|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 11% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||May||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 430||Average for round-trip flights in May 2022|
|Round-trip from||C$ 329||From Toronto to California|
|One-way from||C$ 13||One-way flight from Toronto to California|
Information is based on travel restrictions from Canada to California
Most visitors from Canada need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter California.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to California.
Visitors from Canada are not required to quarantine after entering California.
Returning to Canada from California
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from California must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Canada.
Visitors from California are not required to quarantine after entering Canada.
YTO - LAX
C$ 449 - C$ 681
20 - 32 °C
0 - 123 mm
The third-largest state in the United States is a place of enormous diversity. From the Redwood forests in the north to the sunny beaches of the Pacific Coast, the Sierra Nevada mountains and Central Valley, visitors will be spoiled for choice. The question travellers should ask themselves before booking cheap flights to California is not what to do, but where to start?
The four biggest cities in California are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco. Each of these cities has more than enough to occupy visitors, between museums, galleries, shopping, world-class dining and exciting nightlife. Outside these bustling metropolises, natural wonders are in abundance.
The beaches of Orange County contrast with the national parks of High Sierra (Yosemite, King’s Canyon and Sequoia). Wine country (Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley) reaches into the Redwood forests and trails of the North Coast.
One of the best-kept secrets in California is the Shasta Cascade region in the far north of the state. Covering 20 per cent of California, this uncrowded region of national forests, parks, lakes, rivers and waterfalls offers the chance to refresh and recharge before heading back to the work-a-day world.
Going from Canada to California is possible through many different routes. The most popular destination in California is Los Angeles and California flight deals can often be found. Travellers going to Los Angeles from Vancouver can expect the quickest flights to last around 2h 50m, while the longer flights can be closer to 8h 40m. Those going to Los Angeles from Toronto will typically have longer flights. The shortest flights tend to be most expensive and may get you to California in 5h 10m, while other flights can take up to 10h 30m.
Tourists planning to visit Los Angeles will find Vancouver offers the only direct flights into the airport. The direct, nonstop flights into this city come from American Airlines, Air Canada, United Airlines, and other airlines. A traveller interested in visiting San Diego can find direct flights from Toronto or Calgary. Those leaving through Toronto on a direct flight will take a plane on a WestJet airline. There are also many stopover flights from airlines like Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines.
Many people choose to travel across California by air as there are several airports available in places like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, and San Diego. There are many airlines to choose from like Spirit, JetBlue, Frontier, and Virgin America. Driving is also an option for seeing the state but can take some time depending on what a traveller is interested in seeing. There are taxi services throughout the state, especially in the larger cities. Travellers can also choose to use Greyhound, BoltBus, and Megabus to get from place to place.
California is a state that offers plenty to do for tourists from Canada. Redwood National Park is a common choice where tourists can see rivers, coastlines, and woodland not found elsewhere. Those who want to enjoy the outdoors can head to Venice Beach which is active in the summer for sunbathers, surfers, swimmers, and street performers. Disneyland is in the state and offers rides, shops, dining, and more. Lake Tahoe is another spot to visit when in California for kayaking, sailing, or jet skiing.
Flying into California from Canada is fairly quick and easy. However, travellers will need to have a passport valid for the duration of their stay. All visitors going into and out of Canada must show a passport when doing so. There is no need for a visa for this flight and you will not need to have a return ticket to show in order to enter the United States. Anyone visiting with pets should have a certificate of health available, although it isn’t always required.