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Low season

SeptemberBest time to beat the crowds (5% less expensive on average)

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly (13% more expensive on average)

Average price round-trip

C$ 674(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

C$ 494or less

Good deal one-way

C$ 232or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Alberta

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from Ottawa to Alberta for the following prices or less: to Calgary C$ 298 one-way - C$ 541 round-trip
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Alberta is July.
  • Morning departure is around 25% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 3 airlines serving Ottawa to Alberta

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.7
WestJet
Overall score based on 8,989 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.1
Entertainment
7.1
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Good connections, short layover but long enough."
Cons: "Last minute gate changes, not announced."

Pros: "Everything was great!! Thanks so much!!"

Pros: "Crew and staff at gate fantastic. Accommodated me sitting with partner on both legs (booked flights separately)."
Cons: "Flight was delayed. Always tough late at night."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everyone was friendly and efficient."

Pros: "Landed early"

Pros: "All good."

Pros: "All westjet workers are amazing. Starting from the people at the front desk, the crews on the plan and the people that give direction."

Cons: "Our trip got completely rerouted - we are still in Edmonton and expected to be with family in Regina a couple of hours ago. :((("

Pros: "Gavin at check in was so great!! Amazing and professional!! Great clear concise announcements!"

Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Service was very good."
Cons: "Nothing."

Cons: "I wish there were more food options"

Cons: "More room"

Cons: "Seats too narrow."

Cons: "No beverage service at all and only pretzels offered when I asked if I could have nuts or cookies."

Pros: "Food was great"
Cons: "Not offered enough beverages... usually they come around more!"

Pros: "Very comfortable, staff was courteous and professional and planes arrived ahead of schedule!"

Pros: "Nice new 737 max aircraft"

Pros: "Room Sears in row 4"

Pros: "Great price"

Pros: "Horrible check in"
Cons: "Rude staff"

Pros: "Westjet service is always the best. Flight was smooth and seemed very short. Again the crew makes it the best!"
Cons: "We were late cause of a thunderstorm but that is nobody's fault."

Cons: "Tiny chairs"

Pros: "Always friendly and helpful!"

Pros: "New plane was nice."
Cons: "Snacks offered"

Pros: "West Jet just runs a relaxed yet professional airline. They are just more laid back and accommodating. You can use any bathroom on the plane as well which is huge on those rare times you need to use it. They are funny and chatty and seem to enjoy working together which all translates to a less rushed and relaxed experience for us the passenger. I really can’t complain....I had an entire row to myself....the best you can hope for, when riding on a plain for hours that’s like winning the lottery!"
Cons: "No complaints for sure"

Pros: "West Jet never disappoints..."

Pros: "THE YOUNG PERSON FROM GRAND PRAIRIE AB WHO SET NEXT TO ME WAS A GOOD TRAVEL COMPANION"
Cons: "THE SEATS WERE MUCH TOO SMALL FOR TWO MEN BOTH OVER 250 POUNDS TO SIT NEXT TO EACH OTHER"

Pros: "I just love WestJet"

Pros: "Lots of leg room and liked the screens for each seat even though I could not listen to what was playing on it."
Cons: "No headphones and the crew member I asked said he would ask at the back but never got back to me."

Pros: "Very helpful employees letting us know procedure of bosrding"
Cons: "All good"

Cons: "WestJet offers very few services."

Pros: "Pleasant staff"
Cons: "Crowded seating"

Pros: "Everyone was so friendly and helpful and kind. Keep up the good work! !!"
Cons: "Not a thing."

Pros: "The staff with West Jet are extremely helpful and friendly. I wish the American carriers would take lessons from them."

Pros: "Westjet staff and friendliness!"
Cons: "A bit warm On the plane from Toronto to Calgary but packedfkight."

Pros: "westjet connect to watch a tv show or the news or something"

Cons: "Pre boarding passengers were disturbed by having to get out of their seats to allow other same-row passengers to be seated. If those needing assistance were boarded last all other passengers are settled and could move more easily for them than the other way around."

Pros: "Friendly people!"

Cons: "They automatically gave me the window seat"

Cons: "Good airlines"

Pros: "all the service was very good to us"

Pros: "Everything was excelente very nice personal."

Pros: "Always friendly and helpful...great to see and experience!"

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Late"

Pros: "I took delta from salt lake to Calgary."

Pros: "Everything was okay"
Cons: "My boarding was no so good. However all went well."

Pros: "Easy low volume airport palm desert"

Pros: "The boarding was smooth and quick, flight arrived early. Service onboard was very good"

Cons: "No delays"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Waiting for a plane to go that wasn’t ready to move, going for 2 rounds of de-icing when the 1st wore off, losing our place in line. Should have waited a little longer at 1st de-icing so we could have left in allotted time period (20 minutes after application). Also fairly certain we left Toronto Airport past the 20 minutes of 2nd de-icing. Which resulted in many passengers missing connection flights (myself included) with as much as a “We are sorry” from Air Canada. I know the weather was an issue, but wasn’t sole cause."

