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Want low fares to Europe this summer? Fly from Canada.

Fly from Canada for summer flight deals to Paris and many destinations in Europe. Flights originating from Canada to Europe, especially from Vancouver YVR, are hundreds of dollars less compared to the cost of flights to Europe from west coast cities like Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Some cities in Europe like Barcelona and Paris are about half price compared to fare prices from USA airports for summer 2015 travel. Canada fares in the $700 to $800 range are $500 to $700 less than flights to Europe from US cities like Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver and Chicago for travel in the summer months.

Here are two examples of the fare difference between Canada and USA departures from Vancouver compared to Seattle for European destinations. I could list dozens of city pairs with low fares to Europe from Canada at deep discounts compared to US cities.

Spending some miles or dollars to fly from your US city to a Canadian city might save you more than $1,000 USD on a summer 2015 trip to Europe for two.

YVY-CDG Vancouver – Paris 

Tuesday, July 7- Thursday, July 16, 2015 

CAD $926.93 = USD $725.58 roundtrip

YVR-CDG Star July $725

Click on the image to see full scale. The itinerary shown is not the best itinerary. My purpose is to illustrate the airfare difference and not the flight schedules. There are numerous flight schedules you can play with if a Canada departure for a summer European trip is a possibility for you.

Fly to Paris from Seattle on these same dates or anytime in July and the fare is over USD $1,300. Amtrak will take you from Washington to Vancouver for substantially less than $600.

SEA-CDG July 2015 $1357

Barcelona, Spain

Vancouver to Barcelona, Spain

Wednesday, July 8 to Friday, July 17 

CAD $920.43 = USD $720.49 roundtrip

YVR-BCN July 2015 $721

Fly Air Canada from Seattle to Barcelona and the fare is more than twice the price at $1,464 for the lowest fare in July.

SEA-BCN July 2015 $1464 AC

These are just two of the European cities with deeply discounted low fares for summer travel to Europe from Vancouver. There are dozens of cities offering airfare savings of hundreds of dollars per ticket for flights to Greece, Italy, Portugal and more. Canada deals are available from other airports like Toronto and Montreal.

Google Flights YVR-Europe July 2015

Google Flights YVR Vancouver flights to Europe July 7-15, 2015 shows many cities under USD $800.

  • YVR – Malaga, Spain $718
  • YVR – Bilbao, Spain $732
  • YVR – Paris $735
  • YVR – Madrid $738
  • YVR – Dublin $772
  • YVR – Milan $773
  • YVR – Nice, France $807
  • YVR – Rome $808
  • YVR – Geneva $826

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. […] Want low fares to Europe this summer? Fly from Canada. is a piece I wrote two weeks ago when I found fares from Vancouver YVR were hundreds of dollars less than fares to Europe from Seattle SEA, San Francisco SFO and Los Angeles LAX. This article examines lowest airfare for July departures from Toronto YYZ for 26 cities in Europe compared to the lowest fare from New York City region JFK/EWR to the same cities in July 2015. […]

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