Flights to Vancouver

Find our cheapest flights to Vancouver from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown.

Sophisticated, sporty and spectacular in any season, Vancouver promises you a great experience from the moment you step off the plane.

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7 August 2017
Economy: 16 Oct - 12 Dec 17 & 20 Jan - 25 Mar 18. Premium Economy & Business Premier: 6 Oct - 12 Dec 17 & 20 Jan - 25 Mar 18
Promo code: Enter NZD500 for $500 off return adult fares booked in Economy; or NZD1000 for $1000 off return adult fares booked in Premium Economy or Business Premier™
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Promo Codes: To receive the discount when booking online you must enter the applicable promo code in the promo code box. Promo Codes may not be used in conjunction with any other promo code or discount and is not applicable to infant fares. Discount is based on return adult airfares, child discounts apply. Offer valid for new bookings only.  Travel is ex all Air New Zealand serviced domestic airports.

For airfare only bookings paid with credit, debit or charge card, a fee of $35 per person per return long-haul journey applies.  For airfare only bookings made through our Contact Centre a non-refundable service fee of $120 per person, per return long-haul journey applies. Fares are shown in New Zealand dollars unless otherwise specified. Customers who purchase fares using Airpoints Dollars™ online will be required to pay the government and airport charges which are included in this fare by internet banking or credit card. Travel is via Air New Zealand non-stop services ex Auckland to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Vancouver, Buenos Aires and beyond on partner airlines. Flight and routing restrictions may apply. Travel from all Air New Zealand serviced domestic airports is via Auckland. Connections from provincial New Zealand points requiring an overnight break in the journey will be at passengers' own expense.  Premium Economy: Air New Zealand domestic flights and connecting flights may be in Economy class. Business Premier: Air New Zealand domestic flights and connecting flights may be in Economy class. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or on all dates. New deals may be released at any time. The baggage limit is 1 piece for Economy fares, 2 pieces for Premium Economy, and 3 pieces for Business Premier; not exceeding a maximum weight of 23kg (50lbs) per piece. Airpoints™ Terms & Conditions, General Terms and Conditions, Global Saver, Global Flexi, Premium Economy, and Business Premier terms and conditions apply. TTY assistance is available for deaf and hearing impaired via NZ Relay on 0800 4 711 711.

Vancouver delivers urban sophistication, gastronomical decadence, local wines and refreshing outdoor activities, all wrapped up in a picture-perfect parcel. This is the city where locals boast that they can leave their office and be cutting z-shapes down a mountain through pristine white powder snow within the hour. Grouse, Cypress, Mt Seymour - these are names that deservedly send shivers down the spine of snow sport lovers.

Things to do in Vancouver

Visit Vancouver in winter and you'll be surrounded by snow-blanketed mountains just begging to be appreciated on skis, snow shoes or from the warmth and comfort of a mountain-top chalet with a glass of mulled wine in hand. The local ski areas - Cypress, Grouse and Seymour - are all within a 30-minute drive from downtown. Just 90 minutes north, Whistler Blackcomb has a global reputation for snow satisfaction.

At other times of the year, Vancouver is an adventure paradise for hiking, biking, catching live music gigs and doing yoga in the park. And it's always a good spot for a beer. The local craft brewing culture is growing exponentially, so hop to it.

To ensure a great night's sleep for everyone, take the family on a frisky stroll along Vancouver's famous seawall walk.

Vancouver also offers exceptional dining options, friendly farmers' markets, uber-cool cocktail bars and stimulating cultural options, including the world-renowned Museum of Anthropology and a whole raft of theatre and dance companies. To really get a feel for the local culture, mix it up with the fashionistas and bohemian types in the hipster neighbourhoods of Kitsilano, Mt Pleasant and Gastown.

If you're visiting with kids, they'll be hugely impressed by the 553 foot tall Top of Vancouver revolving restaurant.  Other family-friendly attractions include Vancouver Aquarium, Columbia Springs environmental Education Centre and the Pomeroy Living History Farm. To ensure a great night's sleep for everyone, take the family on a frisky stroll along Vancouver's famous seawall walk alongside Stanley Park. At 28 kilometres in length, it's said to be one of the longest in the world.

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Essential information

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Best time to go

If you're a skier, Vancouver is a great destination for a winter holiday. Hotel rates offer the best value in the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn. Summer is the high season, with mild temperatures and plenty of outdoor activities and events.

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How much will it cost?

Not including air travel and hotels, you should allow about USD $150 to $200 a day per person for food and entertainment.

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Health

CDC recommends you are up-to-date with routine vaccines before travelling to Canada.

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Visas

If you're travelling on a New Zealand passport you won't need a visa, but you will need an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA). More about entry requirements for Canada.

Cheap flights to Vancouver
 

Auckland (AKL) to Vancouver (YVR)

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Wellington (WLG) to Vancouver (YVR)

15h 25m

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Christchurch (CHC) to Vancouver (YVR)

16h 10m

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Queenstown (ZQN) to Vancouver (YVR)

16h 20m

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*Flight times are based on the fastest route available.
**Indirect flights may also be available for this route.

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