Pros: "Crew as always with air Canada were very accommodating. Always smiling!"

Pros: "On time and new plane"
Cons: "Nothing much"

Cons: "No snacks unless you are willing to pay more than 10 dollars lol"

Pros: "short pleasant experience"
Cons: "baggage check is always complicated .they make a big deal over small items"

Cons: "The wifi never worked and the attendant did not really care"

Pros: "on time"

Pros: "Beautiful new 787"
Cons: "Entertainment options could be more plentiful."

Pros: "Take off take off and landings were on time or early."
Cons: "I could not find the AC outlet that was supposed to be there. I only noticed under the seat When deplaning."

Pros: "Organised zones for boarding"
Cons: "i am à French National ( France) living in UK. After a confusing conversation from the officer not understanding that I was not travelling to France ( assumption) I was asked to show evidence I had the right to enter UK !!!! I explained I lived there permanently ; I was then asked why French hate English so much!!! To which I explained only narrow minded people would believe so and that the style of her comment were not appropriate . I explained my children were half French half British and that her comment was offensive ."

Pros: "MIGHT give me a refund, and not WILL give me a refund"
Cons: "Service personnel at Air Canada were very helpful and re-booked me several times and when none of those flights left, they said they would refer me to refund department."

Pros: "its was smooth"

Cons: "Wifi didn’t work after I paid for it"

Cons: "Paid full fare ticket and boarding as a Zone 5."

Pros: "I like the service I receive ."
Cons: "I didn't like the walking to and from the plane."

Pros: "Prompt.. Cleaning"

Pros: "Long slow lines. Insufficient signage for US Global Entry. Too few and slow US Customs. Largest plane ever flown to Florida from Northeast."

Pros: "It was a normal flight. Only one hour."
Cons: "Snack options could have been better, only a biscuit."

Pros: "Liked everything about this new class of service on Air Canada. Seat was comfortable with good recline that didn't interfere with fellow passengers. Food was excellent, entertainment system was well stocked, flight attendants were friendly and high energy. Even got to use lounge and fast-track security lane at Heathrow."
Cons: "Zero complaints."

Cons: "Late departure"

Cons: "See above."

Pros: "The seating on the airbus 319 in main cabin is very cramped. Prefer Westjet 737. Will use them in future."

Cons: "Hey there good Air Canada folks. I'm a full-time, working, touring musician. I enjoy flying your airline overall, but touring with an acoustic guitar and/or a banjo is constantly stressful. There are clear guidelines about your policies for musical instruments posted on your website, yet your employees never seem to know them. Please have something posted for them at the gates, so I don't have to convince them EVERY TIME that it's okay for me to carry on my instrument in a soft case. A side note: Since airlines started charging for baggage, people are desperate to carry on as much as possible. This means there is always a struggle now against people with a bunch of clothing and personal items in their rolling luggage, to fit the instrument that is my LIVELIHOOD on the plane. Please find a way to make touring with Air Canada easier for musicians. At least return to gate check policies."

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "The landing of the aircraft was second to none when we landed in Calgary."
Cons: "The seats we were sitting in were uncomfortable. There seemed to be a ridge near the back of the seat cushion and it was very uncomfortable for the entire trip."

Cons: "Not so bad..."

Cons: "My seat partner had a dog with her. I like dogs but it was more of a irritant and distraction, didn't seem that nice for the dog either. What happened to the pretzel/nut snacks?"

Cons: "See the above review"

Cons: "On a 4+ hour flight, I was really surprised that there were no snacks or food included in the ticket; only paid "cafe" options."

Pros: "The 787 aircraft. What a beautiful plane"
Cons: "Calgary airport. NEVER AGAIN!"

Pros: "very pleasant"
Cons: "nothing really"

Pros: "The flight crew went advice and beyond to help look after our two kids (ages 2 and 4). It was a full flight but they were the only children on board."
Cons: "Baggage fees and leg room."

Cons: "The screen was not responding well"

Pros: "Nice staff. Efficient boarding."
Cons: "No basic food for free."

Pros: "Airlines keep the cabin too cold. On the domestic of the travel leg blankets were for additional pay which is crazy - I understand about meals, but blankets are required only because the conditions offered by the airline are uncomfortable. One luggage was lost, but that is now almost part of travel."

Pros: "Everything was as scheduled"
Cons: "Nothing really"

Cons: "Received my luggage after one day"

Cons: "Engine noise unbearably loud French safety demonstration Restrictions around wearing headphones"

Cons: "LGA Gate #6 and #7 to cold, people were freezing. Also, those two gates are like cattle barn."

Cons: "Squeezed in like sardines. Nickled and dimed at every turn."

Pros: "They our sits for a better one because of my 6 year old son."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everyone was nice and friendly,"
Cons: "They changed our gate 3 times, and delayed our flight an hour and a half. It was extremely irritating and time consuming."

Pros: "Movies!! Newer plane too."

Pros: "On time, excellent flight."
Cons: "There was only a very limited choice of movies to select from."

