|Most popular in||December||High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||February||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 275||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||C$ 342||From Toronto to Edmonton|
When to fly to Edmonton
A four-season destination, there’s no bad time to take cheap flights to Edmonton; it depends on what you want to do. Summer is when most of the festivals take place. These celebrations include Edmonton Gay Pride (June), Taste of Edmonton (July), Heritage Days (August) and CariWest (August).
Edmonton started off in 1795 as a fur trading fort established by the Hudson’s Bay Company. It’s kind of fitting therefore that the city is now home to North America’s largest shopping centre, the West Edmonton Mall.
There’s much more to this Alberta city than shopping however. It’s a booming staging point for oil sands projects in northern Alberta and diamond mining operations in the Northwest Territories. On top of that it is a noted city of the arts. There are more live theatres per capita than anywhere else in Canada, theatre festivals dot the summer calendar, and the performing arts community spans opera, ballet, symphony orchestra and jazz.
In 2007 it chalked up a designation as Canada’s Cultural Capital and its legendary hockey team, the Oilers, has collected five Stanley Cups so far.
Edmonton’s greenness is legendary too. A green belt runs through the city and there are hundreds of kilometres of trails for walking, running, cycling and rollerblading. In the winter months, chances to skate, go cross-country skiing or downhill skiing, are all just minutes of downtown.
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Flight times from Toronto to Edmonton, Canada range from 3h-7h. The quickest direct flight time from Toronto Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) takes 3h 33m. The quickest one-stop flight from Toronto (YTZ) to Montreal-Pierre Trudeau International Airport (YUL) to Edmonton takes 7h 16m. Flight times from Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) range from four hours direct to nine hours with one stop to Edmonton YEG. The quickest direct flight from Vancouver (YVR) is 1h 20m to Edmonton.
There are several direct Edmonton flight deals available from major cities in Canada. Whether you are flying from Quebec City, Quebec to Edmonton, Air Canada, and WestJet offer several direct options to Edmonton International Airport. Winnipeg, Ottawa Gatineate, or Calgary, offers several options that are available for direct flights to Edmonton. Flair, Swoop, or Air Canada Airlines fly directly to Edmonton International from Toronto. Departing from Montreal, Air Canada is the airline that has a direct flight to YEG.
Skyshuttle provides transportation from Edmonton’s International Airport with room for groups or families and has a check-in desk area at the airport. It departs every 60 minutes on the hour for all South, University, Downtown and Kingsway locations and every 60 minutes half past the hour for all West End locations. A taxi ride to downtown Edmonton takes approximately 40 minutes, and the Edmonton Airport is served by several taxi services and limousines. A car rental is another option from Edmonton Airport to downtown Edmonton, many facilities are located in Level 1 of the parkade of the airport, and some do require advance reservations. Public transit, such as the Edmonton Transit System operates bus routes from the airport to the Century Park Station in South Edmonton, and then you can transfer to a train, bus or taxi to reach downtown Edmonton.
Downtown Edmonton offers several attractions, restaurants, shops, and more. The West Edmonton Mall is the world’s largest shopping and entertainment complex complete with a roller coaster, tropical rainforest, water tube river, an indoor bungee jump, in addition to over 800 stores and 20 restaurants. The Winspear Music Centre features concerts and shows located in Edmonton’s Arts District and is home to the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. High-Level Street Bridge car is open seasonally and offers amazing views of the city and the river. Fort Edmonton Park features recreations of Edmonton in different stages of its history. The downtown area offers wine tasting and tours, museums, and a conservatory. Telus World of Science provides experience in science with interactive galleries, an IMAX Theatre, science stage, planetarium, special exhibitions and more. The science centre features interactive exhibition galleries for all ages and its planetarium is the largest in Canada and shows are included with science centre admission. The IMAX Theatre has the largest screen in Alberta and plays both documentary films and Hollywood movies. The centre hosts travelling feature exhibitions several times a year.
A visa or passport is required for entry into Edmonton. You will need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Visa-exempt individuals from foreign countries who fly to and tour through Canada through a Canadian airport must have an eTA. An Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) needs to be valid for up to five years or until the passport’s expiration date. You can apply for an eTA to Canada as many times as you want if your stay will be for six months or less.
Edmonton has a temperate climate. Winters (November to mid-March) are snowy; temperatures average -15 degrees Celsius (5 degrees Fahrenheit). Summers are dry and sunny with average temperatures of 17 degrees (62F). A treat for travellers arriving on cheap flights to Edmonton at the summer solstice (June 21) is a long, bright day – more than 17 hours.
When your cheap flight to Edmonton arrives, you can get into the city’s centre quickly and easily by hopping on the Sky Shuttle Bus. You can also take a taxi into town. Once downtown you can use the Light Rail Transit (LRT) or buses. Save some money by buying a day pass or ride the rails for free downtown.