Are you hoping to save money on summer travel this year?
Historically, locals looking to save money on travel opted for road trips instead of expensive airplane tickets. But as gas prices continue to soar around the world, driving to a destination may not offer much of a bargain.
In 2022, Canadian carriers compete on the country's most popular routes, driving the cost of travel down for consumers. As a result, it's not uncommon to see one-way fares under $50 CAD on shorter routes and a few across Canada for under $100.
Travellers hoping to fill up their tanks for a summer getaway, on the other hand, are unlikely to find bargains. Metro Vancouver gas prices broke records multiple times over the spring, with petroleum analysts calling for the most expensive Canada Day long weekend for local drivers.
And if you're hoping to travel to the Okanagan over the summer, you might be surprised at how little it costs to fly there. Not only is a flight to Kelowna under an hour, but a couple of airlines offer one-way airfare for under $50 bucks — less than the cost of a tank of gas in the current market.
Flair Airlines offers several direct flights to Kelowna from Vancouver for $39 CAD including all taxes and fees.
Keep in mind, however, that you must pay extra for bags. You can take a personal item but any extra baggage will cost you.
Book your ticket with Flair Airlines.
Folks who prefer to fly with another carrier can still find low-cost deals that won't break the bank.
Air North, "Yukon's Airline," offers a direct flight on the same day for $57.88 CAD including all taxes and fees.
Book your ticket with Air North.
Travel Canada: What Metro Vancouver residents need to know right now
Canada dropped its coronavirus testing requirement to enter the country and some vaccine requirements but many health restrictions remain in place following the federal government's announcement, particularly for cruising.
- Discover a tutorial on how to use the ArriveCAN app.
- Have a look at Canada's new cruising rules.
- Find out the best way to get a refund on your flight and not get taken advantage of by the airline with V.I.A.'s air passenger guide.
- Find out everything you need to consider as a B.C. resident booking travel in 2022, including important insurance considerations.
- this handy tool shows how long you'll wait in lines at Vancouver International Airport.