British Airways is selling cheap flights to Toronto and Montreal from France. The cheapest flights merely cost €254. Luggage, though not included, would only increase the price to Toronto by roughly €50 (a relatively low surcharge) or even €10 to Montreal (an insanely low surcharge).
From April 1, fully vaccinated passengers entering Canada will not need a pre-entry test. You will still need to use the ArriveCAN service in addition to your eTA or visa.
The cheapest prices can be found in November 2022. Don’t expect to find much on the weekend, though. Feel free to use our search form below to select your preferred route and dates. We’ll then redirect you to British Airways’ booking site:
These are the cheapest prices we could find:
To Montreal (+ €10 with luggage):
- Paris: €259
You would always first fly to London Heathrow, from where you’d continue your trip to Montreal to Toronto onboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Search & Book
This fare neither has an expiration date, nor does it have a specific travel period. It merely has a minimum stay requirement of 3 days. The best prices can only be found in November. Stopovers are not permitted. You can find all available dates on Google Flights, but you should book directly on British Airways’ website.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
The flights between France and London are issued in booking class S, while the flights between London and Canada are issued in booking class O. To give you an example, flying from Paris to Toronto (and back) should get you:
- 3,762 Qmiles + 30 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 3,202 Points on Finnair Plus
- 2,274 Avios + 60 TP on British Airways Executive Club
- 2,274 Avios + 210 TP on Iberia Plus
- 2,274 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 2,072 Avios on Aer Lingus AerClub
- 1,990 Miles on American AAdvantage
- 1,988 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 1,988 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 1,880 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 1,880 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 1,880 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 1,880 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 216 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 108 Award Miles + 10 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
Feel free to use our mileage calculator to see how many miles your individual itinerary would get you:
Hotel prices in Canada usually start at roughly €95, depending on the city and 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 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 about 5€ and is valid for up to 5 years.
Canada’s national currency is the Canadian Dollar (CAD). One euro is approximately $1.50 CAD. 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.
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