Star Alliance carrier Air Canada is selling tickets for economy class flights from Lyon and Paris to five Canadian cities at really affordable prices. You can reach Sept-Îles, Rouyn-Noranda, Saguenay, Montreal or Québec starting at €177. Checked-in bags normally add €130 to your trip.
Canada abolished all Covid-related travel restrictions on October 1, 2022.
You can travel on the following routes:
Our availability calendar shows the cheapest dates for round trips up to 28 days. It will then forward you to the Travel-Dealz flight search where you can find the cheapest fares. Alternatively, you can also choose Air Canada, however, prices are significantly higher on their website.
Most itineraries from Lyon include Air Canada’s Airbus A330 flight to Montreál. From Paris, most flights are operated by Boeing B777s or B787s. Then, you would get on Air Canada’s regional services to your destination.
Search & Book
You have to hurry, as the fare is set to expire on September 21, 2022. You need to spend a Saturday night at your destination, but no more than three months. A blackout around Christmas applies.
Your best option to find dates is to use our availability calendar above. It will forward you to the Travel-Dealz flight search where you can find the cheapest fares. You can also choose to be forwarded to Air Canada. Google Flights (instructions) displays flights around €20-€30 more expensive.
Air Canada issues these tickets in booking class K, meaning that with a Lyon to Sept-Îles trip you’ll earn:
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Hotel prices in Montreal usually start at roughly €60, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:
Information & Tips for Montreal
While Quebec City is the political capital of the province of Quebec, Montreal is the economic and cultural center. At the same time, it is the second largest city in Canada!
Flights to Montreal
Just like Toronto, Montreal is a pretty cheap destination for flights. Air Canada flies non-stop to Frankfurt/Main and Lufthansa flies non-stop from Munich to Montreal. In addition, there are many other connecting flights with stopovers in Europe or Toronto (mostly with Air Canada) as well as via the USA. Return flights for around 300€ (only hand luggage, checked luggage mostly 80-100€ surcharge) are a common sight. However, you should avoid the school holidays – especially the summer holidays! During this period, airfares quickly rise to over 500€ and reach highs of up to 1.000€ for a direct flight in economy class. Do not expect good deals during this time.
Best Time to Travel
The best times to visit Montreal are from March to May or from September to November. Thanks to comparatively mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine, these months are best suited for tourism. If you want to experience the Canadian winter you can also visit between December and February, but at this time you have to deal with weather restrictions.
From the Airport to the City Center
By taxi you pay a fare of $40CAD (approx. 27€) between the airport and the city centre. With the STM Airport Express (bus number 747) you pay $10CAD (approx. 6,70€) – the ticket is also valid on citywide public transit for 24 hours. The travel times by taxi as well as by bus depend strongly on the traffic and can take more than one hour during peak times.
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Information & Tips for Canada
The North American country of Canada is the second largest country in the world in terms of surface area. In Canada, English and French are the official languages. Tourists visit Canada because of its many natural attractions and large cities, and the flight prices vary between the east and west coasts. Flights to the east coast e.g. to Toronto or Montreal regularly cost less than 400€. For flights to the west coast, e.g. to Vancouver or Calgary, prices are closer to 400€ – 600€. Other destinations are mostly only reachable with an additional domestic flight. Just like in the USA, most airlines now only offer cheap fares that do not include checked baggage. For checked baggage you should budget an additional 50€ per direction.
Best Time to Travel
Canada is a huge country with many varying climate conditions, but it is safe to say that the winters (November to March) are very cold and snowy in most regions. Summers are relatively mild and partly rainy.
Immigration & Visa Requirements
Most EU citizens do not need a visa for tourist stays of up to 6 months. However, an electronic travel waiver (eTA) must be applied for, similar to the ESTA required for entry into the USA. This costs CA$7 (~€5) and is valid for up to 5 years.
Canada’s national currency is the Canadian Dollar (CAD). One euro is approximately CA$1.44. Many credit cards may charge a foreign currency fee of up to 2% to pay in CAD.
Transfer from Canada to the USA
Canada is located north of the USA and is the only other country apart from Mexico that shares a border with it (2 borders, actually: Alaska borders Canada in the southeast!) At many airports in Canada US immigration is already done before departure, so you arrive in the USA as a “domestic” passenger in the domestic terminal which can potentially save you lots of time since you do not have to stand in line at customs upon arriving. By land the same entry formalities take place as at the airport or by train at the station in Canada. Most EU citizens don’t need a visa and can instead make use of the digital ESTA procedure.
Finding the Best eSIM Plan
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For AC I thought Basic Economy fares had no *G baggage allowance?