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Cheap Christmas flights to Canada for 2017

We’ve got the recipe to book cheap flights to Canada this Christmas holiday.

Is it your Christmas wish to spend your holidays vacationing or catching up with your friends and family in Canada. Are the peak airfares bothering you, though?

We’ve all been there, tirelessly searching for cheap airline tickets. But with the aid of our research, backed up with reliable statistics, you won’t have to look too far or wide to book a cheap Christmas flight.

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Search below to compare prices from hundreds of sites and airlines to get the best fare on your Christmas flight to Canada.


Latest flight deals to Canada

$100 off Cathay Pacific international return

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Valid for travel on select dates. Destinations include Toronto, San Francisco, New York, Dublin and more.

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Multi-stop flights from $645 Valid for travel on select dates from April - November 2018. Sample fare is Perth-Bangkok-Phuket with Thai Airways. Destinations include Hong Kong, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Vancouver and more.

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$20 off return worldwide flights with Qatar

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$20 off select China Southern flights

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North America flights from $916 return

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Valid for travel on select dates from April - December 2018, depending on the destination. Destinations include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston and Vancouver. Sample fare is Sydney-Los Angeles.

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Vancouver flights from $913 return

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Valid on select dates.Sample flights include Sydney to Vancouver for $917 return, Brisbane to Vancouver for $921 return and more. Conditions Apply

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When’s the best time to book Christmas flights to Canada?

The earlier you book, the more likely it is you’ll get cheap tickets. For most Canadian destinations, try to book before July to pounce on early-bird offers.

You can still get cheap tickets in last-minute deals if you missed the early promotional offers. But this involves a lot of risk that you won’t get a seat. Even if you miss the early bird offers, it’s recommended that you book your tickets at least two weeks in advance.

For those planning to stay for about a month in Canada, flying in towards the end of November or the first few days of December can save you 10-30% on your fare. According to Skyscanner data, fares from Toronto to Sydney drop from $1,150-$1,200 to $950-$1,000 from the New Year onwards.


Tips and tricks to getting cheap Christmas flights to Canada

If you still can’t find a flight that fits your budget and travel plans, these tips may help you:

  • Check prices on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day: There is less of a rush on important days as most people prefer not to travel during those times. You can take advantage of this phenomenon and book your tickets accordingly.
  • Configure alerts: Prices fluctuate, especially when key dates are approaching. Use smart apps and tools with price alert services that allow you to track the fares and help you book the flights at the best time. Skyscanner and I Want That Flight are great for this.
  • Choose a stopover: Direct flights to Canada are usually costlier than flights with a stopover. For example, at the time of writing, the cheapest fare for a direct flight from Sydney to Vancouver on 17 December is $1,490. Alternatively, Xiamen Airlines has over a day’s layover in Xiamen, but if you don’t mind staying an extra day in Xiamen, it will cost you only $859.
  • Fly to a cheaper destination: If you are flexible in the selection of your destination in Canada, then it’s worth noting that flights to Vancouver are 20-30% cheaper than those to Calgary or Toronto.

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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