Sunwing helps travellers celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with the reintroduction of their summer flying schedule

TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Happy birthday Canada! Sunwing has good news for those keen to explore their own country and experience  Canada's 150th birthday celebrations taking place from coast to coast this year, as the tour operator has just reintroduced its popular domestic summer flight schedule for a 12th consecutive season. Whether travellers are situated in Central, West, or Eastern Canada, Sunwing has plenty of domestic flight options to enable them to explore Canada's diverse and majestic landscape; something which has been made even easier this summer with free admission to all of Canada's national parks being offered by Parks Canada during this special anniversary year.

With daily flights between Toronto and Vancouver available from May 16 until September 6, 2017, adventurists can hike or kayak through one of Canada's newest national parks, Gulf Islands National Park, in Vancouver to explore its mosaic of lands and waters across 15 islands, islets, and reefs. Or, those passing through the vibrant metropolis of Toronto only need to travel a few short hours north to visit Thousand Islands National Park, which is home to picturesque granite islands and a number of rare species of turtles and birdlife only found in this area of Canada.

For travellers journeying eastbound, getting to Newfoundland is just as easy as Sunwing offers regular flights to three of the province's airports from Toronto: Monday to Friday flights to St. John's from June 14 to September 6, 2017, weekly flights on Wednesdays to Stephenville during the same time window, and twice-weekly flights on Tuesdays and Fridays to Gander from June 16 to September 5, 2017.

In Newfoundland, travellers can spot moose and caribou while hiking by fjords and mountains that tower over a diverse panorama of beaches, bogs, forests, and barren cliffs at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gros Morne National Park. History buffs will appreciate exploring the glacially-rounded, bare rock summits of the Mealy Mountains at Akami-Uapishkᵁ-KakKasuak-Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve, which is the largest federal national park in eastern North America and has been home to Innu, Inuit, and other cultures for thousands of years.

Consistently voted the #1 leisure airline by travel agents, Sunwing is also the perennial winner of the Consumer Choice Award. Customers can look forward to award-winning Champagne Service, which features a complimentary, tea and coffee and non-alcoholic beverage service along with a buy on board menu of light meals and snacks inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford as they fly from coast to coast.

For more information, visit www.sunwing.ca or speak to your local travel agent.

* Activities such as tours or parking that normally carry a separate fee may not be covered by the Discovery Pass. Camping fees are not included with the Discovery Pass.

About Sunwing

As Canada's #1 to the sun and North America's largest vertically integrated travel company, Sunwing has more flights to the south than any other leisure carrier with convenient direct service from over 34 airports across Canada to over 50 popular sun destinations.  This scale enables Sunwing to negotiate the best deals and exclusive offers at all of the top-rated resorts across the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America.  Renowned for its award-winning service, Sunwing is consistently voted the #1 leisure airline by travel agents and is the perennial winner of the Consumer Choice Award.   Customers can look forward to starting their vacation off in style with Champagne Service, which features a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, tea and coffee and non-alcoholic beverage service; together with a buy on board menu of light meals and snacks (including kids' choices) inspired by Food Network celebrity chef, Lynn Crawford. Sunwing customers also benefit from the assistance of the company's own knowledgeable destination representatives, who greet them upon arrival and support them throughout their vacation journey. 

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SOURCE Sunwing Vacations Inc.

For further information: Kim Banjac, Communications Specialist, Sunwing Vacations, 1-800-387-5602, media@sunwing.ca

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