Yes, travel is about researching where to go, it’s about the click that confirms the booking, it’s about packing the suitcase and visualising the landscape you’re about to journey to. But it’s when we board the plane that the true ‘holiday feeling’ really kicks in, making your choice of airline really rather important…
Flying to over 180 destinations, both domestic and international, Air Canada is one of the world’s largest airline services; and its size is only complemented by its quality. Offering a plethora of flying options from Economy up to International Business Class, exceptional service, as well as comfort and a range of on-board entertainment options – Air Canada is the definition of quality air travel – they are the expert provider of that ‘holiday feeling’.
Here’s a list of amazing destinations that are serviced by Air Canada to whet your travel appetite. And they’re easier to reach than you might think…
Discover Rustic Canada
To catch a flight to the Northwest Territories’ hub of Yellowknife is to catch a flight to untamed wilderness, majestic sceneries and pure and unadulterated nature. Adventures here will satisfy any desires you might be harbouring to get off-the-grid, whilst there’s a strong chance that your outdoor activities will by illuminated by the shimmering Northern Lights. What’s more, flights to Yellowknife from the hubs of Calgary or Edmonton do not last much longer than two hours. Air Canada makes escaping to the wilderness painless and simple.
The provincial capital of Ontario, Toronto is a bustling metropolis that boasts a glittering skyline as well as pockets of greenery and serenity. Air Canada offers non-stop flights to Toronto, (taking just over seven hours from London) so getting to this lively city is a breeze. Soak up art and culture in the numerous galleries and museums, unwind in the verdant spaces of High Park and Queen’s Park, or simply lose yourself in energetic streets full of life and excitement.
30,000 feet and coasting
Perfect for a short-city break, St. John’s in Newfoundland can be reached in a mere five hours if you’re crossing the Atlantic. When services to St. John’s, and wider Newfoundland, began in the 40’s, a dream was realised. The addition of this flight path meant that Air Canada could officially offer flights spanning the entire width of the country, coast to coast. 70 plus years on, St. John’s and the neighbouring Prince Edward Island have lost none of their island charm. A spot of whale-watching and a boat trip through the marvellous iceberg alley? Yes please.
Montreal or bust
The second largest city in Canada, Montreal has transformed over the years from a small village settlement, to a sprawling urban metropolis. Catch glimpses of Paris and of the French influence in the charming Old Town, or head downtown to feast on modern, creative cuisine and sample a city that is defined by its diversity and its rich, cultural history. Basilicas and cathedrals, bars and bistros, galleries and trendy evening spots; this is a city that has it all. One of the economic and travel hubs of Canada, Montreal is perfect if you want a taste of a Canadian metropolis before heading on to other domestic destinations.
A breath of fresh air
Another Air Canada destination that serves as a testament to the length, breadth and comprehensive nature of their flight services, flying to Whitehorse will put travellers in the heart of Yukon Territory and within touching distance of the Alaskan wilderness. Whitehorse is the capital of the Yukon and the surrounding area boasts magnificent open spaces full of majestic nature. If you’re a star-gazer and desperate to fill your lungs with clean, crisp air, then fly here; the levels of light pollution and air pollution are amongst the lowest in the world.
The second busiest airport in Canada, flights to Vancouver are plentiful, which makes exploring the country’s great cities much easier. Vancouver consistently tops the list for cities that offer the best quality of life; you’ll see why if you fly there. This laid-back, yet diverse and fascinating city – located in the heart of British Columbia – is an urban experience that also provides plenty of opportunity to wander around in greenery. Queen Elizabeth Park and Stanley Park are particular open-space highlights, whilst the twinkling skyline and bustling streets will excite and inspire.