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.

Vancouver

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19 January 2018
Economy:17 Apr - 20 Jun, 13 Jul - 25 Sep, 13 Oct - 30 Nov 2018.
Premium Economy: 10 Mar - 30 Nov 2018. Business Premier™: 23 Jun - 30 Nov 2018.
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Terms and conditions: Advertised fares are based on travel originating in New Zealand. For airfare only bookings paid with credit, debit or charge card, a fee of $17.50 per person per one way long-haul journey applies. For airfare only bookings made through our Contact Centre a non-refundable service fee of $60 per person, per one way long-haul journey applies. 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. Taxes on return sector will vary from those on the outbound journey. Travel is via Air New Zealand operated non-stop services ex Auckland to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Vancouver and Buenos Aires and beyond on partner airlines. Travel ex Wellington or Christchurch is via Auckland on Air New Zealand domestic flights. Travel from provincial points in New Zealand to international flights ex Auckland on the Air New Zealand network available with additional costs. Connections from provincial New Zealand points requiring an overnight break in the journey will be at the passenger’s own expense. Advertised fares to Houston are based on Air New Zealand non-stop services ex Auckland, connections via Los Angeles or San Francisco available with additional costs. Advertised fares to Las Vegas, Chicago, Seattle, Denver, Washington DC and New York are based on travel via Los Angeles. Advertised fares to Fort Lauderdale, Boston, New Orleans are based on travel via San Francisco. Advertised fares to Calgary, Edmonton, Kamloops, Montreal and Toronto are based on travel via Vancouver. Advertised fares to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are based on travel via Buenos Aires. Flight and routing restrictions may apply. Advertised Economy fares apply to Monday-Thursday departures only. A surcharge of NZ$25 will apply to Economy fares for departures on Friday or Sunday and NZ$50 for Saturday. Premium Economy: Fares are based on Air New Zealand operated flights offering Premium Economy fares. Air New Zealand domestic flights and connecting flights will 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. Prices correct as at 15 December 2017. Offer is valid for new bookings only. New deals may be released at any time.

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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.

Find the perfect place to stay

Comfort Inn Downtown Vancouver
Comfort Inn Downtown Vancouver
654 Nelson St
fromNZD97.58
per night
Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel
Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel
1041 SW Marine Dr
fromNZD119.70
per night

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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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