Where to travel from Canada for the Christmas holidays?


With the Covid pandemic situation evolving fast in Canada, you should check the Canadian government’s travel advisories before booking your trip. The prices we display have been taken from Google Flights as of December 10th, and are accurate at the date they are published. They are subject to regular changes, for which Hellosafe can’t be held liable.

Likewise, in the current context of the Covid-19 pandemic, travel restrictions applying to Canadians in the various provinces of the country are subject to rapid change between now and the Christmas holidays. We cannot guarantee that international travel will be authorized on this date from the 4 cities we’ve selected, so we would like to point out that this map is above all indicative, and should be consulted with all the necessary caution.


Cold winds, freezing temperatures and a global coronavirus pandemic are definitely not the best cocktail to spent regenerating Christmas holidays. In such circumstances, why not trying a winning escape ?

Indeed, greats parts of the Americas & the Caribbean are still open to Canadian travelers, at very affordable prices for some of them! Check on our exclusive interactive travel map more than 30 destinations in the Americas available from 4 Canadian cities (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary), for trips going from 26 December to January 2.

Cancun, our top destination from Toronto

At the end of December, Toronto’s lockdown may be ending. Indeed, many companies – including Air Canada, Swoop, Air Transat and American Airlines – have scheduled flights for the Christmas holidays, for a wide range of destinations in the Americas. For only $447, Swoop takes you to the city of Cancun, in Mexican peninsula of Yucatan, with direct flights. There’s, you’ll enjoy a warm temperature, long white-sand beaches and some of the best holidays resorts in the region. A most-deserved break in those gloomy times !

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Cancun have really nice beach resorts to offer (credit: Pixabay)

Our top 5 destinations from Toronto :

RankCityCountryAirlineFlightBest price (26 Dec – 2 Jan)Temperature
1CancunMexicoSwoopDirect$ 44725-28°C
2Montego BayJamaicaSwoopDirect$ 52926-29°C
3Punta CanaDominican RepublicAir TransatDirect$ 72726-28°C
4St LucieSaint LuciaAir CanadaDirect$ 100427-29°C
5BogotaColombiaAir CanadaDirect$ 112215-20°C
Top 5 destinations from Toronto

Honolulu, the best spot to explore from Vancouver

Given its geographic position, British Columbia is used to look on the Pacific side of the world. It is therefore no surprise to see Hawaii on the top destinations to go from Vancouver for the Christmas holidays. Indeed, with a direct $477 flight proposed by West Jet to Honolulu, it is the perfect opportunity to leave the continent and take a deep breath before going back to winter conditions. With warn weather and blasting geographic marvels, Hawaii has everything to make you forget the pandemic!

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Waikiki is one of the most famous beaches in Honolulu (credit: Pixabay)

Our top 5 destinations from Vancouver

RankCityCountryAirlineFlightBest price (26 Dec – 2 Jan)Temperature
1Honolulu, HawaiiUSAWestJetDirect$ 47723-26°C
2San José del CaboMexicoWestJetDirect$ 77320-24°C
3MeridaMexicoAeromexico1 change$ 63725-28°C
4San JoséCosta RicaAeromexico1 change$ 54820-24°C
5QuitoEcuadorAeromexico1 change$ 84512-17°C
Our top 5 destinations from Vancouver

Nassau, a worth taking deal from Montreal

Although flights from Quebec are slightly more expensive than in the rest of the country, there are still some very good deals to escape the freezing weather. Air Transit and Air Canada offers many competitive direct flights from Montreal, one of them taking you to the Bahamas for $755. This is the price to spend a holidays week of peace, with hot temperatures and beaches among the most beautiful of the world.

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The Coco Bay beach, in the Bahamas (credit : Pixabay)

Our top 5 destinations from Montreal:

RankCityCountryAirlineFlightBest price (26 Dec – 2 Jan)Temperature
1NassauThe BahamasAir CanadaDirect$ 75524-25°C
2MiamiUnited StatesAir CanadaDirect$ 37622-24°C
3Puerto VallartaMexicoAir TransatDirect$ 81820-28°C
4Punta CanaDominican RepublicAir TransatDirect$ 94326-28°C
5San JoséCosta RicaAir CanadaDirect$ 83918-24°C
Top 5 destination to go from Montreal

San José del Cabo (Mexico), our n°1 destination direct from Calgary

Alberta has the chance to be very well connected by air with Mexico. Indeed, various coastal Mexican cities can be reach through direct flights, including San José del Cabo. This sea resort, located at the bottom end of the Mexican Baja California peninsula, can be reached for $778 with WestJet, in only a few hours. Once there, sea lovers will find themselves in paradise. Diving a must-do in San José del Cabo, as well as enjoying good Mexican meals by the sea.

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Baja California has a lot to offer to sea lovers (credit: Pixabay)

Our top 5 destinations from Calgary:

RankCityCountryAirlineFlightBest price (26 Dec – 2 Jan)Temperature
1San José del CaboMexicoWestJetDirect$ 77820-24°C
2Honolulu, HawaiiUnited StatesWestJet1 change$ 60423-26°C
3OrlandoUnited StatesWestJetDirect$ 40918-22°C
4CancunMexicoAir CanadaDirect$ 84025-28°C
5Puerto VallartaMexicoWestJetDirect$ 101320-28°C
Our top 5 destinations to go from Calgary

For a version in French of the map and article, click here.

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