Vancouver is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Canada, if not the whole world, and is nestled delightfully between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Range mountains. As the third largest city in Canada, it is truly cosmopolitan and considered very sophisticated. Visitors come to Vancouver for the scenery, the clean air, the great array of activities available and for the warm welcome that is always received from the locals. ‘The Vancouver Book’ is an official tourist guide and is free of charge. It is perfect for ensuring you get the most from your time in the city.
Flying to Vancouver
1. Which airports serve Toronto to Vancouver?
The main airport in Toronto is the Lester B Pearson International Airport, which handles both international and domestic flights. In Vancouver, the main airport is Boundary Bay Airport. Both handle thousands of flights each year and deal with millions of passengers.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Toronto to Vancouver?
Air Canada operates direct flights between Toronto and Vancouver, as does WestJet. Other airlines may offer an indirect flight with connections but there are several direct flights each day.
3. How long is the flight?
A direct flight between Toronto and Vancouver can take around 5 hours and 10 minutes. There are some indirect flights that will add several hours to this journey time, depending upon the route and the airline. One thing you need to remember though is that Toronto is 3 hours ahead of Vancouver.
4. Climate changes between Toronto and Vancouver
There are no real differences in climate between Toronto and Vancouver as the average summer high temperature is 22°C in both. However, in winter, Vancouver average temperatures are around 5°C, while in Toronto it is a little chillier at 1°C.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
As both Toronto and Vancouver are in the same country there are no cultural or linguistic differences that visitors need to be aware of. There is no requirement for a visa to go from one city to another and they use the same currency – the Canadian Dollar. Visitors from the US do not require a visa to enter Canada for short stays. Major credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted and can be used in ATMs to obtain local currency.
Vancouver is different from other tourist destinations as it does not have any big ostentatious attractions. It does have many places of historical significance however, and several areas that are of cultural interest. One of the best family-oriented attractions is the Vancouver Aquarium complete with around 20,000 marine life residents, including dolphins.
The Playland amusement park is the oldest theme park in the country, it has around 30 different rides, 3 of which are rollercoasters. Be aware though that it is only open seasonally, so depending on when you visit you may not be able to enter. If you have a head for heights, The Capilano Suspension Bridge could be a suitable experience for you. The Vancouver Art Gallery has a great range of artworks, from modern to classic. Regular events and exhibitions are held there.
There is plenty of choice available when dining out in Vancouver. Cheap fast food outlets are plentiful, and at the other end of the scale there are some excellent fine dining restaurants.
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Cheapest Day To Fly from Toronto to Vancouver
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Toronto to Vancouver
Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.
The average price for connecting flights from Toronto to Vancouver is $420.
The average price for direct flights from Toronto to Vancouver is $357.
One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Toronto to Vancouver
We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Toronto to Vancouver. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.
The average price for one way flights from Toronto to Vancouver is $454.
The average price for round trip flights from Toronto to Vancouver is $349.
Toronto to Vancouver Airports
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