Flights to western Canada are on sale right now. Fares that are typically more than $500 round-trip are now available in the $200-range, according to Scott’s Cheap Flights.
The sale includes flights to Calgary, Regina, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Victoria, and Winnipeg from cities all across the United States, including as far east as Boston and New York City.
Many of these Canadian cities get you close to the country’s most stunning national parks — all of which are free for the entire year.
Highlights from the sale include $253 round-trip flights from New York City to Winnipeg (which is near Riding Mountain National Park), and a $171 non-stop flight from Seattle to Calgary (just around the corner from Banff, Canada’s oldest national park).
Flights to Edmonton, which is not far from Jasper National Park, start in the low $240s, while the Canadian province of Saskatchewan is home to Prince Albert National Park and the Grasslands National Park, both within driving distance of Regina and Saskatoon.
West Coast-based travelers can find non-stop flights to Vancouver from Portland and Los Angeles for as little as $193. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve are both accessible from Vancouver by ferry.
Victoria-bound travelers will have an even easier time reaching the Gulf Islands, and flights to this windswept city on the edge of Vancouver Island start at $202 round-trip from Denver, Portland, and other cities in the western and central stretches of the United States.
A number of airlines are selling these cheap tickets, including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, United, and Delta, and tickets can be found between August and June of 2018 (but you’ll want to travel before the New Year to enjoy free admission to the parks).
To book your trip, search your preferred travel dates in Google Flights, and use the low fare calendar to spot the best deal.