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US citizens need nothing more than a valid passport, credit card and email address in order to enter Canada. Foreign nationals of the British Commonwealth may also not require a visa but all others intending to take a flight from the US to Canada should check whether or not one is required.
The Canadian province of Ontario shares more boundary with its southern neighbor than any other and has four international airports accepting flights from the United States. One of them is in the Canadian capital Ottawa (Macdonald-Cartier Airport -YOW) and three are in Toronto: Toronto Hamilton (YHM), Toronto Pearson (YYZ) and Toronto Island (YTZ).
British Columbia marks the Pacific coast of mainland Canada and its main international airport, Vancouver Airport (YVR), is the major point of entry to the province as well as the Yukon region to the north. It is also the hub for all US flights from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) and Seattle (SEA).
Calgary Airport (YYC) serves the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan to the east and there are nonstop flights from Denver Airport (DEN) via Frontier Airways. If you’re planning on visiting the Northwest Territories to the north, then its best to get a connecting flight to Fort McMurray Airport (YMM) or Yellowknife Airport (YZF).
Quebec is the largest province on the Canadian east coast. If you fly into Ottawa Airport, then you are a short drive from the major cities of Montreal and Quebec City, which in turn open up the provinces of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, the eastern boundaries of Canada.
FAQs for booking flights from the United States to Canada
The closest airport to James Bay servicing flights from the US to Canada on KAYAK is Ottawa Airport. From there you will have to fly into Montreal Trudeau Airport (YUL) and then get a connecting flight to La Grande Airport (YGL) in northern Quebec, which will put you nearest to the bay.
No, you should not use US dollars in Canada even though it may be accepted at some establishments. Canada has its own currency and therefore, it’s necessary to purchase some at one of the airports after your flight from the US to Canada arrives at its destination. The best way to exchange money is via a currency exchange service or an ATM machine.
Banff National Park is in the Canadian Rocky Mountains west of the city of Calgary in the province of Alberta. To get there, you should take a flight into Calgary Airport and arrange ground transportation from there (about 90 min by car via the Trans-Canada Highway west towards British Vancouver).
Of the three airports servicing the greater Toronto metropolitan area, Toronto Hamilton Airport is about 1h 20m by car from downtown Toronto and Toronto Pearson Airport is approximately 50 min from the city center. However, Toronto Island Airport is only about 20 min by car from the downtown area and is therefore closest.
Air Canada, United Airlines and WestJet have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from the United States to Canada. Confirm policies on booking site.
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from the United States to Canada.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Canada from the United States is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Canada with an airline and back to the United States with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Canada from the United States up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
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