Jet set to Vancouver over summer from $839 return

Posted: 8 June 2018 9:50 am

Save $300+ by flying with Philippine Airlines instead of Air Canada.

Vancouver is a dream during summer with outdoor activities that pack a punch, such as kayaking and hiking.

Thanks to this Flight Centre deal you don't have to wait until off-peak to see and do it all, either, with flights starting at just $839 return when you fly with Philippine Airlines.

They're the cheapest available with the online travel agency, beating out Qantas by $1000+ and Air Canada for similar dates by $300+.

For those of you unfamiliar with the airline, it's the Philippine's flagship carrier. It's full-service but trips do include a mandatory layover in Manila.

Flights are available out of Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne with Melbournians winning big this round, boasting the cheapest fares of the lot at $839 return. Sydney isn't too far behind with fares from $859 return and Brisbane trips start from $865 return.

Travel between 16 July and 20 September and you can catch all that precious summer. Hold off until 10 October - 10 December and you'll catch the city's fall foliage as well as a quieter time of year.

This sale ends 17 June unless seats sell out prior. Catch yours now by booking through Flight Centre.

How good are these fares?

  • Price: Amazing. It's difficult to find flights to Vancouver for under $1,000 return. At times they will drop under $800 return on Philippine Airlines, though you'll be travelling outside of peak season. So for less than $50 more and the chance to explore the city over summer, we reckon the price is on point.
  • Travel time: A sample flight of Sydney to Vancouver takes 23-hours each way, including a layover. Air Canada, on the other hand, can get you there for 14-hours direct though you'll be paying at least $300 more for this privilege.
  • Airline: Great. Philippine Airlines is a full-service 4-star carrier where luggage, in-flight meals and entertainment are all complimentary.
  • Travel dates/weather: Great. Peak season summer dates are included, giving this one a hot little edge. Christmas break isn't, but it rarely is included in sales as a standard.

Vancouver flights on sale through Flight Centre:

Travel dates
Return fare
16 Jul 2018 - 20 Sep 2018 / 10 Oct 2018 - 10 Dec 2018
Book your flight via Flight Centre
16 Jul 2018 - 20 Sep 2018 / 10 Oct 2018 - 10 Dec 2018
Book your flight via Flight Centre
16 Jul 2018 - 20 Sep 2018 / 10 Oct 2018 - 10 Dec 2018
Book your flight via Flight Centre

Stephanie is the travel editor at and has been writing travel and lifestyle content for publications in Australia and the UK for over a decade and longs to see Vancouver one day. Perhaps this is her lucky day.

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