR can have you in the central Downtown district within 45 minutes of touching down. The trolleybus fleet is second only to San Francisco in North America, and there are small passenger ferries that run between the city and Granville Island, plus 2 British Columbia ferry terminals. Indeed, taking the 45-minute low cost ferry from Horseshoe Bay leads to a fabulous day at the gorgeous Sunshine Coast. However, the fastest growing and most popular mode of transport is cycling, with a citywide network of lanes and routes.

Vancouver Attractions

When tourists take those Vancouver flights, undoubtedly one of the major draws is Stanley Park - the largest park in all of Canada. This vast open space is full of wonderful natural beauty. Robson Street is the place to head for the shops, and Granville Street is a nightlife hotspot. Some of the other main attractions that greet visitors on flights to Vancouver include:

  • The whale and dolphin shows at the Vancouver Aquarium
  • A night cruise at Vancouver harbor for a dazzling way of experiencing the city
  • The swaying suspension bridge 230 feet above the Capilano River
  • The fantastic views from the top of the Vancouver Lookout 430 feet above the city
  • The amazing landscaping and Chinese culture at Dr Sun Yat-Sen Gardens

Vancouver When to Go

The high season for travel is between Victoria Day in late May and Labour Day in early September. July and August tend to be especially crowded with cruise passengers waiting to catch ships heading through the Inside Passage to Alaska. Vancouver has very little humidity in summer, and the average high temperature is 72 degrees in July. Summer traditionally starts with the Dragon Boat Festival, spread over a weekend in mid-June. It’s the largest of its kind in North America, attracting more than 180 wildly imaginative boats and 100,000 spectators to False Creek.

Vancouver has been dubbed the “Hollywood of the North” for the many films shot around town. Meet directors, screenwriters, and actors from the year’s finest independent films at the Vancouver International Film Festival, held each September. October is another favorite month, bringing the brilliant turning of the leaves in Stanley Park.

Remarkably, Vancouver rarely dips below the freezing point in winter. Venture to town in late January and you can celebrate the Chinese New Year at the annual parade before making the two-hour drive up to Whistler to carve those perfect turns. Since winter is considered low season, hotel rates are reduced. Be forewarned, though, that winter is the rainy season in Vancouver, with an average of four inches of rainfall each month. Come April, the weather is so pleasant you could very well ski and golf on the same day.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Vancouver?
Before you book your trip, take a look at our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This page contains all you need to know about current travel advice, quarantine regulations and other helpful info for your flight to Vancouver.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
The majority of airlines will make an allowance for changes due to COVID-19. If you want to be sure, read over your chosen carrier’s terms and conditions before booking. You can also visit our Customer Service Portal for more information.
Which airlines fly to Vancouver?
Take your pick of 20 airlines that run services to Vancouver Intl. Airport (YVR), the main airport in the city. With all those options, you’re certain to unearth a superb deal. Here are a few of the major international airlines that’ll get you to Vancouver — and then discovering every corner of this city:

  • Air Canada - 668 flights to Vancouver per month
  • United Airlines - 192 flights to Vancouver per month
  • Delta - 134 flights to Vancouver per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Vancouver?
Vancouver Harbour Seaplane Base Airport (CXH), around 0.4 miles north of the center of Vancouver, is one option. Vancouver Intl. Airport (YVR) is another arrival point to this city. Compare the fares between the airports, along with which terminal is closer to wherever you’re staying.
How much is a flight to Vancouver?
If you’re after back and forth flights, fares ranged from $83 to $195 this past week. The lowest one-way price was $29, originating from San Francisco (SFO).
How to book the cheapest flight to Vancouver?
Snapping up cheap flights to Vancouver is as simple as booking your ticket with Orbitz. But if you’re eager to make sure you’re grabbing the best flight deals around, here are a few tips your budget will love:

  • Consider departing from or arriving at nearby airports to save extra cash. Enter your preferred departure and arrival points in the form fields, then select the ‘Nearby airports’ function below. It will list your options, if any.
  • Similarly, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link to bring up the fares on days either side of your selected departure. It’s possible to pick up cheaper flight deals if your dates are flexible.
  • To fine tune your results, hit ‘Show options.’ You can search based on airlines, seating class, and nonstop and refundable flights. You can also choose whether you want to fly in the morning, afternoon or evening under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left.
  • Reserve your seat as soon as you’ve figured out your travel dates. While you can get lucky once in a while, tickets rarely get cheaper as your date of departure nears.
  • Make big savings on your trip by bundling your flights, hotels and car rentals into a package. Your wallet will thank you.
  • Whenever possible, avoid traveling in the busy season. Airfares soar during school breaks, summer and around other vacation times like Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