Cons: "No variety in menu for a long time (business class)"

Pros: "NOTHING AND ABSOLUTELY NOTHING"
Cons: "EVERYTHING ABOUT THE SERVICE"

Pros: "Had extra legroom but paid for it"

Pros: "It was quick and easy and saved me a hour drive!"

Pros: "cabin crew was friendly enough"
Cons: "The flight was delayed over an hour on the tarmac because an engine wouldn't start!"

Pros: "Great crew, fast boarding, nearly empty plane so I had the whole three seat row to myself."
Cons: "The hydraulic pump for the inboard flaps sounded like it was on it's last legs and howled whenever adjustments were made. The cabin pressurization system whistled so loud that I had to put ear buds in to protect my hearing (just on takeoff/landing). Proper maintenance is important!"

Pros: "Comfortable seat with plenty of hip & leg room."
Cons: "Charged $35. for luggage because I didn't know I could go online with the Flair Air website & pay prior to check in. They were friendly and advised me to do this in the future."

Pros: "The plane didn't crash like website and they did not charge $10 for printing off my boarding pass, as no one could with website down. Also, some budget airlines now only allow 40lbs in checked baggage, Looks like they allow 50lbs."
Cons: "Similar problem on the way home, could not book luggage online but could check in. Shop closes at 5 CST so could not call. Even though we told at checkout that it was because of the Christmas volume online, still had to pay Airport (extra) price to check-in baggage. They said I could perhaps get the penalty fee returned if I called in. Told her it's not worth 2 hours on a paid long distance call to get $20 back."

Pros: "The plane didn't crash like website and they did not charge $10 for printing off my boarding pass, as no one could with website down. Also, some budget airlines now only allow 40lbs in checked baggage, Looks like they allow 50lbs."
Cons: "Similar problem on the way home, could not book luggage online but could check in. Shop closes at 5 CST so could not call. Even though we told at checkout that it was because of the Christmas volume online, still had to pay Airport (extra) price to check-in baggage. They said I could perhaps get the penalty fee returned if I called in. Told her it's not worth 2 hours on a paid long distance call to get $20 back."

Pros: "Crew were great."
Cons: "I was told by transat to down load an App. to watch entertainment only to be told by Flair Air that they did not provide the service and that I was given the wrong information. So no TV for 5 hrs."

Cons: "New leaf discontinued their Sunday Halifax to Hamilton flight which was to be my return flight home. They did offer me a full refund if I needed to cancel or to rebook on a different flight but I couldn't make the new dates work so I took the full refund. I booked the flights in December for a flight in Feb and they cancelled half way through January so there wasn't a lot of notice given"

Pros: "Everything about Newleaf was awesome."

Pros: "cabin crew was friendly enough"
Cons: "The flight was delayed over an hour on the tarmac because an engine wouldn't start!"

Pros: "Great crew, fast boarding, nearly empty plane so I had the whole three seat row to myself."
Cons: "The hydraulic pump for the inboard flaps sounded like it was on it's last legs and howled whenever adjustments were made. The cabin pressurization system whistled so loud that I had to put ear buds in to protect my hearing (just on takeoff/landing). Proper maintenance is important!"

Pros: "Comfortable seat with plenty of hip & leg room."
Cons: "Charged $35. for luggage because I didn't know I could go online with the Flair Air website & pay prior to check in. They were friendly and advised me to do this in the future."

Pros: "The plane didn't crash like website and they did not charge $10 for printing off my boarding pass, as no one could with website down. Also, some budget airlines now only allow 40lbs in checked baggage, Looks like they allow 50lbs."
Cons: "Similar problem on the way home, could not book luggage online but could check in. Shop closes at 5 CST so could not call. Even though we told at checkout that it was because of the Christmas volume online, still had to pay Airport (extra) price to check-in baggage. They said I could perhaps get the penalty fee returned if I called in. Told her it's not worth 2 hours on a paid long distance call to get $20 back."

Pros: "The plane didn't crash like website and they did not charge $10 for printing off my boarding pass, as no one could with website down. Also, some budget airlines now only allow 40lbs in checked baggage, Looks like they allow 50lbs."
Cons: "Similar problem on the way home, could not book luggage online but could check in. Shop closes at 5 CST so could not call. Even though we told at checkout that it was because of the Christmas volume online, still had to pay Airport (extra) price to check-in baggage. They said I could perhaps get the penalty fee returned if I called in. Told her it's not worth 2 hours on a paid long distance call to get $20 back."

Pros: "Crew were great."
Cons: "I was told by transat to down load an App. to watch entertainment only to be told by Flair Air that they did not provide the service and that I was given the wrong information. So no TV for 5 hrs."

Cons: "New leaf discontinued their Sunday Halifax to Hamilton flight which was to be my return flight home. They did offer me a full refund if I needed to cancel or to rebook on a different flight but I couldn't make the new dates work so I took the full refund. I booked the flights in December for a flight in Feb and they cancelled half way through January so there wasn't a lot of notice given"

Pros: "Everything about Newleaf was awesome."

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