Behold The 2017 Canadian Vacation Planner, From

When to Book to Get the Best Airfares to the 25 Most Popular Spots in Canada

TORONTO, March 21, 2017 /CNW/ -- Spring is officially here, meaning warm weather is coming and, with it, thoughts of summer vacation. And, in a year of celebration for all that Canada has to offer, there is no better place to visit than somewhere here at home.

Of course, to score a good vacation deal takes some advanced planning. One key question: when is the best time to book to get a good flight price? The reality is there is no single answer to that question. So experts at, the champions of simple travel search, calculated how far out you need to plan, on average, to score the best deals on flights to the 25 most popular destinations across the country in its 2017 Vacation Planner: Best times to book a Canadian staycation.

The booking window for finding the best deals varies greatly – anywhere from 53 to 143 days in advance of travel. For instance, if you want to visit Canada's big cities this summer, you'd better book right now. The best fares to Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal are generally available at least 140 days out, meaning deals are ripe right now for travel in August. If you'd like to explore the Viking Trail in Newfoundland or wine country in BC, 90 days advance booking is prime time for getting the best fares.

So get your calendars out and get planning. Here's how far you should look to book, on average, for a mix of top destinations:

  • Vancouver, British Columbia143 days (4.75 months)
  • Montreal, Quebec140 days (4.5 months)
  • Calgary, Alberta118 days (4 months)
  • Whitehorse, Yukon 109 days (3.75 months)
  • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island89 days (3 months)
  • St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 88 days (3 months)
  • Thunder Bay, Ontario61 days (2 months)
  • Deer Lake, Newfoundland53 days (1.75 months)

We also have the rundown of the best average booking window for Halifax, Nova Scotia; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Kelowna, BC, and points in between. To see's complete 2017 Vacation Planner: Best times to book a Canadian staycation, visit

About, part of the Momondo Group
Founded in 1996, Cheapflights is a leading global flight comparison and deals publishing platform dedicated to taking the complexity out of finding the best value flights through the application of innovative, intuitive technologies: Smart search. Made simple. It is now a market leader in the UK, US, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand generating more than C$4 billion in global downstream revenue for its partners as it expands into numerous other territories. More than 120 million users visit its websites and apps each year, receiving more than two billion search results a month from across 900,000 routes. The 10 million strong opt-in subscribers to the Cheapflights newsletter receive the best deals from more than 120 travel businesses – for whom it has driven more than C$80 million in revenue this year. Together, the Cheapflights platforms generate enough bookings for its partners to fill a Boeing 747 every five minutes.

In 2011, Cheapflights became part of the privately owned online travel search and inspiration network, Momondo Group.

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