How long is a flight to Vancouver?
Your flight to Vancouver could be just an hour or it could be more, depending on where you’re departing from. We’ve put together a list of three of the top domestic routes and flight durations to give you an idea of what to expect:

  • Calgary, AB (YYC-Calgary Intl.) to Vancouver Intl. Airport (YVR) - 2 hours and 34 minutes
  • Toronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.) to Vancouver Intl. Airport (YVR) - 4 hours and 1 minute
  • Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.) to Vancouver Intl. Airport (YVR) - 34 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Vancouver?
Book in January, February or August for the lowest airfares to Vancouver. Once you’ve spotted a bargain, lock it in — cheap flights tend to pop up and then vanish in the click of a mouse.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Vancouver?
Make a booking on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Typically, these are the cheapest days to purchase tickets to Vancouver. The vacation of your dreams starts with an incredible flight deal!
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Vancouver?
Based on Orbitz data from 2020, Monday is normally the best day for cheap flights to Vancouver. Tuesday also offers budget-friendly airfares, while Saturday has the highest ticket prices. Even though leaving at the weekend can be more convenient, you’ll have more money in your pocket to play with if you fly out early in the week.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Vancouver?
Get set to jet for less in August. This is generally the best month to take off if you want cheap flights to Vancouver, Orbitz data shows. The most expensive time to fly is June, so avoid this month if you’re watching your pennies.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
Things change, and we think your flight should be able to as well. That’s why Orbitz makes it easy to search for fares with free cancellation and no change fees. Just enter your departure and arrival destinations and then select “Filter by flexible change policies.” You can’t beat that for peace of mind!
What do I need for the flight to Vancouver?
Whether you’re familiar with flying or it’s your first time in the air, it helps to be organized on your trip. Here are some things to bear in mind:

  • Travel documents such as visas and identification will be required. To avoid any delays when you check in, make sure your booking is made with the same name, birth date and gender as your current ID.
  • A well-packed carry-on bag is a must-have for any lengthy flight. With several hours to kill, you’ll want something to keep you occupied on your trip to Vancouver. We recommend a good book or magazine, and something to nibble on.
  • Regardless what the season is at your destination, airplane cabins can feel quite cold. Bring a sweater on the flight with you to stay nice and warm.

How many direct flights are there to Vancouver?
There are around 111 flights traveling directly to Vancouver each month. Depending on your point of departure, you may be able to find a nonstop fare with Harbour Air.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Vancouver?
There are ways of booking first or business-class fares to Vancouver that won’t burn through your wallet. Find a seat in the pointy end of the plane for less with these useful tips:

  • Being flexible isn’t just useful in the gym. Have some room to move around your travel dates so you can snap up cheaper airfares when a big sale drops.
  • Look for a budget carrier that offers business-class seats. They usually come with more legroom and a glass of Champagne — and a nicer price.
  • Take advantage of your airline’s flight rewards program and upgrade your seat. You can also bid for an upgrade in an online auction.

How to get into Vancouver from the airport?
Stroll out of arrivals, slide into the driver’s seat of a Vancouver Intl. Airport (YVR) car rental and journey directly into downtown Vancouver. Budget has an on-site outlet where you can collect a snazzy ride right at Vancouver Intl. Airport (YVR). You’ll find the busy center of Vancouver roughly 7 miles away to the northeast. Don’t want the trouble of navigating unfamiliar city streets right after you arrive? Then taxi into the city and enjoy a few fun days exploring Vancouver on foot instead. Afterward, you can still venture further afield by renting a vehicle directly from the city center with one of our Vancouver car rentals. The best of both worlds!
How to get around in Vancouver?
It’s hard to top the convenience and comfort of having your own vehicle. Avis’s downtown outlet will have you cruising the streets of Vancouver in style. Budget on the lean side? Public transportation is a cheap alternative. Check train connections from Vancouver, BC to ferry you to popular sights like Stanley Park easily.
What is the best time to go to Vancouver?
There’s never a bad time to experience Vancouver, though are the liveliest months. Like most places in the Northern Hemisphere, the summer kicks off June 20. If you’d prefer to spend your days in a T-shirt than a heavy winter jacket, this time of the year would be ideal. Expect average daily highs of 70undefined and nighttime lows around 55undefined.

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